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Welcome to the all-new Wavelengths daily local news email!

WHAV—on-air, online, in social media, via email and more—strives to deliver the most local news in a variety of multimedia formats to meet the community’s need to know.

This new “Wavelengths,” the name reflecting both WHAV’s historical broadcasting role and the “waves” of the Merrimack River that connect Valley residents, is easier-to-read with more news, a sharper layout and improved navigation.

Federal Communications Commission Chair Jessica Rosenworcel recently remarked on the role of broadcasters, such as 97.9 WHAV, to provide local information as other forms of media go away and to combat “fake news.”

“We all need local journalism to make decisions about our lives, communities and country. Yet over the last decade and a half, nearly 2,000 newspapers have shuttered and it’s getting harder and harder to find economic models that give us the news we need,” she said.

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Saturday snowplowing in Haverhill. (Mike Jarvis photograph for WHAV News.)

City Desk

Updated: Residents Mostly Stay In During Storm; Trinity Ambulance Struck Broadside, But No Injuries

Updated: Residents Mostly Stay In During Storm; Trinity Ambulance Struck Broadside, But No Injuries
Residents appear to have largely heeded advice to stay in and off the roads during this weekend’s storm. A notable exception was when an ambulance was struck broadside around 3 p.m., Saturday, on Broadway near the former St. Joseph’s School. While no injuries were reported, first responders reported “people are flying down this hill” and also requested assistance from the …

Sections: Haverhill, Region

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Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Names Haverhill Farm Dog as ‘Best Buddy’

Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Names Haverhill Farm Dog as ‘Best Buddy’
A Pembroke Welsh Corgi, who takes charge at a Haverhill farm, was recently named “Best Buddy” in a contest put on by the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation. Two-year-old Ian was one of four honored last week in the Farm Bureau’s 2022 Farm Dog of the Year. The contest took place during late December with judging on the Federation’s Facebook page. …

Sections: Haverhill

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Regional News

Dzioba and Licata Receive Promotions from Methuen Patrolmen to Sergeants

Dzioba and Licata Receive Promotions from Methuen Patrolmen to Sergeants
Methuen Police are congratulating Kevin Dzioba and Derek Licata—two of four officers recently receiving promotions. Dzioba and Licata were both promoted from patrolman to sergeant in January. Dzioba started his career in law enforcement in 1989 as an auxiliary police officer and an intermittent dispatcher for the department. In December of 1995, he was appointed a reserve officer and, in …

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Education

All of Haverhill’s Consentino School Will be New, Whether Fixed or Replaced; Costs Above $125 Million

All of Haverhill’s Consentino School Will be New, Whether Fixed or Replaced; Costs Above $125 Million
Whether it is renovated and expanded or replaced, every inch of the Dr. Albert B. Consentino School must be upgraded at a cost of at least twice its Caleb Dustin Hunking School cousin across the river. Haverhill Facilities Director Stephen D. Dorrance delivered the message last Thursday to School Committee members during a review of the school’s existing conditions contained …

Sections: Education, Haverhill

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Community Spotlight

Work of Debbie Shirley On Display at UMass Lowell Haverhill iHub Through February

Work of Debbie Shirley On Display at UMass Lowell Haverhill iHub Through February
Debbie Shirley is the featured member artist of the Greater Haverhill Arts Association and her work will be shown through the end of February at UMass Lowell Innovation Hub’s Art Niche at Harbor Place in Haverhill. Shirley’s work is comprised of acrylic paintings, featuring nostalgia. The iHub is located at 2 Merrimack St., Haverhill, and open to the public during …

Sections: Community Spotlight, Haverhill

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Business Bulletin

Carbone’s Kitchen Rededicates Itself with Expanded Dining Room, New Sunday Brunch

Carbone’s Kitchen Rededicates Itself with Expanded Dining Room, New Sunday Brunch
Carbone’s Kitchen of South Main Street, Bradford, now offers Sunday brunch. The Central Square restaurant was rededicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. In the last few weeks, the restaurant also expanded its dining room after taking over the entirety of the space at 151 S. Main St. Brunch is now served Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Among those joining …

Sections: Business Bulletin, Haverhill

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  • 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.
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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.
  • 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: When in session, live. 7 p.m.
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