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Haverhill High Students and Staff Get Journalism Lesson; School Paper Asbestos Story Misleading

Haverhill High Students and Staff Get Journalism Lesson; School Paper Asbestos Story Misleading
Haverhill High School students and staff recently learned valuable lessons about accurate and complete news reporting when a student newspaper article, reprinted by an out-of-town newspaper group, mischaracterized the cleanup of asbestos floor tiles. Cody Kucker, an English teacher at the high school and advisor for the school paper, told the School Committee last Thursday some parents were concerned by …

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Haverhill Police Set Out to Lose Unwanted Pounds This Month and Help Fight Cancer Too

Haverhill Police Set Out to Lose Unwanted Pounds This Month and Help Fight Cancer Too
More than 30 Haverhill police and staff are dropping pounds this month in support of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Members of the Haverhill Police Department are joining with other law enforcement divisions throughout the state to lose weight during the “Drop It Challenge.” Residents may support the 32 members by pledging a dollar amount for each pound lost or donating a …

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Tonight’s State of the City Address in Haverhill to be Postponed

Tonight’s State of the City Address in Haverhill to be Postponed
Mayor James J. Fiorentini’s State of the City address planned for tonight has been postponed. The mayor’s office said this morning the annual address will likely take place later this year, but more information will be released.

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Methuen High Student, 16, in Court Today to Face Charges of Stabbing 15-Year-Old

Methuen High Student, 16, in Court Today to Face Charges of Stabbing 15-Year-Old
A 16-year-old Methuen High School student is charged with armed assault to murder and related charges after a stabbing Monday morning at the school. The male student, unnamed because of his age, allegedly stabbed a 15-year-old male former student twice in the torso before 11:40 a.m., according to Methuen Police Chief Scott J. McNamara. The student was also charged with …

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Paving Begins Today on East Road in Plaistow, N.H.

Paving Begins Today on East Road in Plaistow, N.H.
East Road in Plaistow, N.H., is being paved today. The town reports street work takes place through Friday May 6. The paving is being conducted by Continental Paving, which was hired by the State of New Hampshire.

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Driver Declines Hospital Care After Knocking Down Utility Pole on South Street in West Newbury

Driver Declines Hospital Care After Knocking Down Utility Pole on South Street in West Newbury
A driver, who crashed into a utility pole on South Street in West Newbury Monday afternoon, was treated for injuries at the scene, but declined hospital care. Police Chief Michael Dwyer said West Newbury Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the crash scene at 12:53 p.m., near 50 South St. The pole swung halfway across the street, still attached …

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Education

Rochon Becomes New Director of Career Services at Northern Essex

Rochon Becomes New Director of Career Services at Northern Essex
Sandy Rochon of Amesbury has been named Northern Essex Community College’s new director of career services. The 1996 Northern Essex business grad was volunteering at one of the college’s mobile food markets when she heard that Ashley Moore, the then-director, was leaving for a new position. “At first I thought, that’s terrible,” she says. “Then I thought, but wait, I’d …

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Community Spotlight

Pentucket High School Presents ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Thursday-Saturday

Pentucket High School Presents ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Thursday-Saturday
Pentucket Regional High School is presenting the musical, “Bye Bye Birdie,” this week. The play takes a nostalgic look back at a time when life was simpler and Elvis was king. It is a fun-filled, all-American musical for all ages! It takes place Thursday and Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 7, at 2 and 7 p.m., …

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Business Bulletin

UMass Lowell iHub Program Gives Employers Tips for Retaining Workers After Great Resignation

UMass Lowell iHub Program Gives Employers Tips for Retaining Workers After Great Resignation
“Tackling the Turnover Tsunami” is the subject of a program at UMass Lowell’s Haverhill Innovation Hub. The free program discusses the Great Resignation of 2021 when one out of four workers quit their jobs. Reilly Billian, human resource strategy consultant, and Chris Donovan, business development executive from OneDigital discuss how forward-thinking employers are seizing the opportunity to reposition their culture …

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