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

Firefighters Limit Two-Alarm Blaze to Haverhill Fuel Oil Terminal; No Injuries

Firefighters Limit Two-Alarm Blaze to Haverhill Fuel Oil Terminal; No Injuries
A fuel oil terminal on Hale Street in Haverhill was damaged and seven vehicles, including two oil trucks, were destroyed, during a two-alarm blaze that began late this morning. No injuries were reported, but heavy black smoke was visible throughout the city as flames engulfed the Broco Energy terminal along the railroad tracks at 168 Hale St. Firefighters were first …

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Full Package of Haverhill Public School Job Trades Wins Praise

Full Package of Haverhill Public School Job Trades Wins Praise
There was praise all around last week when the complete package of Haverhill school job shifts was formally presented to the Haverhill School Committee. School Superintendent Margaret Marotta told the Committee Shaun Ashworth, a longtime history teacher at Haverhill High moved into the ninth grade assistant principal’s post at the school. Hailey Prunier, a member of the Student Advisory Council …

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Rep. Vargas Calls Comcast’s Abandonment of Data Caps and Penalties ‘a Huge Win’

Rep. Vargas Calls Comcast’s Abandonment of Data Caps and Penalties ‘a Huge Win’
Comcast, which postponed its planned data caps and penalties on northeast customers when it came under fire at the peak of the current pandemic, has abandoned the plan altogether. Haverhill Rep. Andy X. Vargas said he received word directly from Comcast last week after following up on Comcast’s plan to charge those without unlimited plans $10 for every 50 gigabytes …

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Guest Column: Don't Skimp on Haverhill’s New Consentino School

Guest Column: Don't Skimp on Haverhill’s New Consentino School
At its meeting this Thursday (Dec. 16), the School Building Committee will consider options and costs for school renovation, expansion, and/or replacement of Consentino School, which serves a lower-income, high diversity neighborhood. Haverhill’s Mayor and Committee members may be tempted to choose cut-rate options for the Consentino School; however, this is not the time to be penny-wise and pound-foolish. Haverhill …

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Free COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Clinic Friday at Haverhill High School

Free COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Clinic Friday at Haverhill High School
The state is having a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic for anyone five years old and up Friday afternoon at Haverhill High School. Those targeted are “people and communities that have been hardest hit by the pandemic” with no identification or health insurance required. Online registration is preferred, and the clinic is limited to 100 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Those …

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Community Spotlight

Atkinson Congregational Church Holds ‘Blue Christmas’ Service Tonight, Dec. 15

Atkinson Congregational Church Holds ‘Blue Christmas’ Service Tonight, Dec. 15
Not everyone sees the holidays as a time of celebration, joy, and togetherness. In fact, Atkinson Congregational Church says it can feel quite the opposite. For those feeling lonely or sad, the church hosts ‘Blue Christmas – Longest Night’ Service tonight, Dec. 15, at 7 in-person at the church, 101 Main St, Atkinson, N.H., as well as streamed online at …

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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: Major Walter Rivers of the Salvation Army and Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority Administrator Noah S. Berger.
  • 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. Guests: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital.
  • 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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