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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ June 15, 2021
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Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:reader],

All this week, during 97.9 WHAV’s spring membership drive, you can “Grow the Local News You Need and the Music You Love.”

Doris sent a note to WHAV, saying “I now have my family and friends listening to the station. Love the oldies music and the Merrimack Valley news.” Just like Doris, you come to WHAV for original local news, Community Spotlight, fun features, your favorite music and more.

WHAV asks that you do your part. Become a member at $5 or $10 a month by clicking here. Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station and nonprofit local news service asks you to Grow the Local News You Need and Music You Love.
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Haverhill News

Haverhill Formally Swears in 11 Patrolmen at City Hall Ceremony

Haverhill Formally Swears in 11 Patrolmen at City Hall Ceremony
Ten recent Police Academy graduates and an officer who transferred to Haverhill last fall were recognized at a formal swearing in ceremony Friday in City Hall. Haverhill City Clerk Linda L. Koutoulas administered the oath of office to the 11 patrolmen Friday morning at City Hall auditorium in the presence of families, Mayor James J. Fiorentini, Police Chief Alan R. …

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Podcast: Michitson Says Private Investment Backs Plan for Haverhill Fiber Optic Network

Podcast: Michitson Says Private Investment Backs Plan for Haverhill Fiber Optic Network
Haverhill is closer than ever to “bridging the digital divide” with a New Jersey-based developer of fiber optic networks backing its Haverhill plans with private investment. Haverhill City Councilor John A. Michitson, who has warned for the past five years that the city risks being left behind unless it can bring in affordable, high-speed data networks, says SiFi Networks has …

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Glaude Speaks on ‘The Ethics of Anti-Racism’ During Virtual Northern Essex Community College Talk

Glaude Speaks on ‘The Ethics of Anti-Racism’ During Virtual Northern Essex Community College Talk
“The Ethics of Anti-Racism” is the subject of a Northern Essex Community College White Fund Lecture in early May. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., chair of the African American Studies Department at Princeton University, discusses the topic during the free online talk Wednesday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. The college says “his presentation will deconstruct the idea of whiteness and the …

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UMass iHub Presents ‘The Hunt for Greatness’ Webinar This Thursday

UMass iHub Presents ‘The Hunt for Greatness’ Webinar This Thursday
Anne Marie Messier, founder of Straightline Management Solutions, presents “The Hunt for Greatness,” during Thursday’s UMass Lowell Innovation Hub presentation. “The Hunt for Greatness: Strategies to Make Your Strengths Work for You,” offers five clues of talent that could help resolve problems in work or life, the difference between a talent and a strength, why weaknesses may not matter as …

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I-495 Construction Update: Loam Spreading Requires Northbound Lane Closing

I-495 Construction Update: Loam Spreading Requires Northbound Lane Closing
The $102 million I-495 twin bridge replacement project this week requires closing a right lane on the northbound side daytimes this week. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said a single right lane closes from Monday, April 26, through Friday, April 30, from 6 a.m.-2 p.m., between exit 48 and exit 50, in Haverhill.  The closing is necessary to allow crews …

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Regional News

Methuen Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Fentanyl From Methuen Public Housing Complex

Methuen Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Fentanyl From Methuen Public Housing Complex
A Methuen man pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Boston to selling fentanyl from a public housing project. Thirty-nine-year-old Anthony Holloway pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl. U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing in one year when Holloway is set to complete the court-run Repair, Invest, Succeed and …

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Community Spotlight

View Material from Haverhill Public Library’s Special Collections During Online ‘Show and Tell’

View Material from Haverhill Public Library’s Special Collections During Online ‘Show and Tell’
Items from Haverhill Public Library’s vast special collections are featured in an online video “show and tell” this Thursday. Materials from the library’s Special Collections department will be shown Thursday, April 29, from 2 to 3 p.m. The program will be pre-recorded and a link will be sent to those who register ahead on the Calendar of Events page at …

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries—Christopher ‘Tuffa’ M. Sardella, 45, Owned C Mario’s House of Pizza

Today’s Obituaries—Christopher ‘Tuffa’ M. Sardella, 45, Owned C Mario’s House of Pizza
Christopher “Tuffa” M. Sardella, 45, died Thursday, April 22, in Methuen of a drug overdose. He was born on July 1, 1975 at the Hale Hospital in Haverhill. He was the son of Steven D. and Corinne M. (Collins) Sardella. He didn’t have a stable residence, used a Ward Hill mailing address and had lived in New York and various …

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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: Greater Haverhill Chamber President and CEO Irene Haley. Also, Frank Novak discusses the upcoming documentary “Socialists of Shoe City.”
  • 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: Matt Blanchette discusses Antique Homes.
  • 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.
  • Haverhill City Council: 7 p.m., Live.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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