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Haverhill News

Pentucket Bank Purchases its Harbor Place Units for $3.7 Million; Building Now Fully Occupied

Pentucket Bank Purchases its Harbor Place Units for $3.7 Million; Building Now Fully Occupied
Pentucket Bank said Friday it has purchased the fourth-floor space it had been leasing in the Harbor Place commercial building at White’s Corner. The bank has housed several of its administrative offices in the space since signing a 10-year lease agreement in 2016. Pentucket Bank CEO and Chairman Scott D. Cote said the purchase reinforces the “bank’s continued commitment to …

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Bowing to Legislative Pressure, Comcast Delays Planned Data Cap and Penalties to 2022

Bowing to Legislative Pressure, Comcast Delays Planned Data Cap and Penalties to 2022
Comcast has again delayed its plans to impose data caps and penalties on northeast customers. The internet provider had planned to enforce the new policy in April, then delayed it until August after legislators protested and now says caps and fees won’t begin until next year. State Sen. Susan L. Moran, representing the Plymouth and Barnstable District, credited Reps. Andy …

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Federal Emergency Management Agency Awards COVID-19 Grant to Haverhill Fire Department

Federal Emergency Management Agency Awards COVID-19 Grant to Haverhill Fire Department
The Haverhill Fire Department was awarded $21,271 Friday from the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of Assistance to Firefighters Grant COVID-19 Supplemental aid. Authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security—known as CARES—Act, the money is part of $100 million to support the purchase of personal protective equipment and related disinfectant supplies and equipment to help the fire …

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Haverhill Man Faces Drunken Driving Charge After Allegedly Sideswiping N.H. Cruiser

Haverhill Man Faces Drunken Driving Charge After Allegedly Sideswiping N.H. Cruiser
A 26-year-old Haverhill man was arrested and charged with drunken driving after allegedly sideswiping a New Hampshire State Police cruiser early this morning on I-93 in Salem, N.H. Alex Alvarez was driving a Maserati SUV about 1:45 a.m. when Trooper Robert Bifsha said he saw Alvarez nearly crash into the rear of another vehicle, swerve left and right and then …

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No Reported Serious Injuries After Car Strikes Empty Bradford Business Building

No Reported Serious Injuries After Car Strikes Empty Bradford Business Building
There were apparently no serious injuries when a sedan crashed through the front window of vacant building on South Main Street around 5 p.m., Friday. Fire Chief William F. Laliberty said the Toyota Camry appeared to be traveling north on Route 125 toward downtown Haverhill, when it crossed the southbound lane, drove up a slight incline and struck the bay …

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I-495 Construction Update: State Plans Day and Night Lane Closings for Bridge Replacement Prep

I-495 Construction Update: State Plans Day and Night Lane Closings for Bridge Replacement Prep
Both northbound and southbound lanes of I-495 will close at various times next week to accommodate construction of the new southbound bridge over the Merrimack River in Haverhill. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation warned that double left lane closures take place northbound and southbound, between exits 48 and 49, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 24 and 25, from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. …

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Community Spotlight

Greater Haverhill Arts Association Celebrates 50th Anniversary; Takes Virtual Show on the Road

Greater Haverhill Arts Association Celebrates 50th Anniversary; Takes Virtual Show on the Road
The Greater Haverhill Arts Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and offering to bring share its history with groups and organizations via online presentations. A “Talking Pictures Show,” discussing the work and mission of the Greater Haverhill Arts Association is available as a Google slide show with live commentary in either 15- or 30-minute versions. Officials are also …

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries—John Nazaretian, 77, Former Community Development Director

Today’s Obituaries—John Nazaretian, 77, Former Community Development Director
John Nazaretian, 77, of Atkinson, N.H., passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 19, at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill just after being diagnosed with leukemia a week earlier. John was born on June 14, 1943, the son of the late John and Virginia J. (Antaramian) Nazaretian. His father died defending freedom in World War II when John was just …

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Letters

Stop Rhetoric and Support and Guide Children Successfully through Pandemic

Letter: Stop Rhetoric and Support and Guide Children Successfully through Pandemic
To the Editor: I have been an educator for over 15 years and have worked in the Haverhill schools since 2013. No one can deny that this pandemic has caused strain in every single aspect of our lives. However, the behavior being exhibited by stakeholders regarding reopening the schools has been downright embarrassing. The education and future of our children …

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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. Guest: Greater Haverhill Chamber President and CEO Irene Haley.
  • 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.

Tuesday’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Ginny Salem, Northern Essex Elder Transport and Jesus Ruiz, Leaving the Streets Ministry.
  • 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.
  • Haverhill City Council: 7 p.m., live.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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