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Haverhill Police Accuse 31-Year-Old Haverhill Man of Tire Slashing Spree in Bradford

Haverhill Police Accuse 31-Year-Old Haverhill Man of Tire Slashing Spree in Bradford
A 31-year-old Haverhill man was arraigned in Haverhill District Court on charges he slashed the tires of at least 29 of his neighbors’ cars a little more than a week ago. Haverhill Police said as many as 46 vehicles were damaged over several days. Michael M. McLaughlin, of 3 S. Lincoln St., was charged with 30 counts of malicious damage …

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Haverhill City Council to Have Final Say Over Developers’ Major Site Plan Changes

Haverhill City Council to Have Final Say Over Developers’ Major Site Plan Changes
The Haverhill City Council gave its okay to a proposal by City Solicitor William D. Cox Jr. on Tuesday, limiting what modifications are allowed to previously approved development projects without the Council’s consent. Councilors asked for clarification as to the kinds of changes to an approved project that could be considered minor, and handled by the city’s Economic Development and …

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Northern Essex President Glenn and Three Others in Running for State Education Post

Northern Essex President Glenn and Three Others in Running for State Education Post
Northern Essex Community College President Lane A. Glenn, seeking the post of Massachusetts higher education commissioner, and three other finalists will be interviewed tomorrow. As only WHAV reported Tuesday, Glenn broke the news of his candidacy to college faculty and staff in a Monday afternoon email. Glenn said he was not looking for a job and, if he is not …

Sections: Education, Haverhill, Region

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Campaign Notes: Gov. Baker in Haverhill Tonight to Support DeFranco for State Senate

Campaign Notes: Gov. Baker in Haverhill Tonight to Support DeFranco for State Senate
Gov. Charlie Baker is in Haverhill tonight, speaking in support of Republican candidate for state senate Salvatore P. DeFranco of Haverhill. DeFranco is seeking the newly reconfigured 2nd Essex and Middlesex District senate seat. He faces no opposition in the upcoming Republican primary and will face off against incumbent Democrat Barry R. Finegold of Andover in November. “Sal’s experience as …

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Regional News

Public Bus Schedule Out of Lawrence Changes to Every 30 Minutes Starting Sept. 6

Public Bus Schedule Out of Lawrence Changes to Every 30 Minutes Starting Sept. 6
For the first time in the history of the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority, all Lawrence-based bus routes begin operating Tuesday, Sept. 6. every 30 minutes, all day. The Authority said Lawrence buses ran only every 30 minutes during peak hours, but provided hourly service at all other times. “For many riders, this proved to be confusing, as they were …

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Off Ramp Between Interstates 93 and 495 in Andover to Close Nightly Starting Sunday

Off Ramp Between Interstates 93 and 495 in Andover to Close Nightly Starting Sunday
Drivers are advised that the northbound off ramp from Interstate 93 to Interstate 495 in Andover closes Sunday night through Friday, Sept. 2. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said the temporary closing of the exit 40A ramp on I-93 northbound to I-495 northbound takes place each night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning The closing allows excavation …

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Education

Haverhill Schools List Upgrades Ahead of First Day of School; Youngest Pupils to Get Backpacks

Haverhill Schools List Upgrades Ahead of First Day of School; Youngest Pupils to Get Backpacks
Haverhill Public Schools are getting ready for the first day of school with staff participating in workshops, professional development classes and more. In a statement, the school department said yesterday, in preparation for the opening of buildings on Tuesday, Aug. 30, it has increased security; added vape detectors at multiple schools; inspected and upgraded public address systems; conducted deep cleaning; …

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Community Spotlight

Penta Par 3 Golf Tournament Takes Place Sept. 3

Penta Par 3 Golf Tournament Takes Place Sept. 3
The Penta Par 3 Golf Tournament is still looking for a few more players and the deadline is fast approaching. The tournament, which provides a scholarship in honor of the late Charlie Penta to a graduating senior from Haverhill High School, takes place Saturday, Sept. 3 at Murphy’s Garrison Golf Center, 654 Hilldale Ave., Haverhill. The fee is $30 per …

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