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Councilors Want State to Rule Haverhill’s Riverfront Plans Comply with New Commuter Housing Rules

Councilors Want State to Rule Haverhill’s Riverfront Plans Comply with New Commuter Housing Rules
Haverhill city councilors want the state to accept existing housing overlay zones on both sides of the river as meeting a requirement to allow multifamily homes by right near rail stations. Councilors, reacting to a presentation on draft state rules designed to encourage more commuter housing, said they are ready to lobby for relief. City Economic Development and Planning Director …

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Haverhill, Area Communities Receive State Defibrillator Grants

Haverhill, Area Communities Receive State Defibrillator Grants
Haverhill, Methuen, Lawrence and several area towns were formally awarded state grants Tuesday to equip fire trucks and other public safety vehicles with Automated External Defibrillators. Haverhill received $1,475, while Methuen was awarded $1,972 and Lawrence, $1,450. Awarded grants in surrounding towns were Groveland Police, $1,348 and North Andover Fire, $2,500. “Our administration remains committed to making sure local public …

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Haverhill Police Hockey Club Plays to Help Tough Warrior Princesses Raise Donations

Haverhill Police Hockey Club Plays to Help Tough Warrior Princesses Raise Donations
The Haverhill Police Department Hockey Club is taking part in June’s BFit Heroes Cup Hockey Tournament in support of the Tough Warrior Princesses which helps women affected by cancer. Amesbury-based Tough Warrior Princesses serves the north shore and southern New Hampshire.  When learning of a woman being newly diagnosed or facing a cancer recurrence, the nonprofit arranges to deliver a …

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Robert Gablosky Memorial Scholarship Goes to Haverhill High School Senior Kallyn Lavallee

Robert Gablosky Memorial Scholarship Goes to Haverhill High School Senior Kallyn Lavallee
Haverhill High School senior Kallyn Lavallee is this year’s recipient of the Robert Gablosky Memorial Scholarship Award. Lavallee was awarded $1,000 from the Greater Haverhill Arts Association, which oversees the award named for Robert J. Gablosky, who founded the organization in 1971 and served as president. Lavallee plans to continue her education in visual arts at Salem State University. The …

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Regional News

Rep. Minicucci Chooses Not to Seek Re-Election After Redistricting Changes 50% of Territory

Rep. Minicucci Chooses Not to Seek Re-Election After Redistricting Changes 50% of Territory
State Rep. Christina A. Minicucci, whose district loses Haverhill, Methuen and North Andover next year because of redistricting, said Monday she will not seek re-election. In a posting on a social media page, Minicucci of North Andover, said more than 50% of the district she was elected to in 2018 will change. “I didn’t run for state rep. to make …

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Education

Pentucket Regional Schools Again Receive Best Communities for Music Education Award

Pentucket Regional Schools Again Receive Best Communities for Music Education Award
Pentucket Regional School District has been recognized nationally for the second year in a row for excellence in music education. For 23 years, The NAMM Foundation, a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants, has selected public school districts for its Best Communities for Music Education award. The award honors programs that demonstrate outstanding achievement in …

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Community Spotlight

Area Communities Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday

Area Communities Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday
Area police departments are conducting a “no questions asked” prescription drug collection Saturday. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day takes place Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Collections take place at police stations in Haverhill, 40 Bailey Boulevard; West Newbury, 401 Main St.; Atkinson, N.H., 27 Academy Ave.; and Plaistow, N.H., 27 Elm St. …

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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.
  • Great Gildersleeve: 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: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital, and Lauren Towler of Groveland Langley-Adams 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.
  • Haverhill School Committee: When in session, Live. 7 p.m.
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