18 hrs ago
Drunk Driver From Utah Leads Police on Highway Chase
A man from Utah was arrested late Thursday night after leading Danvers police and state troopers on a brief chase down Route 114 onto Route 1 in Peabody.
21 hrs ago
Pot Shop Moratorium, Taxi Bylaw Changes, Saturday Elections Before Town Meeting
In addition to the Fiscal 2014 budget, Town Meeting members will decide a number of other important issues Monday night, including a proposed moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries in Danvers, bylaw changes for taxis and moving town elections to Saturday.
22 hrs ago
Then and Now: A Civil War Soldier Returns to Lynnfield
I'm glad I came across this item with Memorial Day just around the corner. Over time, this weekly column is beginning to resemble an online museum of Lynnfield History.
Sun May 19, 2013
Top Stories of the Week: May 12-18
Did you miss anything this week? Click on the headlines below to read up on any big stories you missed from this week on Peabody Patch .
Peabody Police Cracking Down on Seat Belt Scofflaws
The Peabody Police Department joins the nationwide "Click it or Ticket" initiative again, starting Monday and lasting through Memorial Day weekend.
Police Arrest Log
Matthew S. Praetz, 29, 135 Washington St., Apt. 1, Peabody; operating after suspension , speeding, operating a motor vehicle without license in possession, no proof of insurance and false name/address. -- Gerson Manzueta, 33, 21 Cottage St., Dracut; manufacturing/dispensing Class B substance, possession of a Class B substance with intent to ... (more)
Sat May 18, 2013
The New Swampwalk is Unveiled and Buy Some Plants This Weekend
Plant sales continue to dominate the spring calendar, but Saturday is also the grand opening of the new Swampwalk off the rail trail and an expert on lighthouses comes to Beverly to host a talk in a "lighthouse." Plus, there's a lot of other events going on in Hamilton, Wenham and the nearby area of the North Shore.
Interviews Scheduled for Finalists for Interim L-S Superintendent Post
The Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District has taken another step closer to finding an intermim principal/superintendent to fill in for the departing Scott Carpenter.
A Look at the Possible Bike Trail Route
Many local residents have been very interested in the progress of a proposed rail trail that would run through Lynnfield's Reedy Meadow, linking downtown Wakefield with trails running through Peabody and beyond.
Dog Found and Strange Gym Request
The following are excerpts from reports in the Peabody Police Department. Tuesday, May 14 At 2:50 p.m., JCPenney reported two shoplifters.
Fri May 17, 2013
Your Next Car: What's It Going to Be?
My wife and I drive a perfectly good 2002 Nissan Sentra with 127,318 miles on it.
A Festival All Green, a High School Cake War and More This Weekend
After you stop by the third annual GreenFest in Peabody Saturday morning, there's a high school cake decorating war on in Danvers, and there's a lot of other events going on in Beverly and the nearby area of the North Shore.
Higgins Housemaster Named New Carroll School Principal
A permanent hire is now in place to lead Peabody's largest elementary school -- Tracy Smith.
What's the Going Rate for a Lawn Service in Peabody?
This week: How much do lawn services cost? How much do you pay for your lawn service? And what does that cover -- just mowing, or does it cover weeding, pruning and planting? Please share in the comments below -- we promise we won't judge you! And if you've got a lawn service you love, tell us that too.
Sugar or Sugar Substitute? And Secretary Malone Pays Peabody a Visit
Today is Wednesday, May 15. Here are five things to know today in Peabody. Sugar or a substitute? Peabody resident Llana Jacobs, a sixth-grader at Cohen Hillel Academy in Marblehead, recently won first place in her grade for her months of work comparing sugar versus sugar substitutes.
Malone Pays Visit to Peabody's Higgins Middle School
Massachusetts Secretary of Education Matthew Malone stopped by for a visit in Peabody Wednesday at Higgins Middle School and liked what he saw.
Peabody and Other North Shore Residents Ride for a Cure Sunday
Today is Thursday, May 16. Here are five things to know today in Peabody. Ride for a cure: There are 12 Peabody residents biking to support the work of the American Diabetes Association in the annual North Shore Tour de Cure on Sunday .
Shoplifter, Warrant Arrest and Report of Possible Prostitution
The following are excerpts from reports in the Danvers Police Department press log from May 14-15. Tuesday, May 14 1:06 a.m. Report of possible prostitution at the Knights Inn on Route 1 and that there were many people in a single room.
Wed May 15, 2013
Bella Sera Donates Special Pink Gowns for Pageant
Welcome to "5 Things," your daily source for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information.
Tue May 14, 2013
Woman Goes Into Labor on Route 128 Northbound
The following are excerpts from reports in the Peabody Police Department. Sunday, May 12 At 2:58 p.m., a woman requested police assistance reteiving her stolen vehicle.