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

Haverhill and Methuen Voters Choose Candidates and Answer Ballot Questions Today

Haverhill and Methuen Voters Choose Candidates and Answer Ballot Questions Today
Voters in Haverhill and Methuen who didn’t vote by mail or participate in early voting, go to the polls today. In Haverhill, Mayor James J. Fiorentini and City Council Vice President Colin F. LePage are contenders for the corner office or City Hall, while there are 17 candidates for nine City Council seats and four for three School Committee seats. …

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Haverhill Pandemic: ‘If You’re Not Crying in the Parking Lot Before School, Are You Really a Teacher?’

Haverhill Pandemic: ‘If You’re Not Crying in the Parking Lot Before School, Are You Really a Teacher?’
The effects of the pandemic are being felt not only in homes, businesses and medical settings, but also in classrooms. Haverhill Education Association President Tim Briggs told the School Committee last week students are having difficulty adapting to the structure of in-person learning and are expressing that by acting out in unacceptable ways. “First of all, this is real. This …

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Haverhill Agrees to Help Shield Former Getty Station From Liability as Riverfront Complex Advances

Haverhill Agrees to Help Shield Former Getty Station From Liability as Riverfront Complex Advances
Haverhill has agreed to shield Getty Petroleum from any environmental liabilities resulting from the creation a public park on former gas station land now associated with plans to build apartments, a restaurant and retail space on Bradford’s riverfront. As part of its proposal to build 290 apartments and commercial space, Procopio agreed to develop a public park at 236 South …

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Haverhill Police Arrest Two Teens for Role in Oct. 14 Lafayette Square Shooting

Haverhill Police Arrest Two Teens for Role in Oct. 14 Lafayette Square Shooting
Haverhill Police have charged two teenagers with assault with intent to murder and firearms-related charges after investigating an Oct. 14 incident of shots fired in the area of Lafayette Square. Police said the early evening shootings resulted in no injuries or property damage. The Haverhill males, ages 15 and 16, were also charged with possession of a firearm without an …

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Regional News

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s In Pink Comedy Show Raises $50K for Women’s Health

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s In Pink Comedy Show Raises $50K for Women’s Health
After more than a year of working through the COVID-19 pandemic, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center took time out with friends and supporters to laugh and de-stress during the 11th Annual In Pink Comedy Show last Thursday, online. In Pink raised nearly $50,000 for women’s health programs. Headliner comedienne Judy Carter was joined by friends, Drs. Lynette Charity and Shelby …

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Community Spotlight

Podcast: Haverhill High School Drama Club Presents ‘Our Town’ Friday and Saturday

Podcast: Haverhill High School Drama Club Presents ‘Our Town’ Friday and Saturday
The Haverhill High School Drama Club and Fine Arts Department is presenting Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” this Friday and Saturday. “Our Town” follows the small town of Grover’s Corners, N.H., throughout three acts. Narrated by the stage managers, the audience follows the lives of the Gibb’s and Webb’s families as their children grow up and live out their childhood, adulthood …

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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: Calvary Baptist Church Rev. Kenneth Young 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.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Wednesday’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: Luis Santiago, Haverhill Veterans Services Officer, and Jenny Arndt of Haverhill Promise.
  • 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.
  • Spotlight on Candidates: Bill Macek and Mary Ellen Daly O'Brien talk with newly elected officials.
  • Great Gildersleeve: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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