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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ December 07, 2021
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Haverhill News

Haverhill Councilors Say Their Goodbyes at Last Meeting for a Third of the Legislative Body

Haverhill Councilors Say Their Goodbyes at Last Meeting for a Third of the Legislative Body
It was a night of farewells at Tuesday’s Haverhill City Council meeting—the final meeting for three longtime members. Recent mayoral candidate and Council Vice President Colin F. LePage, 20-year Councilor Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien and longest serving Councilor William J. Macek are leaving their positions after deciding this year not to seek additional terms on the City Council. Macek, who …

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Haverhill Relocates COVID-19 Testing Site to AmVets Post 147; Begins Jan. 4

Haverhill Relocates COVID-19 Testing Site to AmVets Post 147; Begins Jan. 4
Haverhill is moving its planned COVID-19 testing site from outdoors to inside because of weather-related concerns. The city had planned to have a drive-up site operate on the edge of downtown. Public Health Director Mary Connolly said, however, testing now begins Tuesday, Jan. 4, from 1-5 p.m., at AmVets Post 147 function hall, 576 Primrose St., Haverhill. COVID-19 tests continue …

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Haverhill Chamber Selects Murphy’s Garrison Golf Center as December Business of the Month

Haverhill Chamber Selects Murphy’s Garrison Golf Center as December Business of the Month
Murphy’s Garrison Golf Center has been selected as the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce’s December business of the month. Garrison Golf is a 9-hole, par-3 golf course.  It was designed by Manny Francis and opened in 1966. Professional staff includes Ted Murphy, PGA life member; Peter Farley, PGA life member; Kevin Murphy, PGA Class A; and Mike Gravalese, PGA apprentice. …

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Regional News

UMass Campuses to Require COVID-19 Booster Shots for All Eligible Students and Staff

UMass Campuses to Require COVID-19 Booster Shots for All Eligible Students and Staff
COVID-19 booster shots will become mandatory for roughly 93,000 students and staff across the University of Massachusetts campuses. Officials said Tuesday that each of the five UMass schools has rolled out its own requirement for boosters in recent days, and UMass President Marty Meehan said Tuesday his office will also require its 320 employees to get a booster shot as …

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Community Spotlight

Holocaust in Holland Focus of Three-Part Series, Beginning Jan. 20

Holocaust in Holland Focus of Three-Part Series, Beginning Jan. 20
Haverhill’s Temple Emanu-El plans a three-part exploration of the Holocaust in Holland, beginning in January. Cantor Vera Broekhuysen leads the discussion with the first two sessions exploring the history of Jewish life in Holland before the Holocaust and how Dutch Jews and gentiles experienced the Holocaust. The third session is described as a “dive deep” into the Westerbork Cabaret at …

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Radio Listings

Today’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: Michael Bevilacqua of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.
  • 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. Guest: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital.
  • 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.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
97.9 WHAV FM Wavelengths is sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
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