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Haverhill News

Final Plan for Consentino School to Emerge in Spring; Repair or Replacement a Local Decision

Final Plan for Consentino School to Emerge in Spring; Repair or Replacement a Local Decision
The fate of the Dr. Albert B. Consentino School—whether full replacement, new construction or a combination—is ultimately a local decision. Following a public presentation this past Wednesday, reviewing renovation and/or replacement options for the 1969-era middle school, architects gave another overview at Thursday night’s Haverhill School Committee meeting. Dore and Whittier architectural firm Principal Donald M. Walter said the final …

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Haverhill Hires its First Female Chief Financial Officer; Wills Comes From Amesbury

Haverhill Hires its First Female Chief Financial Officer; Wills Comes From Amesbury
Angel Wills, Amesbury’s chief financial officer since 2019, will become Haverhill’s first female finance chief when she takes over next month. She succeeds longtime CFO and Auditor Charles “Chuck” Benevento, who is retiring at the end of this month. Wills, who begins on a part-time basis while transitioning from her current job, will earn an annual salary of $140,000. “She …

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Podcast: For Winter School Break, Haverhill Promise Urges 20 Minutes of Reading Daily

Podcast: For Winter School Break, Haverhill Promise Urges 20 Minutes of Reading Daily
Haverhill Public School students soon begin winter break, and one organization is already thinking about enriching activities children can undertake then. Haverhill Promise, the grade level reading program, wants books involved. Program Director Jenny Arndt, a recent guest on WHAV’s morning program, said she’s hoping students from pre-kindergarten through third grade will continue reading during the time off. “Hopefully, children …

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Haverhill and Methuen Businesses Receive State and Local Tax Help to Expand, Create Jobs

Haverhill and Methuen Businesses Receive State and Local Tax Help to Expand, Create Jobs
Businesses in Haverhill and Methuen plan to renovate and expand after their construction projects were awarded state Economic Development Incentive Program tax credits. Bay State Pallet Co. of Haverhill plans to spend $4.5 million on an abandoned Ward Hill industrial property while Pleasant Street Designs of Methuen expects to spend $2.2 million on an undisclosed property which would allow the …

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Regional News

Essex County Sheriff’s Department Mourns COVID-19 Death of 37-Year-Old Correctional Officer

Essex County Sheriff’s Department Mourns COVID-19 Death of 37-Year-Old Correctional Officer
There is a candlelight vigil this afternoon for a 15-year veteran of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department who died Thursday of complications from COVID-19. The death of 37-year-old Correctional Officer Anthony J. Pasquarello, of Saugus, is a line-of-duty death, said Sheriff Kevin F. Coppinger “Officer Pasquarello was a courageous, dedicated member of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department who served with …

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Cummings Grants Gives Boost to GLFHC’s Mobile Units, Healthcare for the Homeless Program

Cummings Grants Gives Boost to GLFHC’s Mobile Units, Healthcare for the Homeless Program
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center is receiving $20,000 from Cummings Foundation to support its mobile health units and Healthcare for the Homeless program. The supplemental gift, part of Cummings’ Make a Difference Dollars program, supports services for Mobile Health Units that provide health care to the homeless throughout the Merrimack Valley. The units serve more than 1,000 patients a year, …

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Community Spotlight

Plaistow, N.H., Conducts Food, Personal Care Products Drive Saturday at Market Basket

Plaistow, N.H., Conducts Food, Personal Care Products Drive Saturday at Market Basket
Methuen Construction, the Plaistow, N.H., Police Department and members of the Plaistow Police Association are collecting non-perishable food and personal care products Saturday, Dec. 11, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Market Basket Plaza, 34 Plaistow Road, Plaistow. Police will provide a police cruiser to fill with donations. All of the food collected will benefit Plaistow’s Saint Luke’s Food Pantry …

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‘Light on the Hill’ Christmas Concert Sunday at Atkinson Congregational Church

‘Light on the Hill’ Christmas Concert Sunday at Atkinson Congregational Church
Atkinson Congregational Church plans its “Light on the Hill” Christmas Concert Sunday afternoon. The concert features the church’s Atkinson Handbell Choir, the Kokopelli Flute Ensemble and the talented Ann Chalk playing the organ and piano Sunday, Dec. 12, at 2:30 p.m., at the church, 101 Main St., Atkinson, N.H. Pastor Jim Thomas said, “We’re excited to showcase the spirit of …

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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. Linda Dean Campbell and Maureen Lynch, superintendent, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School.
  • 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.

Saturday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Gunsmoke: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sunday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • Pulse on Health: Dr. Ryan Dono talks about why Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s “Healthcare for the Homeless” program is important and the challenges faced by patients and providers.
  • World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Monday’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: Kathy Fitts of the Haverhill Garden Club, and Rep. Lenny Mirra.
  • 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.
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