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Payano Appears Poised to Become Senator in New Lawrence, Haverhill and Methuen District

Payano Appears Poised to Become Senator in New Lawrence, Haverhill and Methuen District
Democrat Pavel Payano appears to be heading to the State House next January as the first senator elected to the new majority minority district serving Lawrence, Methuen and parts of Haverhill. Payano, who was challenged by fellow Democrats Doris V. Rodriguez of Lawrence and Eunice D. Zeigler of Methuen, faces no Republican opponent in November. The reconstituted 1st Essex District …

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Updated: DiZoglio Triumphs Over Democratic Establishment, Winning Party Primary Against Dempsey

Updated: DiZoglio Triumphs Over Democratic Establishment, Winning Party Primary Against Dempsey
State Sen. Diana DiZoglio beat back establishment Democrats Tuesday, winning the primary for state auditor against former Assistant Transportation Secretary Chris Dempsey. At the time of this report, with about 75% of the state’s precincts reporting, DiZoglio was winning by about 40,000 votes statewide. “Our campaign began way back in June of last year, built on a foundation of opening …

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Haverhill Receives $100,000 State Grant to Plant 300 More Trees Throughout the City

Haverhill Receives $100,000 State Grant to Plant 300 More Trees Throughout the City
Haverhill is one of 10 Massachusetts cities and several nonprofit organizations to receive a state grant to plant trees. The $100,000 grant to Haverhill is part of the state’s Greening the Gateway Cities Program, which relies on trees to reduce runoff flooding and provide a cooling effect in urban neighborhoods where large areas of pavement create significantly more heat. “Since …

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Judge Sentences Lawrence Man Who Made Fentanyl Drug Deal in Haverhill to 10 Years in Prison

Judge Sentences Lawrence Man Who Made Fentanyl Drug Deal in Haverhill to 10 Years in Prison
A 26-year-old Lawrence man, who was arrested two years ago for negotiating the sale of the deadly drug fentanyl at an unnamed Haverhill restaurant, was sentenced to a decade in prison. Jefri Paulino was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV recently to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Paulino pleaded guiltylast …

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Regional News

West Newbury Water Department Expects Water Shutdown Thursday for Valve Installation

West Newbury Water Department Expects Water Shutdown Thursday for Valve Installation
Drinking water in West Newbury is expected to be shut off for a few hours Thursday for installation of a new three-way valve. Water Department Superintendent Michael Gootee said Tuesday a new water valving system will be installed Thursday, Sept. 8, on the water main located in the driveway of Long Hill Orchard. Work will be performed by the Water …

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Education

Despite Free Meals, Whittier Tech Encourages Families to Complete Meal Benefit Applications

Despite Free Meals, Whittier Tech Encourages Families to Complete Meal Benefit Applications
Although school meals are free this year in Massachusetts, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School is encouraging families to complete a Meal Benefit Application. Applications may help connect families to additional benefits and the data also supports allocation of additional state money for the pilot school meal program. Whittier Tech is participating in the National School Lunch Program and the …

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Community Spotlight

Methuen Young People’s Theatre Presents ‘HMS Pinafore’ This Weekend in Methuen

Methuen Young People’s Theatre Presents ‘HMS Pinafore’ This Weekend in Methuen
The Methuen Young People’s Theatre presents its production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore” this weekend. The comedy musical takes place on a Royal Navy ship where the captain’s daughter falls in love with a lower-class sailor. The pair must fight against society’s expectations to make their romance work. The show takes place Friday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, …

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Business Bulletin

Greater Haverhill Chamber Names Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods Business of the Month

Greater Haverhill Chamber Names Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods Business of the Month
Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods has been named Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce’s business of the month for September. The Haverhill-based company completed a new $100 million Ward Hill plant in 2019 to help the company double production of hommus and Mediterranean foods. At the time, the 125,000 square-foot plant was expected to add 125 jobs to its existing 750-employee operation. It …

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