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Haverhill Convenes Roundtable to Resolve ‘Urgent’ Lack of Affordable Housing in City

Haverhill Convenes Roundtable to Resolve ‘Urgent’ Lack of Affordable Housing in City
Representatives of Community Action, Northeast Legal Services and housing advocates received a preview last Friday of Mayor James J. Fiorentini’s plans to require housing developers to set aside some units as affordable housing. The round-table discussion came a little more than a year after he asked the Haverhill Planning Board to consider an ordinance requiring 10% of units at new …

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Analysis: For and Against, High-Profile Women Take Sides in Sen. DiZoglio’s Bid for State Auditor

Analysis: For and Against, High-Profile Women Take Sides in Sen. DiZoglio’s Bid for State Auditor
There’s no evidence women will be voting as a bloc for state auditor during the Democratic primary in three weeks. The race hasn’t caught much public attention and this WHAV analysis attempts to shed light on a particular dynamic. Sen. Diana DiZoglio over the past decade has campaigned as a firebrand for state representative, senator and, now, state auditor—and her …

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Regional News

Groveland Seeks to Hire Full-Time Council on Aging Director After Fisher Gives Notice

Groveland Seeks to Hire Full-Time Council on Aging Director After Fisher Gives Notice
Groveland’s Council on Aging is looking for a full-time director after the current director tendered her resignation. The job is currently held by Amanda Fisher who gave her notice last week after holding the job about six months. According to a job posting, “The Director identifies programs, services and activities that enable Groveland elders to be active participants in the …

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Education

Families Have Opportunity Tonight to Meet Haverhill High School Leadership

Families Have Opportunity Tonight to Meet Haverhill High School Leadership
Students and parents have an opportunity tonight to meet the new and returning members of the Haverhill High School administration. Interim Principal Kevin Soraghan invites families to share thoughts and concerns during the informal meet and greet tonight, Aug. 16, at 6:30, in the High School Auditorium, 137 Monument St. Schedules are not yet available. Soraghan noted a more formal …

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Community Spotlight

Firefighting Museum Shows How to Survive a Smoke-Filled Fire During Saturday Demonstration

Firefighting Museum Shows How to Survive a Smoke-Filled Fire During Saturday Demonstration
The Haverhill Firefighting Museum and Haverhill Fire Department are teaming up this Saturday to demonstrate how to survive a smoke-filled fire The fire safety program is geared to both children and adults with a Smoke Tunnel for children to crawl through, helping to show the danger of smoke. It takes place Saturday, Aug. 20, from noon-3, at the Museum, 75 …

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Business Bulletin

‘Back-to-School’ Cookie-Decorating Class Set for Sept. 4

‘Back-to-School’ Cookie-Decorating Class Set for Sept. 4
Mindy Paper Cookies is offering a “Back to School Cookie Decorating Class” with familiar student themes. Participants will create such designs as a pencil, book stack, bookworm, apple and star using royal icing and go home with a set of browned-butter sugar cookies. The in-person class lasts about an hour and includes five cookies, six colors of royal icing, icing …

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Obituaries

Longtime Haverhill Purchasing Agent Betty Burrill Dies at 92

Longtime Haverhill Purchasing Agent Betty Burrill Dies at 92
Haverhill’s former longtime purchasing agent, Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Burrill, 92 died last Saturday morning. Burrill was employed by the City of Haverhill for more than 30 years—25 of those as purchasing agent. She died Aug. 13 at Hannah Dustin Long Term Care after a period of declining health. Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and …

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