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Haverhill News

Haverhill Remembers, Honors Veterans and First Responders During Emotional Weekend

Haverhill Remembers, Honors Veterans and First Responders During Emotional Weekend
“Taps,” performed by Haverhill Police Sgt. Kevin Lynch. More photographs below. A wide range of emotions were visibly expressed over the weekend as veterans and first responders were thanked, remembered and honored during several local tributes. The 20th anniversary of the terror attacks of 9/11 coincided with both current events—the loss of 13 U.S. servicemembers during the nation’s military withdrawal …

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New Haverhill High School Principal Meland to Meet Public Thursday

New Haverhill High School Principal Meland to Meet Public Thursday
Jason Meland, the new principal of Haverhill High School, meets with the public this Thursday. Meland, who was appointed in June to succeed Glenn Burns, previously served principal of James P. Timilty Middle School in Boston. Burns returned to Salem, Mass., to become executive principal of Salem High Schools. The Haverhill Education Coalition is sponsoring the meet and greet Thursday, …

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I-495 Construction Update: Lane and Ramp Closings for Concrete Delivery Overnight Thursday

I-495 Construction Update: Lane and Ramp Closings for Concrete Delivery Overnight Thursday
There will be overnight lane and ramp closings this Thursday and Friday along Interstate 495 south in Haverhill as part of the Twin Bridge Replacement Project. Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials said double right lane closing take place on I-495 south, between exits 108, Route 97/Broadway, and 106, Ward Hill, Thursday, Sept. 16, from 9 p.m.-5 the next morning. In …

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Election Central (Ballot Order)

Podcast: Mayor Fiorentini Notes Success of Haverhill ‘Renaissance,’ Outlines Goals if Re-Elected

Podcast: Mayor Fiorentini Notes Success of Haverhill ‘Renaissance,’ Outlines Goals if Re-Elected
See also interviews with Patrolman Guy E. Cooper and City Councilor Colin F. LePage. Part 1 of 3 In the first of a three-part series of WHAV mayoral interviews in advance of next Tuesday’s Haverhill preliminary election, Mayor James J. Fiorentini spelled out his successes over the past 18 years. The mayor mentioned his pride in rebuilding roads and sidewalks, …

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Podcast: LePage Says Top Issue in Mayoral Race are Services Residents Need, but Don’t Receive

Podcast: LePage Says Top Issue in Mayoral Race are Services Residents Need, but Don’t Receive
See also interviews with Mayor James J. Fiorentini and Patrolman Guy E. Cooper. Part 3 of 3 In a series of WHAV mayoral interviews in advance of Tuesday’s Haverhill preliminary election, candidate Colin F. LePage says the biggest issue in this year’s election isn’t about what Haverhill citizens have, but rather what they’ve been missing. The current City Council vice …

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Podcast: Cooper Calls Attention to Police and Fire Staffing, Schools That are ‘Falling Apart’

Podcast: Cooper Calls Attention to Police and Fire Staffing, Schools That are ‘Falling Apart’
See also interviews with Mayor James J. Fiorentini and City Councilor Colin F. LePage. Part 2 of 3 In a series of WHAV mayoral interviews in advance of Tuesday’s Haverhill preliminary election, candidate Guy E. Cooper defined his top three priorities for the city—education, public safety and helping businesses “get back up on their feet again” after closings related to …

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Regional News

Manchester, N.H., Man Dies in Three-Car Accident Early Sunday on I-93 in Andover

Manchester, N.H., Man Dies in Three-Car Accident Early Sunday on I-93 in Andover
A 64-year-old Manchester, N.H., man was killed and two others from Lawrence injured—one seriously—after an early morning crash Sunday on Interstate 93 in Andover. State Police troopers assigned to the Andover barracks report the three-car crash took place around 2:15, Sunday morning, along I-93 south, near exit 40. Police said a 2014 Toyota Sienna, driven by a 52-year-old man from …

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Community Spotlight

Team Haverhill Seeks Volunteers for 10th River Ruckus Festival Saturday, Sept. 25

Team Haverhill Seeks Volunteers for 10th River Ruckus Festival Saturday, Sept. 25
Team Haverhill’s 10th River Ruckus festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 25, in downtown Haverhill. The event, which begins at noon on Washington Street, features a Classic Car Show, Kids Zone, local food, beer garden and a chance to win cash and prizes in a 50/50 raffle. There will also be live music all day, featuring Red Tail Hawk, James Renner, …

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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: YMCA Regional Executive Director Tracy Fuller and Rep. Leonard 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: John Macone, Merrimack River Watershed Council, 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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