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MPSRA; Girls Novice Four takes 2nd in their heat to advance to the Gramd Final this afternoon

Sara Fragione of Methuen takes fourth in the 800, setting a new school record with a 2:17.15 @EagleTrib

Congrats Nyah!!! MVP of the Methuen Invitational!!!

Looped In: Editors’ Picks

Graduation Celebrations to Begin Across Methuen This Week

Seniors are finishing up their last weeks of school before the rollercoaster that was senior year gives way to senior class trips, proms and graduation ceremonies.

Downtown Plan: Zoning Change Key to State Funds

The plan introduced in February refurbishes the downtown’s historic buildings and creates walking paths that expand the downtown blueprint past the Methuen Fire Department and back around to the Methuen Music Hall.

IN THE WEEDS: Impact of controversial billboard leads City Council to toy with idea of billboard committee

“It impacts the kids, that’s what I’m most concerned about,” Marsan said. “Adults can make their own choices, but when a child that’s 12 years old reads it and has to ask mom or dad, ‘What exactly does that mean?’ then you have to explain to them, I don’t think...

Methuen News Now

Social Media: Two-Way Talk that Builds Bonds and Helps Us Serve Methuen Better

We do not just publish information on our social media sites. We communicate, we ask questions, we answer questions and sometimes we just have fun.

Meet Steve Gillis, The Polarizing Force Behind Methuen’s Online Hot Take Sensation

The man behind what is arguably the most frequently trafficked media source in the Valley is hoping to take his mission to City Hall. After being involved in politics since he was a toddler, Gillis has decided to run for a Central District seat on City Council.

Parade Serves as Reminder Memorial Day is More Than Beaches and BBQ

Dowd said around 20 groups usually march in the parade, and 15 have already registered. Tom Hargreaves, who works with the Methuen Office of Veterans Services, said several Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, along with the Methuen High School Ranger Marching Band, have already notified him that they would...

Your Schools

May 25: Tennis celebrates seniors with wins over Lawrence

The 8-12 boys lacrosse team ended their season against Boston Latin Wednesday with a 12-11 win.

Blink and It’s Over, Even As It’s Just Beginning

Methuen High is special, and, as strange as it may be, we are all seemingly drawn to it. As I leave for Boston in the fall, I know the knowledge and values Methuen High School instilled within me will always be there to remind me where my life began.

Winning Writers, Bowlers and Salutes to Fallen Elders

The Tenney Peer Leaders, who once again took a trip to the cemetery under the guidance of Joyce Wyman to honor Methuen’s fallen veterans.

Your Pets

Behind the Caring: The Volunteers of MSPCA at Nevins Farm

“My work here is meaningful and just the right thing to do,” Whitehead said.

Catitude: Introducing Methuen’s New Infamous Fur Ball

This won’t be another one of those “animal columns”. Far from it! I offer a view of the world from my perspective—14 inches from the pads of my feet to the tips of my ears or a few inches more if measured from pads to tail tip. I’ve been a...

Pets and Rescue of the Week: May 10

Think your animal companion is Pet of the Week material? Share your photos with us at and we might just pick you for next issue!