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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

Council Takes on Role as Mediator of Haverhill Fire Department and Mayor Dispute Over Staffing

Council Takes on Role as Mediator of Haverhill Fire Department and Mayor Dispute Over Staffing
The Haverhill City Council has found itself thrust into the role of mediator in an ongoing dispute between Mayor James J. Fiorentini and the Haverhill Fire Department. That dispute comes down to a disagreement over how many firefighters are needed to provide adequate protection and how much money adding extra personnel will cost. Haverhill Firefighters Local 1011 President Tim Carroll …

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Haverhill Adopts Zoning Change, Allowing Students at Small, Home-Based Studios

Haverhill Adopts Zoning Change, Allowing Students at Small, Home-Based Studios
A Haverhill music and art teacher is back in business after the City Council Tuesday approved a citywide zoning change, allowing him to teach at his home studio again. Back in December, Paul Prue was forced to stop teaching at his 21 Salem St. home following a complaint by one of his neighbors. Prue said had been teaching arts and …

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Haverhill, State Police Police Seize Guns, Fentanyl During Haverhill Raid Tuesday

Haverhill, State Police Police Seize Guns, Fentanyl During Haverhill Raid Tuesday
A Haverhill man faces gun-related and fentanyl drug charges while a companion also faces a drug charge following a joint Haverhill and State Police raid on Tuesday. Robert F. Ryan Jr. and Valerie Davidson-Ryan, both 34 years old, were arraigned Wednesday in Haverhill District Court following their early Tuesday morning arrests in a room they rented on Nichols Street. Both …

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Home Care Specialists Expands in Ward Hill, Adds Jobs with Purchase of Larger Building

Home Care Specialists Expands in Ward Hill, Adds Jobs with Purchase of Larger Building
Home Care Specialists is adding jobs and expanding its footprint in Haverhill’s Ward Hill Business Park with the purchase of a larger building. The supplier of respiratory therapy and home medical equipment will move from leased space at 113 Neck Road to an existing building it bought at 63 Neck Road. Haverhill Bank provided a $2.9 million loan, which was …

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Regional News

Feds Provide Nearly $3 Million to Area Health Centers to Address Frontline Worker Stress

Feds Provide Nearly $3 Million to Area Health Centers to Address Frontline Worker Stress
The ancient proverb “Physician, heal thyself,” received a literal endorsement this week when the federal government formally awarded area health centers nearly $3 million. The money is aimed at improving “the retention of health care workers and help respond to the nation’s critical staffing needs by reducing burnout and promoting mental health and wellness among the health care workforce.” The …

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Overturned Tractor Trailer Results in I-495 South Delays at I-93; Cargo of Gravel Spills

Overturned Tractor Trailer Results in I-495 South Delays at I-93; Cargo of Gravel Spills
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation advised drivers Wednesday to expect major delays on Interstate 495 southbound at the I-93 interchange in Andover because of a tractor trailer crash. The tractor trailer blocked several travel lanes just south of the entrance ramp from I-93 southbound. It rested on its side and its cargo of gravel spilled onto the road. Drivers were …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Offers Flu Vaccine Clinic For All Residents Five and Up Wednesday, Feb. 23

Haverhill Offers Flu Vaccine Clinic For All Residents Five and Up Wednesday, Feb. 23
The City of Haverhill is having a flu vaccine clinic for any resident five years old or older. Appointments by telephone are required as no walk-ins will be accepted. The clinic takes place Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Haverhill Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 978-374-2390, ext. 3900.

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Obituaries

Former Haverhill Building Inspector Richard J. Osborne Jr. Dies at 70

Former Haverhill Building Inspector Richard J. Osborne Jr. Dies at 70
Longtime Haverhill Building Inspector Richard J. Osborne Jr., 70, passed away suddenly Jan. 21, at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, N.H., doing what he loved best, skiing the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Born in Methuen, he was the son of the late Richard J. Osborne Sr. and Helen (Sullivan) Osborne. He was a graduate of St. James High School, class …

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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: 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.

Friday’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.
  • DJ Chris on the Radio: Live, 6:10 p.m.
  • Couple Next Door: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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