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Haverhill Riverboat Tours Now Underway After Receiving Final U.S. Coast Guard Approval

Haverhill Riverboat Tours Now Underway After Receiving Final U.S. Coast Guard Approval
The Rachel Carson, Haverhill’s new passenger riverboat, began running tours yesterday from downtown Haverhill. Capt. Paul Aziz told WHAV his company, Yankee Clipper Tours, received its final signoff Wednesday from the U.S. Coast Guard. The so-called “stability letter” is a federal requirement that outlines allowable weight, number of passengers and crew and other information. The new 30-passenger catamaran style boat …

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Haverhill Tries ‘Last Desperate Measure’ to Force State’s Hand on Rocks Village Bridge Truck Ban

Haverhill Tries ‘Last Desperate Measure’ to Force State’s Hand on Rocks Village Bridge Truck Ban
The Haverhill City Council agreed this week to, what was termed, a “last desperate measure” in its attempt to have trucks banned from the Rocks Village Bridge. The bridge, which connects Haverhill to West Newbury, has been closed to all traffic since being hit by an over-height truck on March 17. That incident was the third time in the past …

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Education

In Job Interview, Glenn Blames Shift From Public to Private for High Student Loan Debt

In Job Interview, Glenn Blames Shift From Public to Private for High Student Loan Debt
Northern Essex Community College President Lane A. Glenn’s interview Thursday before the state Board of Higher Education touched on the topical subject of student loan debt. The discussion came a day after President Joe Biden said he plans to provide up to $20,000 in debt cancellation to Pell Grant recipients with loans held by the Department of Education, and up …

Sections: Education, Haverhill, Region

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Community Spotlight

Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Point Annual Picnic Takes Place This Sunday

Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Point Annual Picnic Takes Place This Sunday
The Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Point in Haverhill is holding its Annual Picnic this Sunday. Food options include lamb shish kebab, chicken kebab, losh kebab, kheyma, pastries and beverages, including wine and beer. Music will be provided by the Jason Naronian Ensemble and there will be cash raffles. The church has an air-conditioned hall and handicap accessible restrooms. Visitors …

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Eammon’s Heart Foundation Free Speaker Series Launches Wednesday with Familiar Leaders

Eammon’s Heart Foundation Free Speaker Series Launches Wednesday with Familiar Leaders
Eammon’s Heart Foundation, which aims to help young people become free from substance abuse, is launching a free, educational speaker series and open discussion on addiction, prevention, recovery and the role mental health plays. The first program features a representative from Congresswoman Lori Trahan’s office; former Haverhill City Councilor Colin F. LePage; Phil Lahey of Merrimac Valley Prevention and Substance …

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Business Bulletin

Alicia Studio 13 in Haverhill to Host Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Sept. 8

Alicia Studio 13 in Haverhill to Host Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Sept. 8
Alicia Studio 13 in Haverhill is hosting a business networking mixer for members of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce. Besides networking, there will be appetizers and business card drawing for door prizes The mixer takes place Thursday, Sep. 8, from 5-7 p.m., at Alicia Studio 13, 32 Washington St., Haverhill. Admission is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. …

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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: Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Director of Social Services Annmary Connor.
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  • 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.

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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
  • Pulse on Health: Part two of Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s Speaker Series on Health Inequity, moderated by Dr. Guy Fish, president and CEO of the Health Center. Panelists include Michael Curry, president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, and Juan Fernando Lopera, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Beth Israel Lahey Health.
  • 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.

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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: Methuen Director of Veterans Services Paul Jensen.
  • 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.
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