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

Candidates Show Few Differences During Haverhill Forum; One Exception was Election by Wards

Candidates Show Few Differences During Haverhill Forum; One Exception was Election by Wards
Candidates for mayor, Haverhill School Committee and City Council took part in a forum last night, presenting their visions for the future of the city that was light on disagreement. Due to pandemic concerns, the forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill, was presented remotely and carried live by HC Media and 97.9 WHAV. The majority …

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Haverhill Cannabis Retailer Cites Second Mass. Community to Forgo Impact Fees as Example

Haverhill Cannabis Retailer Cites Second Mass. Community to Forgo Impact Fees as Example
The decision by a second Massachusetts community not to charge an impact fee to a cannabis retailer is evidence cited by a Haverhill shop there are no impacts from hosting such businesses. Caroline Pineau, owner and CEO of Stem, said the recent experience by the Town of Lee and, earlier by the City of Northampton, shows recreational cannabis stores have, …

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Construction of Bosa, ‘Inspired by Italian Coastal Fishing Villages,’ Begins at Heights at Haverhill

Construction of Bosa, ‘Inspired by Italian Coastal Fishing Villages,’ Begins at Heights at Haverhill
Construction is beginning on a new restaurant at The Heights at Haverhill, featuring a rooftop bar, event venue and full-service waterfront restaurant. Bosa, described as a “concept inspired by fishing villages along the colorful coast of southern Italy,” is being built by Lupoli Hospitality, a division of Lawrence-based Lupoli Companies. After facing multiple delays as a result of COVID-19, Lupoli …

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Regional News

Groveland, Georgetown and Merrimac Could Buy Electricity From Offshore Wind Farm

Groveland, Georgetown and Merrimac Could Buy Electricity From Offshore Wind Farm
Town-owned electric utilities in Groveland, Georgetown and Merrimac are among municipal light companies slated to buy power generated by the proposed Commonwealth Wind offshore development should it become the state’s third offshore wind project. Through a “first-in-the-nation partnership” that Vineyard Wind announced Wednesday with Energy New England, 20 municipal light plants in Massachusetts would have the ability to annually purchase …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Freemasons Host Open House Saturday in Downtown Haverhill

Haverhill Freemasons Host Open House Saturday in Downtown Haverhill
Haverhill Freemasons plan an open house this Saturday at the Haverhill Masonic Building on Merrimack Street. Members of Saggahew Lodge and Merrimack Lodge, comprised largely of Haverhill residents, seek to raise awareness of the Freemasons and what they do. It provides opportunities for fellowship, charity, education and leadership while creating friendship and understanding between men without regard to their nationality, …

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Haverhill Exchange Offers Prizes and After Party for ‘Hillie Hunt’ Scavenger Hunt Tomorrow

Haverhill Exchange Offers Prizes and After Party for ‘Hillie Hunt’ Scavenger Hunt Tomorrow
“Hillie Hunt,” a scavenger hunt to benefit charities supported by the Haverhill Exchange Club, takes place Friday night, followed by an after party. The Hillie Hunt takes place Friday, Oct. 15, from 6-9 p.m., with opportunities to win variety of prizes. An awards party follows from 9-11 p.m., at Maria’s Family Restaurant, 81 Essex St., Haverhill. Tickets are $150 per …

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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: 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.
  • Haverhill School Committee: 7 p.m. Live
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Friday’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: Ruth’s House Executive Director Amy Smith-Boden and Sen. Diana DiZoglio.
  • 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.
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