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Haverhill News

Lottery May Determine Which Children of Haverhill’s Frontline Workers May Return to School

Lottery May Determine Which Children of Haverhill’s Frontline Workers May Return to School
A lottery will likely be used to determine which children of Haverhill’s frontline workers may return to the classroom in the not-too-distant future. The lottery idea was suggested last Thursday by School Committee member Toni Sapienza-Donais as a survey showed far more interest than the number of available seats. As WHAV reported first two weeks ago, Committeeman Paul A. Magliocchetti proffered the …

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Haverhill’s Newest License Commissioner, Angus, Quite Familiar With Tasks Before Her

Haverhill’s Newest License Commissioner, Angus, Quite Familiar With Tasks Before Her
Haverhill’s newest license commissioner won’t need to come up to speed on procedures and rules when she hears matters for the first time this week. Up until a year ago Laura Angus served as the city’s assistant city clerk and License Commission clerk and was well known to all of the city’s liquor and automobile sales licensees. She joined the …

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Ice Over Haverhill’s Lakes and Ponds Likely Not Safe for Crossing, Fishing Says Fire Chief

Ice Over Haverhill’s Lakes and Ponds Likely Not Safe for Crossing, Fishing Says Fire Chief
January’s unseasonably warmer weather means ice on area lakes and ponds is not generally safe to cross. Haverhill Fire Chief William F. Laliberty tells WHAV his department is fielding many telephone calls asking if the ice is safe. “The ice really is not safe because it hasn’t had a good chance to thicken up,” he warns. Officials have witnessed people …

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I-495 Construction Update: Lanes and Ramps Close Overnight This Week for Beam Removal

I-495 Construction Update: Lanes and Ramps Close Overnight This Week for Beam Removal
Removal of beams from the old I-495 southbound bridge over the Merrimack River in Haverhill means nighttime lane closures beginning tonight and lasting all week. Double right lane closures between exits 49 and 48 take place from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. through Saturday, Feb. 6. Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports there will also be short-term, intermittent rolling roadblocks during the same …

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Regional News

Pentucket Regional Celebrates ‘Beam Signing’ at Site of New $146 Million School Complex

Pentucket Regional Celebrates ‘Beam Signing’ at Site of New $146 Million School Complex
Pentucket Regional School District celebrated a milestone last week in ongoing construction of a $146.2 million new middle and high school complex. A variety of local and state officials gathered for a “beam signing,” representing the last steel beam to be erected at the building site. The small group included Superintendent Justin Bartholomew, Assistant Superintendent Brent Conway, Pentucket Regional High …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill’s Recycling Center Accepts Variety of Plastic Film Bags at Drop-Off Site

Haverhill’s Recycling Center Accepts Variety of Plastic Film Bags at Drop-Off Site
For those unaware, Haverhill’s Recycling Center accepts a variety of plastic bags. Through a partnership with Trex, the 95 Downing Ave. center, behind the Public Works garage at 500 Primrose St., the city accepts clean, dry and empty plastic film bags. These include shopping, dry cleaner, bread, newspaper, produce, ice and Ziploc-style reclosable bags as well as cereal box liners, …

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries—Former Postmaster Robert Kneeland, 92

Today’s Obituaries—Former Postmaster Robert Kneeland, 92
Former Newton, N.H., postmaster, who later retired as superintendent of the Ward Hill Post office Robert “Bob” A. Kneeland, 92, of Bradford, died Thursday morning, Jan. 2 at High Pointe House in Haverhill. He was born in Haverhill July 26, 1928, to the late Richmond R. and Jennie (née Dufault) Kneeland. A life-long resident of Bradford, Kneeland was educated 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.
  • 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.

Tuesday’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: Haverhill school Superintendent Margaret Marotta.
  • 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 City Council: 7 p.m., live.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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