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Haverhill News

Haverhill School Committee Considers Further Coronavirus Impacts When It Meets Tonight

Haverhill School Committee Considers Further Coronavirus Impacts When It Meets Tonight
Haverhill School Committee members are expected to further discuss the learning environment during COVID-19 when it meets remotely tonight. Union members had called on School Committee members to definitively determine what coronavirus levels trigger which models—remote, hybrid or in-person—of learning. In an email last week to members of the Haverhill Education Association, union President Anthony J. Parolisi wrote “a consensus …

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Haverhill Asks for Help From Trained Health Care Workers to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine

Haverhill Asks for Help From Trained Health Care Workers to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine
Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini is looking for men and women, trained in health care, to administer COVID-19 vaccinations when they become available. Addressing the City Council on Tuesday, the mayor said even under the best of circumstances, Haverhill has nowhere near the number of qualified people to administer those vaccines. “We need people. I want to put out a …

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Merrimack River Watershed Council Lauds Enactment of Sewage Notification Law

Merrimack River Watershed Council Lauds Enactment of Sewage Notification Law
The Merrimack River Watershed Council is hailing a new law that requires residents be quickly alerted when untreated sewage enters the waterway Gov. Charlie Baker signed the measure that is expected to have a public alert system in place by this summer when people will be boating, fishing and swimming in the Merrimack River. Council Executive Director Matthew Thorne said …

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Regional News

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 25-Year-Old Methuen Man on Bank Robbery, Gun Charges

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 25-Year-Old Methuen Man on Bank Robbery, Gun Charges
A 25-year-old Methuen man was indicted Monday on charges of armed bank robbery. Caio Costa was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of armed bank robbery and one count of using and carrying a firearm during the commission of a violent crime of violence. According to U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling, Costa, armed with a loaded revolver …

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Methuen Woman, 48, Airlifted to Boston After Receiving Injuries in Londonderry Crash

Methuen Woman, 48, Airlifted to Boston After Receiving Injuries in Londonderry Crash
A 48-year-old Methuen woman received “serious” injuries this morning after the car she was driving struck a bridge abutment along I-93 in Londonderry, N.H. New Hampshire State Police said Tracy Donahue was driving a 2006 Dodge Charger, lost control in the southbound lane near exit 4, entered the center median and struck the bridge abutment at 8:25 this morning. She …

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Community Spotlight

Limited Number of Puzzles Showing Haverhill’s Eight Cultural Treasures Still Available for Sale

Limited Number of Puzzles Showing Haverhill’s Eight Cultural Treasures Still Available for Sale
Buttonwoods Museum is reminding residents there is still a limited supply of available puzzles—featuring Haverhill’s eight cultural treasures. The 504-piece puzzle measures 20 inches wide by 16 inches high and features Winnekenni Castle, Whittier Birthplace, Dustin Garrison House, Tattersall Farm, Buttonwoods Museum, Haverhill Firefighting Museum, Museum of Printing and Rocks Village Hand Tub House. Puzzles may be purchased for $25. …

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries—John Katsaros, 97, World War II Hero

Today’s Obituaries—John Katsaros, 97, World War II Hero
(See earlier story.) John Katsaros, 97, of Haverhill, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Beverly Hospital. He was born in Haverhill on July 6, 1923, the son of the late Speros and Helen (Christos) Katsaros. John was a graduate of Haverhill High School Class of 1942. After graduation he proudly served our nation during World War II in …

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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: John Macone, Merrimack River Watershed Council; Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital; and Ginny Salem, Northern Essex Elder Transport.
  • 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.

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: Chris Rossi, Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, and Dave Munley, dean of admissions, Northpoint Bible College.
  • 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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