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

Haverhill Schools to Offer Two Student COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Those Age 12 and Up

Haverhill Schools to Offer Two Student COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Those Age 12 and Up
Although the COVID-19 risk rating in Haverhill has dropped to yellow, school Superintendent Margaret Marotta says that has not carried over into the public schools. She told the Haverhill School Committee last Thursday night the number of students testing positive and the number of close contacts are both on the rise. She said, as a result, there will be an …

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Haverhill Mayor Names Native American Commission to Honor Earliest Residents

Haverhill Mayor Names Native American Commission to Honor Earliest Residents
A new five-member Native American Commemoration Commission will soon get to work in Haverhill to recognize and honor indigenous peoples who inhabited Haverhill and its surrounding lands for thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers. Mayor James J. Fiorentini said Friday the Commission initially includes two descendants of indigenous peoples, a local historian, a member of the city’s …

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Sherlock Joins Haverhill Health Board, Cites Need to Get COVID-19 Pandemic Under Control

Sherlock Joins Haverhill Health Board, Cites Need to Get COVID-19 Pandemic Under Control
Diana M. Sherlock, a registered nurse, regulatory affairs specialist in the private sector and a former case manager, has been named to the Haverhill Board of Health. Sherlock fills the unexpired term of Dr. Alexander Matolcsy, who stepped down from the three-member board earlier this year. Sherlock submitted an application to fill the seat, saying she is interested because “for …

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I-495 Construction Update: Movement of Steel Beams for New South Bridge Brings Lane Closings

I-495 Construction Update: Movement of Steel Beams for New South Bridge Brings Lane Closings
Drivers along Interstate 495 in Haverhill have undoubtedly noticed multiple trailers with a long steel beam each recently collecting on the old southbound side of the highway. Beginning this week, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, those beams will be on the move. Two right lanes will be closed overnights, from Sunday to Thursday, May 20, from 8 p.m. …

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Regional News

U.S. Rep. Moulton Seeks Federal Money to Add Six Miles of Double Track on Haverhill Rail Line

U.S. Rep. Moulton Seeks Federal Money to Add Six Miles of Double Track on Haverhill Rail Line
Six miles of double track would be added to the Haverhill rail line between Lawrence and Wilmington if a proposal by Congressman Seth Moulton is approved. Moulton said Friday he nominated 17 local projects for federal spending, totaling $40.6 million, with about a quarter of them in the Salem area. He said project requests are divided between Community Project Funding, …

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Community Spotlight

Babin Latest Speaker in Whittier Birthplace’s Spring Virtual Lecture Series May 27

Babin Latest Speaker in Whittier Birthplace’s Spring Virtual Lecture Series May 27
John William Babin of the Maine Historical Society is the latest speaker in Whittier Birthplace’s spring Virtual Lecture Series. Babin, author of the book, “Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in Portland/The Fireside Poet of Maine,” speaks Thursday, May 27, at 7 p.m., online. His work as a research assistant has been acknowledged in a, number of published books and articles. Babin works …

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries—Donald F. LePage, 87

Today’s Obituaries—Donald F. LePage, 87
Donald (Don) F. LePage, 87, of Bradford, formerly of Natick, Framingham and Zephyrhills, Fla., passed away on Wednesday evening, April 28, at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill. Born on August 22, 1933 in Natick, MA, he was the son of the late Albert and Bridget (Powers) LePage. Don graduated from Natick High School, Class of 1951 and attended Franklin …

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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: Rep. Christina Minicucci and Manny Matias, Haverhill Latino Coalition.
  • 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: Michael Thompson, Haverhill SCORE Volunteer, and Ginny Salem, Northern Essex Elder Transport.
  • 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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