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City Desk

Haverhill Invites Citizen Input on Changing the City’s Form of Government; Council Oks Wall Fix

Haverhill Invites Citizen Input on Changing the City’s Form of Government; Council Oks Wall Fix
A plan to create a city charter commission is back on the table again, after a two-year hiatus stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. City Council Vice President John A. Michitson said last night he will have a Citizen Outreach Committee meeting with remote public participation on Wednesday, March 30, at Haverhill City Hall. He explained what he hoped would be accomplished. …

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Father-to-Be Padilla Plans Boston Marathon Run in Support of ‘Girls on the Run’ Motivational Charity

Father-to-Be Padilla Plans Boston Marathon Run in Support of ‘Girls on the Run’ Motivational Charity
It’s International Women’s Month and Luke Padilla of Haverhill is focusing his Boston Marathon fundraising on an organization devoted to “using running to empower and motivate young girls by building their confidence through accomplishment.” Padilla decided last fall to run the Marathon upon learning he would become a dad this June. Before his baby girl comes along, he said his …

Sections: Back-To-School Countdown, Haverhill, Sports

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Haverhill Observes Vietnam War Veterans Day Tuesday with Wreath Laying Ceremony

Haverhill Observes Vietnam War Veterans Day Tuesday with Wreath Laying Ceremony
There will be a wreath laying ceremony in Haverhill next Tuesday, commemorating Vietnam Veterans Day. Led by mistress of ceremonies City Councilor Melinda E. Barrett, the service features a reading of the names of Haverhill’s 13 who gave their lives in Vietnam. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ad Hoc Commissioner Linda Gambino Baxter, whose brother Michael Gambino was one who made the …

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Regional News

Wall That Heals, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica, and In Memory Honor Roll Comes to VA Bedford

Wall That Heals, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica, and In Memory Honor Roll Comes to VA Bedford
The Wall That Heals, three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, is coming to Massachusetts in September with local Vietnam veterans who died eligible to be honored as part of the In Memory Honor Roll in the mobile Education Center. The Wall That Heals will be open Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 22-25, at the Veterans Administration Edith …

Sections: Haverhill, Region, What's On?

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Education

Whittier Tech Student Pennisi Wins Second Place in SkillsUSA ‘United as One’ Design Contest

Whittier Tech Student Pennisi Wins Second Place in SkillsUSA ‘United as One’ Design Contest
Raychel Pennisi, a sophomore at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School, recently, took second place for her design in the National SkillsUSA Tee-Shirt Design Contest. Pennisi, of Haverhill, is a student in the Design and Visual Communications pathway. This year, students were asked to incorporate the SkillsUSA theme, “United as One,” and at least one Massachusetts state symbol into the …

Sections: Education, Haverhill

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Community Spotlight

Goudsward Gives Advice to Aspiring Writers Thursday as Part of Whittier Birthplace Series

Goudsward Gives Advice to Aspiring Writers Thursday as Part of Whittier Birthplace Series
Haverhill native David Goudsward presents advice to authors in “Getting Started: Anthologies,” part of Whittier Birthplace’s Virtual Lecture Series, tomorrow night. Goudsward provides a brief overview of the process of submitting to an anthology for aspiring and novice short story writers and offers tips on how to get published and how to avoid getting scammed. The lecture takes place Thursday, …

Sections: Community Spotlight, Haverhill

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Obituaries

Sandy J. ‘Baz’ Basiliere, Vietnam War Veteran, Dies at 66

Sandy J. ‘Baz’ Basiliere, Vietnam War Veteran, Dies at 66
Sandy J. “Baz” Basiliere, 66, a resident of Haverhill for most of his life, died peacefully at his home Sunday, March 20, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Leon Basiliere Jr. and Thelma (Roop) Basiliere, he moved with his family to Haverhill where he was raised and educated. Basiliere attended the former Haverhill …

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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: Eunice Zeigler of the YWCA and Cynthia Sweet, founder, Sweet Paws Dog Rescue.
  • 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.
  • Great Gildersleeve: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Thursday’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 Haverhill High School Principal Jason Meland.
  • 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.
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