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

Haverhill Schools Ratify New Pact with Educational Support Staff; Issue Centered on Future Hires

Haverhill Schools Ratify New Pact with Educational Support Staff; Issue Centered on Future Hires
After nearly a year and a half of back-and-forth negotiations, the Haverhill School Committee and Haverhill Education Association reached agreement last week on pay increases and other benefits for the school’s educational support professionals. School Committee members voted 4-2 last Thursday to ratify a memorandum of understanding that provides ESPs a 2% increase for the current year, paid retroactively to …

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Haverhill Police Arrest Two on Assault-Related Charges in Separate Incidents

Haverhill Police Arrest Two on Assault-Related Charges in Separate Incidents
A 26-year-old Haverhill man was arrested last Thursday afternoon and charged with assault and battery on a police officer, among other charges, at a retail plaza on Hilldale Avenue. David Smith of 22 Webster St., Haverhill, was also arrested on an outstanding warrant and charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct by Patrolman Nicholas Depina. Separately, police arrested 33-year-old Jacob …

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Podcast: Haverhill YMCA Prepares for Ninth Year of its Haverhill Literacy Academy

Podcast: Haverhill YMCA Prepares for Ninth Year of its Haverhill Literacy Academy
As spring turns into summer, the YMCA in Haverhill is preparing for the ninth year of its Haverhill Literacy Academy. Regional Executive Director Tracy Fuller says the program is in collaboration with Haverhill Public Schools and designed to help students with their reading skills, especially this year. “We’re excited to prepare for that, and we know that speaking of COVID …

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Regional News

Man Dies in I-495 Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer Monday Night in Andover

Man Dies in I-495 Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer Monday Night in Andover
A man was killed last night driving southbound on Interstate 495 in Andover after losing control of his car. Massachusetts State Police said the accident took place just before 11:30 p.m. Troopers said only that an adult male was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette when he lost control of his car, struck another vehicle and then went under the trailer …

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Groveland Residents May Receive Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Next Monday

Groveland Residents May Receive Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Next Monday
Groveland residents who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 are being invited to receive the one-dose Johnson and Johnson shot next Monday. A clinic takes place Monday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, at A.W. Chesterton, 860 Salem St. It is open to anyone 18 and older and there is no charge “While signs are trending positive, increasing …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill League of Women Voters Hosts ‘Women Empowering Women’ Elected Office Forum Tomorrow

Haverhill League of Women Voters Hosts ‘Women Empowering Women’ Elected Office Forum Tomorrow
Local women who have been elected to office are encouraging others to join them and offering tips on mounting electoral campaigns during an online event tomorrow night. The League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill host “Women Empowering Women,” moderated by Rep. Linda Dean Campbell, a league member. Panelists include state Sen. Diana DiZoglio and Rep. Christina Minicucci, Governor’s Councilor …

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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: Bill Fitzgerald of Mann Orchards and Topsfield Fair 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.

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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