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Haverhill Invites Applications by April 30 to Provide Youth Activities

Haverhill Invites Applications by April 30 to Provide Youth Activities
Haverhill is looking for ways to spend $450,000 on programs for Haverhill’s youth who are suffering the effects of isolation due to the pandemic, income disparities and other issues. Last year, the City Council and Mayor James J. Fiorentini developed a plan to ascribe money from the federal American Rescue Plan Act to support a Youth Activities and Mental Health …

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First of Two Haverhill Curbside Leaf Pickups Takes Place This Saturday

First of Two Haverhill Curbside Leaf Pickups Takes Place This Saturday
The first of two citywide leaf pickups this spring in Haverhill takes place this Saturday. Capitol Waste, the city’s waste hauler, collects open-top barrels or biodegradable paper leaf bags Saturday, April 16, beginning at 6 a.m. Barrels or bags should not weigh more than 40 pounds and loose leaves or leaf bags containing trash, debris or dirt or in plastic …

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Regional News

Methuen Seeks Student Leaders, Adult Mentors and Others to Replace Flags at Veterans’ Graves

Methuen Seeks Student Leaders, Adult Mentors and Others to Replace Flags at Veterans’ Graves
The flag leadership team are, left to right, Ranely Henriquez, Bertha Posada, Paul Jensen, Nathaniel Hashem, Amelia Faretra and Rachely Henriquez. (Courtesy photograph.) Students will again lead Methuen’s Memorial Day-related effort to place flags on graves of every veteran who served in the armed forces of the United States. Veterans Services Director Paul C. Jensen said, until last year, adults …

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Education

Merrimack College Receives $3.8 Million in FEMA Reimbursement for COVID-19 Expenses

Merrimack College Receives $3.8 Million in FEMA Reimbursement for COVID-19 Expenses
Merrimack College is receiving nearly $3.8 million in federal COVID-19 aid as reimbursement for the cost of testing students and staff during the pandemic. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s public assistance grant specifically covers the cost of contracting to provide regular testing to students, faculty and staff between January and May 2021, as well as the cost of purchasing an …

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Community Spotlight

Crescent Yacht Club Plans a Lot of Throwing During Triathlon April 23

Crescent Yacht Club Plans a Lot of Throwing During Triathlon April 23
Haverhill’s Crescent Yacht Club plans a triathlon involving a lot of throwing—axes, bowling balls and cornhole bags. Entrance into the Saturday, April 23, competition is $20 per person. Ax throwing takes place at Wicked Ax followed by bowling at Academy Lanes, both at Academy Plaza, 687-719 S. Main St., Haverhill, and then corn hole at Crescent Yacht Club, 30 Ferry …

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Business Bulletin

Haverhill Chamber Women’s Networking Group Meets May 3

Haverhill Chamber Women’s Networking Group Meets May 3
The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Networking Group has its first in-person get-together in May. Chamber President and CEO Alex Eberhardt is scheduled to share her vision for group and seeks input. Events planned throughout the year will also be discussed. The free meeting takes place Tuesday May 3, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Carbone’s Kitchen, 151 S. Main St., …

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Obituaries

Robert B. Duffy, Veteran and Former Haverhill Firefighter, Dies at 93

Robert B. Duffy, Veteran and Former Haverhill Firefighter, Dies at 93
Robert B. Duffy, 93, a U.S. Air Force veteran and former Haverhill firefighter serving 28 years, passed away on March 25, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Duffy of North Hampton, N.H., formerly of Haverhill, was the husband of Betty Ann Duffy who passed away in December of 2021. Born in Haverhill Sept. 19, 1928, he was the son of the late …

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