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Thomas Farragher

A postcard from the pandemic: no day at the beach

Kara Hartnett, 58, who with her husband, David, 61, own the Mainsail Motel and Cottages, has never seen anything like the summer of 2020. No one has.

Hackers access personal information from BU and Emerson

The software company Blackbaud notified customers in July that hackers removed a copy of some of Blackbaud’s customer backup files, the schools said in separate statements.

Frustrated Methuen City Council plans a no-confidence vote for highly paid police chief

The Methuen City Council is preparing a resolution of no confidence in Police Chief Joseph Solomon after embarrassing publicity about his enormous paycheck and his refusal to take unpaid days off to help the struggling city work down its $7 million budget shortfall.

Sex offender, free on bail, is charged with new rape

New charges against Shawn McClinton, 39, sparked immediate criticism of the Massachusetts Bail Fund, the group that posted $15,000 bail to set him free.

Spectacle Island is open, boasting unobstructed views and quiet beaches

While many local beaches are overcrowded, Spectacle Island remains an underutilized gem during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As food insecurity soars, Bread of Life looks to break ground on new Malden building

“We need [a] modern facility, which we can easily sanitize,” said executive director Snyder Stelmack. “We’ve needed it for years, and now we need it even more so.”

Beverly Beckham: A children’s book reminds us how despair can turn to hope

It’s these words that make dealing with the now a little easier. “Anything might happen. Anytime.”