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

Old Bank Headquarters Comes Down; Site and Current Bank Could Be Added to Redevelopment Plans

Old Bank Headquarters Comes Down; Site and Current Bank Could Be Added to Redevelopment Plans
The last pre-urban renewal building at White’s Corner in downtown Haverhill is no more. The on-again, off-again plan to take down the former headquarters of Pentucket Bank on the north side of Merrimack Street was settled Saturday morning. Contractor S&R Corporation of Lowell used a demolition excavator to take down the architecturally significant building. There are no specific plans for …

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Fiorentini Priorities are Ward Representation, Merrimack St. Redevelopment, Consentino School

Fiorentini Priorities are Ward Representation, Merrimack St. Redevelopment, Consentino School
Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini says he is not waiting for inauguration day to get started on his top priorities, which include asking the legislature to approve ward councilors and district School Committee members in Haverhill. Fiorentini told WHAV he wants to “hit the ground running even before the new term begins.” “I think job one is going to be …

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Podcast: Vargas Reveals Re-Election Plans During Live Broadcast Friday On 97.9 WHAV

Podcast: Vargas Reveals Re-Election Plans During Live Broadcast Friday On 97.9 WHAV
Rep. Andy X. Vargas told WHAV listeners first he is abandoning his quest for a state Senate run and seeking re-election to his expanded Haverhill House district next year. The statement during a live broadcast Friday morning confirmed hints Vargas made two weeks ago when the Senate redistricting plan which split Haverhill into two districts. Vargas, who has been eyeing …

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I-495 Construction Update: Paving of New Southbound Bridge Begins Tuesday

I-495 Construction Update: Paving of New Southbound Bridge Begins Tuesday
The end of the Interstate 495 twin bridge replacement project is in sight as paving begins this week on the new southbound bridge in Haverhill. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said there will be daytime lane closings this week to allow paving trucks to safely enter and exit the work zone during paving of the new southbound bridge. A single …

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Regional News

Just After Reuniting Dog with Owner, Methuen Animal Control Officer Falardeau Receives Honor

Just After Reuniting Dog with Owner, Methuen Animal Control Officer Falardeau Receives Honor
Fresh off reuniting a lost dog with its owner, Methuen Animal Control Officer Renee Falardeau was honored recently as Methuen Police Department’s “Employee of the Month.” Police Chief Scott J. McNamara called Falardeau “a one-person unit that has many responsibilities.” “Renee’s professionalism, whether dealing with a barking dog complaint or helping a person with the loss of their pet, should …

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Community Spotlight

Paintings by GHAA Artist of the Month Melissa Morrison on Display at iHub

Paintings by GHAA Artist of the Month Melissa Morrison on Display at iHub
Melissa Morrison is the featured member artist of the Greater Haverhill Arts Association for November and December. Morrison paintings, featuring mandalas, are on display in the Art Niche at UMass Lowell’s iHub, during regular hours, at 2 Merrimack St., Haverhill. The exhibit is open to the public.

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries” Former Firefighter James M. LaBelle Sr. Dies at 75

Today’s Obituaries” Former Firefighter James M. LaBelle Sr. Dies at 75
Former Haverhill firefighter James M. LaBelle Sr., 75, a lifelong resident of Haverhill passed away Saturday, Nov.6, at his home. Born in Haverhill he was the son of the late, Norman and Catherine (Desmarais) LaBelle. Raised in the Bradford section of Haverhill he was an outstanding athlete and played sports throughout his grammar school and high school years. A Vietnam …

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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: Pentucket Players Artistic Director John Buzzell and Rep. Lenny Mirra.
  • 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.
  • Suspense: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Tuesday’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: Stacy Landry of Essex County Community Foundation and Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Executive Director Javier Bristol.
  • 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.
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