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City Desk

Haverhill Expects a Thousand Motorcyclists to Visit its Vietnam Veterans Memorial This Year

Haverhill Expects a Thousand Motorcyclists to Visit its Vietnam Veterans Memorial This Year
The national Tour of Honor, which raises money to support military families, memorial monuments and first responders, this year placed Haverhill’s new Vietnam Veterans Memorial on a list of motorcyclists’ destinations. The Mill Brook Park site is one of 500 memorials across all 50 states selected by Tour of Honor for self-directed rides. Ralph T. Basiliere, chairman of the Vietnam …

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Fiorentini Offers Tribute to His Sister, Haverhill Teacher, Who Passed Away This Week

Fiorentini Offers Tribute to His Sister, Haverhill Teacher, Who Passed Away This Week
Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini has provided a moving tribute to his sister, Anne Savinelli, who died Tuesday. Those who have attended the mayor’s inaugurations over the years will remember Savinelli as the event’s sergeant at arms. In fact, Fiorentini noted in his tribute, that he never would have been elected without her help. “For my entire political career Anne …

Sections: Haverhill, Obituaries

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Author Goudsward Joins Board of Portland, Maine-Based International Cryptozoology Museum

Author Goudsward Joins Board of Portland, Maine-Based International Cryptozoology Museum
Haverhill native David Goudsward has joined the board of directors of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine, and a newly opened exhibit space, archive and bookstore in Bangor.” Goudsward is the author of 16 books ranging from horror writer H. P. Lovecraft’s visits to the Merrimack Valley to an internationally acclaimed study of southeastern American sea serpents. “Having David …

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Regional News

Gov. Baker Fulfills Promise to See Residency Graduates at GLFHC’s 17th Annual Gala

Gov. Baker Fulfills Promise to See Residency Graduates at GLFHC’s 17th Annual Gala
Wednesday night was a night of looking back, looking ahead and celebrating being together and with the governor as Greater Lawrence Family Health Center hosted its first in-person event in more than two years. The 17th Annual Making a Difference Gala was hosted at the Andover Country Club with more than 400 guests to honor Johnathan Issacson, president and CEO …

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Community Spotlight

Paintings by Accardi on Display Through June at iHub in Haverhill

Paintings by Accardi on Display Through June at iHub in Haverhill
Debra Accardi is Greater Haverhill Arts Association’s featured member artist through June with her paintings on display in downtown Haverhill. Accardi’s work features various subjects and are exhibited at Art Niche at UMass Lowell’s iHub, 2 Merrimack St., Haverhill. The Art Niche is open to the public during regular iHub hours. There’s more information at ghaa.art.

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  • 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.
  • Couple Next Door: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

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  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Gunsmoke: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sunday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • Pulse on Health: This week features highlights of the 17th Annual Making a Difference Gala, held on May 4 at Andover Country Club. The goal of the event was to raise awareness and funds to support expansion of behavioral health services at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center. Featured in this edition are Dr. Guy Fish, president and CEO of GLFHC, and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, who was the evening’s keynote speaker.
  • World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Monday’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guests: Haverhill High School Principal Jason Meland and Rep. Lenny Mirra.
  • 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.
  • Suspense: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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