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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ December 04, 2021
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Haverhill News

‘Test and Stay’ Keeps Haverhill Students in School; State Eases Restrictions on Remote Learning

‘Test and Stay’ Keeps Haverhill Students in School; State Eases Restrictions on Remote Learning
Although schools are back in session and traditional lesson plans are in use, the COVID-19 pandemic remains part of the curriculum. School Superintendent Margaret Marotta, presenting the latest infection rates to the Haverhill School Committee on Thursday, said there are 56 active cases among students and eight cases among staff members. She said, however, the “test and stay” policy, initiated …

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Renamed ‘Mello,’ Haverhill’s Fourth Cannabis Shop Receives Final State License

Renamed ‘Mello,’ Haverhill’s Fourth Cannabis Shop Receives Final State License
Haverhill’s fourth adult-use cannabis retailer opens soon after being awarded its final license last week by the state Cannabis Control Commission. Mellow Fellows, to be known publicly as “Mello,” received its retail license last Thursday. Commission staff reported the last of four retailers permitted so far in Haverhill completed construction at 330 Amesbury Road, Haverhill and was inspected Sept. 21. …

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Crespo Addresses Haverhill Chamber on ‘Beyond Translations: Understanding, Selling to and Servicing the Hispanic Market’

Crespo Addresses Haverhill Chamber on ‘Beyond Translations: Understanding, Selling to and Servicing the Hispanic Market’
“Beyond Translations: Understanding, Selling to and Servicing the Hispanic Market” is a seminar presented to members of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Eduardo Crespo, CEO of Hispanic Market Solutions, presents the free, interactive workshop tomorrow, Tuesday Oct 19, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Seating is limited for the in-person event at the UMass Lowell …

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Haverhill Democrats’ Unscientific Straw Poll Favors Fiorentini, Morrow and Rosa in Upcoming Election

Haverhill Democrats’ Unscientific Straw Poll Favors Fiorentini, Morrow and Rosa in Upcoming Election
Haverhill Democrats, gathering Saturday morning for the Haverhill Democratic City Committee’s Roz McKeon Annual Breakfast, made it known who they plan to vote for in the city’s upcoming, non-partisan local election. The unscientific straw poll, favoring member Democrats and influenced by how many of their supporters attended, selected Mayor James J. Fiorentini over Colin F. LePage, a registered Republican, by …

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Podcast: For Jobs Requiring Basic Computer Skills, MakeIt Haverhill is Here to Help

Podcast: For Jobs Requiring Basic Computer Skills, MakeIt Haverhill is Here to Help
Despite many job openings, a number of positions require basic computer skills. Volunteer Tim Haynes says MakeIt Haverhill is available to help. Haynes says MakeIt Haverhill is partnering with the Essex County Community Foundation, which conducted research last year, shed the light on the “digital divide.” “What they found was that one out of every five households lacked having a …

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Regional News

I-495 Construction Update: Overnight Lane and Ramp Closings This Week for Paving and Striping

I-495 Construction Update: Overnight Lane and Ramp Closings This Week for Paving and Striping
There will be overnight lane and ramp closings this week along Interstate 495 south for paving and line striping. Double right lanes close on I-495 south, between exits 108, Broadway, Route 9, and 106, Ward Hill, from Sunday, Oct. 17 through Thursday, Oct. 21, from 9 p.m.-5 a.m., each night, for paving and line striping. The exit 106 on-ramp from …

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Community Spotlight

Gravestone Girls Discuss Cemetery Art, History and Symbolism Oct. 19 at Buttonwoods

Gravestone Girls Discuss Cemetery Art, History and Symbolism Oct. 19 at Buttonwoods
Brenda Sullivan from the Gravestone Girls presents “Welcome to the Graveyard – A Tour of Cemetery Art, History and Symbolism,” Tuesday, Oct. 19. The free program begins at 6 p.m., at the Buttonwoods, 240 Water St., Haverhill. No registration required, but patrons must wear masks. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit buttonwoods.org.

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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: Rep. Christina Minicucci 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.
  • 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: Guests: Michael Thompson of SCORE and Patty Sargent, Community Action director of Family Services.
  • 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 City Council: 7 p.m. Live.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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