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The GDT Is The Voice Of Reason In The Beverly High Cigar Atrocity

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June 10, 2014

Editorial: MIAA, school chiefs should learn from Beverly cigar fiasco

Gloucester Daily Times

High school graduations have once again made spring an optimistic time across Cape Ann and around the North Shore.

In nearly every community, we are treated to a sea of cap-and-gown clad seniors, valedictory speeches that are at once soaring, hopeful and humorous, and smiles of unfiltered joy from young men and women who walk across the stage to accept their diplomas.

Leave it to the adults to stomp out the fun.

Check out the entire editorial here

I was gonna write a rant about the ridiculousness of it all but I was just too disgusted.

Politically Correct crap times a bajillion- the ruination of our great country.

Poll- Since the Gloucester Daily Times Went Paywall- How Has It Influenced Your Viewership?

The poll is multiple choice, select as many as you feel are appropriate in your instance.


Feel free to leave comments below in the comment section if I left out an option which best describes you.

GloucesterCast With The Clam Creator James Dowd and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 5/17/14

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GloucesterCast With The Clam Creator James Dowd and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 5/17/14

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James Dowd And KT From Big Mike’s Bikes Have Started The Clam and Y’all Really Ought To Check It Out-

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GloucesterCast With Gloucester Daily Times Editor Ray Lamont and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/23/14

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GloucesterCast With Gloucester Daily Times Editor Ray Lamont and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/23/14

Topics Include: Gloucester MA, 01930, Gloucester Daily Times Going To A Subscription Based Model For Online Access, What You Get From Local Newspapers That you Don’t Get Anywhere Else, Why A Subscription Based Model For Content Is Necessary

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Gloucester Daily Times Online Going To Subscription Model

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I’ve said it countless times in the podcast and in these pages- local newspapers are vital.  Citizens need good journalists who will keep them informed of decisions by politicians.  I’m not saying that local politicians are bad, what I’m saying is that the newspaper is a source where you can get the facts about an issue that otherwise you’d have no clue about and where their representatives stand on these issues.

Those journalists and photographers believe me don’t necessarily love to write about tax classification issues and go to long boring meetings to report on things, that’s why they need to be paid and why folks need to support them by subscribing.

We here at GMG do not cover real unbiased news the way that journalists do.  We cover the fluff and the fun and bring you a ton of great stuff but we are not journalists.  We do it for the love of it.

Local newspapers are essential.  As fashionable as it is for some people to bash The GDT, I for one completely appreciate the work they do to bring us real news even in the face of financial hard times and cutbacks and layoffs within their industry.

I suspect all those who love to bash it would be the same ones really missing it if it is gone because it isn’t financially viable to give their content away for free.

Thank Christ For Rational Men Like Art McCann

I’m not sure whose idea it was to try to strip away the signature “Fighting Fishermen” on Newell Stadium but thank god there are still men like Art McCann who have enough sense to push back on the politically correct machine and make sure it was repainted.

Love this guy.

The petition reads:

“Let’s not rob our students of the fighting spirit to win both on the field and in the classroom.  This petition is to bring back the Fighting Fishermen”

Next thing you know they’re gonna go and try and take the word “Midget”  off of Midget Pickle Jars.

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Read the article on the Gloucester Daily Times Website here

GloucesterCast 1/31/14 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Ed Collard -The Paper vs Plastic Podcast

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GloucesterCast 1/31/14 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Ed Collard -The Paper vs Plastic Podcast

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Topics Include: Ed Collard Passes The Torch to Mike Luster as New Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors President, O’Maley Innovation School LipDub Video, Administrators Deserve Kudos,  James Niedzinski’s Gloucester Daily Times Article and Thank Goodness for Local Newspapers, The Great Paper vs Plastic Debate.

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“Displaced By Fishing War” by Sean Horgan

Excellent article in the Gloucester Daily Times, written by Sean Horgan, published December 12, 2013.

“Joe Orlando still wakes up in the night, when the wind is whistling, and wonders if he should go down to the Gloucester House and make sure the Padre Pio’s lines are secure.

There still are days when the longtime Gloucester fisherman, as if lured by something invisible and irresistible, finds himself heading toward the dock to check on his boat.

