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Haverhill Councilors to Again Take Up Route 125 Traffic Congestion Near North Andover

Haverhill Councilors to Again Take Up Route 125 Traffic Congestion Near North Andover
Traffic congestion and safety along busy Route 125 at Farrwood Drive near North Andover is back before the City Council for discussion tonight. Councilors Thomas J. Sullivan and Melinda E. Barrett plan to discuss roadway improvements. Concerns date back years with additions to housing development on Farrwood Drive. Interest was renewed about two years ago when Amazon revealed plans to …

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Haverhill Names Hollett as Veterans Services Director; Begins April 18

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A retired U.S. Army sergeant and Dracut’s current veterans services director is coming to Haverhill as the city’s next veterans services officer. Jeffrey C. Hollett, of Lynn, is expected to start his new job Monday, April 18, succeeding Luis Santiago, who left the city for a similar job in Billerica in November 2021. Local veteran and Conservation Commissioner Ralph T. …

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Regional News

Methuen Celebrates Opening of New Balance Factory with Federal, State and Local Officials

Methuen Celebrates Opening of New Balance Factory with Federal, State and Local Officials
Federal, state and local officials were on hand for the formal opening yesterday of a $20 million New Balance athletic shoe factory in Methuen. As WHAV reported first in 2019, Boston-based New Balance received $900,000 in state tax credits as an incentive to build the new plant, while Methuen offered temporary local property tax relief. The company originally planned to …

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Education

Saugus High School Students to Begin ‘Immersive Early College’ at Northern Essex Community College

Saugus High School Students to Begin ‘Immersive Early College’ at Northern Essex Community College
Northern Essex Community College will soon be welcoming Saugus High School students as part of the state’s added support for Early College programs. Saugus was awarded $150,000 as it joins the college in, what the state Executive Office of Education described Monday as, “large-scale, with at least 400 students or the whole school participating.” The state said the new “immersive …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill High School Drama Club Presents The Wizard of Oz April 8-9

Haverhill High School Drama Club Presents The Wizard of Oz April 8-9
As a public service, 97.9 WHAV presents Community Spotlight at no charge for the benefit of Greater Haverhill nonprofit organizations. To submit news of events, fundraising appeals and other community calendar announcements, Click image. The Haverhill High School Drama Club and Fine Arts Department are presenting their version of the classic 1939 motion picture, “The Wizard of Oz.” The cast …

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