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Haverhill News

Harbor Commission Endorses Plan to Bring Merrimack River Tour Boat to Downtown Haverhill

Harbor Commission Endorses Plan to Bring Merrimack River Tour Boat to Downtown Haverhill
The Haverhill Harbor Commission gave unanimous approval Tuesday to plans to operate a tour boat service on the Merrimack River. Captain Paul Aziz, owner of Newburyport-based Yankee Clipper Tours is looking to dock a passenger cruise vessel in downtown Haverhill and offer day and nighttime river cruises. Aziz explained his vision. “The boat is a 30-foot, aluminum catamaran deck boat, …

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Haverhill Councilors Agree to Spend Cannabis Shop Impact Fee Money on Survey Analysis

Haverhill Councilors Agree to Spend Cannabis Shop Impact Fee Money on Survey Analysis
The Haverhill City Council agreed Tuesday night to a pair money transfers to pay for the analysis of several risk behavior surveys to be used as a basis for developing strategies to fight youth substance abuse. Councilors agreed to requests by Mayor James J. Fiorentini to move just under $171,000 from the city’s “Cannabis Local Impact Fees Escrow” account to …

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MVRTA Staff and Passengers Remember Popular Driver Who Died at 51 from COVID-19

MVRTA Staff and Passengers Remember Popular Driver Who Died at 51 from COVID-19
Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority staff and passengers alike are mourning the loss of a popular 51-year-old driver who died Jan. 12 from complications related to COVID-19. MVRTA Executive Director Noah S. Berger told WHAV Gleason Nicholls, a native of the Island of Trinidad who lived in Lawrence, was a 16-year veteran of the Transit Authority. “Drivers are a tight …

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Comeau’s ‘Winter Thought’ Poem Captures Spirit of Spring Longing

Comeau’s ‘Winter Thought’ Poem Captures Spirit of Spring Longing
Editor’s Note: Haverhill native Raymond F. Comeau’s latest poem, “Winter Thought,” appears to reflect a universal spring fever—shared by wildlife and people alike. Now of Belmont, Comeau is a retired dean and current lecturer at Harvard University Extension School. He is also a trustee, emeritus, of the John Greenleaf Whittier Birthplace in Haverhill. Winter Thought Squirrels rabbits birds How do …

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Regional News

EPA Undertakes Five-Year Review of Beede Waste Oil Site in Plaistow; Tainted Brook Feeds Little River

EPA Undertakes Five-Year Review of Beede Waste Oil Site in Plaistow; Tainted Brook Feeds Little River
Plaistow, N.H.’s Beede Waste Oil Superfund site is scheduled for its mandatory five-year review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2022. The contaminated 41-acre site at 7-11 Kelley Road undergoes a legally required comprehensive review of completed cleanup work along with 13 other New England sites “Ensuring completed Superfund site cleanup work remains protective of human health and the …

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Former Lawrence Mayor Sullivan Succeeds Lupoli as Merrimack Valley Chamber Chairman

Former Lawrence Mayor Sullivan Succeeds Lupoli as Merrimack Valley Chamber Chairman
Former Lawrence Mayor Michael J. Sullivan has been named the new chairman of the board of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce, succeeding Salvatore N. Lupoli. Sullivan, who was first elected Lawrence mayor in 2001 and re-elected in 2005, owns and operates T.A. Sullivan Agency Insurance and Real Estate and has been a Merrimack Valley Chamber member 30 years. The …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill’s Third Annual Preschool Resource Fair Online Feb. 7

Haverhill’s Third Annual Preschool Resource Fair Online Feb. 7
Haverhill’s Third Annual Preschool Resource Fair features fun for the kids while families learn about the many preschool options and resources available. The Fair takes place online only Monday, Feb. 7, from 5:30-8 p.m. Registration takes place here and a link will be emailed. There will be a Curious Creatures Show from 5:30-6 p.m., followed by presentations from local preschool …

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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: Congresswoman Lori Trahan and Eunice Zeigler of the YWCA.
  • 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. Guest: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital.
  • 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 School Committee: 7 p.m. Live.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
97.9 WHAV FM Wavelengths is sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
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