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Haverhill News

Council Approves Borrowing for Improvements at Haverhill’s Plug Pond

Council Approves Borrowing for Improvements at Haverhill’s Plug Pond
A plan to upgrade Haverhill’s Plug Pond recreation area got a green light at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. The council approved a request by Mayor James J. Fiorentini to borrow just over $586,000 to make improvements to the park. The mayor explained that figure would be offset by a nearly $400,000 grant from the State Parklands Acquisitions and Renovations …

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Haverhill Schools Offer Four Additional Free Grab ‘n’ Go Meal Sites for Children and Teens

Haverhill Schools Offer Four Additional Free Grab ‘n’ Go Meal Sites for Children and Teens
Beginning today, Haverhill Public Schools is adding four mobile “Grab ‘n’ Go” meal sites. Residents are advised to watch for buses in the parking lots of Crowell School, from 10-11 a.m.; Cashman Skate Park, from 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.; rear parking lot of St. James Parish, from 10-11 a.m.; and Swasey Field from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All children and teens, …

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Riley Says MCAS Tests to be Significantly Reduced Due to Pandemic, Learning Loss

Riley Says MCAS Tests to be Significantly Reduced Due to Pandemic, Learning Loss
This year’s MCAS exams will feature “significantly” reduced testing time for third through eighth graders, and no schools will be newly named underperforming in the upcoming school year. The edict came from Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeff Riley in a memo to superintendents Tuesday. “The sudden shift to remote learning last spring, and the continuation of hybrid/remote learning this …

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Regional News

Two Groups of Students at Bagnall Elementary School Begin Fully Remote Learning Thursday

Two Groups of Students at Bagnall Elementary School Begin Fully Remote Learning Thursday
Pentucket Regional School District School Committee voted last night for Cohorts A and B of the Bagnall Elementary School to begin fully remote learning beginning tomorrow as the number of positive COVID-19 continues upwards. Superintendent Justin Bartholomew said students will return to the hybrid learning model Wednesday, Jan. 20. Monday, Jan. 18 the district will be closed in observance of …

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Noting 2018 Gas Explosions, Area Legislators Add Safety Provisions to Climate Change Bill

Noting 2018 Gas Explosions, Area Legislators Add Safety Provisions to Climate Change Bill
A major climate change bill approved Tuesday by the legislature contains significant provisions to address natural gas safety added by the Merrimack Valley delegation, including Sens. Barry Finegold, Diana DiZoglio and Bruce Tarr and Reps. Frank Moran, Christina Minicucci, Marcos Devers and Tram Nguyen. The actions respond to the 2018 Merrimack Valley explosions which took the life of Leonel Rondon, …

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Wolske of Methuen Joins Pepperell-Based 1A Auto

Wolske of Methuen Joins Pepperell-Based 1A Auto
Rob Wolske of Methuen has joined Pepperell-headquartered 1A Auto as director of finance and accounting. Wolske and former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl of Whitman were both recently hired by the do-it-yourself auto parts retailer founded by former Republican Congressional candidate Rick Green. Wolske’s professional background is in corporate finance with manufacturing retail and food brand companies. Green hopes …

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Community Spotlight

Plaistow Area Commerce Exchange Plans Virtual Comedy Night for Scholarships

Plaistow Area Commerce Exchange Plans Virtual Comedy Night for Scholarships
The Plaistow Area Commerce Exchange, known as PACE, is having a virtual Comedy Night to support student scholarships. Comedians from Comedy for Cash, including Adam Webster, Steve Donovan and Linda Belt, are scheduled for the event which takes place Saturday, Jan 9, from 7-8:30 p.m. online. Tickets are $50 and support four $1,000 scholarships given each year to deserving graduating …

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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. Guests: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital, and Sarah Coletti, Plaistow Area Commerce Exchange Virtual Comedy Night.
  • 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.
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