Looped In: Editors’ Picks

Methuen Election Day 2017 Contested Contest Primer: In Their Own Words

Here is a one-stop spot to read what the candidates in Tuesday's contested contests have to say on the key issues at stake in the 2017 City Council elections.

Dirty Politics in East District City Council Race: Grayton Mailer Claims Disputed By Saba

East candidates Steve Saba and Daniel Grayton are at odds over a mailer sent by the Grayton campaign talking about a teaming of the two candidates with polar opposite views.

Your Vote Matters More Than Ever, But Will You Use Your Power?

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to present you with a special edition dedicated to the Nov. 7 election. Now, we know there is a large group of you that likely already stopped reading or threw the paper in the garbage. “Elections? The only vote I’d cast is to get...

Methuen News Now

JENNIFER KANNAN: Veteran Councilor Determined to Serve Again in 2018

“Giving back to your community that you were born and raised in, and that you’re now raising your family in, I believe that’s what it’s all about.”

Event Showcase: Oct. 24, 2017 Edition

Hunts, walks, festivals and fundraisers galore are the highlights of this week's to-do must list.

City Introduces New Enhanced 911 System

Smart 911 is meant to help first responders get key medical information faster.

Your Schools

MCAS Results As Tricky As The New Test Itself

With the test completely revamped, Methuen school officials are stressing patience in making judgments on the kids’ performance.

MHS Marching Band Starts Season As Hosts At NESBA Competition

The Methuen High School Marching Band hosted the first event of the fall for the New England Scholastic Band Association Saturday at Nicholson Stadium. Methuen was joined by high school marching bands from Joseph Case, North Middlesex Regional, Lowell, Oakmont-Overlook and Reading, as well as the UMass-Lowell marching band. The...

Student of the Week: Luana Machado

She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Republicans and Democrats Club. She volunteers at the Tenney and Lawrence General Hospital and is enrolled in all honors and AP core courses. And still, senior Luana Machado still finds time to outrun most anyone in the county. Machado...

Your Pets

Nevins Farms Stars Earn Promotions

Keiley Takes Over Regional Role, O’Leary Takes Over Management of Noble Family Adoption Center The MSPCA-Angell announced that Mike Keiley has been promoted to director of adoption centers and programs, an all-new role in which he will oversee operations for the organization’s Boston, Methuen and Cape Cod adoption centers, which placed over...


Are you home most of the time and need a cute little buddy to keep you company? Come meet Jay Jay! He’d love to hang around with you all day. This very sweet boy is eight years old and weighs eight pounds. He can join a home that has another...


Keep the submissions coming. We had a number of star contenders this week, but this handsome dude with the odd name won us over. It was a love affair that Ron Hatem was not expecting, but couldn’t avoid. He already had one lovable pit bull, but the family grew with...