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City Desk

School Committee Learns a Fifth or More of Haverhill Students are Chronically Absent

School Committee Learns a Fifth or More of Haverhill Students are Chronically Absent
September is National Attendance Awareness Month, designed to emphasize the need for students to maintain consistent attendance in order to achieve academic success. Haverhill School Committee members, however, were shocked and dismayed last Thursday to learn about a fifth or more of Haverhill students are chronically absent. Speaking to the committee, Haverhill Public Schools’ Supervisor of Attendance Lorna Marchant presented …

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Haverhill Rotary Presents $15,000 in Grants to Nonprofit Veterans and Community Organizations

Haverhill Rotary Presents $15,000 in Grants to Nonprofit Veterans and Community Organizations
A dozen Haverhill nonprofits last week shared $15,000 in grants from the Rotary Club of Haverhill. Veterans North East Outreach Center was the largest beneficiary, receiving $5,000 from the grant pool, largely generated by Rotary Club’s signature event—its annual Veterans Day Breakfast. Scott Forbes, executive director, of Veterans North East Outreach Center was on hand to accept the grant, presented …

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Regional News

Highway Ramps from Interstate 495 to I-93 in Andover Close Each Night This Week for Excavation

Highway Ramps from Interstate 495 to I-93 in Andover Close Each Night This Week for Excavation
Ramps from Interstate 495 to I-93 in Andover will temporarily close each night this week to allow workers to excavate and install electrical conduits and hand holes on the right shoulder of the ramps. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports the I-495 northbound exit, 97A, and I-495 southbound exit, 97B, ramps close each night from 8 p.m.- 5 a.m., through …

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Education

Northern Essex Community College Names Paul as Executive Director of Marketing Communications

Northern Essex Community College Names Paul as Executive Director of Marketing Communications
Keith Paul this summer joined Northern Essex Community College as executive director of marketing communications, taking over from Ron Taber, who is retiring after 24 years with the college. Paul comes to Northern Essex from Springfield Technical Community College, where he has been the director of marketing and communications since 2019. He says he considers marketing a “contact sport” and …

Sections: Education, Haverhill, Region

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Classes of 1965 High School Reunion Takes Place Friday

Haverhill Classes of 1965 High School Reunion Takes Place Friday
Haverhill’s Classes of 1965 Reunion is putting out a last call for members, spouses and friends who wish to attend this Friday’s event. The casual afternoon and early night of friendship, reminiscing and conversation takes place informally. Attendees may order off a limited menu and there will be a cash bar, but purchases of food and drink are not required. …

Sections: Community Spotlight, Education, Haverhill

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Business Bulletin

MakeIT Haverhill’s Job Fair Takes Place Thursday with Public and Private Sector Openings

MakeIT Haverhill’s Job Fair Takes Place Thursday with Public and Private Sector Openings
MakeIT Haverhill is having a job fair this Thursday featuring both public and private sector career opportunities. Public jobs include mail carriers, mail handlers, window clerks and mail processors at the U.S. Post Office and an administrative position within the Haverhill Police Department. Haverhill police officials are also available to advise on how to become an officer. Other jobs are …

Sections: Business Bulletin, Haverhill

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Obituaries

Nancy Paszko, Longtime Haverhill Schools’ Business Administrator, Dies at 91

Nancy Paszko, Longtime Haverhill Schools’ Business Administrator, Dies at 91
Nancy A. (Yaylian) Paszko, 91, known to generations of residents as a Haverhill Public Schools’ administrator and longtime Haverhill resident, died Friday, Sept. 9, at Hannah Duston Longterm Healthcare Facility. Born in Groveland, daughter of the late Avak and Kungeny Yaylian, she was a graduate of Haverhill High School and received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration …

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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: Helen Sheehan, Eammon’s Heart Foundation, and Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Executive Director Javier Bristol.
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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.
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