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Elected and Business Leaders to Celebrate Launch of Free Valley Bus Service Next Week

Elected and Business Leaders to Celebrate Launch of Free Valley Bus Service Next Week
Members of Congress, area mayors and local business people will be on hand next Monday when the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority celebrates the launch of free bus service the next day. The two-year pilot is aimed partly at winning back riders lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. MVRTA Administrator and CEO Noah S. Berger said free, system wide bus fares …

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Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Offers COVID-19 Vaccines Thursday in Haverhill

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Offers COVID-19 Vaccines Thursday in Haverhill
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center is providing COVID-19 vaccines for parents, all students at least five years old and school staff during this Haverhill school vacation week and one day in March. First, second and booster doses will be available. Those under 18 must have a signed parental consent and are preferred to be accompanied by an adult. Clinics takes …

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DiZoglio Pledges Scrutiny of Pay, Diversity and Police Anti-Bias Rollout if Elected Auditor

DiZoglio Pledges Scrutiny of Pay, Diversity and Police Anti-Bias Rollout if Elected Auditor
Sen. Diana DiZoglio, a candidate for state auditor, last week outlined her plans to report on pay equity, diversity and inclusion in agency contracting; equity in the cannabis industry; and the implementation of anti-bias training for police. Accompanied by Sens. Adam Gomez, Lydia Edwards and Julian Cyr for an online press conference, the Methuen Democrat rolled out what she called …

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Education

Greater Lawrence Tech To Lift Mask Mandate After School Vacation Effect is Known

Greater Lawrence Tech To Lift Mask Mandate After School Vacation Effect is Known
Greater Lawrence Technical School Committee chose last week modify the district’s school mask mandate, but only after any spikes resulting from school vacation are checked. During its regular meeting, members voted to revise the policy to make masking optional for all students beginning on Monday, March 7. The decision is based on Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley’s statewide school mask …

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Community Spotlight

Walnut Square School PTO Seeks Alumni Recipes and Photos for Cookbook by March 1

Walnut Square School PTO Seeks Alumni Recipes and Photos for Cookbook by March 1
Haverhill’s Walnut Square School PTO is seeking alumni recipes and past school photographs by next Tuesday for a fundraising cookbook. PTO members said last year’s cookbook of favorite family recipes was so well received, they decided to do it again and include Walnut Square alumni. They are asking for one or two appetizer, entrée and dessert recipes along with any …

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Obituaries

James E. Simmons, Former WHAV Program Director and Longtime Newspaper Editor, Dies at 95

James E. Simmons, Former WHAV Program Director and Longtime Newspaper Editor, Dies at 95
James E. Simmons, of Haverhill, a former WHAV program director, died peacefully last Saturday afternoon at age 95. Simmons died after a period of declining health at Mary Immaculate Nursing and Restorative Center in Lawrence, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Haverhill, Dec. 21, 1926, he was the son of the late Percy J. and Ruth G. (Boody) Simmons. …

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