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Protests May Greet House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Visit Today

Protests May Greet House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Visit Today

When U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan visits Lawrence today, he may well be met by protesters from Haverhill and surrounding communities. Ryan plans to visit New Balance, 5 S. Union St., Lawrence, one of the footwear company’s five factories in New England. Ryan will participate in a business leader roundtable at 2 p.m., tour the

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Methuen CARES Brings Drug Treatment, Helps Avert Jail Time

Jennifer A. Burns, community engagement specialist, and Sgt. John Walsh, of the police department’s community outreach division, discussed Community Addiction Resources Engagement Services (CARES) in Methuen. As the Merrimack valley wrestles with the opioid epidemic in particular and drug addiction generally, Methuen is finding some success with an outreach program called CARES—or Community Addiction Resources

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Polito Highlights Valley Street, Highway, Trail Spending Projects

Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Acting Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver Tuesday at Salem’s Canal Street Reconstruction Project. (Courtesy photograph.) Bridges, highways, roads and trails throughout Greater Haverhill are seeing repairs and improvements as a result of $250 million in state spending. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Acting Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver and MassDOT

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Methuen Police Seeking Tips on Masked Robber with Knife

Surveillance video capture. (Courtesy of Methuen Police.) Methuen Police are again seeking the public’s help in identifying a masked man who robbed a convenience store clerk at knifepoint Wednesday night. In surveillance video, the man can be seen leaving a silver sedan (possibly an Audi or Volkswagen) at about 7:45 p.m., and entering Pleasant Valley

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Former Andover Resident Pleads Guilty to Selling Fentanyl

Fentanyl in power form. (U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency photograph.) A former Andover resident pleaded guilty Tuesday to dealing in the deadly drug fentanyl. Rolando Sierra-Oyola, 30, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, fentanyl, at U.S. District Court in Concord, N.H., according to Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley. “This

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