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Haverhill News

Haverhill Delays Paid Parking Downtown Until May 1; Councilors Sought 3-Month Wait

Haverhill Delays Paid Parking Downtown Until May 1; Councilors Sought 3-Month Wait
Haverhill is delaying the return of paid parking downtown until May 1. Paid parking, suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, was set to return today, but city councilors voted unanimously March 10 to ask Mayor James J. Fiorentini to delay the plan three months. Councilors asked to wait for the purchase all new equipment and signs. The mayor, however, said income …

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Vargas Says Effort Helps 2,500 Residents Get Vaccine Dates; Educators to Complete First Doses

Vargas Says Effort Helps 2,500 Residents Get Vaccine Dates; Educators to Complete First Doses
Rep. Andy X. Vargas said Friday, he and his team have helped more than 2,500 Haverhill residents and workers make COVID-19 vaccination appointments—partly by using novel smartphone apps. As more Spanish-speaking residents become eligible this week, he said, bilingual outreach continues via WhatsApp—a text messaging platform popular in the Latino and immigrant community—as part of his “Get Out the Vaccine” …

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UMass Lowell, Northern Essex Take Different Approaches to Returning Students This Fall

UMass Lowell, Northern Essex Take Different Approaches to Returning Students This Fall
Area state colleges are making plans for the fall semester with UMass Lowell planning a full return to classrooms, while Northern Essex Community College offers four different options. Northern Essex students will have a choice of online courses without required online meetings; online courses with required online meetings; hybrid courses, combining in-person socially-distanced classroom meetings with online work; and on …

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I-495 Construction Update: Overnight Work Means Lane and Ramp Closings Near Ward Hill

I-495 Construction Update: Overnight Work Means Lane and Ramp Closings Near Ward Hill
Foundation pier protection barrier work on the new I-495 southbound bridge near the Ward Hill Connector overpass in Haverhill means overnight lane closings in both directions and ramp detours. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said double right lane closings on I-495 south, between exits 49 and 48, take place Monday, March 22, through Thursday, March 25, from 10 p.m. each …

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Regional News

Retired Methuen Police Officer Rayno and Wife Die of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Home

Retired Methuen Police Officer Rayno and Wife Die of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Home
Retired Methuen Police Officer William E. Rayno and his wife Matilda were identified by police as victims of carbon monoxide poisoning over the weekend at their home. Eighty-six-year-old Rayno and his 85-year-old wife were found at the Holly Street home late Saturday morning. “Retired Officer Rayno, known as the ‘Father’ of the police department and “P1,” served the Citizens of …

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Community Spotlight

Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Point Offers Palm Sunday To-Go Dinners

Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Point Offers Palm Sunday To-Go Dinners
A Palm Sunday To-Go Dinner, featuring either lamb shish kebab or chicken kebab plates, is being offered by the youth group of the Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Point in Haverhill. Dinners for Palm Sunday, March 28, are being prepared by the Hye Point chapter of the Armenian Church Youth Organization of America. Meals include pilaf, salad and bread and …

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries—William and Matilda Rayno of Methuen

Today’s Obituaries—William and Matilda Rayno of Methuen
William E. Rayno and his wife Matilda E. Rayno passed away in their home of 57 years in Methuen on Saturday, March 20. William “Bill” Rayno was born on November 13, 1934 in Methuen. He attended Lawrence Public Schools before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 1960 Bill began …

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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: Greater Haverhill Chamber President and CEO Irene Haley.
  • 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: Ginny Salem, Northern Essex Elder Transport and Jesus Ruiz, Leaving the Streets Ministry.
  • 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.
  • State of the City Address by Mayor James J. Fiorentini: Live, 7 p.m.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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