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Haverhill News

COVID-19 Takes its Toll on Staff of Haverhill Commuter Rail Line; Weekday Schedules Change

COVID-19 Takes its Toll on Staff of Haverhill Commuter Rail Line; Weekday Schedules Change
Workers out sick because of COVID-19 means commuter rail service to Haverhill is operating on an adjusted winter schedule for at least two weeks. On the Haverhill Line, only trains originating or terminating at Reading are cancelled. All remaining Haverhill trains will make all stops. Modified schedules are available at North Station and on mbta.com. Officials suggested some Haverhill riders …

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Free School Meals Bill by Rep. Vargas Gets Boost from Maine Senate President

Free School Meals Bill by Rep. Vargas Gets Boost from Maine Senate President
Rep. Andy Vargas’ bill to provide free school meals got a boost last week from a top Maine lawmaker. Maine Senate President Troy Jackson urged Massachusetts to follow his state’s lead in passing a similar bill before the Massachusetts legislature. He testified before the Education Committee in support of universal school meals legislation sponsored in the House by Vargas of …

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Podcast: Haverhill Promise to Offer Free Books Through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Podcast: Haverhill Promise to Offer Free Books Through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Haverhill children, from infants through age five, could soon be recipients of free books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The program will be conducted through Haverhill Promise, the Campaign for Grade Level Reading. Director Jenny Arndt was a recent guest on WHAV’s morning program and said the Haverhill Education Foundation has agreed to underwrite the program the first year. Arndt …

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I-495 Construction Update: Daytime Lane Closings This Week to Remove Temporary Structures

I-495 Construction Update: Daytime Lane Closings This Week to Remove Temporary Structures
There will be daytime lane closings beginning Monday as work continues to remove the temporary median crossover between the north and southbound lanes of Interstate 495 in Haverhill. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports a single left lane closes on I-495 northbound, between exits 106 and 107, from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. from Monday, Jan 10 through Wednesday, Jan. 12. The …

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Regional News

Methuen Sends Eight Student Officers to Train at Northern Essex Community College Police Academy

Methuen Sends Eight Student Officers to Train at Northern Essex Community College Police Academy
The Methuen Police Department is sending eight student officers to the Northern Essex Community College Haverhill Police Academy in preparation for careers with Methuen Police. The eight officers were hired from the Civil Service Police Officers List and begin the police academy today. Students are Madison Adames, Robert Fitzgerald, Angel Mejia Jr., Dannery Serrano, Jason Young, Cameron Fountain, Kayleigh Forgetta …

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Community Spotlight

Learn About 15,000 Crows Coming Home to Roost in Lawrence

Learn About 15,000 Crows Coming Home to Roost in Lawrence
At sundown this time of year, the skies along Lawrence’s riverfront are filled with roughly 15,000 crows from all over the region that noisily flock to trees and rooftops to sleep for the night. Craig Gibson has been documenting this “Crow Show” for years. Beginning tomorrow, he presents two free presentations—one virtual and one in-person—in conjunction with Merrimack River Watershed …

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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: 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.

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. Guest: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Executive Director Javier Bristol.
  • 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.
  • Haverhill City Council: Live. 7 p.m.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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