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

Haverhill City Council Begins Scrutiny of Fiorentini’s Proposed $216 Million City Budget

Haverhill City Council Begins Scrutiny of Fiorentini’s Proposed $216 Million City Budget
With Haverhill’s budget negotiation season commencing, city councilors received their first formal briefing this week on a proposed $216 million budget. Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini presented his budget Tuesday for the year that begins July 1. He said the total represents an increase of 2.6% over this year. “The overall budget is balanced for the 18th year in a …

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Update: Court Rules Haverhill Stem May Pursue Extortion Suit; Other Side Cites Free Speech Worries

Update: Court Rules Haverhill Stem May Pursue Extortion Suit; Other Side Cites Free Speech Worries
This update contains the responses of lawyers for Lloyd Jennings and J. Bradford Brooks. A state Appeals Court today upheld an earlier ruling that a Haverhill cannabis retailer’s suit against two opponents is valid since the foes went to lengths that “fell outside any acceptable boundary.” Wednesday’s decision means Caroline Pineau, owner of Haverhill Stem, may continue her suit against …

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Curet Leaving Haverhill High School for His Methuen Roots, but a Familiar Face Succeeds Him

Curet Leaving Haverhill High School for His Methuen Roots, but a Familiar Face Succeeds Him
Another departure at Haverhill High School means new leadership, but also a familiar face next school year. Haverhill High School Grade 10 Assistant Principal Anthony Curet is returning to his Methuen roots, but his job will be filled by Tilton Upper School Assistant Principal Meg Fitzgerald, confirms school Superintendent Margaret Marotta. Curet’s departure follows the decision of Principal Glenn Burns …

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Regional News

Sen. DiZoglio Vows to Fight On for Continuing Restaurant Protections After Amendments Fail

Sen. DiZoglio Vows to Fight On for Continuing Restaurant Protections After Amendments Fail
Sen. Diana DiZoglio is vowing to fight on for restaurant protections during the post-COVID-19 era despite the Senate shooting down her efforts in a series of voice votes this week. DiZoglio filed budget amendments that would extend takeout cocktail and caps on the fees that delivery apps charge restaurants, along with other measures involving pay for legislative staffers. “I’m pushing …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill’s Korean War Memorial Association Seeks Donations to Repair Vandalism, Pay for Upkeep

Haverhill’s Korean War Memorial Association Seeks Donations to Repair Vandalism, Pay for Upkeep
Haverhill’s Korean War Memorial Association is looking for help replacing a new LED light that was smashed recently by a vandal and donations to complete a maintenance fund. Veteran Russell V.J. Chaput, who turns 90 in January, has been preparing the monument in Grand Army of the Republic Park for Memorial Day and discovered the broken light Tuesday. A founder …

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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: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital, and Lisa Corr of the Crescent Yacht Club.
  • 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 School Committee: 7 p.m., Live.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Friday’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. Linda Dean Campbell and Major Walter Rivers of the Salvation Army.
  • 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.
  • DJ Chris on the Radio: Live, 6:10 p.m.
  • Couple Next Door: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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