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

Redistricting Splits Haverhill Into Two Senate Districts; Vargas Says Plan Weakens City Voters

Redistricting Splits Haverhill Into Two Senate Districts; Vargas Says Plan Weakens City Voters
A proposed state Senate redistricting plan, presented Tuesday, would break off a portion of Haverhill and add it to a new district also comprised of the whole of Lawrence and Methuen. The proposal creates a majority non-white district that has been described as “dragon-shaped.” The Haverhill “head” portion would have its southern border along the Merrimack River and its “neck” …

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Today is Last Day to Register for Local Elections; Clerk Lists Haverhill Early Voting Dates

Today is Last Day to Register for Local Elections; Clerk Lists Haverhill Early Voting Dates
Today is the last day to register for Haverhill’s local election, and the Haverhill City Clerk’s office is staying open until 8 p.m. in City Hall. Haverhill City Clerk Linda L. Koutoulas says voter registration in Haverhill has never been easier. Residents may visit the City Clerk's office in Haverhill City Hall, room 118, 4 Summer St. to complete a …

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Job Fair Thursday Showcases Health Care, Retail, Driving, Warehouse Positions in Haverhill

Job Fair Thursday Showcases Health Care, Retail, Driving, Warehouse Positions in Haverhill
A variety of jobs at Amazon, Penacook Place, Atria Senior Living, Target and Market Basket are among those being featured during a Haverhill job fair Thursday. MakeIT Haverhill invites job-seekers to meet local employers Thursday, Oct. 14, from 4-7 p.m., at its offices at 301 Washington St. Bi-lingual assistance is available for Spanish speakers. Representatives from Amazon Workforce Staffing and …

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Regional News

Redistricting Splits Haverhill Into Two Senate Districts; Vargas Says Plan Weakens City Voters

Redistricting Splits Haverhill Into Two Senate Districts; Vargas Says Plan Weakens City Voters
A proposed state Senate redistricting plan, presented Tuesday, would break off a portion of Haverhill and add it to a new district also comprised of the whole of Lawrence and Methuen. The proposal creates a majority non-white district that has been described as “dragon-shaped.” The Haverhill “head” portion would have its southern border along the Merrimack River and its “neck” …

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Community Spotlight

Glow Ball Golf Tournament Friday Night Benefits Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill

Glow Ball Golf Tournament Friday Night Benefits Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill
Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill is having its annual Glow Ball Golf tournament, featuring nine holes of golf, barbeque and prizes this Friday. Working with Rebuilding Together again, as they have done for 17 years, are Mary and Ted Murphy of Murphy’s Garrison Par 3 Golf Center, Hilldale Avenue in Haverhill. The tournament takes place Friday, Oct. 15, with check in …

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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: Tim Haynes, MakeIt Haverhill, 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.
  • Candidates Forum: League of Women Voters forum with candidates for Haverhill mayor, City Council and School Committee. Live. 6 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 Ginny Salem, Northern Essex Elder Transport.
  • 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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