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Haverhill’s Hometown Heroes Veterans Banners Return in More Locations This Year

Haverhill’s Hometown Heroes Veterans Banners Return in More Locations This Year
Banners featuring Haverhill’s Hometown Heroes will once again wave above city streets. Based on the success of last year’s program, honoring local veterans, the Exchange Club of Haverhill is looking to repeat it again in 2022. Jennifer Matthews, one of the driving forces behind the plan, recently told city councilors last year’s program went way beyond expectations. “An overwhelming success. …

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Comcast’s Nine-Hour Outage Cripples Haverhill’s Largest Business Park

Comcast’s Nine-Hour Outage Cripples Haverhill’s Largest Business Park
A lengthy and widespread business internet outage Wednesday brought down WHAV and shuttered offices throughout the Ward Hill Business Park, the city’s largest economic engine. The nine-hour outage disconnected businesses from customers and even their own corporate offices. Comcast initially responded service would be restored at 7:23 p.m. and, when that deadline passed, texted businesses to “expect a resolution” by …

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Haverhill City Clerk Looking for ‘Top Dog’ in Contest this Month

Haverhill City Clerk Looking for ‘Top Dog’ in Contest this Month
The Haverhill City Clerk’s office isn’t waiting until the dog days of summer to recognize the city’s canine friends. City Clerk Linda L. Koutoulas is seeking to name Haverhill’s “Top Dog” in a contest, tied to annual dog licensing, that runs until the end of this month. Three dogs will be chosen with the “Top Dog” receiving 2022 dog license …

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Regional News

Methuen Police Seek Public’s Help in Tracking Down Man Who Robbed Bank Tuesday

Methuen Police Seek Public’s Help in Tracking Down Man Who Robbed Bank Tuesday
Methuen Police Department are still working to identify the man who robbed a Haverhill Street bank branch Tuesday and are asking the public for leads. Police said the man is described as a light-skinned male, approximately six feet tall, with very long hair and possible facial hair under a mask. He was wearing a light gray sweatshirt, bright light blue …

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Thousands in Needed Donations in Betty White’s Name ‘Stuns’ Salem, N.H., Animal Rescue League

Thousands in Needed Donations in Betty White’s Name ‘Stuns’ Salem, N.H., Animal Rescue League
The Salem Animal Rescue League continues to benefit from a national campaign to honor actress and animal welfare advocate Betty White. The Betty White Challenge, designed to honor White on Jan 17 on what would have been her 100th birthday, brought more than $14,000 in donations in her name in more are still coming in. “We are stunned by the …

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Education

Northern Essex Community College Receives Maximum Reaccreditation of 10 Years

Northern Essex Community College Receives Maximum Reaccreditation of 10 Years
Northern Essex Community College recently received full reaccreditation from the New England Commission of Higher Education. The institution received the maximum accreditation term of 10 years. According to the Commission, “Accreditation is a status that provides assurance to prospective students, their families and the general public that an institution meets clearly stated Standards for Accreditation and that there are reasonable …

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Community Spotlight

AgeSpan’s CareRide Comes to Haverhill; Helps Seniors Get Rides to Medical Appointments

AgeSpan’s CareRide Comes to Haverhill; Helps Seniors Get Rides to Medical Appointments
CareRide, which takes residents ages 65 and up to non-emergency medical appointments, is expanding to Haverhill thanks to a nearly $30,000 donation from the George C. Wadleigh Foundation. CareRide is a service of AgeSpan, formerly known as Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore. It has been operating in Lowell and now comes to Haverhill. The program provides …

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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: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital and Steve Alfano, local musician.
  • 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 School Committee: When in session, Live. 7 p.m.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Friday’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guest: Haley Moschella, Wisteria Montessori Schools.
  • 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.
  • All Request Friday Night: Chris Porter, live, 6:15 p.m. Call 978-374-1900.
  • Couple Next Door: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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