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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ October 26, 2021
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Haverhill News

Haverhill Agrees to Partner with Essex County Greenbelt to Preserve Corliss Hill Land

Haverhill Agrees to Partner with Essex County Greenbelt to Preserve Corliss Hill Land
The Haverhill City Council approved a plan on Tuesday that will have the city joining forces with the Essex County Greenbelt Association to purchase 22.5 acres of land near East Meadow River to protect Haverhill’s drinking water supply. The plan calls for Greenbelt putting up $250,000 for the property at 97 Corliss Hill Road while Haverhill pays $150,000. Deputy Public …

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Jury Convicts 25-Year-Old Man in Stabbing Death Four Years Ago in Downtown Haverhill

Jury Convicts 25-Year-Old Man in Stabbing Death Four Years Ago in Downtown Haverhill
A 25-year-old Haverhill man was convicted today of stabbing one man to death and seriously injuring another outside a bar in Haverhill four years ago. After a six-day trial in Salem Superior Court, a jury found Hayden Delafuente guilty of second-degree murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury and armed assault with intent to kill. …

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Haverhill Salutes Fallen Firefighters During Annual Firefighter Memorial Sunday

Haverhill Salutes Fallen Firefighters During Annual Firefighter Memorial Sunday
Haverhill’s fallen firefighters were remembered Sunday during a march and ceremony at the city’s firefighter memorial. The annual Firefighter Memorial Sunday drew about 75 people, including on- and off-duty firefighters, retirees, family members and city officials. Fire Chief Robert M. O’Brien tells WHAV about the solemn tradition. “The purpose of this is to honor those that have passed before. We …

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Edwards Vacuum, Soon to Build in Haverhill's Broadway Industrial Park, Wins State Tax Approval

Edwards Vacuum, Soon to Build in Haverhill's Broadway Industrial Park, Wins State Tax Approval
Edwards Vacuum, which is building a 121,800-square-foot “innovation and solutions center” in Haverhill’s Broadway Industrial Park, was among eight projects approved by the state this week for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program. Edwards recently purchased the cryogenic product lines from Brooks’ Automation in Chelmsford and will move its new product design and manufacturing to the new Haverhill building. …

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MBTA Weekend Commuter Rail Service Resumes on Haverhill Line Saturday, July 3

MBTA Weekend Commuter Rail Service Resumes on Haverhill Line Saturday, July 3
Weekend commuter rail service returns on the first Saturday in July after being cut or sharply curtailed when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Rail service on Saturdays, beginning July 3, and Sundays returns to the Haverhill, Fitchburg, Franklin, Greenbush, Kingston, Lowell and Needham lines with service identical across all lines. MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said the state agency and Keolis, …

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Haverhill Man, 35, Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Drug Dealing in N.H. Federal Court

Haverhill Man, 35, Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Drug Dealing in N.H. Federal Court
A Haverhill man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Concord, N.H., to fentanyl drug dealing. Thirty-five-year-old Alvaro Soto-Martinez, who was charged with possession of fentanyl with the intent to distribute, is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 23 in U.S. District Court in Concord, N.H., said acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley. Court documents note a New Hampshire State Trooper …

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Community Spotlight

Buttonwoods Museum Plans Special Fairy-Themed Party Thursday

Buttonwoods Museum Plans Special Fairy-Themed Party Thursday
Buttonwoods Museum is having a special fairy-themed party tomorrow. Children’s fairy gardens were popular at many Victorian homes, like Buttonwood’s own Duncan House. The museum’s 240 Water St., Haverhill, home was built in 1814 by James Duncan, a Haverhill merchant, as a wedding present for his son, Samuel White Duncan and his wife Mary. The Fairy Garden Party takes place …

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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. 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.

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. Guests: 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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