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City Desk

Haverhill Makes Plans for Spending $7 Million in Federal COVID-19 Aid; $30 Million to Go

Haverhill Makes Plans for Spending $7 Million in Federal COVID-19 Aid; $30 Million to Go
The City of Haverhill has spent or earmarked just under $7 million of approximately $37.5 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act money. The COVID-19 relief aid was paid to cities across the country to offset losses caused by the pandemic. On Tuesday, Haverhill City Auditor and Chief Financial Officer Angel Wills presented the City Council with an overview of …

Sections: COVID-19, Haverhill

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Regional News

Methuen American Legion, VFW and City Invite Memorial Day Parade Marchers; Register by May 20

Methuen American Legion, VFW and City Invite Memorial Day Parade Marchers; Register by May 20
Methuen American Legion Post 122 with the assistance of Arnold Greenwood Post 8349 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Methuen Veterans Affairs Department are inviting veterans, active-duty military, National Guard members, reservists, civic organizations, scout troops and school groups and clubs to march in this year’s Memorial Day Parade. Those interested are asked to register by Friday, May 20. The …

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Education

Pentucket Regional Schools Cut Spending, Increase Fees; Both Sides Blame State Ed Formula

Pentucket Regional Schools Cut Spending, Increase Fees; Both Sides Blame State Ed Formula
The Pentucket Regional School Committee this week approved spending cuts and fee increases after two of its three member towns rejected a Proposition 2 ½ override. Groveland and Merrimac voters last week defeated what was called an “operational budget override” to pay for the district’s proposed $50 million spending plan. West Newbury had budgeted for the proposed increase. Both proponent …

Sections: Education, Region

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Community Spotlight

Memory Laners Perform for Haverhill Women’s City Club May 17

Memory Laners Perform for Haverhill Women’s City Club May 17
The Memory Laners, a longtime favorite, are back to sing for the Women’s City Club of Haverhill at its upcoming meeting. The Memory Laners, which take listeners on a magical musical tour of pop tunes from the 50s, 60s and 70s, appear Tuesday, May 17, during the regular monthly meeting from 1-3 p.m., at Advent Christian Church, lower level, 160 …

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Business Bulletin

MakeIT Haverhill, Haverhill Public Schools Score at Digital Equity Challenge

MakeIT Haverhill, Haverhill Public Schools Score at Digital Equity Challenge
MakeIT Haverhill walked away with the top prize and Haverhill schools won the Fan Favorite Award at the Digital Equity Challenge April 27. The inaugural event, which took place at UMass Lowell’s Innovation Hub in Haverhill, gave entrepreneurs and nonprofits a chance to pitch their ideas and projects for increasing digital access and literacy. The Challenge was open to Essex …

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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. 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.

Friday’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: Jennifer Matthews and Thea Tsagaris discuss Haverhill Exchange Club’s Hometown Heroes Program. and Kaleigh Pare-Shaughnessy of Whittier Birthplace.
  • 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.
  • Couple Next Door: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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