Students at the Essex Agricultural School have reported multiple cases of what is now unexplained hiccups from some students.
Health officials are still trying to determine the orgin of some mysterious hiccups in some students at Essex Agricultural and Technical High School, reports the Salem News and WBZ-TV. The condition involves about a dozen students with "mysterious vocal tics or hiccups," the news reports. Superintendent-Director Roger Bourgeois said as soon as school officials became aware of the condition they contacted local and state health officials, he told the News.. No clear-cut explanation has been offered as to the cause. To read all of the Salem News story, click here.
Hundreds gathered on Thursday night to celebrate outgoing state Senate Majority leader Fred Berry's work.
Unique, masterful, loyal, hilarious, inspirational, compassionate, admirable, generous, committed and "the Berry best" were just some of the words used to describe outgoing state Sen. Fred Berry at a celebratory night in his honor Thursday at the Danversport Yacht Club. Led by Master of Ceremonies Nelson Benton, a longtime former editor at the Salem News, Berry's praises were sung by Gov. Deval Patrick and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, alongside hundreds of state and local officials, friends and family members. They all remembered Berry's 30 years on Beacon Hill, represeting the Second Essex District, which includes Danvers plus, currently, Beverly, Peabody, Salem and Topsfield. In a video presentation, members of the community expressed their …