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City Desk

City Council Calls for Speedier Scheduling and Repair of Damaged Light Poles in Haverhill

City Council Calls for Speedier Scheduling and Repair of Damaged Light Poles in Haverhill
Unfinished work on a number of damaged light poles is posing a threat to Haverhill joggers, bicyclists and pedestrians. Haverhill City Councilor Joseph J. Bevilacqua made that assertion at last week’s Council meeting where he presented two photographs—one showing the stump of a broken, metal light pole with sharp, jagged edges and the other, showing the same pole with an …

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Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Host Girls Summer Basketball Clinic

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Host Girls Summer Basketball Clinic
Girls participating in a recent Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill basketball clinic walked away from the event after a full day of activities and with new sneakers. The basketball clinic, aimed at local girls at Camp Tasker in Newton, N.H. Thirty-five girls attended the clinic and traveled in a bus sponsored by Sally O’Rorke of Gold Leaf Fine …

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Regional News

New Pentucket Regional Middle-High School Opens to Students Tuesday, Sept. 6

New Pentucket Regional Middle-High School Opens to Students Tuesday, Sept. 6
The $146.3 million Pentucket Regional Middle-High School opens to students Tuesday, Sept. 6. The school, designed by Dore and Whittier, is 211,700 square feet and has a maximum capacity of 1,250 students. A two-story wing of the building will house grades seven and eight while another three-story wing will include grades nine through 12. The two sides are connected by …

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Education

Golf Tournament Raises $20,000 for Northern Essex Community College Student Athletes

Golf Tournament Raises $20,000 for Northern Essex Community College Student Athletes
Northern Essex Community College raised more than $20,000 for student-athletes during its fifth annual golf tournament this past Monday. Organized by the Northern Essex Community College Athletics Department in conjunction with the NECC Foundation, the tournament attracted a sellout crowd of 144 golfers and more than 40 event sponsors Northern Essex Athletic Director Dan Blair called it the most successful …

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Community Spotlight

Greater Haverhill Arts Association Featured Artist Kathleen Hartley Displays Work at iHub

Greater Haverhill Arts Association Featured Artist Kathleen Hartley Displays Work at iHub
Kathleen Hartley is the featured member artist of the Greater Haverhill Arts Association for September and October. Through her paintings, she shares her appreciation of and gratitude for the beauty of the world. The artwork is on display and open to the public during regular iHub hours, in the Art Niche at iHub, 2 Merrimack St., Haverhill.

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Business Bulletin

EforAll Receives a More than $200,000 Federal Grant to Open Haverhill Site This Fall

EforAll Receives a More than $200,000 Federal Grant to Open Haverhill Site This Fall
Lowell-based Entrepreneurship for All, EforAll for short, plans to celebrate next week its receipt of a $242,779 federal grant to open a site in Haverhill. EforAll, a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate economic and social impact through inclusive entrepreneurship, said the expansion is expected to create 35 jobs and generate $1.1 million in private investment in Haverhill. It will …

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  • Sound Beat: 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
  • Insight Daily: 9:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
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