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

While Developer Withdraws Cannabis Farm Plan, Haverhill Council Votes to Keep It Away

While Developer Withdraws Cannabis Farm Plan, Haverhill Council Votes to Keep It Away
The Haverhill City Council last night put the kibosh on a request to allow a particular cannabis cultivation operation in the Ward Hill Business Park. Andre Colon, CEO of True House Cannabis of Lawrence, withdrew the petition through a lawyer before the hearing, but councilors acted to ensure the plan could not be revived later. Councilor William J. Macek, noting …

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Task Force to Weigh Possible Options for Balancing Hannah Duston Legacy in Haverhill

Task Force to Weigh Possible Options for Balancing Hannah Duston Legacy in Haverhill
Options to augment the statue of Hannah Duston in Haverhill’s GAR Park include a bandshell mural, a statue of the signers of the original treaty between the Puritans and Native Americans or a collection of statues in a small parklet. Haverhill’s Native American Commemorative Task Force was formed in the aftermath of last year’s heightened concerns about racism following the …

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Haverhill Coalition Slams Senate Plan, Says it Favors Lawrence Candidates ‘Stockpiling’ Chances

Haverhill Coalition Slams Senate Plan, Says it Favors Lawrence Candidates ‘Stockpiling’ Chances
The group that originally proposed adding nine House districts and four Senate districts where people of color represent the majority of the population has come out against splitting Haverhill between two Senate districts. At a public hearing of the Special Joint Committee on Redistricting, the Drawing Democracy Coalition, including a Haverhill advocate, said it believes the proposed map risks diluting …

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Haverhill Firefighters Endorse LePage for Mayor, Six Candidates for City Council

Haverhill Firefighters Endorse LePage for Mayor, Six Candidates for City Council
Haverhill Firefighters Local 1011 is endorsing City Councilor Colin F. LePage for mayor, the re-election of two incumbent city councilors and four Council challengers. Union President Tim Carroll thanked LePage for his role on the City Council and holding up the city budget last year until two 33-year-old fire trucks in standby service were replaced. The firefighters also endorsed incumbent …

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Regional News

Portion of Route 125 in Plaistow, N.H., Closes For About Two Hours Thursday Afternoon for Repaving

Portion of Route 125 in Plaistow, N.H., Closes For About Two Hours Thursday Afternoon for Repaving
A portion of Route 125 in Plaistow, N.H., closes Thursday afternoon for several hours to allow for repaving. Neuco will be milling and repaving Route 125 southbound, from Old County Road to Route 121A/Main Street, beginning at 4 p.m. for approximately two hours. The road will be closed and traffic detoured onto Old County Road, to Kelly Road, to Main …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Public Library Presents Free Retirement Workshop Today and Tonight

Haverhill Public Library Presents Free Retirement Workshop Today and Tonight
Steve Pessotti, a retirement planner and guest speaker from the Society for Financial Awareness is presenting a free workshop on Advanced Retirement Planning Strategies at Haverhill Public Library today and tonight. Attendees will learn about estate planning, wills vs. trusts; durable power of attorney, HIPPA-compliant medical power of attorney, health care proxy and pour-over will; life estates and protecting real …

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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: Haverhill Police Detective Joseph Benedetti discusses the Pink Ribbon Cruiser Campaign and Jafreicy Castro, Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Lead Poison Prevention Program.
  • 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. Guest: Veterans Northeast Outreach Center Executive Director Scott Forbes.
  • 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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