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

Committee Names Three Finalists—Two From In-House—for Post of Haverhill Police Chief

Committee Names Three Finalists—Two from In-House—for Post of Haverhill Police Chief
Selection of Haverhill’s next police chief is nearing the finish line with two Haverhill senior officers and a Lawrence captain emerging as finalists. Haverhill Deputy Police Chief Stephen J. Doherty Jr. and Capt. Robert P. Pistone and Lawrence Police Capt. Maurice Aguiler were named finalists by a police chief interview committee Wednesday. Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini said his interview …

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Construction to Start Next Spring on $3.4 Million Reconfiguration of Routes 110 and 108 Intersection

Construction to Start Next Spring on $3.4 Million Reconfiguration of Routes 110 and 108 Intersection
The $3.4 million reconfiguration of the intersection at Routes 110 and 108 near Kenoza Lake in Haverhill is getting underway. At the request of City Engineer John H. Pettis III, the City Council Tuesday approved paying about $30,000 to adjacent residents for permanent and temporary property easements. The easements provide access for construction of driveway aprons, sidewalks, retaining walls and …

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Fish Succeeds Silva, Becoming President and CEO of Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

Fish Succeeds Silva, Becoming President and CEO of Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
Dr. Guy Fish has been named as the new president and CEO of Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, which operates primary care centers and pharmacies in Lawrence, Haverhill and Methuen. Fish’s extensive health care experience as a physician and consultant in numerous executive leadership roles encompasses both the for-profit and nonprofit health care sectors. “The board is pleased to be …

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Regional News

Groveland, West Newbury and Merrimac Firefighters Graduate From Academy

Groveland, West Newbury and Merrimac Firefighters Graduate From Academy
Firefighters from Groveland, West Newbury and Merrimac were among 40 graduates of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training Class 91. Groveland firefighters Christen Grugnale, Matthew Guy and Robert Hoffman, West Newbury’s Andrea Ball and Merrimac’s William Howard were awarded certificates of completion on Tuesday, June 29, at the Department of Fire Services Stow campus. State Fire Marshal Peter …

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Methuen Man Faces Firearms-Related Charges After Mass. Pike Traffic Stop

Methuen Man Faces Firearms-Related Charges After Mass. Pike Traffic Stop
A 26-year-old Methuen man faces firearms-related charges after a State Police traffic stop on the Mass. Pike in Weston. State Police said Wednesday that Khristopher Hernandez-Jose was arrested June 24, just before 10:30 a.m. when Trooper Jeffrey Lang noticed a grey Nissan Altima “tailgating vehicles, operating erratically and traveling 84 miles per hour in a 65 zone.” Lang said Hernandez-Jose …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Public Library Ends Most Late Fees Permanently

Haverhill Public Library Ends Most Late Fees Permanently
The Haverhill Public Library is permanently ending late fees on most items to provide equal access for all residents. The library’s Board of Trustees voted to end the late fees, saying the action aims “to provide more equitable access to our collections and provide our citizens with basic, necessary services.” In a statement, library officials said they are also offering …

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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: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital, and Heather Bonanno-Baker, Pleasant Valley Gardens.
  • 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.

Friday’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: Rep. Andy Vargas.
  • 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.
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