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Haverhill News

Haverhill Marijuana Shop Files Suit Against City, Arguing it Does Not Have to Pay ‘Community Impact’ Fee

Haverhill Marijuana Shop Files Suit Against City, Arguing it Does Not Have to Pay ‘Community Impact’ Fee
This story has been updated to include an additional statement from Stem. The owner of an adult-use marijuana shop filed suit Friday against Haverhill, saying the company should not pay “community impact” fees unless the city proves the added cost of hosting cannabis businesses. Stem, which opened nearly a year ago at 124 Washington St., asked Essex County Superior Court …

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Haverhill Councilors Deny Plans to Convert Downtown Commercial Space into Apartments

Haverhill Councilors Deny Plans to Convert Downtown Commercial Space into Apartments
Haverhill City Councilors upheld a more than 50-year policy of requiring first-floor storefronts be maintained at downtown buildings. A modified proposal to eliminate all commercial spaces, except for a rental office, at 1 Water St. was defeated by a 6-2 vote Tuesday night. Attorney Michael J. Migliori, representing DSF Water Street, asked councilors to convert five street-facing commercial spaces into …

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Haverhill High School Seeks New Assistant Principal as Stras Becomes Principal at Newton South

Haverhill High School Seeks New Assistant Principal as Stras Becomes Principal at Newton South
Haverhill High School will begin the next school year with a new assistant principal. Assistant Principal Tamara “Tamii” Stras was recently named the next principal at Newton South High School, according to Newton school Superintendent David Fleishman. Haverhill Superintendent Margaret Marotta congratulated Stras Monday. “A well-deserved honor. We will miss her greatly,” Marotta told WHAV. Stras came to Haverhill in …

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Regional News

Merrimack Valley Chamber’s Spring Business Expo, Trade Show, Job, Health and Wellness Fair Today

Merrimack Valley Chamber’s Spring Business Expo, Trade Show, Job, Health and Wellness Fair Today
The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Business Expo, Trade Show, Job, Health and Wellness Fair goes online Wednesday. Attendees may promote their organizations, products and services; carry on interactive discussions; and network with exhibitors Wednesday, April 7, from 1-3 p.m. There is no charge to attend. Following the Expo, there is a free Virtual Business Networking Mixer, from 3:15-4 …

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Community Spotlight

‘Night of Paranormal Intrigue’ Saturday to Benefit Hilldale Cemetery

‘Night of Paranormal Intrigue’ Saturday to Benefit Hilldale Cemetery
Essex County Ghost Project presents “a night of paranormal intrigue,” this Saturday night to benefit Hilldale Cemetery. The fundraiser takes place Saturday, April 10, with gates opening at 6:30 p.m. and tour starting at 7 p.m., at the cemetery, 337-351 Hilldale Ave., Haverhill. Admission is $10 and money raised goes towards the purchase of new lawn mowers for the upcoming …

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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: Luis Santiago, Haverhill Veterans Services Officer, and Jenny Arndt of Haverhill Promise.
  • 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.
  • Great Gildersleeve: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Thursday’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: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital.
  • 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.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 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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