Kicking Off the New Year Right: Jan. 3-9
Did you miss anything in town this week? Read on to find out what was happening around Danvers.
The holiday merriment for the start of the new year did lead to two arrests, however, an 18-year-old Danvers male and another 18-year-old male from Rhode Island. A 17-year-old Lynnfield male also crashed his car on Route 128, tying up traffic for a half-hour, but escaped serious injuries. The first week in brought with it more snow – not another blizzard, thankfully. And lastly, 2011 welcomes in a slew of new laws in the state.
We brought you the latest update on traffic around highway construction on Route 128.
A press release put out by Police Chief Neil Ouellette early this week sparked some contention with the police union.
McKinnon’s Market received approval from the Board of Selectmen for a beer and wine license state lawmakers recently agreed to allow in excess of the limit for the town.
Eighth-grader Raquel Leslie was chosen to represent Danvers at a special community service project in Boston, a capstone to Gov. Deval Patrick’s inauguration. The program was rescheduled to Saturday, however, due to the weather.
Have you seen the Fire Department’s new fire/rescue vehicle? If not, check it out here.
If you were wondering why your property tax bill was a little higher than you may have been expecting, we told you here.
This week’s featured pet was Fancy, a border collie mix at the Northeast Animal Shelter.
A popular stress reduction program for both adults and teens is coming soon to the Mass General facility off Endicott Street.
Columnist Laura Hinds told us this week that growing up in Danvers, her mother essentially had to bribe her to go to school without a fuss.
Financial advisor Dan Brothers shared some tips on new tax laws taking effect this year.
In sports, the Danvers High boys suffered their second straight loss on the ice in Gloucester, but bounced back with a shutout of Revere on Saturday. The girls’ co-op team tussled with the Medford Mustangs on Monday for a win and then hit up the Peabody-Lynnfield co-op for a 9-5 win on Saturday. Winter track saw the first loss for the girls, but a second win for the boys against Beverly. The co-ed swim team also zipped past its opponents this week, first Salem then Swampscott. The girls’ basketball team kept conference rival Gloucester at bay and then edged out Lynn English by two points this week to remain undefeated. Boys’ basketball, however, suffered two more losses (Gloucester and Lynn English). And finally, the Falcons’ gymnasts opened their season for a victory over Hamilton-Wenham then beating the Salem Witches for 10 points the following night.
At the Prep, the Eagles buried conference opponent Boston College High School on the court and then handily dispatched Malden Catholic to remain undefeated. St. John’s wasn’t so lucky against the Lancers’ ice hockey team, however, losing a tough game at Ristuccia Arena in front of a crowd, thousands strong. To catch up on rest of the athletics at St John’s Prep from this past week, read the round-up.