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City Desk

Haverhill Man Delivers Special Sept. 11 Tribute Sunday to Broadcasters Killed During Attack

Haverhill Man Delivers Special Sept. 11 Tribute Sunday to Broadcasters Killed During Attack
Broadcast engineers who lost their lives during the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center 21 years ago will be remembered Sunday in Haverhill by amateur radio operators. Engineer Andrew Denoncour of Haverhill recently helped establish a new radio repeater just below the antennas of WXRV and WHAV on the tall tower atop Silver Hill. It will be formally dedicated …

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U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan On Hand for Delivery of $7.6 Million Grant to Replace MBTA’s S. Elm St. Bridge

From left to right: David Quiroa, City Councilor Joseph J. Bevilacqua. State Rep. Lenny Mirra, State Rep. Andy X. Vargas, Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini, Congresswoman Lori Trahan, Senator Barry R. Finegold, State Rep. Christina A. Minicucci. at the Haverhill MBTA Station. (WHAV News photograph)
Local, state and federal officials were on hand Thursday for the formal delivery of a $7.6 million grant to replace the railroad overpass at South Elm Street. As only WHAV reported Aug. 19, the money comes from a U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal-State Partnership Grant and earmarked to the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority. The bridge is used by Amtrak’s Downeaster …

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Podcast: Basiliere on the Radio Tuesday Says Help Available to Veterans This Weekend

Podcast: Basiliere on the Radio Tuesday Says Help Available to Veterans This Weekend
This weekend, military veterans may receive free peer support, suicide prevention counseling and other mental health help as the Warrior Support Task Force again sets up shop at Haverhill’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Services for area veterans will be made available Saturday and Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at Millbrook Park, 111 Mill St., …

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Education

Bus Driver Shortage Causes Delays, Continues to Vex Haverhill School Administrators

Bus Driver Shortage Causes Delays, Continues to Vex Haverhill School Administrators
With the first two weeks of school now on the books, School Superintendent Margaret Marotta says, with one exception, the process has gone relatively smoothly. That one exception is, as it was last year, transportation. Speaking at Thursday night’s School Committee meeting, Marotta said there is a positive attitude at the schools this year. “Inside the schools, the attitudes are …

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Community Spotlight

Tattersall Farm Holds Free Sheep Dog Trial This Weekend

Tattersall Farm Holds Free Sheep Dog Trial This Weekend
The top herding dogs and handlers in New England are gathering at Tattersall Farm this weekend to participate in a timed sheep dog trial. The course is similar to the demands and needs of everyday farm work. It consists of skills like gathering and outrunning sheep, lifting, fetching and driving and penning. Each dog is judged on how quickly and …

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Haverhill Art Walk Brings Art and Music Back to Downtown Haverhill on Saturday

Haverhill Art Walk Brings Art and Music Back to Downtown Haverhill on Saturday
Creative Haverhill is hosting a series of musical and artistic events during the Haverhill Art Walk Saturday. The walk takes place Saturday, Sept. 10, from 3-6 p.m. in downtown Haverhill. The events span across Washington, Wingate, Essex and Emerson Streets. On Washington Street, DJ Bil presents a rotating lineup of music while Array of Trades’ Rachel Johnson hosts an interactive …

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Today’s Radio Highlights

  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.

Saturday’s Radio Highlights

  • 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.

Sunday’s Radio Highlights

  • 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: This week’s edition explores restorative justice in education—the topic of the most recent session of the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Speaker Series at Lawrence High School. The session touched on the many different meanings of the term “restorative justice” and also the many “restorative practices” that help improve the schools that serve the most vulnerable students in area communities. Join the panelists, Quin Gonell, manager of Restorative Justice at Lawrence High School, Jadi Taveras, head of school at Esperanza Academy and Dr. Guy Fish, president and CEO of Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in this multi-part series on restorative justice.
  • 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.

Monday’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guests: YMCA Regional Executive Director Tracy Fuller and Rep. Lenny Mirra.
  • 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.
  • FSN World News: 11 p.m.
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