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

Superior Court Judge Hears Back and Forth from City of Haverhill and Stem Over ‘Impact’ Fees

Superior Court Judge Hears Back and Forth from City of Haverhill and Stem Over ‘Impact’ Fees
A Superior Court judge heard arguments Thursday for and against the City of Haverhill’s request to dismiss most claims made against it by the owner of a downtown cannabis shop. Stem, 124 Washington St., defended its argument the retailer should not pay “community impact” fees until or unless the city proves there is an added cost to hosting cannabis businesses. …

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Two Veterans Events on Tap in Haverhill; City to Become Purple Heart Community

Two Veterans Events on Tap in Haverhill; City to Become Purple Heart Community
Two events are on tap in Haverhill over the next few weeks to recognize and thank the city’s veterans for their service. The first is a World War II Recognition Ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, July 24, at 10 a.m., in Washington Square. The other is a ceremony honoring Haverhill’s Purple Heart recipients, Saturday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. Haverhill Veterans …

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State Approves Subsidies for Bethany’s Planned 62 Apartments, ‘Merrimack Place,’ in Haverhill

State Approves Subsidies for Bethany’s Planned 62 Apartments, ‘Merrimack Place,’ in Haverhill
Bethany Community Services’ proposed “Merrimack Place,” a 62-unit apartment complex in downtown Haverhill, received the backing of the state Thursday. Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy and others said Bethany’s 100 Water Street project, to be built adjacent to its existing Merrivista complex, is one of 28 affordable housing projects to receive …

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Regional News

Plaistow, N.H., Closes Town Landfill This Saturday Because of Flooding

Plaistow, N.H., Closes Town Landfill This Saturday Because of Flooding
Recent rains have flooded the landfill in Plaistow, N.H., causing the town to close the area to household wastes this Saturday. The town landfill is typically open from May to September two Saturdays, from 7 a.m.-3 p.m., and two Wednesday nights each a month from 4-8 p.m. There is a landfill schedule on Plaistow’s website.

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill’s Whittier Birthplace Again Open for Tours Through October

Haverhill’s Whittier Birthplace Again Open for Tours Through October
Haverhill’s Whittier Birthplace is now open for guided tours of the 1688-era home of poet John Greenleaf Whittier. The approximately one-hour tour explores the Whittier family’s lives on the farm and the early life of the abolitionist and poet. Visitors may also walk the self-guided Freeman Memorial Trail through the woods and fields of the Whittier Birthplace. Tours take 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. Guests: Congresswoman Lori Trahan and Sen. Diana DiZoglio.
  • 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
  • Pulse on Health: This week’s edition of “Pulse On Health” features the new Greater Lawrence Family Health Center President and CEO Dr. Guy Fish. He introduces himself to staff and talks about some of his goals during his tenure at the health center.
  • 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. Guest: Rep. Christina Minicucci.
  • 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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