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

Haverhill Police Capt. Pistone to Become City’s Next Chief; Mayor Cites Embrace of New Practices

Haverhill Police Capt. Pistone to Become City’s Next Chief; Mayor Cites Embrace of New Practices
Haverhill Police Capt. Robert P. Pistone is the city’s next police chief. Pistone, a 22-year veteran of the Haverhill force, succeeds Alan R. DeNaro who retired in May for health reasons. He is expected to take over as chief July 17, replacing interim Chief Anthony L. Haugh, a former Haverhill deputy who came out of retirement to head the department for …

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Saturday Night Rollover Accident Shears Utility Pole; Driver Appears Uninjured

Saturday Night Rollover Accident Shears Utility Pole; Driver Appears Uninjured
A driver, whose car sheared a utility pole in half and briefly interrupted power to part of the city, refused treatment after a rollover accident Saturday night. The accident took place during the 10 p.m. hour, Saturday, at the intersection of Hilldale Avenue and Rosemont Street. Haverhill firefighters arrived to find a Toyota Tacoma on its side and the top …

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Haverhill Police Chief Candidates Discuss Leadership During Crises at Public Interviews

Haverhill Police Chief Candidates Discuss Leadership During Crises at Public Interviews
All three candidates for the job of Haverhill’s next police chief are in agreement a modern police department must better represent minority interests. One applicant, however, shared a contrasting vision of the chief’s role in making potentially contentious decisions. The three finalists, in order of their public appearances Friday, were Lawrence Police Capt. and Executive Officer Maurice Aguiler, Haverhill Capt. …

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U.S. House Includes Rep. Moulton Plan for Double Track on Haverhill Commuter Rail Line

U.S. House Includes Rep. Moulton Plan for Double Track on Haverhill Commuter Rail Line
A proposal to add six miles of double track on the Haverhill commuter rail line between Lawrence and Wilmington has made it into the House Surface Transportation Bill. Besides the set of additional tracks to address a bottleneck on the line, Congressman Seth Moulton said Friday, his proposal also includes the Lynn Complete Streets Project, Lynn Commuter Rail Station Rehabilitation …

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Pentucket Bank President Jonathan Dowst Adds Role as Institution’s Chief Executive Officer

Pentucket Bank President Jonathan Dowst Adds Role as Institution’s Chief Executive Officer
Pentucket Bank President Jonathan Dowst has been named the institution’s chief executive officer and director following the retirements of CEO Scott D. Cote and former President Charles Walker. Dowst was named Pentucket Bank’s president a year ago after joining the bank as executive vice president and chief credit officer in March of 2019. Previously, he served in a number of …

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Regional News

Home Gardeners and Farmers Alike Take Steps to Protect Crops During Heatwaves and Drought

Home Gardeners and Farmers Alike Take Steps to Protect Crops During Heatwaves and Drought
The recent spell of consecutive days in the mid-90-degree range meant had gardeners stepping up their efforts to keep plants watered. It was even more important for full-time farmers, such as Pleasant Valley Gardens in Methuen. Owner Heather Bonanno-Baker was a recent guest on WHAV’s morning program, and explained how they took care of their crops. “So our crops are …

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Community Spotlight

DiStefano is Greater Haverhill Arts Association’s Featured iHub Artist July and August

DiStefano is Greater Haverhill Arts Association’s Featured iHub Artist July and August
Rosanne DiStefano is the Greater Haverhill Arts Association’s featured member artist for July and August. DiStefano’s paintings, collographs and monotypes will be featured in the Art Niche at UMass Lowell’s Innovation Hub, 2 Merrimack St., Haverhill. The Art Niche is open to the public during regular iHub hours. There’s more online at ghaa.art.

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries—Gloria L. Dorr, 82., Volunteer at Haverhill Schools

Today’s Obituaries—Gloria L. Dorr, 82., Volunteer at Haverhill Schools
Gloria Lorraine (Dinsmore) Dorr, 82, wife of the late Walter F. Dorr Jr., passed away at Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill on June 30. Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Lorraine L. (Foisy) Dinsmore. She was raised in Haverhill and lived there all her life. She was a graduate of Haverhill High School, …

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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.
  • Suspense: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Tuesday’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: Haverhill school Superintendent Margaret Marotta.
  • 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.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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