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

State Says No More Remote Days for Haverhill’s K-1 Students Once They Return April 5

State Says No More Remote Days for Haverhill’s K-1 Students Once They Return April 5
The state says Haverhill’s kindergarten and first grade students will have no remote days at all once they return to in-person learning Monday, April 5. Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley largely approved Haverhill’s phased-in classroom return plan, but nixed a waiver for a planned Wednesday, April 7, remote day. Haverhill school Superintendent Margaret Marotta told WHAV Wednesday Haverhill’s request was …

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Grand Jury Indicts Haverhill Man Accused of Attempted Murder; Kavanaugh Well Known to Police

Grand Jury Indicts Haverhill Man Accused of Attempted Murder; Kavanaugh Well Known to Police
The 23-year-old man accused of running down two of his neighbors twice with his car and brutally stabbing one of the women was, as expected, indicted Monday by a grand jury. Jake T. Kavanaugh, of 15 Fairview Farm Road, Haverhill, is likely to be arraigned in Superior Court in early April, said Carrie Kimball, spokeswoman for Essex County District Attorney …

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Residents, Consultant Highlight Possible Concern Over Little River Sediment if Dam Removed

Residents, Consultant Highlight Possible Concern Over Little River Sediment if Dam Removed
Haverhill residents got the chance to ask questions and express opinions about the removal of the Little River dam during an online public forum Wednesday night. Hosted by the City of Haverhill and environmental engineering firm Fuss and O’Neill, the forum was designed to assess potential benefits and downsides to removing the structure prior to conducting a feasibility study. Julie …

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Mayor: Haverhill on Track to Have 75% of Residents Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations by July 4

Mayor: Haverhill on Track to Have 75% of Residents Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations by July 4
Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini says the city has weathered a difficult storm over the past year but he fully believes better days are on the horizon. The mayor presented his annual State of the City address Tuesday night, calling the event “A Salute to the City’s Health Care Workers.” His speech, which ran about 25 minutes, was broadcast from …

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Regional News

Crackdown on Off-Road Vehicles Brings Arrests of Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover Residents

Crackdown on Off-Road Vehicles Brings Arrests of Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover Residents
Residents of Lawrence, Methuen and North Andover were among six arrested, 20 cited and three summonsed to court during an operation Wednesday to crack down on use of off-road vehicles on Lawrence streets. The joint Lawrence and State Police and Essex County Sheriff’s Department effort also retrieved a stolen motorcycle, stolen plate and resulted in 13 vehicles being towed. Lawrence …

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Community Spotlight

Urban Bridges, Trinity Episcopal Church Plan Drive/Walk-By Easter Egg Hunt, Holiday Meal

Urban Bridges, Trinity Episcopal Church Plan Drive/Walk-By Easter Egg Hunt, Holiday Meal
Urban Bridges and Trinity Episcopal Church of Haverhill are having a drive- or walk-by Easter Egg Hunt that includes treats as well as groceries to help prepare holiday meals. Because of COVID-19 safety precautions, children will receive a bag of holiday treats, including plastic eggs filled with candy, and families will receive a bag of groceries to help them celebrate …

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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: YMCA Regional Executive Director Tracy Fuller.
  • 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. Guests: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell and Whittier Birthplace Executive Director Kaleigh Paré Shaughnessy.
  • 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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