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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ May 28, 2022
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As someone who follows local news presented by 97.9 WHAV, you surely have noticed the growing number of important stories and events presented daily.

Whether it is pent up demand after two years of the pandemic or a new trend, the numbers of events and critical happenings also have grown substantially.

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Haverhill News

Haverhill and State DEP Officials Seek Proof of Residency From Foes of DiBurro’s Redevelopment

Haverhill and State DEP Officials Seek Proof of Residency From Foes of DiBurro’s Redevelopment
An appeal, asking the state Department of Environmental Protection to overturn local approval of an apartment project in Bradford, has come under scrutiny by both the city and state. Last Friday, DEP’s Tyler Ferrick, advised lead petitioner Christopher Twombly of Vernon Street, Haverhill, to verify all signatures opposed to current plans to replace DiBurro’s Function Facility. Conservation Commission Community Liaison …

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Broken Pipes Wreak Havoc Tuesday at Haverhill High School, Moody, Nettle and Burnham Schools

Broken Pipes Wreak Havoc Tuesday at Haverhill High School, Moody, Nettle and Burnham Schools
Freezing temperatures wreaked havoc at a number of Haverhill schools Tuesday. A broken pipe at Haverhill High School forced relocation of two classes and a delayed, two-hour start. Mayor James J. Fiorentini also went on social media to report broken pipes at William H. Moody, Dr. Paul Nettle and Thomas E. Burnham Schools. “None of this has anything whatsoever to …

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At-Home Tests Mark Shift In School COVID-19 Watch; Districts Face Opt-In Choice For Staff, Students

At-Home Tests Mark Shift In School COVID-19 Watch; Districts Face Opt-In Choice For Staff, Students
Massachusetts schools this week will be able to sign up to receive at-home rapid COVID-19 tests for weekly use by their students and staff, and those that choose to do so will stop contact tracing and participating in the “test-and-stay” program that allows close contacts to stay in the classroom as long as they test negative for the virus daily. …

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Regional News

Podcast: Pentucket Superintendent Bartholomew Heaps Praise on Field Hockey Coach Beaton

Podcast: Pentucket Superintendent Bartholomew Heaps Praise on Field Hockey Coach Beaton
Pentucket Regional High School recently received national recognition for its field hockey program. Pentucket Regional Superintendent Justin Bartholomew, who was a recent guest on WHAV’s morning program, praised veteran coach Ruth Beaton. She led the team to a record of 19-2-1 and a berth in the State Tournament’s Final Four, which Bartholomew says, is the best record in Pentucket history. …

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Anna Jaques Hospital Seeks Public Input During Listening Sessions Jan. 27 and Feb. 10

Anna Jaques Hospital Seeks Public Input During Listening Sessions Jan. 27 and Feb. 10
Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment to better understand the most pressing health-related issues impacting the people living and working in the communities it serves. The hospital is calling on the public to hear key preliminary findings, share perspectives and discuss potential solutions. Participants will be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card. …

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Community Spotlight

Virtual Open Mic Night Takes Place Third Thursday of the Month, Online

Virtual Open Mic Night Takes Place Third Thursday of the Month, Online
The Haverhill Public Library and Creative Haverhill are having a Virtual Open Mic Night tomorrow. Established and aspiring artists who sing, play an instrument, read poetry or have another talent may take part during virtual Open Mic Nights on the third Thursday of each month, at 7 p.m., online. Register at haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events.

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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: 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.

Thursday’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: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital, and Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority Administrator Noah S. Berger.
  • 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.
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