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Report Blames Many for Decisions, Beginning in Haverhill, Before 7-Year-Old Girl Went Missing

Report Blames Many for Decisions, Beginning in Haverhill, Before 7-Year-Old Girl Went Missing
The state Department of Children and Families, a Massachusetts court and several lawyers are being blamed for failing seven-year-old Harmony Montgomery before her disappearance. The little girl was first placed in foster care during August 2014 after the Haverhill office of the Department of Children and Families investigated three separate reports alleging “neglect.” She was born two months earlier to …

Sections: Crime, Haverhill

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Campaign Notes: DiZoglio First to Qualify for Ballot, Vargas Hosts Finegold Reception

Campaign Notes: DiZoglio First to Qualify for Ballot, Vargas Hosts Finegold Reception
State Sen. Diana DiZoglio last week said she became the first candidate for state auditor and first statewide Democratic candidate to make the fall ballot, turning in required 5,000 certified signatures to the secretary of the Commonwealth. DiZoglio received certification of more than 6,500 signatures from at least 168 communities across the Commonwealth. The campaign said signature gathering was undertaken …

Sections: Election Central, Haverhill, Region

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I-495 Construction Update: Final Phase of Twin Bridge Project Means Lane, Ramp Closings

I-495 Construction Update: Final Phase of Twin Bridge Project Means Lane, Ramp Closings
Restoration of the median between Interstate 495 north and south, and other work related to the twin bridge replacement project in Haverhill calls for lane and ramp closings this week. This final phase of the project calls for closing a single left lane closure on the northbound side, between exits 106, Ward Hill, and 107, River Street, Monday, May 9, …

Sections: Haverhill

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Regional News

Convicted Child Rapist Returns to Court Thursday After Expected Rendition

Convicted Child Rapist Returns to Court Thursday After Expected Rendition
A Methuen man, convicted last month of child rape, is scheduled to be sentenced this Thursday in connection with his conviction on eight counts of aggravated rape of a child. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office is arranging the rendition of 38-year-old Stephen Corbin Jr. who was arrested Friday in Farmingdale, Maine. Corbin fled after three days of his six-day …

Sections: Region

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Methuen Police Annual Memorial Service Sunday, May 15

Methuen Police Annual Memorial Service Sunday, May 15
The Methuen Police Annual Memorial Service takes place next Sunday morning. Services honor the memory of all deceased members of the Methuen Police Department and all police officers who have fallen in the line of duty throughout the law enforcement community. The public is invited to attend the ceremony Sunday, May 15, at 9 a.m., at the Methuen Police Department …

Sections: Region

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Community Spotlight

Whittier Birthplace Presents ‘Foodways’ With Food, Drinks, Culture and History

Whittier Birthplace Presents ‘Foodways’ With Food, Drinks, Culture and History
Haverhill’s Whittier Birthplace is hosting a two-part, 21 plus Whittier Foodways talk and taste series during May and June. Whittier Birthplace Executive Director Kaleigh Pare Shaughnessy and new Trustee Jimmy Carbone, CiderFeast event producer, call Foodways “the intersection of food, drinks, culture and history.” The history of honey is the subject of the first event, Thursday, May 19, from 5:30-8 …

Sections: Community Spotlight, Going Out, Haverhill

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  • Sound Beat: 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
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Tuesday’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guest: Trudi Woods of the Haverhill Garden Club.
  • 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.
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