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

Man is Reported Dead After Falling or Jumping from Downtown Haverhill Parking Garage

Man is Reported Dead After Falling or Jumping from Downtown Haverhill Parking Garage
A man is reportedly dead after either falling or jumping from the sixth floor of a downtown Haverhill parking garage around 9, last night. Haverhill Fire, police and Trinity EMS were dispatched to the scene immediately and approaches to the garage were blocked during the investigation. Haverhill Fire Chief Robert M. O’Brien said the man was taken to Lawrence General …

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Haverhill Exchange Club Honors First Responders, Recognizes Added Challenges of COVID-19

Haverhill Exchange Club Honors First Responders, Recognizes Added Challenges of COVID-19
In a year that has seen a pandemic globally and public safety leadership changes locally, stability was never questioned thanks to the training, determination and bravery of first responders. The Haverhill Exchange Club last week named its city firefighter and police officers of the year, as well as an emergency medical person and three correctional officers during a lunch at …

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Northern Essex Community College Students Elect Grace as College Trustee

Northern Essex Community College Students Elect Grace as College Trustee
Human Services major Chrissy Grace of Dracut is joining the Northern Essex Community College Board of Trustees as the newly student-elected representative. Grace graduated from high school in 2004 and quickly found success working in the tech field as a product representative. But, after having a daughter three years ago, she said she feared running out of options for career …

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Haverhill Police Department Seeks Public Comments on Accreditation

Haverhill Police Department Seeks Public Comments on Accreditation
The Haverhill Police Department is scheduled for a site-based assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying if it meets professional standards. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, known as CALEA, the accreditation program requires departments to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services. …

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Regional News

Senate Approves Keeping Certain COVID-19 Policies, but Rejects DiZoglio Restaurant Relief

Senate Approves Keeping Certain COVID-19 Policies, but Rejects DiZoglio Restaurant Relief
The state Senate yesterday approved a package of pandemic policy extensions, but did not include certain continuing benefits for restaurants. Sen. Diana DiZoglio thanked her colleagues for supporting a continuation of cocktails to-go through next April, but the senator was unsuccessful in convincing them to approve continuing “Expanded Take-Out/Delivery Options” and “Third-Party Delivery Cost Containment for Restaurants.” “I am calling …

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Community Spotlight

Things to Do Saturday: Atkinson Garden Club Spring Plant Sale, Armenian Church Yard Sale

Things to Do Saturday: Atkinson Garden Club Spring Plant Sale, Armenian Church Yard Sale
Looking for things to do Saturday? The Atkinson Garden Club is having its Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St, Atkinson, N.H. On sale are annuals, perennials, herbs, garden books, tools and more. Proceeds benefit the Atkinson Garden Club Scholarship Fund and town beautification projects. The Hye Point chapter …

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries—Former Haverhill Police Officer Dante Coppola, 76

Today’s Obituaries—Former Haverhill Police Officer Dante Coppola, 76
Retired Haverhill Police Officer Dante F. Coppola died suddenly Wednesday at his Groveland home. He was 76. Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Bruno and Dena (D’Archangelo) Coppola. Raised in Haverhill, he was a graduate of Haverhill High School. Coppola obtained his associates degree in Criminal Justice from Northern Essex Community College. He served his country …

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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.
  • DJ Chris on the Radio: Live, 6:10 p.m.
  • Couple Next Door: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Saturday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Gunsmoke: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sunday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Monday’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: Kate Bowditch and Vanessa Johnson-Hall of Essex County Greenbelt and Rep. Leonard Mirra.
  • 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.
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