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City Desk

Despite Attempt to Shift Focus Away, Haverhill School Committee Affirms Whittier Middle Request

Despite Attempt to Shift Focus Away, Haverhill School Committee Affirms Whittier Middle Request
The Haverhill School Committee last night agreed to again ask the state to replace or renovate the John Greenleaf Whittier School, but not before straying into other school replacement ideas. The submission of another Statement of Interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s Core program refers to the 65-year-old building as obsolete and in need of significant repair. While the …

Sections: Education, Haverhill

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Sens. DiZoglio and Finegold Take Opposite Stances on Suspending Gas Tax; Measure is Rejected

Sens. DiZoglio and Finegold Take Opposite Stances on Suspending Gas Tax; Measure is Rejected
Local senators took opposite positions Thursday on whether to suspend the state gasoline tax as prices rise in the midst of the Ukraine War. As momentum grows around the country for the suspension of state gas taxes, the state Senate on Thursday rejected a Republican-led push to pause gas tax collections through Labor Day even as Gov. Charlie Baker signaled …

Sections: Haverhill, Region, State House News

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Regional News

Merrimack River Watershed Council, Groundwork Lawrence Study Flooding and Climate Change

Merrimack River Watershed Council, Groundwork Lawrence Study Flooding and Climate Change
Neighborhoods along Jackson Street in Methuen and Lawrence have been hit hard by floods for decades, and the Merrimack River Watershed Council says climate change is expected to make those disasters occur more often and with more intensity. Groundwork Lawrence has been asking residents for the past three months about experiences with flooding. The information will help engineers determine where …

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Ziegler to Moderate Fireside Chat with State Auditor Suzanne Bump

Ziegler to Moderate Fireside Chat with State Auditor Suzanne Bump
Methuen City Council Vice Chair Eunice Ziegler, chair of the Women Elected Municipal Officials group, will moderate a fireside chat with Auditor Suzanne Bump during a half-day spring symposium. Women Elected Municipal Officials, a subgroup of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, is having the event. “Reimagining Equitable Leadership,” Saturday, April 2, at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Marlborough. Zeigler is also …

Sections: Election Central, Region

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Education

Pentucket Regional High School Students Score Big at DECA State Career Development Conference

Pentucket Regional High School Students Score Big at DECA State Career Development Conference
Pentucket Regional High School’s DECA chapter recently achieved several honors at the 63rd annual Massachusetts DECA State Career Development Conference. Hannah Linehan, a senior from Merrimac, earned State Champion honors in Financial Consulting. For the second consecutive year, Linehan will represent Pentucket at the International Career Development Conference, being held April 23-26 in Atlanta, Ga. Two students finished in the …

Sections: Education, Region

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U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh to Deliver Endicott College Commencement Address in May

U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh to Deliver Endicott College Commencement Address in May
U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. “Marty” Walsh will be the 2022 Endicott College commencement speaker in May. Endicott’s 82nd commencement ceremony takes place Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m., at Hempstead Stadium. “Secretary Walsh’s commitment to equity and creating jobs for all people—first in the Commonwealth, and now nationally—is the very embodiment of an Endicott education, which is defined …

Sections: Education, Region

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Community Spotlight

Greater Haverhill Arts Association Offers Robert Gablosky Memorial Art Scholarship

Greater Haverhill Arts Association Offers Robert Gablosky Memorial Art Scholarship
Area high school seniors are invited to apply for the Robert Gablosky Memorial Art Scholarship. The Greater Haverhill Arts Association administers the scholarship on behalf of the Gablosky family. It is open to graduating seniors who are continuing their education in the visual arts and are from Haverhill, Methuen, North Andover, Masconomet, Pentucket and Timberlane or private and home-school students …

Sections: Community Spotlight, Education, Haverhill, Region

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Business Bulletin

Haverhill’s Dynamic Referrals Plans Network Before Work April 6

Haverhill’s Dynamic Referrals Plans Network Before Work April 6
Dynamic Referrals, Haverhill’s chapter of BNI, is having a Network Before Work event, open to all businesses and their representatives. Network Before Work takes place Wednesday, April 6, from 8-9:30 a.m., at River Street Café, 588 River St., Haverhill. There will be coffee, muffins and other refreshments. Organizers say the event is for “anyone looking to grow their business through …

Sections: Business Bulletin, 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: 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.
  • 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: Hear excerpts from the most recent All Hands Meeting of the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center from the West clinical site at 700 Essex St., Lawrence. Health Center President and CEO Dr. Guy Fish talks about expansion plans at West as well as the value of the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency program.
  • 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: Greater Haverhill Chamber President and CEO Alex Eberhardt.
  • 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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