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Haverhill News

Haverhill and Other Area Schools Cancel Friday Classes; Storm Preparations Underway

Haverhill and Other Area Schools Cancel Friday Classes; Storm Preparations Underway
Haverhill and other area schools are closed Friday as the season’s first significant snowfall impacts the region. Haverhill school Superintendent Margaret Marotta cancelled both regular classes and all after-school activities. Similarly, classes are cancelled at Hill View Montessori Charter School; Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School; Pentucket Regional School District, serving Groveland, Merrimac and West Newbury; Northern Essex Community College, …

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Pacheco, Haverhill’s Former Purchasing Agent, Begins Serving as Georgetown Administrator

Pacheco, Haverhill’s Former Purchasing Agent, Begins Serving as Georgetown Administrator
Haverhill’s former purchasing agent and energy consultant is local again as he begins serving as Georgetown’s administrator. Orlando Pacheco, who served in Haverhill City Hall for nearly three years before leaving in 2017, said the Georgetown position “checked the right boxes” for him. “It was the right opportunity at the right time. I wanted to be somewhat selective with my …

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Federal Spending Bill to Help Speed Haverhill’s Basiliere Bridge Replacement, Solve Sewage Issues

Federal Spending Bill to Help Speed Haverhill’s Basiliere Bridge Replacement, Solve Sewage Issues
Expedited replacement of the Basiliere Bridge, between downtown Haverhill and the city’s Bradford section, is projected thanks to the recently approved federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The news came Thursday as Congresswoman Lori Trahan took officials on a tour, highlighting “historic investments in bridges and water infrastructure,” including the 1925-era bridge and combined sewage overflows plaguing the Merrimack …

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Haverhill Democrats Plan Meet and Greet with Statewide Office Candidates Jan. 23

Haverhill Democrats Plan Meet and Greet with Statewide Office Candidates Jan. 23
The Haverhill Democratic City Committee is hosting a meet and greet specifically for Democratic statewide candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of the commonwealth, auditor and treasurer. The Committee calls the event, which is free and open to the public, a “great opportunity for members of the City Committee, as well as activists throughout the Merrimack Valley, to …

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Regional News

Methuen Man, 24, Pleads Guilty to Selling Fentanyl and Acetyl Fentanyl Mixtures; Sentencing in May

Methuen Man, 24, Pleads Guilty to Selling Fentanyl and Acetyl Fentanyl Mixtures; Sentencing in May
A 24-year-old Methuen man pleaded guilty this week in federal court in Boston to selling a fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl mixture to an undercover agent on five occasions. Andi Guerrero-Lara, also known as “Manny Sierra,” pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and 100 grams or more of acetyl fentanyl; three counts of distribution and …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Still Plans to Collect Christmas Trees Saturday at Curbsides

Haverhill Still Plans to Collect Christmas Trees Saturday at Curbsides
Haverhill is still planning to collect Christmas trees at the curbside tomorrow. Pickups begin at 6 a.m. and residents are advised to have trees outside by the night before. There will be no make-up day. Officials advise residents to remove lights and ornaments. No plastic bags, wreaths, swag, tree stands or artificial trees will be collected.

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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.
  • 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.
  • DJ Chris on the Radio: Live, 6:10 p.m.
  • 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: While the Omicron variant has taken the region by storm, the situation as to how health care services are provided is ever-changing. In this week’s edition of Pulse on Health, Dr. Nick Weider, medical site director at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s Haverhill Street clinic, talks about home tests versus on-site testing and what to do if you test positive for coronavirus at home.
  • 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: Rep. Lenny Mirra.
  • 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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