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Haverhill News

Lawrence’s Payano Runs for Senate, Methuen’s Hamilton Seeks Rep. Seat—Both Affect Haverhill

Lawrence’s Payano Runs for Senate, Methuen’s Hamilton Seeks Rep. Seat—Both Affect Haverhill
The new state Senate district, that includes a few Haverhill precincts, now has a second candidate vying for election. Lawrence City Councilor Pavel Payano, a Democrat, launched his campaign Friday for the seat comprised of Lawrence, Methuen and a piece of Haverhill, connected only by a skinny land bridge to the rest of the district. As WHAV reported first, he …

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Federal Judge Orders Haverhill Man Held on Illegal Loaded Gun, Drug-Dealing Charges

Federal Judge Orders Haverhill Man Held on Illegal Loaded Gun, Drug-Dealing Charges
A 32-year-old Haverhill man with several prior felony convictions was formally charged Thursday in federal court with possessing a loaded firearm and dealing in fentanyl and cocaine. Ramon Silvelo-Miles was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and fentanyl. Following an initial appearance before U.S. District Court Magistrate …

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Four Employers Offer Positions at Haverhill Job Fair Tuesday

Four Employers Offer Positions at Haverhill Job Fair Tuesday
Anchor Insulation, Amazon, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar and NRT Bus are discussing available positions at a job fair sponsored tomorrow by MakeIT Haverhill. Anchor Insulation has open positions as commercial insulation installers within the Interstate 495 and Route 128 beltways. The company reimburses installers for mileage, parking and tolls. On-the-job training is available. Amazon Workforce Staffing seeks team members …

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Regional News

Methuen Police Promote Rynne to Lieutenant and Mueskes to Permanent Sergeant

Methuen Police Promote Rynne to Lieutenant and Mueskes to Permanent Sergeant
The Methuen Police Department is congratulating Joseph L. Rynne Jr.’s promotion from sergeant to lieutenant and Matthew Mueskes’s promotion from provisional sergeant to permanent sergeant. Both were promoted effective Wednesday, Jan. 19. Rynne is a 19-year veteran of the Methuen Police Department. He was born and raised in Methuen and, up until his promotion, was serving his community as a …

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Plaistow, N.H., Deliberative Session Takes Place Feb. 5

Plaistow, N.H., Deliberative Session Takes Place Feb. 5
Plaistow, N.H.’s Deliberative Session, previewing items planned for Town Meeting later in the spring, takes place Saturday, Feb. 5. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the Public Works Garage, 144F Main St. All Plaistow voters are encouraged by town officials to attend. A “Deliberative Session” gives voters a chance to discuss items, including budget, warrant articles, zoning amendments and …

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Community Spotlight

Travel to New York’s Central Park Tonight via Groveland’s Langley-Adams Public Library

Travel to New York’s Central Park Tonight via Groveland’s Langley-Adams Public Library
Travel to New York City’s Central Park tonight, courtesy of Groveland’s Langley-Adams Public Library. The virtual program takes place online tonight, Monday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. Bob Gelber, a licensed New York City Tour guide, shares the story of New York City’s playground—Central Park. Starting in 1858, construction begins to offer New Yorkers of every economic status a connection …

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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: 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.

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. Guests: Brian Spies of Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and Michael Bevilacqua of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.
  • 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: 7 p.m. Live.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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