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

Haverhill Parents’ Group Seeks to Overturn Mandatory Masks in School, Plans Meeting Aug. 31

Haverhill Parents’ Group Seeks to Overturn Mandatory Masks in School, Plans Meeting Aug. 31
A group, calling itself “Haverhill Parents for Mask Choice” is seeking to overturn the School Committee’s recent decision requiring staff and students to wear masks upon returning to school. The group is having an informational event Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 5-8 p.m., at Maria’s Family Restaurant, 81 Essex St., in downtown Haverhill. Members seek parents willing to sign a petition …

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Nonprofit Developer Plans $1.3 Million Haverhill Home for Five Disabled Residents

Nonprofit Developer Plans $1.3 Million Haverhill Home for Five Disabled Residents
A nonprofit real estate developer will spend $1.3 million in Haverhill constructing a new group home for five people with intellectual and developmental disabilities or acquired brain injury. CIL Realty of Massachusetts Director of Strategic Partnerships Samantha VanSchoick told WHAV Wednesday the project is a “new construction replacement home.” She declined to offer the address to protect the privacy of …

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Extra COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Open During the Next Two Fridays in Haverhill

Extra COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Open During the Next Two Fridays in Haverhill
All three versions of COVID-19 vaccines are available Friday afternoon in Haverhill for those who have not yet been vaccinated. Free vaccinations for those ages 12 and up are available from noon-3 p.m., at Pentucket Lake School, 252 Concord St. Another clinic takes place next Friday, from 3-7 p.m., at GAR Park, downtown. The latter clinic is also offering a …

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Regional News

Gov. Baker is ‘Enthusiastic Supporter’ of COVID-19 Booster, But Said State Doesn’t Have Details

Gov. Baker is ‘Enthusiastic Supporter’ of COVID-19 Booster, But Said State Doesn’t Have Details
The federal government plans to begin making COVID-19 booster shots available next month to adults who have already received both doses of a Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Gov. Charlie Baker said plans for a booster program did not come up in a regular Tuesday call between governors and Biden administration officials “on all things vaccines and all things COVID.” “First …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill’s Riverside Church Plans Legislative Prayer Breakfast Aug. 26

Haverhill’s Riverside Church Plans Legislative Prayer Breakfast Aug. 26
Riverside Church in Haverhill is having a Legislative Prayer Breakfast next week. The church’s Rev. Mark Rivera will address attendees and Gov. Charlie Baker has also been invited to deliver remarks at the first of what officials say will be an annual tradition. The breakfast takes place Thursday, Aug. 26, from 8-9:30 a.m., at Riverside Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill. …

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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: 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.

Friday’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: Bill Fitzgerald of Mann Orchards and Topsfield Fair and Sen. Diana DiZoglio.
  • 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.
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