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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ June 15, 2021
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Haverhill News

In Separate Filings, Haverhill Asks Court to Dismiss Stem Lawsuit; Retailer Seeks Quick Turnaround

In Separate Filings, Haverhill Asks Court to Dismiss Stem Lawsuit; Retailer Seeks Quick Turnaround
The City of Haverhill and Stem, a downtown marijuana retailer, exchanged new legal claims yesterday in Essex County Superior Court with the city asking that most claims against it be dismissed and Stem asking for “emergency relief.” In its filing, Haverhill argues Stem, 124 Washington St., must pay “community impact” fees, not necessarily because of state law, but because the …

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Public Meetings: City Council to Review Plans for 18 Residences at Former Arthur Sharp Site

Public Meetings: City Council to Review Plans for 18 Residences at Former Arthur Sharp Site
The public has opportunities to shape policy this week as various Haverhill boards meet. In the interest of transparency in government, WHAV provides this list of upcoming meetings every week. Plans for a six-story, 18-unit building on the site of the former Arthur Sharp Hardware goes before the Haverhill City Council tonight for review and approval of three waivers. Attorney …

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Dorrance Seeks to Stay Ahead of Haverhill School Building Issues; Notes Moody School Problems

Dorrance Seeks to Stay Ahead of Haverhill School Building Issues; Notes Moody School Problems
There are no major building problems yet at Haverhill’s William H. Moody School and Haverhill Facilities Director Stephen D. Dorrance wants to stay ahead of issues at the 107-year-old school. Dorrance told the School Committee last week he has concerns about the state of the windows, roof and heating system at the school, which was last renovated 30 years ago. …

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Four Kick-Off Haverhill Election Campaign Season, Taking Out Nomination Forms on First Day

Four Kick-Off Haverhill Election Campaign Season, Taking Out Nomination Forms on First Day
Four candidates, including a sitting city councilor, were the first to take out nomination papers for elected Haverhill office when papers became available Monday. Former Haverhill City Councilor Kenneth Quimby, who announced for Council right after local elections two years ago, was the first to take out papers from City Clerk Linda L. Koutoulas’ office. Quimby, of 48 Goodale St., …

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Sources Confirm Former Haverhill Police Officer as Man Who Received Injuries at Marina Saturday

Sources Confirm Former Haverhill Police Officer as Man Who Received Injuries at Marina Saturday
Multiple sources are confirming the man who received “severe” injuries this weekend at a Haverhill marina is a former Haverhill police officer, who received a disability pension from the city several years ago. Brad Andrews was identified as the employee of Kazmiera Marina, who suffered facial injuries while he was moving a boat just before 7:30 a.m., Saturday. According to …

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Regional News

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center to Honor Secretary Sudders at Gala Next Month

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center to Honor Secretary Sudders at Gala Next Month
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center honors state Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders when it hosts its 16th Annual Making a Difference Gala next month. The event, taking place online this year, honor Sudders “for her tireless work to protect the residents of the Commonwealth throughout the COVID-19 pandemic” as head of the state’s COVID-19 Response Command Center. …

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Community Spotlight

AHEPA Acropolis Chapter 39 Plans 20th Anniversary Greek American Golf Tournament

AHEPA Acropolis Chapter 39 Plans 20th Anniversary Greek American Golf Tournament
AHEPA Acropolis Chapter 39 of Haverhill celebrates the 20th anniversary of its Annual Greek American Golf Tournament when players hit the course Saturday, June 19, the morning before Father’s Day. Registration is now open for the tournament which takes place at Apple Hill Golf Course, Route 107, East Kingston, N.H. Sign-in begins at 7 a.m. with tee time at 7:30. …

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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: 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.
  • Haverhill City Council: 7 p.m., Live.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Wednesday’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: Luis Santiago, Haverhill Veterans Services Officer, and Jenny Arndt of Haverhill Promise.
  • 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.
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