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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ October 24, 2021
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Haverhill News

Fiorentini Remains Isolated at Home; Staff Reports No Contact with Pupils During HHS Visit

Fiorentini Remains Isolated at Home; Staff Reports No Contact with Pupils During HHS Visit
Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini, who remains in isolation at home after testing positive yesterday for COVID-19, had no contact with students during his visit last week to Haverhill High School. Fiorentini began showing symptoms Monday night and believes he was exposed to the virus late last week. On Friday, he was joined by five other city officials when he …

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Council Heaps Praise on Haverhill Manufacturer and Its Role Launching Startups

Council Heaps Praise on Haverhill Manufacturer and Its Role Launching Startups
A Haverhill-based electronics manufacturer was lauded by the Haverhill City Council at last night’s meeting for its role in creating a high-tech, baseball-sized camera, now in use by several first responders. In 2012, Lightspeed Manufacturing, located in the Ward Hill Business Park, along with the Greater Haverhill Foundation, Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, City of Haverhill and Northern Essex Community …

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Campaign Notes: Former Mayors Endorse Morrow; Trocki Backs O’Neil; Events This Week

Campaign Notes: Former Mayors Endorse Morrow; Trocki Backs O’Neil; Events This Week
With Haverhill’s final election less than a month away, candidates are inviting voters to meet and greets, holding campaign fundraisers and releasing endorsements. Josiah Morrow, who is seeking a seat on the City Council was endorsed recently by two former Haverhill mayors—James A. Rurak and John J. Guerin. Both released video statements. Guerin said, “Josiah has that rare mix of …

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Powerball Winner Who Bought Ticket in Haverhill Has Yet to Step Forward

Powerball Winner Who Bought Ticket in Haverhill Has Yet to Step Forward
The winner of a $1 million prize won in Monday night’s Powerball drawing has yet to step forward. The winning ticket was sold at Bradford Mobil Mart, 789 S. Main St., Haverhill. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. Prizes must be claimed within one year of the drawing.

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Regional News

Methuen Formally Swears in Police Chief McNamara During Tuesday Ceremony

Methuen Formally Swears in Police Chief McNamara During Tuesday Ceremony
Scott J. McNamara was formally sworn in Tuesday morning as Methuen’s new police chief in what was not only a community event, but a family affair. McNamara was administered the oath office by City Clerk John J. Wilson and his wife pinned the chief’s badge on him. Their daughters recited the Pledge of Allegiance. “This is a city that is …

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Community Spotlight

Walnut Square School Students Collect Towels and Related Items for Emmaus

Walnut Square School Students Collect Towels and Related Items for Emmaus
Students at Haverhill’s Walnut Square School are collecting towels, washcloths and paper towels to donate to Emmaus. The elementary school at 645 Main St. are accepting donations through the end of October. For more information, email Jen Rubera at [email protected] or call 978-374-3471.

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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: 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.

Thursday’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 Gregg Croteau and Morgan Wamsley of UTEC.
  • 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.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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