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Riverboat Rachel Carson Makes Test Run from Newburyport to Downtown Haverhill; Expects Final Approvals

Riverboat Rachel Carson Makes Test Run from Newburyport to Downtown Haverhill; Expects Final Approvals
Editor’s Note: “Win for Breakfast” host Win Damon accompanied Capt. Paul Aziz on a test run of the Rachel Carson last Thursday. Additional photographs below. The passenger riverboat, Rachel Carson, made a test run last Thursday up the Merrimack River from Newburyport to Haverhill’s public docks, taking into consideration shallow spots along the waterway made worse by drought conditions. Capt. …

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MVRTA to End Boston Commuter Bus Next Month, Seeks to Launch Van Pool Program Instead

MVRTA to End Boston Commuter Bus Next Month, Seeks to Launch Van Pool Program Instead
The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority is ending its Boston Commuter bus next month. “Changing commuting demand and unsustainable cost increases” are reasons the Haverhill-based authority listed for canceling the service. Riders from across the Merrimack Valley are served by the Boston Commuter bus which runs from Methuen, Lawrence and Andover. As consolation, the agency is offering free service on …

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I-495 Southbound Lanes Close Monday Night to Erect Variable Message Sign

I-495 Southbound Lanes Close Monday Night to Erect Variable Message Sign
Installation of a variable message sign along Interstate 495, between Haverhill and Methuen, means a southbound lane closing next Monday night through Tuesday morning. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation says the I-495 southbound slow speed lane will be shut down from 8 p.m., Monday, to 5 a.m., Tuesday, between exit 106, Ward Hill, and exit 105, Route 213, to allow …

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Regional News

Three Firefighters Taken to Hospitals During Three-Alarm Merrimac Blaze

Three Firefighters Taken to Hospitals During Three-Alarm Merrimac Blaze
Three firefighters battling a three-alarm fire Sunday afternoon in Merrimac were taken to nearby hospitals—one for a “heart-related medical emergency” and two for injuries fighting the blaze. Fire Chief Larry S. Fisher did not identify the firefighters or provide their conditions as of Sunday night. In a statement, the chief said firefighters were dispatched at about 2:15 p.m.to a single-family …

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Methuen Man, 31, Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Drug Dealing in Methuen and Lawrence

Methuen Man, 31, Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Drug Dealing in Methuen and Lawrence
A 31-year-old Methuen man pleaded guilty last Wednesday in federal court in Boston to his involvement in dealing in the deadly drug fentanyl. Nino De Leon Guzman, also known as “Chino,” pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, two counts of distribution of fentanyl, distribution of 40 grams or …

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Education

Feds Award More than $1.6 Million for Residency Program at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

Feds Award More than $1.6 Million for Residency Program at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, with locations in Lawrence, Haverhill and Methuen, recently became one of 72 teaching health centers to receive a federal grant to support its primary care residency program. The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration recently awarded $320,000 to Greater Lawrence Family Health Center. The Health center also received $1.3 million under the Teaching Health Center …

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Community Spotlight

Led by the Mayor, Haverhill River Bards to Recite Poetry at Senior Breakfast

Led by the Mayor, Haverhill River Bards to Recite Poetry at Senior Breakfast
The Haverhill River Bards will present their own as well as favorite poetry during an open mic reading during Aspen Hill Rehabilitation and Health Care Center’s upcoming senior breakfast. Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini is scheduled to kick off the reading by reading his own favorite poem during the breakfast Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 9-10:30 a.m., at Aspen Hill, formerly …

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Business Bulletin

Cline Joins Haverhill Bank as Vice President and Controller

Cline Joins Haverhill Bank as Vice President and Controller
Evan S. Cline recently joined Haverhill Bank as vice president and controller. Cline comes to Haverhill Bank with more than 25 years of experience in banking and finance, having most recently served as controller at GFA Federal Credit Union in Gardner. He previously held senior finance positions at Milford National Bank & Trust, People’s United Bank and First Trade Union …

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Obituaries

Haverhill’s First Woman Developer, ‘Peg’ Franzone Mathieson Dies at 91

Haverhill’s First Woman Developer, ‘Peg’ Franzone Mathieson Dies at 91
Madelyn F. “Peg” Franzone Mathieson, 91, of Bradford, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, at Lawrence General Hospital. She was born in Newburyport on June 20, 1931, daughter of the late Arthur and Christine (Boyd) Dunn. She was educated in the Haverhill school system and graduated from Haverhill High School. She owned and operated Franzone Realty for numerous years. Nana Peg …

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