“I say to myself, ‘What am I doing’?” Orlando said.

He is doing what he’s done for the past 30 years, what he’s done since he bought the 65-foot steel fishing boat in 1983 in partnership with his sister Angela Sanfilippo and her husband John.

There’s only problem: Orlando no longer owns the Padre Pio.”

Read the full article here:

Displaced by Fishing War: Gloucesterman haunted by urge to go to sea and loss of vessel

Padre Pio ©Kim Smith 2012Beautiful Padre Pio, Gloucester

More posts on GMG about the Padre Pio:

GLOUCESTER AT WORK

Game Over. It’s A Sad Day For Gloucester

GloucesterCast 9/15/13 With Guest Ed Collard and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

GloucesterCast 9/15/13 With Guest Ed Collard and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

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Thanks to Bill OConnor from www.northshorekid.com for the fancy “NEW EPISODE” GIF

Topics Include:

“There’s nothing around here”, LobsterFest, Bluesfest, Gloucester Daily Times Comment Section Banning Anonymous Commenting, Bloody Mary Competition, Mark Ring, Fish Box Derby, Manchester Festival By The Sea, Essex Mums, Rockport Merchants, Sara Kelly, Angela Cook, Dawn Noble, Joey’s Show At Cape Ann Coffees

Check This Out- From the Moderator – Richard Gaines, Staff Reporter, Gloucester Daily Times

From the Moderator – Richard Gaines, Staff Reporter, Gloucester Daily Times

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Borehead writes-

For years, we found his byline under the headline of every major fishery article that we read at the Gloucester Daily Times.  It told us to read on for the truth and an unbiased perspective that a great journalist presents regarding our livelihoods.Richard’s articles provided the information to the public of the complexities that made up the convoluted issues surrounding the stories of the New England ground fishery — something that was just about impossible. continued@http://fisherynation.com/archives/10071

Chickity Check It! Turbine Meeting Breakdown from Gail McCarthy at The Gloucester Daily Times

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March 30, 2013

Turbines spark quick $60K city savings

By Gail McCarthyStaff Writer

The towering wind turbines rising above Blackburn Industrial Park have already translated into revenue with the city, clearing $60,000 in the first three months, according to Mayor Carolyn Kirk.

That was just one element of information shared Thursday night by Kirk and three experts at a wind energy panel discussion that prompted more than 300 Gloucester and Rockport residents to flock to the Sawyer Free Library for a panel discussion on wind energy.

Within three months worth of performance, Kirk said this year’s revenue projection for this calendar year will be $430,000. The only reason that is below the $450,000 estimate is that in the first few months of operation, there were glitches that needed to be addressed and required the turbines to be turned off. Once the operation is in full swing, Kirk said the city will be on track to meet its savings projections.

For the entire article click here to view it at the Gloucester Daily Times website

Video- Desi Smith From The Gloucester Daily Times Captures Dodgeball Excitement–Check The GDT Monday For More Complete Coverage

Watch Mr Bentley (Ryan Cox’) and His team of Tracey, Grace, Peter and Chris Kersker defeat The Speedo Cops and Beverly Athletic Club Compete against Cross Fit Cape Ann.  Also Ed Collard’s Winning Squad Blinded By The Light

Sista Felicia Does St. Joseph’s Day Pasta For The Gloucester Times Taste of The Times

From The Gloucester Daily Times-

When Felicia was growing up this special recipe was prepared by her Aunt “FeFe“, Vincie and Uncle Mike (Militello). Now she makes it herself and passes along the family’s recipe secrets. The main ingredients are cauliflower, fava beans, and the ferns on top of the anise bulbs. In fact, since the grocers and supermarkets typically throw away this part of the plant before even putting it on the shelf, Felicia goes around each year to remind them to avoid that for this special week of St. Joseph’s Day so that she and others can properly make the dish.

Her aunt and uncle FeFe and Vincie used to create an alter every St. Joseph’s Day and that became very big, so big that many people came each year to pay their respects and eat some of the special pasta dish. The pasta sauce was served over home made St. Joseph fettuccini pasta. What made this St. Joseph Pasta is that all the flower used to prepare the feast was blessed by a priest the day before St. Joseph day. It was done, in fact, at a very special mass in Aunt FeFe and Uncle Vincie’s home in front of her alter. You cannot get much more authentic than that.

