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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ June 15, 2021
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Haverhill News

MS Captain Red Makes Its Downtown Haverhill Debut Friday; Harbor Commission Meets Today

MS Captain Red Makes Its Downtown Haverhill Debut Friday; Harbor Commission Meets Today
The public has opportunities to shape policy this week as various Haverhill boards meet. In the interest of transparency in government, WHAV provides this list of upcoming meetings every week. The MS Captain Red, a 105-feet long, 28-feet wide passenger ship, is expected to make its arrival in downtown Haverhill during high tide this Friday. In advance of its arrival, …

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State Police Identify Saturday Haverhill Crash Victim as 32-Year-Old; 7-Year-Old Receives Injuries

State Police Identify Saturday Haverhill Crash Victim as 32-Year-Old; 7-Year-Old Receives Injuries
Massachusetts State Police have identified the driver that was killed in an early Saturday morning rollover crash in Haverhill as 32-year-old Loida Payero of Newburyport. Police also revealed a 7-year-old girl was a passenger and suffered minor injuries. The single-automobile crash took place around 12:15 a.m., Saturday, on Interstate 495 northbound, near exit 52, route 110. State Police from the …

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Sacred Hearts School Students Craft Birthday Cards for 105-Year-Old Army Veteran

Sacred Hearts School Students Craft Birthday Cards for 105-Year-Old Army Veteran
Students at Sacred Hearts School in Bradford took part in helping to celebrate a 105-year-old Army veteran’s birthday this past Feb. 28. It all started with a Facebook post by Honor Flight New England, an organization that transports America’s veterans to the memorials in Washington, D.C. and is dedicated to their honor and sacrifice. They put the call out that …

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Leger Ferraro Leads Haverhill Chamber Webinar Wednesday on Available State Training Grants

Leger Ferraro Leads Haverhill Chamber Webinar Wednesday on Available State Training Grants
The Greater Haverhill Chamber hosts a Workforce Development Training Grant Opportunities webinar tomorrow morning with Susan Leger Ferraro of G3 Consulting. Ferraro is discussing the Workforce Training Fund Program that provides grants from $10,000-$250,000 to Massachusetts employers to train current full-time and part-time employees. The state fund is financed by a surcharge on unemployment insurance payments and any organization that …

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U.S. Reps. Trahan and LaHood Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Stop Sewage Discharges

U.S. Reps. Trahan and LaHood Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Stop Sewage Discharges
Local demands for federal help eliminating sewage discharges into the Merrimack River are being heard as Congresswoman Lori Trahan introduced bipartisan legislation requiring communities receive help paying for upgrades. Trahan and Illinois Republican Darin LaHood reintroduced the Stop Sewage Overflow Act, designed to ensure the federal government does its part to support the cleanup and prevention of combined sewage overflows …

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Regional News

Campbell Leads Effort to Honor Revolutionary War Soldier Deborah Samson with State House Memorial

Campbell Leads Effort to Honor Revolutionary War Soldier Deborah Samson with State House Memorial
An effort in underway to add a State House memorial, honoring Deborah Samson, a hero of the American Revolution who disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army. Reps. Linda Dean Campbell of Methuen and David Vieira of Falmouth filed legislation to establish a 15-member commission to design the memorial. They said Samson “meets the …

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Community Spotlight

Full- and Part-Time Positions Available at MakeIT Haverhill Job Fair March 17

Full- and Part-Time Positions Available at MakeIT Haverhill Job Fair March 17
MakeIT Haverhill says spring into a great job when it hosts a job fair Wednesday, March 17. Participants have an opportunity to learn more about exciting opportunities at Penacook Place and Haverhill Pavilion and speak with local representatives in a COVID-19 safe environment. Available full- and part-time jobs include healthcare, dietary aide, cooks and housekeepers. In addition, free certified nursing …

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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: 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.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Wednesday’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: Maureen Lynch, superintendent, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School.
  • 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.
  • Great Gildersleeve: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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