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Haverhill Council’s Denial of Diesel Fuel Storage on Amesbury Road Sparks Lawsuits

Haverhill Council’s Denial of Diesel Fuel Storage on Amesbury Road Sparks Lawsuits
A diesel fuel dealer, unhappy with the Haverhill City Council’s recent denial of a fuel storage license on Amesbury Road, is asking both Essex County Superior Court and the state’s Land Court to override the decision. Kayrouz Petroleum of Westborough said in court filings it was to be the tenant at 298 Amesbury Road and agent of landowner Steven J. …

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Podcast: Saturday’s Performance of ‘The Abolitionist’s Refrain’ Tells Another Side of Poet Whittier

Podcast: Saturday’s Performance of ‘The Abolitionist’s Refrain’ Tells Another Side of Poet Whittier
The aftermath of Haverhill poet John Greenleaf Whittier’s contributions to ending American slavery is the subject of “The Abolitionist’s Refrain,” to be performed Saturday, with the stage being Whittier Birthplace in Haverhill. “The Abolitionist’s Refrain” was created by playwright Michael Cormier, who recently appeared on WHAV’s morning program. “Most people don’t realize that he was an abolitionist and a very …

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Regional News

Maine Man Pleads Guilty to Driving to Georgetown for Sex with 13-Year-old Girl, Possessing Child Porn

Maine Man Pleads Guilty to Driving to Georgetown for Sex with 13-Year-old Girl, Possessing Child Porn
A 30-year-old Maine man pleaded guilty last week in federal court to traveling to Georgetown for sex he believed would be with a 13-year-old girl and possessing 7,000 images and videos of child pornography. Patrick Plummer, of Parsonsfield, Maine, pleaded guilty to attempted enticement of a minor, intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a person under 18 years …

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Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Speaker Series Helps Define ‘Restorative Justice’

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Speaker Series Helps Define ‘Restorative Justice’
Panelists Quin Gonell and Jadi Taveras discussed restorative justice in education at the second session of the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Speaker Series. The event took place Aug. 18, at Lawrence High School, and focused on the different meanings of restorative justice and the many methods used to improve schools serving particularly vulnerable students. Taveras, head of Esperanza Academy, …

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Education

Northern Essex and Emmanuel College Create Associate to Bachelor’s Nursing Path

Northern Essex and Emmanuel College Create Associate to Bachelor’s Nursing Path
Graduates of Northern Essex Community College’s Associate in Science in Nursing program are now able to make a seamless transition into Emmanuel College’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program through a new joint admissions agreement between the institutions. Northern Essex students who intend to complete the associate program will be conditionally accepted into Emmanuel College’s online program and be …

Sections: Education, Haverhill, Region

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill River Bards Poetry Series Returns for Free Readings Starting Friday, Downtown

Haverhill River Bards Poetry Series Returns for Free Readings Starting Friday, Downtown
The Haverhill River Bards Poetry Series returns in-person this fall to host free readings from local poets and a family friendly, first come first serve open mic. It begins with featured River Bards member Dan Speers Friday, Sept. 9, from 7-9 p.m., at HC Media, 2 Merrimack St., Haverhill. Speers is a former journalist, textbook author and award-winning novelist and …

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  • 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.
  • Haverhill School Committee: When in session, Live. 7 p.m.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 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. Guests: Hailey Moschella of Haverhill Art Walk and Janice Stillman, editor, “Old Farmer’s Almanac.”
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  • 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.
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  • FSN World News: 11 p.m.
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