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You can read my buddy Heather Atwood’s article about Felicia and St Joseph’s Traditions here-

Feast of St. Joseph fare celebrates workers

Andrea Holbrook from The Gloucester Daily Times Reports Equiptment From The Foxy Lady II Found in Saugus and Hull

Click the link below for the entire story-

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December 19, 2012

Equipment from Foxy Lady II found in Saugus, Hull

By Andrea Holbrook

A rescue pod, marked Foxy Lady II on the side, was discovered in a Saugus marsh Tuesday evening shortly before 5, around the same time the U.S. Coast Guard was calling off the night’s search for the missing Gloucester-based scalloper and its crew of two.

Emergency responders recovered the hard-shelled lifeboat, which Saugus police believe may be tied to the Foxy Lady II, after receiving a call from a resident about a vessel in a waterway of the Saugus River, according to Saugus Lt. Ronald Giorgetti.

For the entire story from Andrea Holbrook click here

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Sista Felicia’s Butternut Leek Soup Video On The Gloucester Times Taste of The Times

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From The Gloucester Daily Times-

Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan serves this butternut squash and leek soup to her guests every Thanksgiving. It is very popular, delicious and you can learn to make it very quickly.
After peeling and cutting up the squash you should cut and clean the leeks. Unfortunately the growing method for leeks causes them to build up dirt inside and requires that you cut and clean them carefully. To clean them you first trim off the root end, leaving about 1/4 inch of the base, which is the white portion. Next you should take off any of the rough outer leaves and throw them away. Then trim each of the darker parts of the leaves down to the light green portion (this is the more tender portion) and leave only an inch or two of green. You may want to reserve the darker green leaves you cut off for other uses.

Click here for the entire article, video and recipe

or click below for the rest of Sista Felicia’s Videos On the Gloucester Daily Times Taste of The Times Recipe on Demand website-

You can click below to see a listing of all Felicia’s previous recipes on demand (for free!)

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I’m adding a tab up top on the site so you can always access Felicia’s Recipes

Update: On October 3rd I posted a poll about the local economy. The GDT follows up today

Poll- U.S. unemployment has remained above 8% for 43 months but do you feel like the local economy is in the crapper?

Posted on October 3, 2012 by Joey C

I don’t have any friends that are without a job.  All of the restaurants we service are having great years and have told me that over the past 5 years things have gotten progressively better.  The malls are always packed.

I don’t see a ton of for sale signs around town on houses like you normally do when housing goes to shit.

So I ask you, do you feel like the economy is horrible based on what you see around you?  I’m not talking about the national 8% number I’m talking you personally?  Do you feel like the economy around you is horrible?

Leave your comment below this post in the comment section.

Results of the October 3rd local economy sentiment poll-

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Today the Gloucester Daily Times has an article fleshing out the actual local numbers-

October 9, 2012

Jobless rate for city dips to 6.1%

By Times Staff Gloucester Daily Times

Gloucester’s unemployment rate, holding steady throughout the summer above the 6-percent mark, inched back down to 6.1 percent in August from a 6.2-percent figure in July, according to the latest city and town jobless statistics from the state’s Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

And the tenth-of-a-point decrease this time comes with supporting figures showing that more people landed local jobs in August amid a growing summer workforce — with 250 more people working in August of this year, than had been in August 2011, when the city’s jobless rate was pegged at 7.4 percent.

For the entire article click here

Read Ron Gilson’s Letter To the Editor in Today’s Gloucester Daily Times

October 1, 2012

Letter: City’s harbor vision out of focus

Gloucester Daily Times

To the editor:

Why is the city of Gloucester, its Waterways Board and some elected officials “hell bent” on establishing a municipal recreational boat “floating marina” in the middle of our harbor in direct competition with existing private, commercial marinas?

For the entire Letter click here

Ardelle Story In The Gloucester Daily Times

Gloucester Times story about the Schooner Ardelle sailing to Washington DC
http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x708369759/Burnham-sailing-to-pick-up-award-in-DC

Here’s the latest graphic as of Thurs. Night. with the Ardelle traveling into Sillery Bay, MD.

-Len Burgess

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