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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ January 23, 2021
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This week’s final edition of “Spotlight on Candidates” reviews Haverhill election results. Hosts Bill Macek and Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien talk with some of the new voices in City Hall.

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Haverhill News

Haverhill Voters Re-Elect Fiorentini, Elect Three Women to Council, Retain School Committee

Haverhill Voters Re-Elect Fiorentini, Elect Three Women to Council, Retain School Committee
Haverhill voters largely stayed the course during Tuesday’s balloting—re-electing Mayor James J. Fiorentini, filling three City Council vacancies and installing three women and leaving the School Committee alone. Fiorentini already held the record for a decade for the longest number of terms as mayor. He secured 5,623 votes—or 852 more than sitting City Council Vice President Colin F. LePage. Fiorentini …

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2021 Haverhill Election Results

2021 Haverhill Election Results
Mayoral, City Council, School Committee and ballot question results.

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Veterans Northeast Outreach Center Seeks Turkeys, Toys for Local Veteran Families

Veterans Northeast Outreach Center Seeks Turkeys, Toys for Local Veteran Families
With the calendar turning to November, temperatures starting to dip and holidays just around the corner, the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill has several programs in need of public support. Veterans Northeast Executive Director Scott Forbes was a guest recently on WHAV’s morning program and talked about Thanksgiving and Christmas. “As we head into thanksgiving we have a turkey …

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Regional News

Four Pentucket Regional High School Students Receive Honors as ‘Commended Students’

Four Pentucket Regional High School Students Receive Honors as ‘Commended Students’
Four Pentucket Regional High School seniors have been named “Commended Students” for the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Superintendent Justin Bartholomew and Principal Jonathan Seymour said the students are Kara Keene of Groveland, and Emily Brankman, Nora Landry and Alex Pedersen, all of West Newbury. “We are incredibly proud of these students for achieving recognition from the National Merit Scholarship …

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Community Spotlight

First of Two Haverhill Curbside Leaf Collections Takes Place Saturday

First of Two Haverhill Curbside Leaf Collections Takes Place Saturday
The city holds the first of two citywide curbside leaf pickup days this Saturday. All Haverhill households that receive curbside trash collection may put out open-top barrels or biodegradable paper leaf bags prior to 6 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 6. A second collection day takes place and Saturday, Dec. 4. The collection day does not include brush, limbs, branches, sticks or …

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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: Luis Santiago, Haverhill Veterans Services Officer, and Dianne Connolly, Haverhill Public Schools Title I Director and Community Outreach.
  • 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: 6 p.m. This week’s final edition of “Spotlight on Candidates” reviews Haverhill election results. Hosts Bill Macek and Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien talk with some of the new voices in City Hall.
  • 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 Matt Scanlon, Haverhill High School advisor for Haverhill Hillies Shop.
  • 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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