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Haverhill News

Council Calls for Study of Haverhill Youth Surveys; Asks Why Cannabis Shops Aren’t Paying as Agreed

Council Calls for Study of Haverhill Youth Surveys; Asks Why Cannabis Shops Aren’t Paying as Agreed
Haverhill city councilors agreed Tuesday the city should analyze eight years of Haverhill youth risk surveys, but some wondered why the city’s cannabis retailers aren’t footing the bill after most of them agreed to do so. The data is to be analyzed after the City Council voted to take $41,000 from the city’s Youth Services and Mental Health account. Noting …

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Latest Plans to Remove Little River Dam to be Detailed at Online Public Meeting Next Week

Latest Plans to Remove Little River Dam to be Detailed at Online Public Meeting Next Week
Residents have an opportunity to learn more about plans to remove the Little River dam near Lafayette Square during an online meeting next Wednesday night. Called an “open forum,” the project update includes estimates of future river levels, designs for recreation and river access and environmental benefits from removing the 1830s-era dam. Two separate presentations, one in English and the …

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Whittier Tech Updates Cosmetology Programs to Best Align with State Guidelines and Licensing

Whittier Tech Updates Cosmetology Programs to Best Align with State Guidelines and Licensing
Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School is adapting its cosmetology programs to meet the state’s revised curriculum framework and adding new learning materials. Superintendent Maureen Lynch said the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education this past fall updated expectations for what students should know and be able to do at the end of each year. It aligns with requirements …

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Regional News

Haverhill, Groveland, North Andover Fire Departments Among Those Receiving Protective Gear Grants

Haverhill, Groveland, North Andover Fire Departments Among Those Receiving Protective Gear Grants
Haverhill and area communities are sharing in $5 million from the state Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program aimed at making firefighters’ jobs safer. Haverhill was awarded $34,848. Other nearby communities receiving grants were Georgetown, $15,453; Groveland, $12,961; Lawrence, $20,284; Merrimac, $15,500; North Andover, $15,249; and West Newbury, $12,500. “Our communities and families depend on firefighters in difficult and dangerous moments,” …

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Community Spotlight

Pentucket Kiwanis Seeks Donations to Late Club President ‘Phil’ Banks Memorial Fund

Pentucket Kiwanis Seeks Donations to Late Club President ‘Phil’ Banks Memorial Fund
Pentucket Kiwanis is asking the public to assist the family of the club President Philip J. “Phil” Banks, who died unexpectedly last month after a two-week battle with COVID-19. Banks, who was 59, leaves a large family, including a daughter and son. He was the owner of Phil’s Quality Window Cleaning, a contractor for Ceiling Pro International and employed by …

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Obituaries

Joan Gleed, Known as Haverhill’s ‘Professional Volunteer,’ Dies at 91

Joan Gleed, Known as Haverhill’s ‘Professional Volunteer,’ Dies at 91
Joan M. Gleed, 91, wife of the late attorney William H. Gleed, passed away Jan. 10, at Penacook Place in Haverhill. Born in Amesbury, she was the daughter of the late Thomas F. Greaney and Irene (Allard) Greaney Bowley. Raised in Amesbury, she attended Amesbury schools and was a graduate of Amesbury High School, class of 1947. While raising her …

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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.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Friday’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. Andy X. Vargas.
  • 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.
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