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Haverhill High School Shows Academic Improvement, Vaulting Over 2019 Test Results

Haverhill High School Shows Academic Improvement, Vaulting Over 2019 Test Results
Haverhill High School test results have significantly improved when compared to other school districts across the state. School Committee member Paul A. Magliocchetti presented WHAV with the results of Massachusetts’ most recent High School Ranking Report of 285 school districts based on student test scores from the 2020-2021 school year. Those results show Haverhill jumped from a ranking of 270 …

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Merrimack River Watershed Council to Use $352,000 Federal Grant for Cleanup Effort

Merrimack River Watershed Council to Use $352,000 Federal Grant for Cleanup Effort
The Merrimack River Watershed Council plans to use $352,000 in federal money to bolster cleanup efforts along the waterway. Congresswoman Lori Trahan said last week she “specifically requested” the aid when a recent government spending package was approved. The grant will be used for water quality monitoring, technical watershed modeling and green stormwater infrastructure design in Lowell, Methuen and Lawrence. …

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Regional News

No Injuries in Three-Alarm Groveland Fire; Six Residents Displaced, but Rabbit Rescued

No Injuries in Three-Alarm Groveland Fire; Six Residents Displaced, but Rabbit Rescued
There were no injuries, but a pet rabbit was rescued and six residents displaced as a result of a three-alarm fire at a Groveland home Monday. Acting Fire Chief Daniel Briscoe said the Groveland Fire Department were dispatched to a fire just after 6 p.m., at 182 Center St., a two-story, two-family building. Firefighters found heavy fire showing and quickly …

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Sheriff Coppinger Receives Employer Honor for Supporting U.S. Military Reservists

Sheriff Coppinger Receives Employer Honor for Supporting U.S. Military Reservists
Sheriff Kevin F. Coppinger recently received the Patriot Award from the U.S. Department of Defense program called the “Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve.” He was nominated by Essex County Sheriff’s Department Correctional Officer Gary Roy, who also serves as a technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. The award is presented to employers who support reservists through …

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Community Spotlight

High School Students Present When Haverhill’s River Bards Meet Friday

High School Students Present When Haverhill’s River Bards Meet Friday
Young poets of Haverhill High School’s Creative Writing and Spoken Word Clubs read poetry and prose this Friday night when Haverhill’s River Bards again present their once-a-month series in collaboration with Creative Haverhill. The meeting takes place Friday, May 6, from 7-8:30 p.m., at HC Media Studio 101, 2 Merrimack St., Haverhill. Masks are not required, but strongly recommended. Following …

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Business Bulletin

Moriarty, Arntz, Dowst and Seavey to Receive Haverhill Chamber’s Top Honors in June

Moriarty, Arntz, Dowst and Seavey to Receive Haverhill Chamber’s Top Honors in June
A number of local community leaders are set to be honored when the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce holds its 106th Annual Award Dinner next month. Top honors go to George Moriarty, recipient of the coveted Charles E. Billups Award; Gretchen Arntz, Emmaus, Jerry Loy Outstanding Director of the Year; Jonathan H. Dowst and Pentucket Bank, Community Leadership Award; and …

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