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Haverhill News

Podcast: Haverhill Gears Up for ‘Long Duration’ Winter Storm, Snow Emergency to be Declared

Podcast: Haverhill Gears Up for ‘Long Duration’ Winter Storm, Snow Emergency to be Declared
Haverhill and the entire Merrimack Valley is on the storm watch with an expected 18 inches of snow expected to fall between tonight and tomorrow night. On WHAV’s morning show, Haverhill Mayor James Fiorentini talked about how the city is prepared for the storm. “Our crews are prepared. They’re working hard and I’m very, very proud of them. We had …

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Haverhill Schools to End COVID-19 Pool Testing, Move to Rapid, At-Home Tests

Haverhill Schools to End COVID-19 Pool Testing, Move to Rapid, At-Home Tests
Haverhill Public Schools will no longer perform COVID-19 pool testing, but instead will switch to weekly at-home testing for students and staff. The decision follows last week’s announcement by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of a program wherein schools may opt-in to an alternative program that eliminates the need for contact tracing, pool testing and the “test …

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Haverhill Council Backs Studying Limits, Possible Charter Change on Mayor’s Budget Superiority

Haverhill Council Backs Studying Limits, Possible Charter Change on Mayor’s Budget Superiority
The Haverhill City Council wants more say in how the city’s budget is spent and members are proposing a ballot question to achieve that goal. Councilor John A. Michitson along with Council President Timothy J. Jordan introduced a plan they say would level the playing field between the mayor and the Council. Michitson, who has long advocated limiting the powers …

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Payano Receives Support of Dempsey, Rurak and Finegold in Quest for State Senate

Payano Receives Support of Dempsey, Rurak and Finegold in Quest for State Senate
Lawrence City Councilor Pavel Payano is working to shore up support in Haverhill in his run for state Senate, saying yesterday he received endorsements from two former Haverhill officeholders as well as a potential legislative colleague. He said the backing comes from former Rep. Brian S. Dempsey of Haverhill, who also served as House Ways and Means Committee chairman; former …

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Merrimack River Piers That Once Held I-495 Bridge Set for Demolition; No Traffic Impact

Merrimack River Piers That Once Held I-495 Bridge Set for Demolition; No Traffic Impact
Demolition of Merrimack River piers that once held Interstate 495’s southbound bridge in Haverhill will have little effect on traffic when work begins next week. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said crews will be “conducting critical in-water demolition work on the piers.” Officials said activities involve underwater concrete demolition and removal. Work takes place Monday through Saturday, starting each day …

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Regional News

Plaistow, N.H., Expands Police Dispatch Center, Seeking Job Applicants

Plaistow, N.H., Expands Police Dispatch Center, Seeking Job Applicants
Plaistow, N.H., Police are expanding the department’s Dispatch Center and have two openings for a full-time dispatcher. One opening is a new position and a second opening is in preparation for a future retirement. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have no previous criminal record, have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, possess a valid driver’s …

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UMass Lowell Begins Search to Replace Retiring Chancellor Jacquie Moloney

UMass Lowell Begins Search to Replace Retiring Chancellor Jacquie Moloney
The search began Thursday for a new UMass Lowell chancellor to succeed Jacquie Moloney, who announced last July she would be retiring. UMass Board of Trustees Chairman Robert Manning, an alumnus of UMass Lowell, said “The members of this search committee have the experience, expertise and passion for UMass Lowell success necessary to identify and advance highly qualified candidates for …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Republicans to Elect Convention Delegates Feb. 9

Haverhill Republicans to Elect Convention Delegates Feb. 9
Registered Haverhill Republicans are having a caucus to elect delegates to the Massachusetts Republican Party Convention. Republicans from across Massachusetts will gather at the convention to endorse candidates for statewide office. The local caucus takes place Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m., at the Roma Restaurant, 29 Middlesex St., Haverhill. “This is going to be an exciting year as we, …

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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. Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini and Highway Superintendent Michael Arpino discuss storm preparations.
  • 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: Learn more about the mission and vision of Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, as well as hear a story of a patient who has changed her life. Hear from Dr. Guy Fish, president and CEO of GLFHC, and other members of the senior leadership team.
  • 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.
  • 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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