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

Plan for 113 Residential Units Downtown Before Haverhill City Council Tonight

Plan for 113 Residential Units Downtown Before Haverhill City Council Tonight
Haverhill city councilors will hear a new proposal tonight to build a 113-unit multifamily building on a long-vacant parcel along downtown Haverhill’s waterfront. Developer 85 Water Street Development, managed by Louis P. Minicucci Jr. of Minco Development, is requesting a special permit to build the mostly one-bedroom project. It also seeks a waiver to build 30 more units than the …

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Wingate, Three Other Health Care Firms Settle Case Involving Those Treated for Opioid Disorder

Wingate, Three Other Health Care Firms Settle Case Involving Those Treated for Opioid Disorder
Wingate Healthcare, which operates a location in Haverhill, was among four companies recently settling a federal complaint that it turned away prospective residents because they had been treated for opioid use disorder. Besides Wingate, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Boston accused CareOne Realty; Hebrew Senior Life; and Sheehan Health Group, which manages Laurel Ridge and Presentation Rehabilitation Centers, of violating …

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Education Commissioner Riley Extends School Mask Requirement Through at Least Nov. 1

Education Commissioner Riley Extends School Mask Requirement Through at Least Nov. 1
Masks will remain required in Massachusetts public schools until at least Nov. 1. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley issued the order Monday. Last month, the board authorized him to require masks for students ages 5 and up and school staff through at least Oct. 1. The board in August also declared that “exigent circumstances” exist …

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Regional News

State Honors Greater Lawrence Wastewater Plant for Offsetting Its Own Energy Use

State Honors Greater Lawrence Wastewater Plant for Offsetting Its Own Energy Use
The Greater Lawrence Sanitary District in North Andover received state honors last week for reducing its carbon footprint to zero by creating an organics-to-energy project that produces enough power to meet the plant’s own electrical needs. As part of Climate Week in Massachusetts, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Martin Suuberg highlighted the …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill’s Annual Fall Electronics Recycling Day Takes Place Saturday, Oct. 2

Haverhill’s Annual Fall Electronics Recycling Day Takes Place Saturday, Oct. 2
Haverhill’s Annual Fall Electronics Recycling Day drop-off is this Saturday. Acceptable items for free drop-off include phones, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, batteries, laptops, computers, appliances, air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, microwaves, VCR, DVD, VHS and DVR players, lawn and garden power equipment, including snow blowers, lawn mowers, rototillers that are drained of gas and oil and scrap metal such as file cabinets …

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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: Thea Tsagaris, Haverhill Exchange Club, and Michael Bevilacqua of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.
  • 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.
  • Haverhill City Council: 7 p.m. Live.
  • 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: Rep. Christina Minicucci and Donald Jarvis.
  • 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.
  • Spotlight on Candidates: 6 p.m. Hosts Bill Macek and Mary Ellen Daly O'Brien.
  • Great Gildersleeve: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
97.9 WHAV FM Wavelengths is sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
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