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Haverhill News

Haverhill Marina President Reports Trailer Broke Loose, Causing Employee’s Facial Injury

Haverhill Marina President Reports Trailer Broke Loose, Causing Employee’s Facial Injury
The president of a Haverhill marina, where a man received “severe” facial injuries Saturday morning, said he and his staff are “all shocked and saddened by the accident.” Randall Bennett, president of Kazmiera Marina, told WHAV a marina “employee was moving a trailered boat with a fork truck that has a trailer ball attached for that purpose, as he does …

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Sapienza Memorial Track and Athletic Field to be Rededicated Next Week After Renovation

Sapienza Memorial Track and Athletic Field to be Rededicated Next Week After Renovation
Following a long and thorough renovation, the Anthony B. Sapienza Memorial Track and Athletic Field at Haverhill High School will be formally rededicated during a ceremony next week. School Committee member Toni Sapienza-Donais, daughter of the man for whom the track is named, made the announcement at Thursday’s School Committee meeting. “I’m pleased to announce that we are going to …

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National Group Calls Haverhill Promise a ‘Bright Spot’ for Innovation During Pandemic

National Group Calls Haverhill Promise a ‘Bright Spot’ for Innovation During Pandemic
Haverhill Promise, the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, was recognized late last week as a national “Bright Spot” for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Washington, D.C.-based national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading said Haverhill is one of only 54 communities that “developed exemplary or innovative responses to the COVID crisis, including new or adaptive roles, programs, organizational relationships/collaborations, …

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Northern Essex Graduates from Haverhill, Lawrence and Rowley Receive Phi Theta Kappa Honors

Northern Essex Graduates from Haverhill, Lawrence and Rowley Receive Phi Theta Kappa Honors
Northern Essex Community College graduates from Haverhill, Lawrence and Rowley were recently named to the 2021 Phi Theta Kappa All-Massachusetts Academic Team based on outstanding academic achievement and exemplary student service. Michelle Colbert-Mason of Haverhill, Jay Anaya of Lawrence and Cathalina Eisan of Rowley will be graduating from Northern Essex Saturday, May 15, with high honors. “It’s been a stressful …

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I-495 Construction Update: Daytime Lane Closings Wednesday and Thursday for Loam Spreading

I-495 Construction Update: Daytime Lane Closings Wednesday and Thursday for Loam Spreading
More loam spreading in the I-495 construction zone in Haverhill means daytime northbound lane closings Wednesday and Thursday. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said there will be single right lane closings Wednesday and Thursday, May 5 and 6, from 6 a.m.-2 p.m., on I-495 north, between exits 48 and 50. Crews at the $102 million twin bridge replacement project are …

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Regional News

Former Methuen Resident Faces 15 Years in Prison for Fentanyl Dealing and Gun Charges

Former Methuen Resident Faces 15 Years in Prison for Fentanyl Dealing and Gun Charges
A former Methuen resident pleaded guilty late last week in federal court in Boston to fentanyl trafficking, gun and ammunition charges and related crimes. Thirty-three-year-old Joel Cortorreal, who also goes by the name Angel Javier Morell-Oneill, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to one count of possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of …

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Community Spotlight

Museum of Printing Presents ‘From Rags to News’ Exhibit of Vintage Newspapers May 8-29

Museum of Printing Presents ‘From Rags to News’ Exhibit of Vintage Newspapers May 8-29
The Museum of Printing in Haverhill is displaying a sampling of its extensive collection of vintage newspapers beginning this Saturday and through May 29. The exhibition, featuring newspaper issues from 1781 to 1981, is called “From Rags to News” because printers would ask for old rags to make the paper needed for printing. It is said that newspapers are the …

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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: Josiah Morrow discusses COVID-19 Time Capsule and Congresswoman Lori Trahan.
  • 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. Guests: Haverhill City Council President Melinda Barrett and 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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