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A note regarding those “health insurance” comments on our comment board: First of all, don’t open them. Flag them so that our staff can remove them. These “comments” are malware. I’m sure our commenters have seen many more like it. It informs you that you can save money on health insurance if you click on a link [...]

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We here at The Daily News were under the wrong impression — we thought interest in our daily column on bridge had waned significantly, and so 2 weeks ago we removed the column and replaced it with entertainment news. Since then, we’ve heard from many readers who loved the column and wished to have it [...]

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New look for Comments

As of today (Tuesday, Jan. 12) I have changed the Disqus comment format to a mode called “Narcissus,” which should eliminate some of the glitches with Disqus and make the comments more readable. Commenters, please let me know what you think. – John

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Many of our online commenters have been flagging comments on our Website that link to a health insurance. For example, this one, which was posted (strangely enough) on our court log: “That is very true. But You can get always get a full medical coverage at the lowest price from http://bit.ly/68ShhE if you do your [...]

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As of today (Wednesday, May 27) we have temporarily disabled the Disqus widget on our Website. You can still post comments on stories, however the widget that tells you which stories have the most comments and the most recent comments has had some technical problems. We shut that widget down to avoid confusion. We’ll put it [...]

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No doubt many of our readers have gotten those automated phonecalls that claim your car warranty is about to expire.  We at The Daily News have received many phonecalls — in fact I just got yet another one today. Most of these services are fradulent.  One way to smoke them out is to ask them [...]

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We use a service called “Disqus” to host reader comments on our Website.  Disqus occasionally changes features, usually adding something that improves the service. However, recently Disqus made a major change in its posting policy that has left many of our posters in the lurch. Comments made by first-time posters are no longer automatically posted, [...]

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We’ve begun adding some “community blogs” to our site. We’re focusing on blogs that are on the lighter side — sports, leisure, hobbies. With spring finally here, we’d like to tap into two popular pasttimes in greater Newburyport — gardening and fishing. If there’s anone who would be interested in writing about one of these [...]

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More blogs coming

A note to our readers: We’ll be adding more local blogs soon to our site. In the coming days we’ll be adding content that has a high quotient of fun/hobby/socializing.

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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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