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Meeting Abuses Lead Haverhill School Committee to Limit Public Comments to Agenda Items

Meeting Abuses Lead Haverhill School Committee to Limit Public Comments to Agenda Items
The Haverhill School Committee plans to limit unscheduled public comments at its meetings to items on the agenda, with members saying the comment policy has been abused. Committee members speaking last Thursday night said the public participation segment of regular meetings has been used to discuss personal issues of individual children that is legally private and complaints about individual staff …

Sections: Education, Haverhill

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Haverhill City Councilors Seek Water Supply Contingencies if Droughts Continue to Impact Region

Haverhill City Councilors Seek Water Supply Contingencies if Droughts Continue to Impact Region
Although much of the Bay State is feeling the effects of this summer’s lack of significant rainfall, Haverhill’s interim Department of Public Works director says the city remains in reasonably good shape. Director Robert E. Ward responded in advance of last week’s City Council meeting, answering questions expected by City Councilor Joseph J. Bevilacqua about the city’s drought status and …

Sections: Business Bulletin, Haverhill

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Haverhill Democrats Honor Distinguished Members; Issue Straw Poll Results

Haverhill Democrats Honor Distinguished Members; Issue Straw Poll Results
Haverhill Democrats honored their Distinguished honorees, heard from two running in statewide races and conducted a straw poll during the Haverhill Democratic City Committee’s Annual Roz McKeon Breakfast Saturday. Members, candidates and friends gathered at Maria’s Family Restaurant in downtown Haverhill. They heard from Congresswoman Lori Trahan, who was also honored as one of the Committee’s two Distinguished Democrats; Secretary …

Sections: Election Central, Haverhill, Region

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Thorne to Leave as Head of Merrimack River Watershed Council

Thorne to Leave as Head of Merrimack River Watershed Council
Merrimack River Watershed Council Executive Director Matthew Thorne steps down this week after two and a half years. He leaves Wednesday, Aug. 31. During his time, the Council created programs to protect and restore the Merrimack River, including water quality monitoring, riverbank restoration, dam removal projects and community-based education. Thorne assembled a team that will sustain and expand these programs …

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Community Spotlight

Olsen Performs Wednesday at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Closing the Season

Olsen Performs Wednesday at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Closing the Season
Timothy Olsen performs the final concert of Methuen Memorial Music Hall’s 2022 season this Wednesday night. Olsen, of Winston-Salem, N.C., plays works by Reger, Sweelinck, Karg-Elert, Bovet, Bonnet, Shearing and Bizet. Methuen Memorial Music Hall owns the first concert pipe organ in the United States The concert takes place Wednesday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 …

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Business Bulletin

Ruth’s House to be Recipient of Proceeds From Sunday Wellness Hot Yoga Classes

Ruth’s House to be Recipient of Proceeds From Sunday Wellness Hot Yoga Classes
Haverhill’s Wellness Hot Yoga is offering classes every Sunday with proceeds supporting local charities. For September, Ruth’s House of Lafayette Square is the recipient of all donations from weekly, 90-minute yoga practice. Classes begin at 4:30 p.m., every Sunday, at the studio at 34 Merrimack St. Community Class participants are invited to try this healing yoga practice, a hot yoga, …

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