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

Amazon Formally Opens Haverhill Location, Presents $10,000 to United Way One Haverhill Fund

Amazon Formally Opens Haverhill Location, Presents $10,000 to United Way One Haverhill Fund
Amazon officially opened its new Haverhill distribution site Wednesday, giving the United Way’s One Haverhill Fund a $10,000 donation as a good neighbor demonstration. United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Vice President of Engagement Dahlia Cox accepted the donation in the presence of local elected leaders, including Rep. Andy X. Vargas who encouraged creation of the fund last …

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Bike Lanes, Wider Sidewalks Coming to Haverhill’s Winter St.; Methuen, Groveland Get Help Too

Bike Lanes, Wider Sidewalks Coming to Haverhill’s Winter St.; Methuen, Groveland Get Help Too
New bike lanes, “street furniture,” landscaping and widened sidewalks are coming to a portion of Haverhill’s Winter Street. Haverhill received $49,000 from the state’s Shared Streets and Spaces Grant Program to install streetscape and safety improvements on the street which also shares the state’s Route 97 designation. Methuen and Groveland also received awards from Wednesday’s distribution of $6.5 million in …

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Merrimack Valley Strong Launches Next Week to Aid Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

Merrimack Valley Strong Launches Next Week to Aid Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses
Merrimack Valley Strong, which seeks to match experts and advisors with local businesses formally launches next week during an event in downtown Haverhill. Merrimack Valley Strong is described as a regional effort in conjunction with Small Business Strong. Its first task is to find legal, accounting, bookkeeping, marketing, information technology, website design, human resources, business planning and other advisors.to help …

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Kirk to Take the Helm of Hunking School; Health Leave Prompts Temporary Changes at Golden Hill

Kirk to Take the Helm of Hunking School; Health Leave Prompts Temporary Changes at Golden Hill
Theresa Kirk, the principal at St. Mary of the Assumption School in Brookline, is taking over as principal at Caleb Dustin Hunking School in Bradford, while the emergency health leave of Principal Bruce Michitson at Golden Hill School is prompting temporary leadership changes there. Kirk succeeds Shannon Gilligan who leaves for Methuen Aug. 1, to become supervisor of English Language …

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Regional News

Progress Report, Open House at Beede Waste Oil Site July 28

Progress Report, Open House at Beede Waste Oil Site July 28
As the Beede Waste Oil Superfund site in Plaistow, N.H., is cleaned, it attracts a wide variety of wildlife. The site’s Summer Open House and Annual Bat Count takes place Wednesday, July 28, at 5:30 p.m., at 221 Main St., Plaistow. The event provides an opportunity for the public to learn about cleanup efforts and see photographs of wildlife caught …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Classes of 1966 Plan Joint 55th Reunion in September

Haverhill Classes of 1966 Plan Joint 55th Reunion in September
The Haverhill High, Haverhill Trade and St. James High School classes are looking for their classmates in advance of a 55th reunion in September. Those who either have not been in touch with the Class of 1966 Committee or others who have information on classmates who may have moved away are asked to send street or email addresses to Kathy …

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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 Hailey Moschella, Wisteria Montessori School.
  • 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. Guests: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell, and EJ Dean, vice president of operations at Fiesta Shows, discusses Topsfield Fair.
  • 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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