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City Desk

Haverhill City Council Set to Kick Off Summer Events Season, Hearing Permit Requests Tonight

Haverhill City Council Set to Kick Off Summer Events Season, Hearing Permit Requests Tonight
In advance of the outdoor season, Haverhill city councilors are poised tonight to approve summer events. CiderFeast New England is expected to receive City Council permission tonight to hold its second annual festival next month. James Carbone, producer, said the “all-inclusive food and drink tasting event” is planned for Thursday, June 23, between 5 and 8:30 p.m., on the grounds …

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One Tree Receives Reprieve After Second Look at Pole Locations to Meet Business Electricity Need

One Tree Receives Reprieve After Second Look at Pole Locations to Meet Business Electricity Need
A promised second look at trees in the way of bringing electricity to new businesses brought a reprieve last week to one large tree. Haverhill City Councilors Melinda E. Barrett, Melissa J. Lewandowski, representatives of National Grid, neighbors and interim Public Works Director Robert E. Ward reviewed plans to remove more than 100 trees. “We saved a big tree on …

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Regional News

Following Failed Pentucket Regional School Override Vote, Both Sides to Pitch Ideas Wednesday Over WHAV

Following Failed Pentucket Regional School Override Vote, Both Sides to Pitch Ideas Wednesday Over WHAV
With two out of the three towns recently voting against a tax override for Pentucket Regional School District, both sides outline their next steps during live interviews Wednesday morning over 97.9 WHAV. Former Groveland Selectman Joseph D’Amore is scheduled to appear  on WHAV’s “Win for Breakfast” program around 8:15 followed by Pentucket School Superintendent Justin Bartholomew at 8:45. Both Groveland …

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Cleanup and Animal Progress at Plaistow’s Beede Waste Oil Site Subject of Open House Saturday

Cleanup and Animal Progress at Plaistow’s Beede Waste Oil Site Subject of Open House Saturday
Plaistow, N.H., residents have an opportunity to learn about this year’s cleanup plans and animal rehabilitation during an open house at the Beede Waste Oil Superfund site. Chris Bogard, focused on turtles, and Wings of the Dawn will be on hand to discuss wildlife at the contaminated 41-acre site. Residents may attend Saturday, May 14, from 9-11 a.m., at 221 …

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Education

Board Unanimously Names Julie Chen to Succeed Moloney as UMass Lowell Chancellor

Board Unanimously Names Julie Chen to Succeed Moloney as UMass Lowell Chancellor
Dr. Julie Chen, who has served as UMass Lowell’s vice chancellor for research and innovation since 2016, was named Monday to succeed Chancellor Jacquie Moloney. UMass President Marty Meehan, a UMass Lowell alumnus and former UMass Lowell chancellor, recommended Chen to the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees. “With her vast experience in all the areas that will determine the …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Garden Club Annual Plant Sale Saturday, May 21

Haverhill Garden Club Annual Plant Sale Saturday, May 21
The Haverhill Garden Club’s is offering opportunities to buy perennials, annuals, herbs and more at its annual plant sale. The event, the Garden Club’s largest annual fundraiser, takes place Saturday, May 21, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to sellout, at Bradford Common. Residents may bring garden tools for sharpening and there will also be a chance to win a …

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Business Bulletin

Greater Haverhill Chamber Plans Free Leads Lunch for Members Wednesday, June 1

Greater Haverhill Chamber Plans Free Leads Lunch for Members Wednesday, June 1
The next Leads Lunch of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce takes place on the first of June. Leads Lunches encourage Chamber members to grow their professional networks and increase lead generation within Greater Haverhill. Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month, from noon-1 p.m., at UMass Lowell Innovation Hub. 2 Merrimack St., third floor. Attendance is …

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Obituaries

Former U.S. Army Paratrooper Paul J. Heffernan, 86, Worked at Hooker and Howe Costume Co.

Former U.S. Army Paratrooper Paul J. Heffernan, 86, Worked at Hooker and Howe Costume Co.
Paul J. Heffernan, 86, of Newton, N.H., and formerly of Haverhill, passed away at Exeter Hospital last Wednesday afternoon, May 4, with his loving family at his side. Heffernan bravely fought health challenges for many years and fell tired just short of his 87th birthday. Born in Haverhill on June 4, 1935, he was the son of the late John …

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Today’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: Trudi Woods of the Haverhill Garden Club and Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Executive Director Javier Bristol.
  • 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.
  • Haverhill City Council: When in session, live, 7 p.m.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Wednesday’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: Former Groveland Selectman Joe D’Amore and Pentucket Regional School District Superintendent Justin Bartholomew.
  • 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.
  • Great Gildersleeve: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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