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

City Halts Slavit Riverboat Plan After Harbor Commission Raises Concern and Member Resigns

City Halts Slavit Riverboat Plan After Harbor Commission Raises Concern and Member Resigns
Plans to bring a 400-passenger ship up river are in question today as city officials say moorings brought to the Merrimack Sunday were not authorized and must be removed. Haverhill Police delivered a letter from Harbormaster Michael Vets to Tim Slavit just before 10, Wednesday night, ordering removal of two mooring blocks at Chase’s Wharf by end of day Friday. …

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Councilors Call for Action on Litter and Trash in Downtown Haverhill; Plan Budget Item

Councilors Call for Action on Litter and Trash in Downtown Haverhill; Plan Budget Item
The Haverhill City Council says it is time to do something about litter and trash on downtown streets. Councilor William J. Macek broached the subject at Tuesday’s meeting after receiving an email from a Haverhill resident complaining about excessive debris downtown. “As a city, we should always look as clean as possible, but what we need to do is put …

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Motorcyclist, 37, Airlifted to Boston with Serious Injuries; Haverhill Police Make Drunken Driving Arrest

Motorcyclist, 37, Airlifted to Boston with Serious Injuries; Haverhill Police Make Drunken Driving Arrest
A 37-year-old man was airlifted to a Boston hospital for treatment of serious injuries and a 60-year-old Salisbury woman has been charged with drunken driving in connection with the incident just before 5, this afternoon. According to Haverhill Police, an unidentified motorcyclist and a pickup truck driven by Martha Iannazzo, collided on the onramp from River Street, Routes 110/113, northbound …

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Regional News

Methuen, Lawrence and Andover Receive Grants to Help Downtowns Bounce Back After COVID-19

Methuen, Lawrence and Andover Receive Grants to Help Downtowns Bounce Back After COVID-19
Methuen, Lawrence and Andover are among 125 communities across the state receiving state money to support downtowns after the impact of COVID-19 on businesses. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy and Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Jennifer Maddox said Tuesday communities will partner with consultants to pursue “locally-driven, actionable strategies to support downtown and commercial …

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Pentucket Regional Elementary Students Could Return to School Full Time April 5

Pentucket Regional Elementary Students Could Return to School Full Time April 5
All Pentucket Regional elementary students will return to fully in-person learning with three-foot distancing no later than Monday, April 5, with middle and high school students following no later than April 28. Superintendent Justin Bartholomew said the plan is based on new guidance received late Tuesday and the plan has been approved by the boards of health in Groveland, West …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Exchange Club’s Hometown Heroes Banner Program Seeks Sponsors By March 25

Haverhill Exchange Club’s Hometown Heroes Banner Program Seeks Sponsors By March 25
Residents and businesses have until Thursday, March 25, to participate in the Haverhill Exchange Club’s Hometown Heroes banner program. The program calls for hanging 24- by 48-inch banners in downtown Haverhill, honoring veterans, active duty, reserve and National Guard members. Banners will be displayed from Memorial Day through Veterans Day and may features family of business name acknowledgements. Following the …

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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: 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.

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: Rep. Christina Minicucci.
  • 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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