Even if Memorial Day weekend only signals the unofficial start of summer, soaring temperatures sure make it feel like summer is here. If you're looking to savor every bit of it without venturing too far away from home base, 99 Clifton Ave. in Marblehead is the home for you for everything fun under the sun. Only a block away from the beach, living the Marblehead lifestyle is as easy as walking down the street for a dip in the ocean or a long stroll in the sand. The cheerful circa-1900 Colonial has been upgraded several times recently, including updates to plumbing and electrical systems, plus fresh and modern additions to the kitchen and bathrooms. A place to cook, entertain, or linger over a bottomless cup of coffee, the renovated kitchen is the true MVP of the home.
One of the world's largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system. UPS has partnered with robot-maker CyPhy Works to test the use of drones to make commercial deliveries to remote or difficult-to-access locations. The companies began testing the drones on Thursday, when they launched one from the seaside town of Marblehead. The drone flew on a programmed route for 3 miles over the Atlantic Ocean to deliver an inhaler at Children's Island. The successful landing was greeted by jubilant shouts from CyPhy Works and UPS employees on the island to witness the test.
A number of communities in Massachusetts, including Boston, already ban plastic shopping bags that critics say cannot be recycled and add to the state's solid waste and pollution problems. The legislation sponsored by Democratic Sen. Jamie Eldridge of Acton and Democratic Rep. Lori Erlich of Marblehead would extend that prohibition to all cities and towns.