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Baker Signs Cannabis Reform, Limiting Fees Cities Charge; Law a Victory for Stem that Sued Haverhill

Baker Signs Cannabis Reform, Limiting Fees Cities Charge; Law a Victory for Stem that Sued Haverhill
A court battle between Haverhill and a downtown cannabis shop may be moot now that Gov. Charlie Baker has signed legislation that requires communities to renegotiate “impact fees” in host agreements. Besides forcing renegotiation of host community agreements, the bill creates a Social Equity Trust Fund which would pay for loans and grants aimed at supporting people of color and …

Sections: Cannabis, Haverhill, State House News

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N.H. Officials Say Evidence Suggests Five-Year-Old Girl with Haverhill Ties was Murdered in 2019

N.H. Officials Say Evidence Suggests Five-Year-Old Girl with Haverhill Ties was Murdered in 2019
New Hampshire officials said Thursday they believe a five-year-old girl with Haverhill ties was murdered in 2019. N.H. Attorney General John M. Formella, Manchester, N.H., Police Chief Allen D. Aldenberg, and U.S. Marshal Enoch F. Willard said in a joint statement that Harmony Montgomery was murdered in Manchester in early December, 2019. “While Harmony’s remains have not yet been located, …

Sections: Crime, Haverhill

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Senate Signs Off on Haverhill Petition to Elect Council and School Committee Mostly by Ward

Senate Signs Off on Haverhill Petition to Elect Council and School Committee Mostly by Ward
The Massachusetts Senate Thursday approved Haverhill’s home rule petition, requiring candidates for City Council and School Committee a year from now to run mostly by neighborhood. The bill, sponsored in the state Senate by Sen. Diana DiZoglio, was previously passed by the House after being presented by Rep. Andy X. Vargas in that branch of the legislature. Legislation calls for …

Sections: Election Central, Haverhill, State House News

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Lawrence Man Gets 25-27-Year Prison Sentence for Rape and Death of Haverhill Sixth Grader

Lawrence Man Gets 25-27-Year Prison Sentence for Rape and Death of Haverhill Sixth Grader
The Lawrence man charged with the rape and death of a Haverhill sixth grader in 2018 pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to 25-27 years in prison. Lawrence Superior Court Judge Janice Howe accepted the guilty plea of 62-year-old Miguel Rivera to charges of manslaughter, aggravated rape of a child by force and distribution of class E drugs. Consentino School …

Sections: Crime, Haverhill, Region

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Regional News

Gubernatorial Candidate Healey in Lawrence to Support Housing and Job Training, Play Basketball

Gubernatorial Candidate Healey in Lawrence to Support Housing and Job Training, Play Basketball
Attorney General Maura Healey was in Lawrence Thursday, outlining her priorities if elected governor on housing and supporting the state’s manufacturing industry. Healey. who toured the 608 Broadway housing development in the former Marriner Mill building, which will include 87 units of mixed-income rental housing. She also picked up endorsements from Lawrence Mayor Brian De Peña, state Reps. Frank Moran …

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Community Spotlight

Farmers Market Vouchers Available for Haverhill Seniors from Council on Aging Tuesday, Aug. 16

Farmers Market Vouchers Available for Haverhill Seniors from Council on Aging Tuesday, Aug. 16
Haverhill Council on Aging is again offering Farmers Market vouchers worth $25 on a first-come, first-served basis. Coupons, sponsored by AgeSpan, may be used at any area Farmers Market and will be given only to those seniors who are 60-years-old or older or disabled and living in senior housing who are income eligible. For a single-person household, the annual income …

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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. Guest: Hailey Moschella of Haverhill Art Walk.
  • 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.
  • FSN World News: 11 p.m.

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  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Gunsmoke: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
  • FSN World News: 11 p.m.

Sunday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • Pulse on Health: Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be a lifesaver. Ashley Hall, director of the Northeast Tobacco Free Community Partnership, talks about her program which addresses smoking and tobacco cessation in more than 40 communities throughout the North Shore and Merrimack Valley.
  • World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
  • FSN World News: 11 p.m.

Monday’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: Rep. Christina A. Minicucci.
  • 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.
  • Suspense: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
  • FSN World News: 11 p.m.
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