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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ June 14, 2021
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Haverhill News

Council President Says ‘It Remains to be Seen’ Whether Haverhill Body Accepts Mayor’s Compromise

Council President Says ‘It Remains to be Seen’ Whether Haverhill Body Accepts Mayor’s Compromise
Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini offered some compromises Monday night to city councilors considering his spending plan, but Council President Melinda E. Barrett said “it remains to be seen” whether he will win over the body. Fiorentini agreed to hire a second “behavioral response” worker for the police department, but not for six months; hire an assistant harbormaster for the …

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Haverhill Will Put $500,000 of Federal COVID-19 Relief Money on Deferred Street, Sidewalk Repairs

Haverhill Will Put $500,000 of Federal COVID-19 Relief Money on Deferred Street, Sidewalk Repairs
A small portion of the federal COVID-19 relief money coming to Haverhill will be used to improve streets and sidewalks. Mayor James J. Fiorentini said Tuesday he has ordered $500,000 of what will be up to $37.4 million in federal American Rescue Plan money be used immediately for repairs and upgrades. “The heart of Haverhill is in its neighborhoods,” Fiorentini …

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Haverhill Accountant Joins Board of Mass. Society of CPAs as Vice Chair

Haverhill Accountant Joins Board of Mass. Society of CPAs as Vice Chair
A Haverhill certified public accountant who works in Waltham was recently elected to serve on the board of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. John D. Geraci, managing partner at LGA in Woburn, will serve as board vice-chair and audit committee chair for the 2021-2022 year. The MSCPA board of directors is a group of 19 elected members that …

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Regional News

All 267 Whittier Tech 2021 Graduates Have Firm Plans for Their Post-Pandemic Careers

All 267 Whittier Tech 2021 Graduates Have Firm Plans for Their Post-Pandemic Careers
This year’s class president at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School probably said it best when she told the school’s 267 graduates last week, “Nobody plans for a global pandemic halfway through their high school experience.” Makayla Hoffman of Rowley delivered the sole speech during last Thursday’s ceremony. “However, a lot of life is unpredictable and unplanned and Whittier has …

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Community Spotlight

Atkinson Women’s Civic Club Plans 2021 Outdoor Artisan Market Saturday, June 19

Atkinson Women’s Civic Club Plans 2021 Outdoor Artisan Market Saturday, June 19
The Atkinson Women’s Civic Club is having its 2021 Outdoor Artisan Market Saturday, June 19, with music, craft and food vendors and raffles. There will be 31 local artisan vendors and activities for the whole family. All proceeds support the Atkinson community. The event takes place Saturday, June 19, from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., rain or shine, at Atkinson Community …

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries— Rev. Father Harold Francis Lawson, 88

Today’s Obituaries— Rev. Father Harold Francis Lawson, 88
Reverend Father Harold Francis Lawson, 88, passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 5, at Regina Cleri Residence in Boston. Father Lawson was born in Haverhill, Feb. 18, 1933, son of the late, Harold M. and Gertrude (Loughlin) Lawson. He was a longtime resident of Haverhill and a member of the first class to graduate from all eight grades at Sacred Hearts …

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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.
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