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Methuen’s Festival of Trees Begins This Weekend

Methuen’s Festival of Trees Begins This Weekend

Methuen’s Festival of Trees is finally here! The annual holiday event kicks off Saturday, Nov. 18 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 2. Admission is $10. This year’s event includes more than 240 full- and mini-sized trees, wreaths and holiday displays donated by local residents and businesses to be raffled off. Raffle tickets are $5 for

Methuen Awarded $70K State Grant for Recycling Efforts

Methuen is one of 57 communities and groups across the Commonwealth to be awarded a share in $4.1 million to continue its recycling efforts from the Baker-Polito Administration. The city’s grant, announced Wednesday to coincide with America Recycles Day, is made possible through the Sustainable Materials Recovery Program, which aims to save money on waste

Lawrence Partnership to Honor David Tibbetts for Merrimack Valley Economic Growth Efforts

Merrimack Valley economic development champion David A. Tibbetts will receive the Lawrence Partnership’s inaugural Economic Impact Award, named in his honor, early next month. Going forward the award will be known as “David Tibbetts Economic Impact Award.” Recognizing leaders like Tibbetts who implement economic strategies that move their communities forward, the award will be presented

Methuen Seeks Help Identifying Men Who Broke Into Convenience Store

Surveillance video shows two hooded men outside 6-11 Variety Store, Methuen. Video below. (Photograph courtesy of Methuen Police.) Methuen Police are asking for the public’s helping in identifying two men who broke into a Lowell Street convenience store early Friday morning. Police released portions of surveillance videos Saturday showing two hooded men breaking into the 6-11

Commuters: Beware of Scotland Road I-95 Ramp Detours Today

If you travel Interstate 95 near Newbury, be prepared for detours and lane closures today. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans to temporarily close the on- and off-ramps to and from I-95 at exit 56, Scotland Road. The closures are required to allow pavement resurfacing. Closures begin at 9 a.m., and continue through 3:30 p.m.

Methuen Officers Join Police Caravan to Bring Early Holiday Cheer to Terminally Ill Boy in Maine

Methuen Police Officers Tom Torrisi and Jeff Smith joined a police caravan from Massachusetts to Maine on Wednesday, Nov. 8. (Courtesy photograph.) Have holiday cheer, will travel! Members of Methuen’s Police Department joined law enforcement officials from all over New England Wednesday to bring cards and toys to a terminally ill 9-year-old boy whose family