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‘Flying Saucer’ Comes to Rest in Downtown Haverhill’s Industrial Sector, Destined for New Heights

‘Flying Saucer’ Comes to Rest in Downtown Haverhill’s Industrial Sector, Destined for New Heights
It’s finally happened and there’s proof too. What appears to be an extraterrestrial spacecraft, surrounded on all sides by bright orange cones, is plainly visible in front of 51 Hale St., in downtown Haverhill’s industrial section. It appears to have skidded into a snowbank and rests partly on its side. Chris Lagasse last week wrestled away control of the metal …

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PrideStar/Trinity First Responders Receive City Recognition for Saving Haverhill Man

PrideStar/Trinity First Responders Receive City Recognition for Saving Haverhill Man
Two of Haverhill’s first responders were recognized for their bravery and heroism at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Paramedics Samantha Kuenzler and Bobby Thorne of PrideStar EMS Trinity Ambulance Division were presented with official citations from Mayor James J. Fiorentini for their quick action on Jan. 7, saving the life of Steven St. Germaine. “In recognition of your heroic and life-saving …

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Haverhill Lifts COVID-19 Mask Requirement for Public at City Hall, Other Municipal Buildings

Haverhill Lifts COVID-19 Mask Requirement for Public at City Hall, Other Municipal Buildings
Citing dropping COVID-19 rates in Haverhill and revised federal guidelines, Mayor James J. Fiorentini says mask wearing by the public is no longer required in City Hall or other public buildings as of Friday, March 4. Fiorentini said he consulted with the Haverhill Board of Health and the city’s medical advisors before making the decision. Face masks remain mandatory in …

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Regional News

State Trooper Bucci, Andover High Grad, Dies in Line of Duty; Struck by Fuel Truck Driven by Methuen Man

State Trooper Bucci, Andover High Grad, Dies in Line of Duty; Struck by Fuel Truck Driven by Methuen Man
Massachusetts State Police Trooper Tamar Bucci, a graduate of Andover High School, was killed in the line of duty last night when her cruiser was struck by a gasoline tanker as she attempted to pull over to assist a disabled motorist. Bucci, assigned to the Medford Barracks, was 34. The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Colonel Christopher Mason, superintendent …

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Haverhill, Lawrence Families to Receive Home Heating Cost Relief from National Grid Foundation Grant

Haverhill, Lawrence Families to Receive Home Heating Cost Relief from National Grid Foundation Grant
Families in Haverhill, Lawrence and other communities deemed as being “hard hit” by COVID-19 will benefit from National Grid Foundation’s $250,000 grant to United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. United Way, which also recognizes increased home heating fuel costs, will distribute the money to 13 community-based organizations serving Boston, Chelsea, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn and Quincy. National Grid …

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State Senate Releases Veterans’ Homes Reform Bill Better Matching Rep. Dean Campbell’s Original

State Senate Releases Veterans’ Homes Reform Bill Better Matching Rep. Dean Campbell’s Original
State senators will be asked to vote next week on a suite of oversight and management reforms at the state-run veterans’ homes in Chelsea and Holyoke that more closely align with the vision of special oversight committee co-chairs Rep. Linda Dean Campbell and Sen. Michael Rush. As WHAV reported last month Dean Campbell withheld her full support on watered down …

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Community Spotlight

Online National Consumer Protection Week Forum Uncovers Scams and How to Avoid Them

Online National Consumer Protection Week Forum Uncovers Scams and How to Avoid Them
In time for National Consumer Protection Week, state Consumer Affairs Undersecretary Edward A. Palleschi hosts a virtual forum next Thursday. Palleschi brings together field experts from the American Association of Retired Persons, Better Business Bureau, Federal Trade Commission and Internal Revenue Service for the online forum Thursday, March 10, at 2 p.m. The forum is open to the public and …

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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. Guest: Lisa Corr of the Crescent Yacht Club.
  • 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.

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: Take a listen behind the scenes of the February ‘All Hands’ staff meeting. Greater Lawrence Family Health Center President and CEO Dr. Guy Fish talks about a Boston Globe story that featured both a Health Center patient and the efforts made by staff to make sure the patient was well taken care of. Also, hear an update from Chief Medical Officer Dr. Zandra Kelley as to the improving COVID-19 numbers in the Merrimack Valley.
  • 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. Guest: YMCA Regional Executive Director Tracy Fuller.
  • 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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