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Haverhill Expects to Begin Nearly $100 Million in Water and Sewer Upgrades Next Year

Haverhill Expects to Begin Nearly $100 Million in Water and Sewer Upgrades Next Year
Haverhill expects reduced borrowing costs and loan forgiveness as it tackles a variety of water and sewer projects, including a $26.7 million project to separate a combined sewer overflow near downtown. The state declared Haverhill eligible Monday for a reduced 1.5% interest rate and grants to take the pressure off ratepayers. Interim Public Works Director Robert E. Ward told WHAV …

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Haverhill Council Endorses Variety of Summer Events Citywide, from Rural to Urban

Haverhill Council Endorses Variety of Summer Events Citywide, from Rural to Urban
With warmer weather on the way, the outdoor festival and event season is fast approaching and, with that, the Haverhill City Council approved a number of summer events at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The first scheduled event is a cider and mead tasting and discussion Thursdays May 19 and June 9, from 5-8:30 p.m., at Whittier Birthplace, 305 Whittier Road. …

Sections: Going Out, Haverhill

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Regional News

Methuen Mayor Perry Asks Residents to Lobby Feds to Pay for Water Pipe and Sewer Repairs

Methuen Mayor Perry Asks Residents to Lobby Feds to Pay for Water Pipe and Sewer Repairs
Methuen is pressing residents into voluntary service, asking them to lobby their federal legislators into earmarking money for the city’s critical water pipe and sewer repairs. Mayor Neil Perry placed a form letter on the city’s website that residents may use to urge action by Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey and Congresswoman Lori Trahan. He said the idea of …

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Education

Haverhill Schools’ All-City Middle School Band Concert at 6 p.m., Tonight at J.G. Whittier

Haverhill Schools’ All-City Middle School Band Concert at 6 p.m., Tonight at J.G. Whittier
Haverhill Public Schools’ All-City Middle School Band Concert takes place tonight and welcomes the public. The annual concert features students from Grades 5-8, representing Dr. Paul Nettle, John Greenleaf Whittier, Dr. Albert B. Consentino, Caleb Dustin Hunking, John C. Tilton Upper and Silver Hill Schools. It takes place tonight, May 11, 6 p.m., at the back field of John Greenleaf …

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Twelve Whittier Tech Seniors Receive State Cosmetology Licenses

Twelve Whittier Tech Seniors Receive State Cosmetology Licenses
A dozen seniors from Whittier Regional Vocational Technical School have secured their state cosmetology licenses as a result of their training. Now licensed to practice Cosmetology in Massachusetts are Angelyna Sarette, Paul St. Louis, Devon Judson, Ana Barrera, Abi Winship, Carlie Stafford, Madison Efstratios and Shaye Rampulla, all of Haverhill; Emilia Carducci of Groveland; Aliyah Carillo and Juliana Hammond, both …

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Community Spotlight

Organizers Plan Fifth Annual Veterans’ Fishing Trip; Seats May Be Reserved Now

Organizers Plan Fifth Annual Veterans’ Fishing Trip; Seats May Be Reserved Now
Homeless and transitional veterans again have the chance to participate in free fishing excursions this summer. The Fifth Annual Veterans’ Fishing Trip is accepting names of veterans in advance of planned trips through Newburyport-based F/V Emme Charters and Captain Rick Boudrow and his family. Organizers include Merrimack Valley Hope Mission, 411 Cares and Stem Haverhill. Those interested may call 978-857-7696 …

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Business Bulletin

Edwards Vacuum, Monogram Foods, Rapid Coatings, Others on Hand for Thursday’s MakeIT Job Fair

Edwards Vacuum, Monogram Foods, Rapid Coatings, Others on Hand for Thursday’s MakeIT Job Fair
Haverhill’s newest employers, Edwards Vacuum, Monogram Foods and Rapid Coatings, join a variety of businesses meeting those in search of new careers at a job fair this Thursday. MakeIT Haverhill again offers job seekers the chance to meet local employers in a friendly environment where bi-lingual assistance is available for Spanish speakers. Its job fair takes place Thursday, May 12, …

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

Thursday’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: Veterans Northeast Outreach Center Executive Director Scott Forbes.
  • 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 School Committee: When in session, Live. 7 p.m.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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