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

Campaign Notes: Cooper Plans Event, LePage Talks Transparency, Fiorentini Benefits From Office Edge

Campaign Notes: Cooper Plans Event, LePage Talks Transparency, Fiorentini Benefits From Office Edge
Haverhill’s preliminary election is a week away with voters being asked only to eliminate one candidate and send two finalists to the November final. Based on a drawing incumbent Mayor James J. Fiorentini’s name appears first on the ballot next Tuesday followed by City Council Vice President Colin F. LePage and Patrolman Guy E. Cooper. Fiorentini has had the advantage …

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Podcast: Bethany Previews Thursday Night ‘Celebration of Innovation and Integration’

Podcast: Bethany Previews Thursday Night ‘Celebration of Innovation and Integration’
As Bethany Communities moves forward with plans to build 62 affordable apartments for seniors, the nonprofit is previewing the future with its “Celebration of Innovation and Integration” this Thursday. Bethany Communities was recently granted federal and state low-income housing tax credits and subsidies to build “Merrimack Place” adjacent to Merrivista on Water Street. Of the 62 apartments, 54 are intended …

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The Friendship of Helen Keller and John Greenleaf Whittier

The Friendship of Helen Keller and John Greenleaf Whittier
Editor’s Note: Haverhill native Dr. Raymond F. Comeau commemorates the 129th anniversary of the passing of one of Haverhill’s favorite sons, John Greenleaf Whittier, with an essay on the poet’s friendship with Helen Keller. Now of Belmont, Comeau is a retired dean and current lecturer at Harvard University Extension School. He is also a trustee, emeritus, of the John Greenleaf …

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Regional News

Pentucket Regional Schools Offer COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Students Ages 12 and Up

Pentucket Regional Schools Offer COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Students  Ages 12 and Up
Pentucket Regional School District is having two vaccination clinics for middle and high school students as it works as it aims for having no less than 80 percent of students vaccinated. Clinics are open to all children in the district age 12 and up and take place at Pentucket Regional Middle School, 20 Main St., West Newbury. The first dose …

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State Plans I-495 South Detour to Route 213 Wednesday Night

State Plans I-495 South Detour to Route 213 Wednesday Night
Installation of poles will result in closing the on-ramp from Interstate 495 south to Route 213 west in Methuen overnight Wednesday. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports the work is scheduled to take place from 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, through 5 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 9. In the event of poor weather, work will be rescheduled for 8 p.m., Thursday, …

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Community Spotlight

Greater Haverhill Arts Association Fall Members Exhibit On Through Oct. 30

Greater Haverhill Arts Association Fall Members Exhibit On Through Oct. 30
The Greater Haverhill Arts Association Fall Members Exhibit is underway at Haverhill Public Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public for viewing through Saturday, Oct. 30, during regular hours at the library, 99 Main St., Haverhill. Masks as required, as mandated by the state. For more information, visit ghaa.art.

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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: Haverhill school Superintendent Margaret Marotta.
  • 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.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Wednesday’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m.
  • 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.
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