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Haverhill News

Committee Decides Proposals to Change How Haverhill Government Operates Should Wait For Now

Committee Decides Proposals to Change How Haverhill Government Operates Should Wait For Now
If Haverhill decides to make changes to how local government operates, it will likely be an exhaustive review rather than a single item such as electing city councilors by district. That was the consensus of the City Council’s Administration and Finance Committee Tuesday night. While a hot topic in Haverhill two years ago, Councilor William J. Macek said the issue …

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Haverhill Deputy Fire Chief O’Brien Succeeds Laliberty; Mayor Asks Him to Hire Women, Minority Firefighters

Haverhill Deputy Fire Chief O’Brien Succeeds Laliberty; Mayor Asks Him to Hire Women, Minority Firefighters
Haverhill Deputy Fire Chief Robert M. O’Brien will succeed William F. Laliberty as fire chief. O’Brien was appointed by Mayor James J. Fiorentini and has already been asked to hire women and recruit minorities. He is scheduled to be sworn in during a ceremony Monday morning at the Water Street Fire Station. The mayor said he believes O’Brien will continue …

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One Million More Eligible for Vaccine; Haverhill, Methuen, Lawrence Exempt from Local Cuts

One Million More Eligible for Vaccine; Haverhill, Methuen, Lawrence Exempt from Local Cuts
Massachusetts will roughly double the population eligible for COVID-19 vaccines Thursday, when people over age 65, residents and staff of affordable and low-income housing for seniors, and people with two or more health conditions that put them at higher risk may make appointments. As the state expands eligibility, it’s also focusing on high-capacity locations like mass vaccination sites and regional …

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Regional News

Plaistow, N.H. Town Clerk’s Office Adds Monday Time and Cuts Friday Hours Starting in March

Plaistow, N.H. Town Clerk’s Office Adds Monday Time and Cuts Friday Hours Starting in March
The Plaistow, N.H. town clerk’s office is adjusting its hours in March to cope with reduced availability of trained staff and safety concerns. Town Clerk Martha Fowler said this week the new hours are Mondays from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; and closed Fridays. In a statement, the clerk’s office said, “We understand that …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Public Library Offers Special Programs for Black History Month; Tonight History of Civil Rights

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The Haverhill Public Library presents the “History of Civil Rights” during a special online presentation tonight (Feb. 18) as part of Black History Month. Retired history teacher Lee Thomas speaks from 6:30-7:30 p.m. about the history of the civil rights movement in the United States. He includes a discussion of his life in the south during the height of the …

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries—Frank A. Chiaravalloti, 67, Owned Public Image Corporation, Metrics

Today’s Obituaries—Frank A. Chiaravalloti, 67, Owned Public Image Corporation, Metrics
Frank A. Chiaravalloti of Lawrence passed away at his home surrounded by his wife and children on Feb. 10, after fighting a valiant battle against a rare form of cancer, Multiple Myeloma. He wanted everyone to know that he also suffered from depression, a silent disease that he fought and from which he emerged the victor. He was 67. Frank …

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Radio Listings

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.
  • 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.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Friday’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guest: Sen. Diana DiZoglio.
  • 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.
  • DJ Chris on the Radio: Live, 6:10 p.m.
  • Couple Next Door: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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