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Haverhill News

Haverhill Fire Frees Driver From Saturday Rollover Accident, Extinguishes Utility Pole Fire

Haverhill Fire Frees Driver From Saturday Rollover Accident, Extinguishes Utility Pole Fire
A driver was injured and several hundred households lost power Saturday night when a van struck and knocked over a utility pole on Hilldale Avenue and rolled over. Haverhill Fire Chief Robert M. O’Brien told WHAV Engine 1 arrived at the 395 Hilldale Ave. crash site just before 9 p.m.—a 40-second response time—“to find a van on its side, struck …

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Younger Haverhill Students Begin Full, In-Person Learning April 5; Other Grades to Phase In

Younger Haverhill Students Begin Full, In-Person Learning April 5; Other Grades to Phase In
Note: This story has been updated to reflect a revised school calendar provided to WHAV. Haverhill students will be returning to their classrooms beginning in April. The Haverhill School Committee last Thursday approved a plan submitted by Superintendent Margaret Marotta to phase-in full-time, back-to-classroom learning beginning Monday, April 5. Marotta said the schedule was based on the recommendation of state …

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Haverhill Educators May Begin Receiving COVID-19 Vaccinations at Private Clinic Today

Haverhill Educators May Begin Receiving COVID-19 Vaccinations at Private Clinic Today
Haverhill school staff have an opportunity to take advantage of a private vaccination clinic for educators beginning today. The clinic is for all staff regardless of position or Massachusetts residence and take place every day this week, from 1-4 p.m., In an email, Haverhill School Superintendent Margaret Marotta thanked Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Mayor James J. Fiorentini and members …

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Whittier Tech Students Begin Phased-In Return to Classrooms Beginning Today

Whittier Tech Students Begin Phased-In Return to Classrooms Beginning Today
Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School is beginning a phased-in return to classrooms today with all students back in school by April 26. Superintendent Maureen Lynch reports the transition falls in line with guidance from the state Department and Elementary and Secondary Education that districts should plan for a return to fully in-person learning before the end of the school …

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Regional News

State Awards Methuen and Lawrence Nearly $400,000 Each for Improved Pedestrian Access

State Awards Methuen and Lawrence Nearly $400,000 Each for Improved Pedestrian Access
Methuen and Lawrence are among a dozen communities across the state to share nearly $4.5 million in Complete Streets grants designed to improve travel for bicyclists, pedestrians, public transit users and people using other forms of transportation. Methuen received $385,860 to reconstruct the intersection of Pleasant and Pleasant View Streets to improve pedestrian safety around local schools. Lawrence received $398,546 …

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Community Spotlight

UMass Lowell Professor Anthony Szczesiul Discusses Poet John Greenleaf Whittier Next Week

UMass Lowell Professor Anthony Szczesiul Discusses Poet John Greenleaf Whittier Next Week
Whittier Birthplace kicks off its Virtual Lecture Series next week with UMass Lowell Professor Anthony Szczesiul. He speaks on “John Greenleaf Whittier’s Radical, Abolitionist Cosmopolitianism,” Thursday, March 25, from 7-8:30 p.m., online. There is a suggested donation of $10 per household and registration is required here by Friday, March 19. Szczesiul is a professor of English and his research interests …

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries—Winifred M. ‘Winnie’ Barrett, 93

Today’s Obituaries—Winifred M. ‘Winnie’ Barrett, 93
Winifred M. “Winnie” (Brown) Barrett, 93, of Bradford, passed away, March 10, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born in Lawrence, May 1, 1927, daughter of the late Josiah and Winifred (Meachan) Brown. Mrs. Barrett graduated from Haverhill High and Boston University and taught home economics before starting a family with her husband Burt. Winnie’s family benefitted …

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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. Guests: Jonathan Cozzens, developer of 2 Washington St., Haverhill, and Christine Kwitchoff, MakeIt Haverhill.
  • 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. Guests: Michael Thompson, Haverhill SCORE Volunteer, and Sen. Diana DiZoglio.
  • 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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