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Haverhill Public Schools Receives Largest Local Grant of $823,630 to Keep Kids Connected

Haverhill Public Schools Receives Largest Local Grant of $823,630 to Keep Kids Connected
Haverhill, Methuen and Lawrence are among area school districts and organizations receiving federal money to ensure students can connect to the internet at home for online learning and homework. Haverhill Public Schools was awarded $823,630, while Hill View Montessori Charter Public School in Haverhill received $88,335. Methuen Public Schools was also awarded $532,476, and Lawrence Family Development Charter School received …

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Comeau’s Latest Poem, ‘Suffering Hello,’ Raises Age Old Questions

Comeau’s Latest Poem, ‘Suffering Hello,’ Raises Age Old Questions
Haverhill-born poet Dr. Raymond F. Comeau further reflects on world grief with his new poem, “Suffering Hello.” Comeau describes the work as “a meditation on the question, ‘Do people bring suffering upon themselves?’ And, it invites answers.” Now of Belmont, Comeau is a retired dean and current lecturer at Harvard University Extension School. He is also a trustee, emeritus, of …

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I-495 Construction Update: Lane Closings This Week in Haverhill for Guardrail Installation

I-495 Construction Update: Lane Closings This Week in Haverhill for Guardrail Installation
There will be both northbound and southbound Interstate 495 lane closings this week in Haverhill for guardrail installations and construction access to the median. Massachusetts Department of Transportation said a left lane closes on I-495 northbound, between exits 106 and 107, Ward Hill and River Street, Monday, March 21, through Thursday, March 24, from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. each day. There …

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Education

Whittier Tech Receives State Skills Capital Grant to Bring Marine Service Classes to High-Schoolers

Whittier Tech Receives State Skills Capital Grant to Bring Marine Service Classes to High-Schoolers
A Marine Service Technology program offered to adult learners last year now welcomes high school students thanks to a state Skills Capital Grant. Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School was awarded $181,778 to purchase a Parker-brand boat, Yamaha-brand WaveRunner and Sea-Doo GTR for student learning; Yamaha outboards for student training; and a new ventilation system to proper exhaust for engines. …

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Community Spotlight

Backyard Beekeeping Demonstration at Tattersall Farm April 3

Backyard Beekeeping Demonstration at Tattersall Farm April 3
The Trustees of Tattersall Farm and Frank Valadao of Soney Bees of Haverhill are hosting a Backyard Beekeeping demonstration and information session. An introduction to beekeeping, topics will include how to find a good location for a hive, how to assemble one and how to install a package of bees or 5-frame Nuc. There will also be information on maintaining …

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Business Bulletin

Merrimack Valley Chamber Presents Hispanic/Multicultural Marketing and Workforce Opportunity

Merrimack Valley Chamber Presents Hispanic/Multicultural Marketing and Workforce Opportunity
Eduardo Crespo and Adriana Sanchez Vaccaro are discussing “The Hispanic/Multicultural Marketing and Workforce Opportunity: A Roadmap” during the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Expo Breakfast. Crespo, CEO, Hispanic Market Solution, and Vaccaro, culture strategist and senior partner, HMS Diversity Training Division, talk about changing demographics, assimilation vs. acculturation, business implications, having a clear understanding of relevance and importance of …

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  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guests: Salem Animal Rescue League Executive Director Jinelle Hobson and Michael Bevilacqua of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.
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