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

Haverhill’s Kazarosian Becomes an Inaugural Commissioner Under State’s New Police Reform Law

Haverhill’s Kazarosian Becomes an Inaugural Commissioner Under State’s New Police Reform Law
Haverhill attorney Marsha V. Kazarosian was appointed yesterday as one of nine commissioners who will create mandatory certification process for police officers under the state’s police reform law. Kazarosian, one of several appointments required of Attorney General Maura Healey, becomes an inaugural member of the Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission. Besides creating a certification system, the Commission oversees …

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Council Endorses Haverhill Saves Energy Program with Free and Low-Cost Benefits

Council Endorses Haverhill Saves Energy Program with Free and Low-Cost Benefits
Haverhill residents could see savings on their energy bills as the result of a program being offered by National Grid and a coalition of other service providers. The Haverhill Saves Energy Program is part of a statewide effort to help residents and small businesses become more energy efficient. Gabe Shapiro, a representative of All In Energy, a group promoting awareness …

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Pentucket Bank Names Four Area Residents as Corporators; Two New Directors

Pentucket Bank Names Four Area Residents as Corporators; Two New Directors
Haverhill-based Pentucket Bank named four new corporators at its 129th annual meeting in March. Noemí Custodia-Lora of Haverhill; Delia Duran-Clark of Andover; Maria Bonanno of Methuen; and Ryan Horgan of Atkinson, N.H., were chosen March 11. Custodia-Lora is vice president at Northern Essex Community College, overseeing community relations and the Lawrence Campus. She holds a bachelor’s in Biology from Universidad …

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Education Commissioner Riley Recommends No MCAS for This Year’s 11th Graders

Education Commissioner Riley Recommends No MCAS for This Year’s 11th Graders
This year’s 11th graders would not be required to take the state’s MCAS assessment under a plan Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley expects to present to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for approval. Riley announced Thursday that he intends to recommend changes to the graduation requirements for the class of 2022 that would modify the competency determination for …

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Regional News

Police Dog ‘Whittier’ Oversees COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Undertaken by Local Coalition

Police Dog ‘Whittier’ Oversees COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Undertaken by Local Coalition
A coalition of area towns administered 2,066 first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine last weekend with “Whittier,” the Amesbury Police Department’s one-year-old therapy dog, a hit among patients and volunteers alike. The English cream golden retriever was named Whittier in honor of Amesbury’s favorite son and Haverhill-born poet John Greenleaf Whittier. Amesbury Administrative Assistant Janet Nicolaisen, who administers the therapy …

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Community Spotlight

Greater Haverhill Arts Association Calls for Student Artists for May Exhibit

Greater Haverhill Arts Association Calls for Student Artists for May Exhibit
The Greater Haverhill Arts Association invites all high and middle school students to display their works during the upcoming annual Student Art Exhibit at Haverhill’s Buttonwoods Museum May 1 through 8. Art must be recent and original and all mediums accepted, including acrylic, drawing, watercolor, pastel, oil, mixed media, digital art, photography, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics. Deadline for entry is …

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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: Audrey Morse Gasteier of the Massachusetts Health Connector and Kerri Perry, CEO of Community Action.
  • 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.

Saturday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Gunsmoke: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sunday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Monday’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. Andy X. Vargas.
  • 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.
97.9 WHAV FM Wavelengths is sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
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