The Foxes of Salisbury Beach

Salisbury Beach is best known for its arcades, easily accessible beaches, camping and great seafood. Most beachgoers aren’t aware, however, of the wildlife that goes about its business just a short distance away. Seabirds, hawks, seals, mice, rabbits and foxes — yes, foxes — are living and thriving at Salisbury Beach State Reservation. Salisbury Beach… Read More

Fig Balsamic-Glazed Duck with Pearl Onions

Recipe by Paul Dubuque, executive chef, Samuel’s at Andover Inn Serves 4 Ingredients 4 duck breasts 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 ripe pears, halved, cored and cut into ¼-inch slices 1 10-ounce bag pearl onions, blanched, peeled, halved 4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes (about 1 ½ pounds), boiled until just tender, peeled, cut into 1… Read More

Northern Essex Community College’s High Tech Mannequins Help Students Learn to Save Lives

The call wasn’t out of the ordinary — a 67-year-old male at a rehab facility was experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath. The four paramedics who responded checked his medical history, administered aspirin, and provided oxygen to help him breathe. Then the situation deteriorated rapidly. “It hurts,” the patient moaned. “I can’t breathe.” The… Read More


Cultural Cool: Regional Museums Make Great Summer Day Trips

New England summers can get hot, really hot. Though the movie theater and the local swimming hole are always welcome alternatives to the heat, you could visit some of the region’s unique museums, most within an hour or two of the Merrimack Valley. In addition to finding relief from the sun, you’ll refresh your spirit… Read More

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