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Archive for March, 2009

In case you saw a ton of police in Salisbury today…. there was an interesting bust at 4 convenience stores that police say were running illegal video gambling rings. We’ve posted a short story on our “breaking news” section of our Website, and tomorrow’s paper will have a much more detailed account. If the tips that [...]

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It’s election time in many of the towns around Newburyport, and that means you’ll be seeing more letters to the editor about the candidates. We encourage people to write about issues, politics, candidates and politicians. We do, however, restrict who can write. We don’t accept letters from the candidates, their immediate family members or their [...]

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Have stories about these enormous pots of federal stimulus money got your head spinning? You’re not alone. The money has been broken down and parceled out into so many subcategories of spending that the tally list is hard to keep up with.  Add to that the fact that much of it comes with strings (if not [...]

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Mini-series coming up

We’ve been getting a lot of letters and feedback of late on how our local towns spend tax money. A lot of people are asking questions or making comments. We’ve been putting together a series of stories that looks at how Amesbury and Newburyport spend their money. The two cities are very similar in population [...]

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As of this writing, this is our newest blog at The Daily News. My name is John Macone, I am the editor of the paper. I’d like to use this blog to give our readers a behind-the-scenes look at The Daily News, to answer your questions about the paper, and to talk about suggestions from [...]

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I thought it might be helpful to talk about some of the questions we get about the opinion page. In general it’s the most misunderstood part of a newspaper, and most of that confusion comes from the many different angles that you, as a reader, are confronted with when you open that page. We get a [...]

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