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Haverhill News

Registry of Motor Vehicles to Restore More Services in Haverhill and Lawrence as of Sept. 20

Registry of Motor Vehicles to Restore More Services in Haverhill and Lawrence as of Sept. 20
Appointments for driver’s license, identification and vehicle transactions, Business-to-Business Center bulk transactions and walk-in services resume Monday, Sept. 20, at the Haverhill and Lawrence offices of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Registry officials encourage customers to go online to schedule available in-person appointments at statewide Service Centers. Customers, if needed, are welcome to conduct walk-in transactions during early morning …

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Boston Commuter Bus Returns to Merrimack Valley Service After COVID-19 Suspension

Boston Commuter Bus Returns to Merrimack Valley Service After COVID-19 Suspension
The Boston Commuter Bus, mothballed since the start of COVID-19, returned to service yesterday. The Haverhill-based Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority restored service after customers said they would be returning to in-person work after Labor Day, at least a few days per week. The bus became popular with passengers after it began operating in 2002. Spokesperson Niorka Mendez said the …

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Essex County Sheriff Switches to Digital Mail to End Drugs Coming Via Postal Service

Essex County Sheriff Switches to Digital Mail to End Drugs Coming Via Postal Service
The Essex County Sheriff’s Department is no longer be accepting personal mail for prisoners. Tomorrow’s switch to an alternative digital delivery is an attempt to eliminate contraband and improve the safety of those inspecting and sorting mail. The change applies only to personal and nonprivileged mail. Privileged and legal correspondence, as well as some specific items such as money orders …

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Northern Essex Community College Welcomes Back Sports Spectators with Some Precautions

Northern Essex Community College Welcomes Back Sports Spectators with Some Precautions
Northern Essex Community College Athletics is welcoming spectators to attend all athletics home events with precautions to protect spectators, players, staff and game officials. Knights action begins this afternoon when the men’s soccer team hosts Southern Maine Community College. Director of Athletics Daniel M. Blair said new policies require that at outdoor venues, fans are not be required to wear …

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Regional News

Plaistow, N.H., Kayaker, 60, Dies After Being Found Saturday on Great Pond, Kingston

Plaistow, N.H., Kayaker, 60, Dies After Being Found Saturday on Great Pond, Kingston
A 60-year-old Plaistow, N.H., woman died Sunday after being found “unresponsive” late Saturday morning on Great Pond in Kingston. Mary Poirier was pronounced dead at Exeter Hospital Sunday. New Hampshire State Police—Marine Patrol reported Tuesday it received a call just before noon, Saturday, about “a kayaker who was found wearing a life jacket but unresponsive in the water.” Police said, …

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Salem Animal Rescue League Seeks New Home; Cats Available for Adoption

Salem Animal Rescue League Seeks New Home; Cats Available for Adoption
The Salem Animal Rescue League is looking for a few good acres. The independent, nonprofit organization has been in its current location at 4 SARL Drive in Salem, N.H., for 30 years, as of 2022. It leases the site from the town, but officials say they will eventually need the space. Salem Animal Rescue League Executive Director Jinelle Hobson, a …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Public Library Get Lit Book Club Discusses ‘Educated’ Thursday

Haverhill Public Library Get Lit Book Club Discusses ‘Educated’ Thursday
The Haverhill Public Library will have an in-person, outdoor meeting of its “Get Lit” book club this Thursday. Get Lit, a social book club designed for 20- and 30-something readers in the Greater Haverhill area, plans to discuss “Educated” by Tara Westover. The meeting takes place Thursday, Sept. 9, from 6:30-8 p.m., on the side of the library facing Ginty …

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West Newbury PTO’s Apple Harvest Run Goes Virtual This Year

West Newbury PTO’s Apple Harvest Run Goes Virtual This Year
The West Newbury PTO plans to have its 32nd annual Apple Harvest Run, benefiting the Dr. John C. Page School, online this year. The Apple Harvest Run typically attracts up to 2,500 participants for in-person five-kilometer, five-mile and one-mile runs. In past years all runners have started at the same time, but in this year's virtual event participants will be …

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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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