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City Desk

Haverhill Officials Pledge to Find Solution to Fix Deteriorated Private Street, Farrwood Drive

Haverhill Officials Pledge to Find Solution to Fix Deteriorated Private Street, Farrwood Drive
A full gallery of Farrwood Drive residents turned out for Tuesday’s Haverhill City Council meeting, expressing frustration over the condition of their road—a situation Mayor James J. Fiorentini called “a disgrace.” Councilor Thomas J. Sullivan explained problems with the roadway have been going on for years because the street was never accepted as a public way. “So, because it was …

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Regional News

Methuen Brings Back Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

Methuen Brings Back Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday
Methuen’s Easter Egg Hunt returns tomorrow after a two-year interruption. Mayor Neil Perry and Methuen Parks and Recreation said the event takes place Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m., at Greycourt Park. The Easter Bunny will be present and, in addition to the Easter egg hunt, participants will be treated to music, games and candy. “It is refreshing to be able …

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Education

Podcast: Pentucket Towns Brace for Override Votes that Supt. Blames on State’s ‘Disturbing Trends’

Podcast: Pentucket Towns Brace for Override Votes that Supt. Blames on State’s ‘Disturbing Trends’
Residents in two of the three towns making up the Pentucket Regional School District are being asked to consider overriding the state’s tax limiting law to pay for the school district’s nearly $50 million spending plan for next year Groveland and Merrimac voters will consider what’s called an “operational budget override,” while West Newbury officials believe the added amount can …

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Community Spotlight

Atkinson Congregational Church Good Friday Service Tonight at 7

Atkinson Congregational Church Good Friday Service Tonight at 7
Atkinson Congregational Church observes Good Friday tonight with a livestreamed-only service at 7 p.m., led by Kim Ridley and Kim Busta, both with musical skills among their talents. On Easter Sunday, Pastor Jim leads a sunrise service at 6 in the church’s outdoor sanctuary, adjacent to the back parking lot. A second service begins at 10 a.m. at the church. …

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Business Bulletin

Area Mayors and Town Managers to Participate in Merrimack Valley Chamber Forum

Area Mayors and Town Managers to Participate in Merrimack Valley Chamber Forum
Mayors James J. Fiorentini of Haverhill, Neil Perry of Methuen and Brian De Pena of Lawrence are among are leaders expected to participate in the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Mayors/Town Managers Breakfast Forum next month. The Chamber said other confirmed speakers are Amesbury Mayor Kassandra Gove, Andover Town Manager Andrew Flanagan, Newburyport Mayor Sean Reardon and North Andover …

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Obituaries

Calling Hours Sunday for Harold E. ‘Bud’ Smith, Retired Haverhill Police Sergeant

Calling Hours Sunday for Harold E. ‘Bud’ Smith, Retired Haverhill Police Sergeant
Retired Haverhill Police Sgt. Harold E. “Bud” Smith, 81 of Newburyport, died April 13, at High Pointe Hospice in Haverhill. He was the husband of 45 years of Verna (Wile) Smith. Born in Haverhill on July 3, 1940, he was the son of the late Harold J. and Helen (Wilson) Smith and graduated from Trade School, class of 1959, then …

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Today’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guest: Tony Pecci, Haverhill Lions Club.
  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Local News: Every half hour from 6-9 a.m., hourly 9 a.m.-3 p.m., every half hour from 3-6 p.m.
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • Melinda’s Garden Moment: Melinda Myers offers tips, 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
  • Sound Beat: 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
  • Insight Daily: 9:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
  • All Request Friday Night: Chris Porter, live, 6:15 p.m. Call 978-374-1900.
  • Couple Next Door: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Saturday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Gunsmoke: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sunday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • Pulse on Health: When Greater Lawrence Family Health Center says the words “Patient Experience,” responses depend on who you are. If you are a patient, you consider the patient experience to involve timely and swift appointments, and results that will, in the end, make you feel better physically and mentally. But, what about if you’re a physician? You are expected to make the patient feel better physically and mentally, but also meet other requirements important to your role. Pulse on Health features a conversation with Dr. Lance Braye, fourth year resident at the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency program.
  • World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Monday’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guests: Rep. Christina Minicucci and Jared Katsiane, discussing his interactive video exhibition, “Southie Then and Now – A Neighborhood Transformed,” at Haverhill Public Library.
  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Local News: Every half hour from 6-9 a.m., hourly 9 a.m.-3 p.m., every half hour from 3-6 p.m.
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • Melinda’s Garden Moment: Melinda Myers offers tips, 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
  • Sound Beat: 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
  • Insight Daily: 9:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
  • Suspense: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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