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Haverhill News

No Injuries in Nine-Alarm Salisbury Fire; Blaze Draws Mutual Aid From Area, Including Haverhill

No Injuries in Nine-Alarm Salisbury Fire; Blaze Draws Mutual Aid From Area, Including Haverhill
A wind-driven, nine-alarm fire in Salisbury destroyed five buildings overnight Monday, but no injuries were reported as of this afternoon. The fire was first reported at 1:45 a.m. by a Massachusetts Department of Transportation employee who called 9-1-1 after seeing smoke and flames. More than 100 firefighters and about 30 apparatus from Salisbury and communities across Essex County, including Haverhill, …

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Commission, Co-Chaired by Rep. Vargas, Finds More Minorities in Prisons, But No Parole Disparities

Commission, Co-Chaired by Rep. Vargas, Finds More Minorities in Prisons, But No Parole Disparities
A special legislative commission, co-chaired by Rep. Andy X. Vargas, recommends some fees for paroled prisoners should be eliminated and the state should offer tax credits as an incentive for businesses to hire ex-offenders as part of a broader strategy to eliminate racial inequities. The Special Commission on Structural Racism in the Massachusetts Parole Process recently produced its final report …

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Whittier Tech Plumbing and Heating Students Receive Expert Introduction to New Methods

Whittier Tech Plumbing and Heating Students Receive Expert Introduction to New Methods
Students in the plumbing and heating program at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School are learning about new tools and modern approaches from industry experts. Superintendent Maureen Lynch said students in grades 10, 11 and 12 received a wealth of knowledge both at school and in the field during the last two months. “Our goal is to prepare students for …

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Regional News

Dumpsters to Collect Overflow Cardboard Arrive in Plaistow, N.H.

Dumpsters to Collect Overflow Cardboard Arrive in Plaistow, N.H.
Cardboard-only recycling dumpsters are now available to Plaistow, N.H., residents. The trial program is designed to address overflowing cardboard in residential carts and not intended to replace the receptacles. Because dumpsters are locked, residents must break down cardboard to slide it through the opening. Dumpster locations are: Town Hall Annex, 14 Elm St.; Public Works Garage, 144F Main St.; Vic …

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Community Spotlight

Eammons Heart Plans 45s Tournament Saturday to Benefit Those Battling Substance Abuse

Eammons Heart Plans 45s Tournament Saturday to Benefit Those Battling Substance Abuse
Eammons Heart, which aims to help young people become free from substance abuse, is hosting a 45s Tournament as a fundraiser for charity this Saturday. There will be prizes for the top three winners with $200 in scratch tickets going to the first place team, $100 in scratch tickets to the second place team and $50 in scratch tickets for …

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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.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Wednesday’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: Maureen Lynch, superintendent, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School.
  • 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.
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