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

Procopio Companies’ Apartment, Retail and Park Complex Advances with Plans to Protect Sturgeon

Procopio Companies’ Apartment, Retail and Park Complex Advances with Plans to Protect Sturgeon
The Procopio Companies last night received initial approvals of its plans to protect Atlantic and Shortnose Sturgeon as it moves forward with its 290-unit housing, park, restaurant and retail complex along the Merrimack River in Bradford. The Haverhill Conservation Commission heard from representatives of the company as they continued discussions of that company’s plans to build the complex, known as …

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Edwards Vacuum Breaks Ground on New Broadway Park Building, Awards $20K to Haverhill Promise

Edwards Vacuum Breaks Ground on New Broadway Park Building, Awards $20K to Haverhill Promise
Haverhill Promise, the city’s, Campaign for Grade Level Reading, received a $20,000 grant as part of a celebration related to Wednesday’s groundbreaking of Edwards Vacuum’s new manufacturing center. Edwards Vacuum, in collaboration with Marwick Associates, Equity Industrial Partners and Dacon, ceremoniously broke ground on the new 135,000 square-foot innovation center within Broadway Industrial Park. To mark the event, the development …

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Haverhill Schools Choose to Dismiss Teacher Upon Learning of Dracut Sex Survey Fallout Last May

Haverhill Schools Choose to Dismiss Teacher Upon Learning of Dracut Sex Survey Fallout Last May
A teacher who this spring resigned his Dracut teaching job after fallout over a sex survey was also dismissed last week from Haverhill schools. Eric Jackson was hired as a freshmen biology teacher Haverhill High School this school year, but was terminated during the school district’s probationary period. He is not accused of any inappropriate actions in Haverhill. “Eric Jackson …

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Regional News

Heavy Downpours Bring Sewage Overflows into Merrimack River; Watershed Council Lobbies for Help

Heavy Downpours Bring Sewage Overflows into Merrimack River; Watershed Council Lobbies for Help
Monday morning’s heavy downpour overwhelmed municipal sewer systems up and down the Merrimack River, causing discharges of raw wastes into the waterway. Ongoing combined sewage overflows, known as CSOs, is a problem targeted by the Merrimack River Watershed Council. Council Policy and Education Specialist John Macone, a guest this week on WHAV’s morning program, explains the cause. “That happened in …

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Community Spotlight

Snowdrop Montessori School Formally Opens with Ribbon Cutting Next Week at New Gerson Building

Snowdrop Montessori School Formally Opens with Ribbon Cutting Next Week at New Gerson Building
Snowdrop Montessori School, serving toddlers ages 15 months to 33 months, plans a formal opening next Tuesday in Haverhill after relocating from Cambridge. A ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place Tuesday, Sept. 21, 5 p.m., at the school in the new Gerson Building, 181 Washington St. Snowdrop’s Head of School Nicole Randall, a Haverhill native, said children are able to thrive when …

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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: Thomas Spitalere discusses Trails and Sails and Sen. Diana DiZoglio.
  • 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.
  • DJ Chris on the Radio: Live, 6:10 p.m.
  • Couple Next Door: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Saturday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Gunsmoke: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sunday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • Pulse on Health: There are more than 2,000 school-based health centers in the U.S., providing health care to young adults, and two of them are in Lawrence and Andover. This week’s edition of Pulse On Health, hears from Tania Maria and Lauren Jones, nurse practitioners at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s Lawrence High School operation to talk about the program. Also in this edition, GLFHC Chief Strategy Officer Rich Napolitano stops by to talk about In Pink, one of the health center’s signature fundraisers coming up in October.
  • World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Monday’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: Wes Pettengill, Carraigetown Car Show.
  • 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.
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