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City Desk

Group Thanks Cities for Extra Pay for First Responders, But Haverhill Workers Say None So Far for Them

Group Thanks Cities for Extra Pay for First Responders, But Haverhill Workers Say None So Far for Them
A statewide police labor group is thanking Haverhill, Methuen and Lawrence, among other communities, for setting aside a portion of American Rescue Plan Act money for premium pay for first responders. Haverhill Firefighters Local 1011 President Timothy Carroll, however, told WHAV Wednesday the city has so far refused the extra pay for firefighters. “We would like to see them do …

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Haverhill Public Library Receives More than $500,000 Gift from Prominent Grad Family

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Haverhill Public Library has received more than half a million dollars from a prominent Haverhill family for books and materials the library calls “critical to the mission.” The Trustees of the Haverhill Public Library said this week they “gratefully acknowledge the donation of $509,555.12 from The Grad Family Trust.” The money comes from the Benjamin and Eva E. Grad Family …

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Regional News

Methuen Farmer Among Those Expressing Concern Over Proposed Millionaire’s Tax

Methuen Farmer Among Those Expressing Concern Over Proposed Millionaire’s Tax
A Methuen farmer was among several speakers telling legislators Wednesday a proposed 4% surtax on household incomes above $1 million would cut into the profits of selling property if a farmer needs money or eyes retirement In the latest volley launched against the measure, the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance hosted more than half a dozen small farmers to share concerns about …

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Methuen Man Wins $1 Million Lottery and Splits Prize with Friend

Methuen Man Wins $1 Million Lottery and Splits Prize with Friend
Eric Cochrane of Methuen is the winner of a $1 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$10,000,000 Winter Riches” instant ticket game. Cochrane plans on splitting his winnings with friend John Galvin. Cochrane brought his son’s guitar to Galvin’s guitar store for repair. Aware that Cochrane’s son had a health issue earlier in the week, Galvin did not charge. …

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Community Spotlight

7th Annual New England Para Fest Continues Tonight at Duston-Dustin Garrison House

7th Annual New England Para Fest Continues Tonight at Duston-Dustin Garrison House
The 7th Annual New England Para Fest invites residents to the historic Duston-Dustin Garrison House tonight for a paranormal investigation and other events this weekend to support charity. Events begin at 7 p.m., at the house, 655 Hilldale Ave., Haverhill, with an admission fee of $15 per person. From Friday, April 22, through Sunday, April 24, Para Fest moves to …

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Business Bulletin

State Awards Pentucket Bank Grant to Train 101 Workers

State Awards Pentucket Bank Grant to Train 101 Workers
Pentucket Bank was recently awarded a state grant of $172,711 to train 101 workers and create new jobs. The Haverhill-based bank was one of 95 businesses statewide to receive a Workforce Training Fund Program grant. According to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Pentucket Bank is expected to create two additional jobs by next year. “When employers across …

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  • Sound Beat: 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
  • Insight Daily: 9:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
  • Haverhill School Committee: When in session, Live. 7 p.m.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.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: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell amd Patricia Graham, Haverhill Firefighting Museum.
  • 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.
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