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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ October 24, 2021
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Haverhill News

Haverhill Schools Face Millions in Air Conditioning Installations, Replacements

Haverhill Schools Face Millions in Air Conditioning Installations, Replacements
The Haverhill School Committee received an eye-opening report last Thursday, suggesting millions of dollars in air conditioning upgrades and installations are required in the city’s public schools. Haverhill’s Facilities Director Stephen D. Dorrance said the recent heatwave made it clear aging cooling systems in most school buildings are not up to the task with classrooms in the Silver Hill Elementary …

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Podcast: City Cost Options for Buying East Haverhill Land Range From $0 to $150,000

Podcast: City Cost Options for Buying East Haverhill Land Range From $0 to $150,000
A number of Haverhill city councilors are asking for an update on options for preserving land, preventing development and protecting drinking water supplies in the eastern part of the city. City Council President Melinda E. Barrett and Councilors Timothy J. Jordan, John A. Michitson and Colin F. LePage placed the inquiry about a 22.5-acre parcel at 97 Corliss Hill Road …

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Discovery of Nesting Turtles Slows Down Landscaping at Haverhill’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Discovery of Nesting Turtles Slows Down Landscaping at Haverhill’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial
It is not expected to have any impact on planned 9/11 ceremonies, but landscaping at Haverhill’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial is temporarily on hold as two turtles were discovered nesting there Friday. Ralph T. Basiliere, chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ad Hoc Commission, said he is consulting with the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to determine if the turtles …

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Haverhill Schools’ Money Matters, Robots and Ukuleles Get Donation Boost from Sonic

Haverhill Schools’ Money Matters, Robots and Ukuleles Get Donation Boost from Sonic
Three teachers at two Haverhill schools received $526 in donation matches from Sonic Drive-In as part of Teacher Appreciation Month. At Haverhill High School, Lori Capra received a donation for the “Money Matters” project, while Mercedes D. Cabrera was awarded money for the project “Robot for Kids.” Melissa Steiger at Walnut Square Elementary School received a donation for “Ukuleles for …

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Commuter Rail Vax Express Brings COVID-19 Shots to Lawrence on Haverhill Line Saturday

Commuter Rail Vax Express Brings COVID-19 Shots to Lawrence on Haverhill Line Saturday
To encourage COVID-19 shots in “disproportionately impacted communities with low vaccination rates,” the state’s new Commuter Rail Vax Express makes a stop this Saturday at the Lawrence train station on the Haverhill Line. The Vax Express, operated by CIC Health in partnership with Keolis, takes over MBTA Commuter Rail comes to Lawrence this Saturday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to …

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Community Spotlight

Decorate the Front of Your Home or Yard for Independence Day and Possibly Win a Prize

Decorate the Front of Your Home or Yard for Independence Day and Possibly Win a Prize
Residents can win prizes for decorating the fronts of their homes and yards for the Fourth of July—the 245th birthday of the nation’s independence. Friends of Lawrence Heritage State Park is expanding the second annual contest beyond Lawrence to also include Haverhill, Methuen, Andover and North Andover. Residents of the five cities and towns who wish to participate are asked …

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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: Michael Thompson, Haverhill SCORE Volunteer.
  • 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.

Wednesday’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: Jesus Ruiz, Leaving the Streets Ministry.
  • 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.
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