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Councilors Ask Mayor to Determine if Federal Money Can Help Drought-Stricken, Haverhill Farmers

Councilors Ask Mayor to Determine if Federal Money Can Help Drought-Stricken, Haverhill Farmers
As every backyard gardener will attest, the hot, dry weather this summer has played havoc with vegetables and other crops and, for the farming community, the drought-like conditions are hitting them right in the pocketbook. As a result, Haverhill City Councilor Joseph J. Bevilacqua introduced a motion last Tuesday asking Mayor James J. Fiorentini to look into the possible availability …

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Poet Comeau Reflects on Repercussions of ‘Fooling With Truth’

Poet Comeau Reflects on Repercussions of ‘Fooling With Truth’
Editor’s note: Dr. Raymond F. Comeau tackles a timely topic with his poem, “Fooling With Truth.” A Haverhill native, and now of Belmont, Comeau is a retired dean and current lecturer at Harvard University Extension School. He is also a trustee, emeritus, of the John Greenleaf Whittier Birthplace in Haverhill. Fooling With Truth It’s intriguing but sad How we think …

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Education

Haverhill School Committee Selects Boston Law Firm for Union Bargaining and Other Labor Issues

Haverhill School Committee Selects Boston Law Firm for Union Bargaining and Other Labor Issues
The Haverhill School Committee chose a new law firm last Thursday to assist with contract negotiations, employee discipline and other labor relations matters. Boston-based Morgan, Brown and Joy was selected after committee members interviewed representatives from three firms seeking the assignment. Other contenders were Mirick O’Connell out of Worcester and Murphy, Hesse, Toomey and Lehane of Quincy. In his pitch, …

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Community Spotlight

‘PrintWorks: Making Music ‘ This Saturday at Museum of Printing

‘PrintWorks: Making Music ‘ This Saturday at Museum of Printing
Haverhill’s Museum of Printing plans, what it calls, “a multi-century, multi-sensory interactive event combining an art installation, printmaking workshop and live musical performance” this Saturday. “PrintWorks: Making Music” features a workshop, recital and food. There will be a self-guided tour, hands-on printmaking in the Museum’s letterpress studio, lunch and snacks on the patio deck and a musical program at 3 …

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Business Bulletin

Podcast: Haverhill’s 5th Annual Restaurant Week Sprinkled with Special Events and $20.22 Prices

Podcast: Haverhill’s 5th Annual Restaurant Week Sprinkled with Special Events and $20.22 Prices
Haverhill’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week will again be bookended by a sold-out, under the stars eating event and a capstone awards night. In between, more than a dozen local dining establishments are celebrating the year with appropriately priced $20.22 specials. The kickoff is L’Arche Boston North’s Longest Table Thursday, Aug. 18, on the Rep. Brian S. Dempsey Boardwalk. Haverhill Chamber …

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