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City Desk

Haverhill Councilors Seek Rocks Village Bridge Truck Ban; State Says Repairs Will be in Phases

Haverhill Councilors Seek Rocks Village Bridge Truck Ban; State Says Repairs Will be in Phases
The recent closing of the Rocks Village Bridge due to damage caused by an over height tractor trailer has spurred the Haverhill City Council to request weight restrictions, effectively eliminating truck traffic. Last week’s accident was the third time in three years the bridge sustained damage from large trucks. City Councilor Melinda E. Barrett told her colleagues Tuesday Haverhill put …

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Haverhill Public Works Issues Annual Call for Pothole Reports

Haverhill Public Works Issues Annual Call for Pothole Reports
The Haverhill Public Works Department is turning to pothole repair now that spring has arrived. The department is asking residents to report potholes by telephone, website or email and not via social media, which isn’t fully monitored. Residents may dial 311 locally for the call center or dial 978-358-1311 if calling from out of town, visit the 311 website or …

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Regional News

Founder of Haverhill’s Guerilla Opera Joins Creative County ChangeMakers Cohort

Founder of Haverhill’s Guerilla Opera Joins Creative County ChangeMakers Cohort
The leader of a Haverhill firm is among 12 artists, nonprofit and municipal heads who will participate in Essex County Community Foundation’s Creative County ChangeMakers program. Aliana de la Guardia, founder and director of Haverhill’s Guerilla Opera, joins the second cohort of creative leaders which begins work Monday, March 28. The group will spend the next eight months immersed in …

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Education

Tousignant Becomes Cross Country Coach at Northern Essex Community College

Tousignant Becomes Cross Country Coach at Northern Essex Community College
David Tousignant is Northern Essex Community College’s new men’s and women’s cross country coach. College Director of Athletics Dan Blair said Tousignant began his duties Monday. Tousignant has 17 years of track and field and cross country coaching experience at the high school level in the Merrimack Valley. He was a member of the track and field coaching staff at …

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Community Spotlight

Michelle Benedetti Memorial Road Race Takes Place Sunday

Michelle Benedetti Memorial Road Race Takes Place Sunday
The Michelle Benedetti Memorial Road Race to raise money for four student scholarships takes place this Sunday. Michelle Benedetti, who lost her battle with metastatic breast cancer in 2019, worked in social services for more than two decades, a majority of which was spent advocating for children in Haverhill and surrounding towns. She was also an avid runner who enjoyed …

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Business Bulletin

Organizers Extend Entrance Deadline for Digital Equity Challenge to April 15

Organizers Extend Entrance Deadline for Digital Equity Challenge to April 15
UMass Lowell’s Innovation Hub in Haverhill and its partners are seeking contestants for its Digital Equity Challenge in April, where winners will be awarded seed money and resources to develop and ultimately launch their ideas. The deadline for entering has been extended to Friday, April 15, and individuals with the top innovations will be invited to pitch at an in-person …

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries: Timothy F. Shanahan, 70, Had 35-Year Career at Raytheon Co.

Today’s Obituaries: Timothy F. Shanahan, 70, Had 35-Year Career at Raytheon Co.
Timothy F. Shanahan, 70, passed away unexpectedly March 21, at his home in Haverhill. Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Joseph W. and Eileen F. (Boner) Shanahan. He was a graduate of Pentucket High School, class of 1969. For over 35 years he was employed as at the Raytheon Company. When his children were young, he …

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  • 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.
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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: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell and Lauren Towler of Groveland Langley-Adams Library.
  • 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.
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