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Hometown Heroes Banners Going Up Across Downtown in Advance of May 26 Ceremony

Hometown Heroes Banners Going Up Across Downtown in Advance of May 26 Ceremony
The Haverhill Department of Public Works has set a goal of installing more than 150 banners by the end of May as part of the Exchange Club of Haverhill’s second annual Hometown Heroes program. Officials plan to mount the banners, honoring this year’s salute of the community’s brave men and women who served their nation, in time for a ceremony …

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Podcast: Haverhill’s New Veterans Services Officer At Work Building Bonds With Organizations

Podcast: Haverhill’s New Veterans Services Officer At Work Building Bonds With Organizations
Haverhill Veterans Services Officer Jeffrey C. Hollett now in his fourth week on the job, has been busy building relationships with area organizations helping and supporting veterans. A recent guest on WHAV’s morning show, Hollett says, working collaboratively is very important. “The game in Veterans Services today is really about building those relationships with as many resources that are available …

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AgeSpan Able to Continue Monthly Senior Grocery Deliveries Thanks to Community

AgeSpan Able to Continue Monthly Senior Grocery Deliveries Thanks to Community
AgeSpan reports it was able to keep providing seniors with monthly allotments of food during the pandemic thanks to the generosity of American Veterans Post 147 of Haverhill and other community partners. AmVets Post 147 provides a large space at its Primrose Street headquarters free of charge for the Brown Bag distribution in Haverhill. AgeSpan, formerly known as Elder Services, …

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Regional News

Rep. Campbell Says Methuen, Haverhill and the Region Benefit from $49B House Spending Plan

Rep. Campbell Says Methuen, Haverhill and the Region Benefit from $49B House Spending Plan
The recently passed $49 billion House spending plan for the state includes millions of dollars in education and unrestricted local aid as well as earmarks to promote an anti-violence gang program, expand accessibility at Greycourt State Park in Methuen, pay for electrical upgrades at the planned Cogswell ArtSpace in Haverhill and undertake other area projects. In a recent message to …

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Hot Lawnmower May Have Started West Newbury Fire that Destroyed Barn Tuesday

Hot Lawnmower May Have Started West Newbury Fire that Destroyed Barn Tuesday
The hot engine of a lawnmower may be the cause of a fire that destroyed a West Newbury barn Tuesday. Fire Chief Michael Dwyer said while the origin and cause of the fire is under investigation, an initial review suggests “a hot, recently used lawnmower may have been put back in the barn and caused combustible materials inside the barn …

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Education

Whittier Tech Senior Banks Named Outstanding Vocational Technical Student of the Year

Whittier Tech Senior Banks Named Outstanding Vocational Technical Student of the Year
A Haverhill senior at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School was named last month as Outstanding Vocational Technical Student of the Year by the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Educators. Jade Banks was presented a plaque at the Association’s Conference and Awards Banquet April 14 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. Banks, studying Marketing Education, is a member of the National Technical …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill and Plaistow YMCA Gala Saturday; Online Auction Taking Place Now

Haverhill and Plaistow YMCA Gala Saturday; Online Auction Taking Place Now
The Haverhill and Plaistow YMCA says there’s still time to be a community champion and enjoy a surf and turf dinner, a signature cocktail by Love Tito’s and entry for a door prize Saturday night. The in-person event takes place Saturday, May, 7, beginning at 5 p.m., at Bradford Country Club, 201 Chadwick Road, Haverhill. Tickets are $125 each. YMCA’s …

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Mother’s Day Armenian Concert Takes Place Saturday Night

Mother’s Day Armenian Concert Takes Place Saturday Night
The Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe is having a Mother’s Day Armenian Concert Saturday night. Sponsored by the Armenian Church Youth Organization of America, the concert takes place Saturday May 7, with doors opening at 6:30 and music starting at 7 p.m., at the church, 1280 Boston Road, Route 125, in Haverhill. Music will be provided by Margar Yeghiazaryan …

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Business Bulletin

Raff’s Café Hosts Merrimack Valley Chamber Breakfast May 11

Raff’s Café Hosts Merrimack Valley Chamber Breakfast May 11
Haverhill’s Raff’s Café is hosting members of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce during an upcoming networking breakfast. Besides meeting business prospects, attendees will receive a complimentary breakfast and opportunity to participate in a business card drawing. The breakfast takes place Wednesday, May 11, from 8-9:15 a.m., at Raff’s Café, 620 Primrose St., Haverhill. Admission is $10 for members and …

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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.
  • Insight Daily: 9:45 a.m. and 6:45 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. Guest: Rep. Andy X. Vargas.
  • 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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