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Haverhill Councilors Approve Moving Line on Zoning Map to Allow for Duplex Homes

Haverhill Councilors Approve Moving Line on Zoning Map to Allow for Duplex Homes
The Haverhill City Council gave its approval last night to a landowner’s request to change the zoning designation of a portion of their land to allow for the construction of duplexes on the property. Attorney Robert D. Harb, representing the property owner Andrew R. Fanaras, petitioned the Council to rezone those lots at the corner of Boston and Freeman Streets. …

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Haverhill High Plans to Issue ‘Detentions’ to Students Who Walked Out in Peaceful Protest

Haverhill High Plans to Issue ‘Detentions’ to Students Who Walked Out in Peaceful Protest
Haverhill school officials described yesterday’s walkout of about 200 students in support of teachers as “peaceful, organized and respectful,” but plan to issue detentions to those who took part. Haverhill High School students, calling themselves “Students For Teachers,” left their classrooms at Haverhill High School Tuesday morning and walked out to the school track for a rally. In an earlier …

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Haverhill Commuter Rail Line Gains Permanent Addition of Oak Grove Stop After Orange Line Work

Haverhill Commuter Rail Line Gains Permanent Addition of Oak Grove Stop After Orange Line Work
The Haverhill commuter rail line is gaining an additional stop in Malden after proving its usefulness during the recent shutdown of the Orange Line subway. Oak Grove station, which reopened to support passengers during the Orange Line service disruption, will remain in service, becoming a regular stop on the Haverhill Line in Zone 1A. Additionally, some of the service added …

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Regional News

Groveland Receives State Grant for Water Treatment to Address Excess Minerals in Water Supply

Groveland Receives State Grant for Water Treatment to Address Excess Minerals in Water Supply
Groveland was recently awarded a $15,000 state grant to construct a new water treatment facility to deal with excess minerals. The state awarded the earmark to help supplement work performed under the Department of Housing and Community Development Housing Choice Small Town Grant that paid for a water treatment feasibility plan for Groveland. “This earmark will allow us to explore …

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Community Spotlight

MakeIT Haverhill Holds Open Registration for Free Computer Classes Throughout the Fall

MakeIT Haverhill Holds Open Registration for Free Computer Classes Throughout the Fall
MakeIT Haverhill is offering open registration for Haverhill residents to sign up for free, fall computer classes. Registration starts today, Sept. 21, from 5-6:45 p.m., and continues Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m.-noon, at MakeIT Haverhill’s collaboration space, 301 Washington St., Haverhill. The classes include a computer basics course covering email, internet browsing, cybersecurity and job search tools every Tuesday, …

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Business Bulletin

Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Holds Business Networking Mixer in Salisbury

Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Holds Business Networking Mixer in Salisbury
The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is offering a seaside view at its next business networking and referral mixer. The mixer takes place Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 5-7 p.m., at the Blue Ocean Event Center, 4 Ocean Front N., Salisbury. Attendees may participate in activities like networking, a business card drawing and a door prize raffle. Complimentary appetizers and a …

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Obituaries

Lorraine LaBranche, Founder of Haverhill Independent Newspaper and Loral Press Dies at 93

Lorraine LaBranche, Founder of Haverhill Independent Newspaper and Loral Press Dies at 93
Lorraine Theresa (Cote) LaBranche, 93, of Haverhill, one of the founders of the former Haverhill Independent newspaper and co-founder of Loral Press of Atkinson, N.H., died peacefully Sunday at Benchmark Senior Living at Haverhill Crossings. She was the chief financial officer and partner at Castle Publications, which launched and operated the Haverhill Independent in 1974 and several other regional newspapers. …

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