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Farmers market season begins

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Ryne Kalouger of Snohomish struggles to hold a bag of kettle corn that is almost as tall as he is while talking to his younger sister Alice while they were shopping with their family at the Snohomish Farmers Market in 2017.

Farmers markets are back and blooming, starting with the Snohomish Thursday afternoon market opening this week. More on this story...

Project Homeless Connect, one-stop event for help, ceases

EVERETT — The annual Project Homeless Connect one-stop event for getting people help will not be taking place this year.

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U.S. 2 trestle work starts this week

SNOHOMISH — U.S. 2 trestle drivers will have a smoother ride over the bridge by autumn, but the cost will be some spring and summer shutdowns. Overnight lane reductions began this week and will run Monday through Thursday nights for at least the next three weeks. The lanes reopen every morning by 4 a.m. Closure schedule is in story.

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Latest Snohomish Carnegie plans shown

SNOHOMISH — A vision of the renovated 1910 Carnegie building was presented at a recent town hall meeting.

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News Bites for May 2

Former Tribune publisher Bill Bates dies, tobacco store theft leaves clerk injured, mayor's salary talks on May 15 agenda, new city economic development manager, and electric buses coming to Everett Transit.

City wants to buy controversial East Monroe land

MONROE — City of Monroe leaders are looking to buy the East Monroe property—- and they want to utilize state and county grants to pay for it. Buying it would be a protracted process, but if it is accomplished it may conclude a 14-year saga over farmland.

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For Henry

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Sisters Christina Morehouse (far left), Liz Dickson (pink coat behind Morehouse) and Kathleen Capetillo (behind the table) talk to a gentleman who lives on the route that their father Henry Groeneveld worked as the postman at a little postal worker appreciation event the sisters put together for Saturday, April 28 outside the Snohomish Post Office on Avenue D. The event was for Groeneveld, whose birthday would have been April 29. He died in December after presumably going into the Snohomish River. There was a large community search effort.

City Council considering giving Mayor Kartak a raise

SNOHOMISH — Mayor John Kartak’s $18,000-a-year salary may increase if the City Council decides it is right.
A discussion on the mayor’s salary is on the May 15 City Council agenda.

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Mayor gets feedback from canceling Monte Cristo event, wants neighborhood mailers ended

EVERETT — The city’s annual Monte Cristo Awards ceremony to highlight neighborhood pride was cancelled by the mayor, but the program and its sought-after plaques will continue.

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Following in the footsteps

SNOHOMISH — The Panthers’ new head coach Nick Hammons has his dad Skip rooting for him.

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Learning the art of firefighting

Snohomish Fire recruit Doug Higbee prepares to access the inside fire scenario at a fire training program on Monday, April 16 at the Ray Brown Training Center in Machias. The purpose was to evaluate the inside and outside conditions of a mock hallway caught on fire, simulating what recruits might see in the field later on.

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish Fire's sole recruit going through training right now explains the intensity and camaraderie that goes into it. More on this story...

Snohomish Police chat about crime and community concerns

SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish Police Department shared insights and answered questions at its inaugural monthly “Coffee with a Cop” event.

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Delta neighbors ask state to continue arsenic clean ups

EVERETT — The Delta Neighborhood Association last month sent a letter to state and federal elected officials calling on them to increase funding for the state Department of Ecology to aid arsenic and lead cleanups in the neighborhood.
The cleanups have largely stopped because funding ran dry.

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Downtown Monroe kickstarts new events

MONROE — The city's downtown association will be holding a wedding expo on May 5 and has more events planned. Another opportunity is to "buy a Swift" to go on the city's downtown sculpture.

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Neighbors mobilize against squatters in their cul-de-sac

SNOHOMISH — A problem house has neighbors' attention and chagrin as squatters have moved in.

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