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

Haverhill Voters Go to the Polls Today To Decide Which Two Mayoral Candidates May Advance

Haverhill Voters Go to the Polls Today To Decide Which Two Mayoral Candidates May Advance
Some voters may have participated in early voting or sent in absentee ballots by mail, but the vast majority of Haverhill voters are turning out at the polls today to decide which two of three candidates for mayor should go on to November’s ballot. Nine-term Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini, already the city’s longest-serving chief executive, seeks another term, while …

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Whittier Tech Students and Staff Work Behind the Scenes to Thank Haverhill’s First Responders

Whittier Tech Students and Staff Work Behind the Scenes to Thank Haverhill’s First Responders
Some of the behind-the-scenes work by students of Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School commemorating the 20th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11 has been reported, but students and staff went further to honor Haverhill’s first responders. As WHAV reported last Friday, the Culinary Arts Department made pastries for guests attending Saturday morning’s memorial service at the Haverhill Firefighting Museum. …

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MakeIt Haverhill Features Health, Warehouse, Delivery, Cashier and Other Positions at Fair Thursday

MakeIt Haverhill Features Health, Warehouse, Delivery, Cashier and Other Positions at Fair Thursday
There will be a job fair Thursday afternoon and early evening in Haverhill for those interested in careers at Amazon, Colis Express, Main Street Transport, Walmart and Atria Senior Living. Available positions include warehouse employee, delivery driver, cashier, stockers and certified nursing assistants. Representatives of each employer, as well as staff from MassHire, will be on hand Thursday, Sept. 16, …

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Regional News

Kingman, Mahaniah and Payson Join Essex County Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees

Kingman, Mahaniah and Payson Join Essex County Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees
Amy Kingman of Essex, Dr. Kiame Mahaniah of Andover and Jonathan Payson of Manchester were recently elected to Essex County Community Foundation’s board of trustees. Kingman and Mahaniah are new to the regional organization’s board, while Payson returns after previously serving on the board from 2011-2020. Kingman, who was serving on Foundation’s County Leadership Council before being elected to the …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Public Library Offers Adult Open Mic Night Thursday

Haverhill Public Library Offers Adult Open Mic Night Thursday
Do you have talent? The Haverhill Public Library is giving adults a chance to perform this Thursday night. The library is having an Open Mic Night Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m., in the library auditorium, 99 Main St., Haverhill. Staff invite you to sing, play an instrument. read poetry or more. To protect patrons and staff, the library requires …

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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: 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.

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. Guests: Methuen City Councilor Eunice D. Zeigler on Methuen Day and Amy Tuneburg, Merrimack Valley Project Wheels of Hope.
  • 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.
  • NEW! Spotlight on Candidates: Bill Macek and Mary Ellen Daly O'Brien host this series of candidates seeking Haverhill public offices.
  • Insight Daily: 9:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
  • Great Gildersleeve: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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