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Haverhill News

Consultants Say Removal of Haverhill’s Little River Dam Will Bring a Cleaner Waterway

Consultants Say Removal of Haverhill’s Little River Dam Will Bring a Cleaner Waterway
Elimination of Little River dam, near Lafayette Square, will bring a cleaner waterway and improve recreational access. Consultants from Fuss & O’Neil delivered the message to a small group of residents Wednesday night who gathered for online presentations in English and Spanish. Phil Moreschi, a certified flood plan manager for the company, explained removal of the dam will produce a …

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Haverhill to Continue Offering Free COVID-19 Tests Through February

Haverhill to Continue Offering Free COVID-19 Tests Through February
Haverhill’s COVID-19 testing site is to remain in place three days a week through February. The site offers the nose swab, or PCR, test takes an upper respiratory specimen. Free testing takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1-5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Haverhill AmVets, 576 Primrose St., Haverhill. No appointments or pre-registration are required.

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Severino Becomes Legislative Aide for Rep. Vargas; Previously Worked in Early Education

Severino Becomes Legislative Aide for Rep. Vargas; Previously Worked in Early Education
Sasha Severino, a 2017 Haverhill High School graduate, has been named a legislative aide at the office of state Rep. Andy X. Vargas. She previously worked for the Northeastern Chapter of the Common Start Coalition where she educated and advocated for the early education and care Common Start Bill. Severino’s position allowed her to speak with the residents of Haverhill …

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Merrimack Valley Chamber Plans Business Mixer at Peddler’s Daughter Feb. 9

Merrimack Valley Chamber Plans Business Mixer at Peddler’s Daughter Feb. 9
The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is having a “Know Your Neighbor” business networking and referral mixer at Peddler’s Daughter in downtown Haverhill. There will be networking opportunities, appetizers and drawings for door prizes. The event takes place Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 5-7 p.m., at Peddler’s Daughter, 45 Wingate St., Haverhill. Admission is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. …

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Regional News

Art by Three Pentucket Regional High School Seniors Featured in Exhibition; Online Reception Tonight

Art by Three Pentucket Regional High School Seniors Featured in Exhibition; Online Reception Tonight
Art created by three Pentucket Regional High School seniors will be featured in the virtual Emerging Young Artists 2022 Juried Exhibition. Pentucket’s artwork was submitted by Fine and Performing Arts Department Chair Marcia Nadeau. It includes “Doodle Dragon,” an illustration in marker and colored pencil by Ryan Shears of Merrimac; “Push and Pull,” an oil pastel drawing by Jessica Cooney …

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Lawrence to Receive 10 Sensors to Monitor Air Pollution Levels

Lawrence to Receive 10 Sensors to Monitor Air Pollution Levels
The City of Lawrence is receiving 10 air sensors to monitor local air pollution levels. Lawrence is one of 39 communities, and the only one in the Merrimack Valley, to be awarded the “PurpleAir” units by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Sensors measure fine particulate matter, known as PM2.5, for one year. “Particulate matter can be a significant airborne …

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Community Spotlight

Poet Whittier’s Younger Brother Matthew Focus of Virtual Lecture Series Next Week

Poet Whittier’s Younger Brother Matthew Focus of Virtual Lecture Series Next Week
Matthew Franklin Whittier, brother of Haverhill poet John Greenleaf Whittier, is the subject of a virtual lecture next Thursday. Author Larry Glatz discusses Whittier’s younger brother as part of Whittier Birthplace’s continuing Virtual Lecture Series. The talk takes place Thursday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., online. Register at whittierbirthplace.org/events. The program is free, but there is a suggested donation of …

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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. Guests: Audrey Morse Gasteier of the Massachusetts Health Connector and Laurie Cantwell, Haverhill Lions Club.
  • 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: Michael Curry took on the role of president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers—the organization that oversees more than 50 community health centers in Massachusetts— in January of 2021. Aside from providing primary care for 97% of all zip codes in Massachusetts, community health centers are playing a major role in the fight against COVID 19. This episode is part of our interview with Curry from May of 2021, as Curry now celebrates his first year at the helm of the League.
  • 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: Greater Haverhill Chamber President and CEO Irene Haley.
  • 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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