(Additional photographs below.) Haverhill High School students and educators saw a live, virtual tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp from Harbor Place yesterday, the first of its kind in the United States. As if the viewer is walking beside her, the projectors in the conference room showed video from the guide’s perspective as she crossed the grounds. Survivor testimony and archival images overlayed the live stream, which was interspersed with drone footage and two introductory videos. The occasional visitor coming into view, as well as snatches of conversation in foreign languages, further added to a sense of realism, of being present in the former death camp.
Haverhill city councilors tonight will consider approving plans to construct eight, one-bedroom apartments above two storefronts in a building within the Washington Street Historic District. The property, in the Adams Building at 38-42 Washington St. in downtown Haverhill, was for many years the home of the Rosen family’s Modern Paint and Hardware store.
‘Music as You Ride’ Fails to Save Original WHAV-FM in 1952
Editor’s note: A version of this story originally appeared in a WHAV newsletter May 17, 2010. Additional photograph below. The original FM incarnation of WHAV was a relatively short-lived affair of about only four years.
The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is urging residents to use Thursday’s Leap Day to take a “Leap of Kindness” by donating time or resources to a charity, senior or first responder. Leap Year adds a 29th day to February and Leap of Kindness Day was invented by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in 2016. In 2020, more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada and Ireland participated.