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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ October 24, 2021
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Haverhill News

Addition of Affordable Apartments Secures Approval of 15 New Units in Downtown Haverhill

Addition of Affordable Apartments Secures Approval of 15 New Units in Downtown Haverhill
A last-minute change in a petition to add 15 apartments to a well-known downtown Haverhill property was met with enthusiasm—and, ultimately, majority approval—by the Haverhill City Council last night. West Newbury developer Theodore P. Ammon originally sought approval for the construction of market rate apartments on the top three floors of a building located at 45 Wingate St. The historic …

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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra Advocates for COVID-19 Vaccines in Valley Visit

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra Advocates for COVID-19 Vaccines in Valley Visit
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra toured one of Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s clinics yesterday morning before participating in a roundtable discussion of health care services for vulnerable communities. Becerra is the 25th secretary of health and human services and the first of Hispanic descent to hold the cabinet-level position. He traveled to Massachusetts to highlight the …

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Carbone’s Kitchen Hosts Merrimack Valley Chamber Networking Mixer Tuesday, Aug. 24

Carbone’s Kitchen Hosts Merrimack Valley Chamber Networking Mixer Tuesday, Aug. 24
Carbone’s Kitchen in Bradford hosts members of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce in person for a networking mixer Tuesday, Aug. 24. There will be opportunities to make business connections, complimentary appetizers and door prizes when the event takes place, from 4-6 p.m., at Carbone’s Kitchen, 151 S. Main St., Bradford. There is parking on-street or in the rear of …

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Nation’s First Socialist Mayor, from Haverhill, Subject of Free Talk Today

Nation’s First Socialist Mayor, from Haverhill, Subject of Free Talk Wednesday
The Haverhill shoe worker and union activist who became the first socialist mayor in the United States is the subject of a free lunchtime talk Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Lawrence Heritage State Park. Local historian Thomas Spitalere talks about John Calvin Chase, who won election as mayor of Haverhill in 1898 as a candidate of the Haverhill local of the …

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Regional News

Two Area Regional High Schools Receive Grants to Train Students in Technologies Used by Employers

Two Area Regional High Schools Receive Grants to Train Students in Technologies Used by Employers
Two area regional high schools are sharing in state Skills Capital Grant awards, aimed at training young people and adults with the newest technologies used by local employers. Greater Lawrence Technical School, Andover, was awarded $220,000 for advanced manufacturing and metal fabrication, while Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School, Hathorne received $121,000 to bolster its construction trades program. Gov. …

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Community Spotlight

Art of Lisa Hertel and Sarah Dugan on Display Through Aug. 31 at Buttonwoods

Art of Lisa Hertel and Sarah Dugan on Display Through Aug. 31 at Buttonwoods
Greater Haverhill Arts Association and Buttonwoods Museum are presenting the art of Lisa Hertel and Sarah Dugan through Aug. 31. Hertel shares her watercolors of world myths, while Dugan shares her cyanotypes and encaustics. Their works are on exhibit during regular hours at Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St., Haverhill. There will also be a public reception Saturday, Aug. 21, from …

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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: Nate Robertson, community and economic development planner, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission.
  • 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: Ginny Salem, Northern Essex Elder Transport, and Marlene Stasinos of Chris’ Farm Stand.
  • 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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