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Replacement Consentino School to Cost About $155 Million—Less Than Renovation Expense

Replacement Consentino School to Cost About $155 Million—Less Than Renovation Expense
Haverhill residents got a preview of plans for a new Dr. Albert B. Consentino School at last Thursday’s School Committee meeting. Don Walter, an architect for Dore and Whittier Architects of Newburyport, which is developing designs for the new building, said his group has been working with the school administration since last summer exploring options. They began with 19 different …

Sections: Education, Haverhill

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Haverhill Councilors Press Ahead on Considering Hiring Chief of Staff for the Legislative Body

Haverhill Councilors Press Ahead on Considering Hiring Chief of Staff for the Legislative Body
City councilors will study whether the legislative body should have its own chief of staff, even as some members voiced strong feelings for and against. Citing public responses to a recent Citizens Outreach Committee meeting on Haverhill’s charter, Councilor John A. Michitson said Tuesday his take on the suggestions and criticisms is a need for the council to communicate with …

Sections: Haverhill

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I-495 Update: Grass Seeding and Other Median Work Requires Lane and Ramp Closings This Week

I-495 Update: Grass Seeding and Other Median Work Requires Lane and Ramp Closings This Week
Restoration of the median on two different stretches of Interstate 495 in Haverhill requires closing lanes both day and night and some night ramp closings this week. A single left lane closes on I-495 north between exits 106, Ward Hill, and 107, River Street, Tuesday, April 19, through Friday, April 22, from 6 a.m.-2 p.m., each day. Similarly, there will …

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Regional News

Plaistow, N.H., Moves One of Four Cardboard Recycling Areas for Better Access

Plaistow, N.H., Moves One of Four Cardboard Recycling Areas for Better Access
Plaistow, N.H., has moved its Town Hall annex cardboard recycling dumpster for easier access and parking. The recycling drop-off, for cardboard only, has moved to the cemetery side of Stephen C. Savage Way. The street is the access road next to the Public Safety Complex and just past the police parking area. Other locations are the Public Works Garage, 144F …

Sections: Region

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Education

Mass. House Spending Plan Includes Vargas Bill for Extension of Free School Meals

Mass. House Spending Plan Includes Vargas Bill for Extension of Free School Meals
A bill, sponsored by Rep. Andy X. Vargas to extend universal school meals for another year, cleared House Ways and Means Committee in its spending plan for the year that begins in July. The House included $110 million dollars to extend meals for another full year for all public school students. If approved by the Senate and signed by Gov. …

Sections: Education, Haverhill

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Community Spotlight

Veterans Northeast Outreach Center Invites Residents to Showcase Cars at April 30 Event

Veterans Northeast Outreach Center Invites Residents to Showcase Cars at April 30 Event
Veterans Northeast Outreach Center is set to host the first of what it expects will be annual car shows to support veterans’ needs. Veterans Northeast Outreach Center; Mass Tuning, the largest automotive community in New England; and Northern Essex Community College combine forces to present the event, which welcomes cars of all makes, models and years. It takes place Saturday, …

Sections: Community Spotlight, Haverhill

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  • 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.
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  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guests: Michael Thompson of SCORE and Michael S. McGonagle, Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill.
  • 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.
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