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Haverhill News

Haverhill’s Inaugural with Gov. Baker to Be Short Due to COVID-19; Residents Asked to Follow Remotely

Haverhill’s Inaugural with Gov. Baker to Be Short Due to COVID-19; Residents Asked to Follow Remotely
Gov. Charlie Baker is expected to swear in Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini this morning to launch the mayor’s 10th term. The ceremonies, which include inauguration of the City Council and School Committee, will be brief, and in-person attendance is discouraged because of the fear of spreading COVID-19. WHAV expects to carry the event live both on-air at 97.9 FM …

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Council Approves Haverhill Private Snowplow Rates of $77-$148/Hour; Also Seeks to Expedite Bridge Work

Council Approves Haverhill Private Snowplow Rates of $77-$148/Hour; Also Seeks to Expedite Bridge Work
Traffic and the condition of Haverhill’s roadways dominated much of the agenda at last week’s City Council meeting. As reported previously on WHAV, due to a nationwide driver shortage, the city expects to have trouble keeping up with plowing the streets this winter. As a result, Haverhill City Councilors unanimously agreed to a 10% rise in rates for private snow …

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Legislature Accepts Comments on Rep. Mirra Bill to Reimburse Police College Courses

Legislature Accepts Comments on Rep. Mirra Bill to Reimburse Police College Courses
The legislature is soliciting public comments on a bill that would allow residents to be reimbursed by the state for college courses in police work. Rep. Lenny Mirra’s proposed “Act regarding free tuition for students seeking a degree in criminal justice” is being heard by the Joint Committee on Public Service. The bill permits an individual pursuing a degree in …

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I-495 Construction Update: Daytime Lane Closings to Remove Temporary Median Crossover

I-495 Construction Update: Daytime Lane Closings to Remove Temporary Median Crossover
Removal of temporary lanes and cleanup of other construction elements along Interstate 495 in Haverhill means daytime lane closings next Tuesday through Thursday. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said crews will be removing the median crossover that carried southbound traffic during the last year over the new northbound bridge. Eventually, the extra lanes on the northbound bridge will be realigned …

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Regional News

Plaistow Plans Public Hearing on Borrowing to Support Residential Water Hookups

Plaistow Plans Public Hearing on Borrowing to Support Residential Water Hookups
Plaistow, N.H., residents who wish to tie in to the new potable water system will be able to borrow the money from the town if selectmen approve a bond issue of up to $450,000. The Plaistow Board of Selectmen holds a public hearing on the plan next Monday, Jan. 10, at 6:40 p.m., on the second floor of Town Hall, …

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Community Spotlight

Greater Haverhill Arts Association Invites Artists and Visitors to January ‘Paint-Ins’

Greater Haverhill Arts Association Invites Artists and Visitors to January ‘Paint-Ins’
The Greater Haverhill Arts Associations plans weekly “paint-ins” during January. Artists may paint within the greenhouse at Nunan Florist and Greenhouses Sundays, Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at 269 Central St., Georgetown. The association asks artists and visitors to wear facial masks. Updates will be posted online at ghaa.art.

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Obituaries

Obituary: Joseph S. D’Orazio, Local Business Luminary and Community Servant, Dies at 84

Obituary: Joseph S. D’Orazio, Local Business Luminary and Community Servant, Dies at 84
Joseph S. “Sonny” D’Orazio, a well-known figure in Haverhill’s business community, a recent Northern Essex Community College trustee, avid golfer and active volunteer, died the day after Christmas at age 84. He was born in Haverhill Dec. 12, 1937, son of the late Achille and Marion (Nisdeo) D’Orazio. He attended Haverhill schools and was a 1956 graduate of Haverhill High …

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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: YMCA Regional Executive Director Tracy Fuller.
  • City of Haverhill Inauguration: Live from City Hall. 10 a.m.
  • 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.

Tuesday’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: Ruth’s House Executive Director Amy Smith-Boden and and Haverhill school Superintendent Margaret Marotta.
  • 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.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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