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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ June 14, 2021
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Haverhill News

Haverhill Schools Consider Leasing Pre-School Classrooms from Temple Emanu-El

Haverhill Schools Consider Leasing Pre-School Classrooms from Temple Emanu-El
Haverhill needs more classroom space and school administrators are hoping Temple Emanu-El will provide some of it. School Superintendent Margaret Marotta told the School Committee last night that Haverhill’s preschools are full beyond capacity, necessitating two half-day sessions in order to serve all students, a situation, she said, is not ideal. “Some of our students really require full-day preschool opportunities. …

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Discussions on Future of Little River Dam Continue Next Wednesday with Review of Designs

Discussions on Future of Little River Dam Continue Next Wednesday with Review of Designs
The next step in determining the future of Little River dam, off Winter Street in Haverhill, takes place next Wednesday. Review of the dam as a “climate-related hazard” began last year with a $70,600 state Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness grant, but city officials have also called the structure, originally built in the early 1800s to provide power to a local flannel …

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Regional News

Police Looking for Methuen Man, 31, Alleged to Have Helped Send Cocaine Through the Mail

Police Looking for Methuen Man, 31, Alleged to Have Helped Send Cocaine Through the Mail
Police are looking for a 31-year-old Methuen man who is wanted in connection with, what officials call, “a wide-ranging drug trafficking conspiracy that involved dozens of parcels suspected of containing kilograms of cocaine sent from Puerto Rico to various addresses throughout eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.” Of nine people charged, only Felix Baez-Munoz of Methuen remains a fugitive, according to …

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Bagnall Elementary’s Leadership Team Complete with Erhardt Becoming Assistant Principal

Bagnall Elementary’s Leadership Team Complete with Erhardt Becoming Assistant Principal
Groveland’s Dr. Elmer S. Bagnall Elementary School’s new leadership team is complete with the hiring of a new assistant principal from within the district. Brenda Erhardt, currently teaching at West Newbury’s Dr. John C. Page Elementary School, was selected Bagnall’s assistant principal. Pentucket Regional School District Superintendent Justin Bartholomew said Erhardt has worked as an English-Language Arts teacher in the …

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Governor’s Councilor Duff Plans to Seek Job of State Auditor Being Vacated by Bump

Governor’s Councilor Duff Plans to Seek Job of State Auditor Being Vacated by Bump
Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff said this week she plans to seek the state auditor’s job now that Auditor Suzanne Bump has announced she is not running for a fourth term. Duff was elected in 2012 as a governor’s councilor for Massachusetts’ 5th district. She said Bump leaves a legacy that “will no doubt be difficult to live up to.” “Auditor …

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Community Spotlight

Camp Y-Wood Receives $6,000 Boost from Greater Lawrence Summer Fund

Camp Y-Wood Receives $6,000 Boost from Greater Lawrence Summer Fund
Camp Y-Wood, the Salem, N. H., summer camp of YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts, is getting some help offsetting the cost for girls and boys, ages 5 to 13. Greater Lawrence Summer Fund has granted $6,000 to help the camp remain affordable and safe by covering staff salaries, camp supplies, camperships and other costs. Camp Y-Wood is a 22-acre campsite, on 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: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell.
  • 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.

Saturday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Gunsmoke: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sunday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Monday’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m.
  • 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.
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