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Haverhill News

Merrimack Valley Leaders Urge Senate Not to Split Gateway Cities in New Voting Districts

Merrimack Valley Leaders Urge Senate Not to Split Gateway Cities in New Voting Districts
Local leaders and most of the area’s legislative delegation are calling on state Senate leadership not to split individual gateway cities, such as Haverhill, Methuen and Lawrence, between any future Senate districts. Leaders reacted to, what they called, “motivations” to “create a majority citizens voting age population district of one demographic.” New legislative districts are being considered following U.S. Census …

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Two Haverhill, One Lawrence Firefighter Among Friday’s Firefighting Academy Graduates

Two Haverhill, One Lawrence Firefighter Among Friday’s Firefighting Academy Graduates
Two Haverhill firefighters and one from Lawrence were among Friday’s graduates from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, which also celebrated its 50th anniversary. Andrew Hastings and Joshua Zaino, both of the Haverhill Fire Department, and Alberto Acosta of the Lawrence Fire Department were part of Class 295, graduated at the Stow campus. The campus was also the Academy’s first location and …

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I-495 Construction Update: Bridge Sides Going Up and Paving Begins This Week

I-495 Construction Update: Bridge Sides Going Up and Paving Begins This Week
Interstate 495 contractor SPS New England was installing the concrete sides of the new southbound bridge in Haverhill as the week closed. The upcoming week calls for night lane and on- and off-ramp closings as paving begins. Double right lanes close on I-495 south, between exits 108, Route 97 and Broadway, and 106, Ward Hill, Tuesday, Oct. 12 through Friday, …

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Haverhill Man, 19, Uninjured After Dump Truck He Was Driving Tips Over in Salem, N.H.

Haverhill Man, 19, Uninjured After Dump Truck He Was Driving Tips Over in Salem, N.H.
A 19-year-old Haverhill man escaped injury late this morning when, police said, he lost control of a dump truck he was driving and it tipped over on the exit one on-ramp to Interstate 93 near Rockingham Mall in Salem, N.H. John McClellan was driving a 2018 International 7400 dump truck, owned by Mayer Tree Service, when the accident occurred just …

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Regional News

State Awards Tax Credits to Mill Cities Community Investments, Part of MV Strong

State Awards Tax Credits to Mill Cities Community Investments, Part of MV Strong
Mill Cities Community Investments, part of the MV Strong partnership with the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission and Small Business Strong, is among 53 community organizations sharing in $9.7 million in state investment tax credits in support of efforts to increase economic opportunity for low- and moderate-income residents. Mill Cities Community Investments was formally awarded $250,000 during a recent ceremony with …

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Community Spotlight

Food and Craft Items at Atkinson Women’s Civic Club Autumn Artisan Market this Saturday

Food and Craft Items at Atkinson Women’s Civic Club Autumn Artisan Market this Saturday
Local handmade crafts and a variety of foods are among the highlights when the Atkinson Women’s Civic Club is holds its Autumn Artisan Market this Saturday. With more than 50 artisan and food vendors, the club suggest the event is a great time to begin early holiday shopping. In addition, there will be music, raffle baskets and a 50/50 cash …

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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. Guest: Rep. Lenny Mirra.
  • 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: Kathy Fitts, Haverhill Garden Club, and Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Executive Director Javier Bristol.
  • 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.
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