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Haverhill News

Haverhill Mayor Says He Had No Advance Word on State Plans to Resume In-Person Learning

Haverhill Mayor Says He Had No Advance Word on State Plans to Resume In-Person Learning
Haverhill’s mayor said he did not have any advance notice of the state’s plans to return to in-person learning when he proposed last month a full school return in April. An 8-3 vote by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Friday afternoon gave state Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley extraordinary powers to end remote and hybrid learning. Riley said he …

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Council Hears Details of Community Pandemic Help Through One Haverhill Fund, Weekend Food Drive

Council Hears Details of Community Pandemic Help Through One Haverhill Fund, Weekend Food Drive
The One Haverhill Fund has been a lifesaver for people suffering from a loss of income due to the coronavirus pandemic. United Way Vice President Sarah Link told the Haverhill City Council on Tuesday the nonprofit program, developed by community leaders, the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Massachusetts and others has been instrumental over the past year …

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Haverhill and North Andover Firefighters Among Local Grads of State Firefighting Academy

Haverhill and North Andover Firefighters Among Local Grads of State Firefighting Academy
Two firefighters each from Haverhill and North Andover graduated Friday from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s 50-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program, while another Haverhill resident graduated Feb. 27 from the Academy’s Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training. Kyle Lepore and Matthew Ortins of the Haverhill Fire Department and Sarah Capuano and Kevin Smiertelny of the North Andover Fire Department were among 17 …

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Trahan Tours Vaccination Site, Says Fed Plan Provides More for COVID-19 Response Efforts

Trahan Tours Vaccination Site, Says Fed Plan Provides More for COVID-19 Response Efforts
Congresswoman Lori Trahan toured Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s Lawrence vaccination site Friday, applauding President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan that makes investments in community health centers on the front lines. She said the federal stimulus legislation helps the Health Center care for COVID-positive patients and vaccinate as many people in Haverhill, Lawrence and Methuen as possible. The relief package …

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Early Morning I-495 Crash in Haverhill Kills Driver, Injures Passenger

Early Morning I-495 Crash in Haverhill Kills Driver, Injures Passenger
A driver was killed and passenger injured in an early morning crash Saturday on Interstate 495 in Haverhill. Massachusetts State Police from the Newbury barracks were dispatched to the single-automobile crash at 12:25 a.m. on the northbound side of the highway near exit 52, Route 110. Police have not yet released the identity of the person killed or other identifying …

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Regional News

Man Associated with Methuen Drug ‘Stash House’ Receives More Than 15-Year Prison Sentence

Man Associated with Methuen Drug ‘Stash House’ Receives More Than 15-Year Prison Sentence
A 34-year-old, former Lawrence man was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for his role in operating a Methuen drug “stash house” where more than 10 kilograms fentanyl and heroin and drug processing equipment were seized in 2018. Carlos Soto-Villar was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris to 188 months in prison and five …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Girls Softball League Now Registering Ages 5 to 14 for Spring Season

Haverhill Girls Softball League Now Registering Ages 5 to 14 for Spring Season
The Haverhill Girls Softball League is now registering girls from ages 5 to 14 for its spring season. Divisions include Little Ladies U6 for ages 5 and 6, Little Ladies U8 for ages 7 and 8, 10U Division for ages 8-10, 12U Division for ages 11 and 12 and 14U Division foe ages 13 and 14. The softball season runs …

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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.
  • 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. Guest: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Executive Director Javier Bristol.
  • 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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