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Haverhill News

Little Noticed Pond Behind Hilldale Cemetery to Receive Clean River Project Cleanup Saturday

Little Noticed Pond Behind Hilldale Cemetery to Receive Clean River Project Cleanup Saturday
A little noticed pond behind Hilldale Cemetery is getting a scrub this weekend from Rocky Morrison and his Clean River Project. Hilldale Cemetery Trustee Thomas Spitalere reached out to Morrison for help with an abandoned washing machine, propane bottles and tires—some appearing to date back to the 1920s. Morrison agreed to volunteer his organization’s services for a cleanup this Saturday …

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Haverhill Educators Win Backing from Some of Their Bosses in Contract Renewal Talks

Haverhill Educators Win Backing from Some of Their Bosses in Contract Renewal Talks
Haverhill’s educational support professionals, whose contract expired almost a year ago, are getting some help from their bosses in their quest for higher pay. Silver Hill School Principal and Assistant Principal Scott Gray and Brendan Parker and Dr. Paul Nettle School Assistant Principal Eileen O. Doherty backed the staff—known as ESPs for short—in written letters to the Haverhill School Committee. …

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Police Recapture 20-Year-Old Escapee After Car Chase Through Haverhill and Plaistow, N.H.

Police Recapture 20-Year-Old Escapee After Car Chase Through Haverhill and Plaistow, N.H.
A 20-year-old man who escaped from a Lawrence pre-release center was recaptured Tuesday after stealing a car and driving through Haverhill and Plaistow and Sandown, N.H. Essex County Sheriff’s Department said Joshua Morley walked away from the Essex County Pre-Release and Re-Entry Center early Tuesday morning and allegedly stole a car from a nearby dealership. The car was later located …

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I-495 Construction Update: Off-Ramp Shoulder and Southbound Lane Close Wednesday

I-495 Construction Update: Off-Ramp Shoulder and Southbound Lane Close Wednesday
Paving and work on foundations for overhead signs will close a right lane on I-495 south and an off ramp beginning Wednesday. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said a single southbound right lane closes between exits 49 and 48, Wednesday, April 21, through Friday, April 23, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., each day. The shoulder along the exit 49 off-ramp also …

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Regional News

Plaistow, N.H., Sets Aside Saturday for Household Errands and Community Needs

Plaistow, N.H., Sets Aside Saturday for Household Errands and Community Needs
Plaistow, N.H., is helping residents catch up on a variety of household errands and community needs. This Saturday, April 24, the town offers Plaistow Pride Day, set aside for town wide neighborhood street clean-up projects. Volunteers meet at the Gazebo behind Town Hall at 8:30 a.m. to distribute specially marked garbage bags. Those interested should register online through Plaistow.com/Recreation. Participants …

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Community Spotlight

Author Edith Maxwell Speaks During Next Whittier Birthplace Lecture Series April 29

Author Edith Maxwell Speaks During Next Whittier Birthplace Lecture Series April 29
Whittier Birthplace continues its spring Virtual Lecture Series next week with local author Edith Maxwell speaking on her Quaker Midwife Mystery series. The Agatha-winning historical Quaker Midwife Mysteries feature unconventional Quaker midwife Rose Carroll in late 1880s Amesbury. The Quaker poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier is a character in the series. Maxwell’s seventh book in the series, “A Changing …

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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: Frank Novak discusses the upcoming documentary “Socialists of Shoe City” and Hailey Moschella, Haverhill Art Walk.
  • 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. Guest: 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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