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Haverhill News

Council Says Add Three Months to the Meter Before Restarting Paid Downtown Haverhill Parking

Council Says Add Three Months to the Meter Before Restarting Paid Downtown Haverhill Parking
The Haverhill City Council says now is not the time to restart paid parking in the downtown area. Council Vice President Colin F. LePage said Tuesday night the purchase all new equipment and signs is in the works but he said any plans to reinstate paid parking before that equipment is in place would be a mistake. “So they’re looking …

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Haverhill-Based Entertainment Industry Supplier Joins Chorus to Keep State Film Credits

Haverhill-Based Entertainment Industry Supplier Joins Chorus to Keep State Film Credits
A Haverhill company that provides services to the international entertainment industry is among those urging the legislature to renew incentives to attract feature film productions to Massachusetts. Jon Sharpe, president of United Staging and Rigging of Haverhill, was among the signers of a letter to Senate President Karen Spilka, House Speaker Ronald Mariano and other legislators. They seek to stop …

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Vargas Moves Into Leadership as Vice Chair of Joint Committee on Economic Development

Vargas Moves Into Leadership as Vice Chair of Joint Committee on Economic Development
State Rep. Andy X. Vargas was recently named vice chair of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies. Vargas, who was elected to represent Haverhill in 2017, was appointed by House Speaker Ronald Mariano and won approval from House colleagues. “In addition to taking on this leadership role, I’m proud to serve on the committees on ways …

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Haverhill Cultural Council Awards More Than $40K for Concerts, Block Party, Theater, More

Haverhill Cultural Council Awards More Than $40K for Concerts, Block Party, Theater, More
During the season ahead, Haverhill residents and visitors will be able to take part in a cultural fair and a Boardwalk Block Party, learn about printing, hear concerts, enjoy theatrical productions and more thanks to more than $40,000 in grants recently awarded by the Haverhill Cultural Council. The state money was awarded to local nonprofits, individuals and local business leaders …

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Regional News

Essex County Community Foundation Looks to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice

Essex County Community Foundation Looks to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice
A 13-member committee made up of a diverse cross-section of local leaders is joining Essex County Community Foundation in advancing racial equity and racial justice within the organization and throughout Essex County. The Foundation said in a statement that the decision to embed racial equity and justice as a foundational piece to all of the organization’s work came last year …

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Community Spotlight

First Day of Spring Brings Free Introduction to Beekeeping at Tattersall Farm

First Day of Spring Brings Free Introduction to Beekeeping at Tattersall Farm
Tattersall Farm of Haverhill is offering visitors a free introduction to beekeeping on the first day of spring. Frank Valadao of Soney Bees of Haverhill is hosting a “Backyard Beekeeping” demonstration and information session Saturday, March 20, at 11 a.m., at Tattersall Farm, 542 N. Broadway, Haverhill. Topics include how to find a good location for a hive, how to …

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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: 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.

Thursday’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: Congresswoman Lori Trahan.
  • 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 School Committee: 7 p.m., Live.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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