Restaurant discounts and reduced travel fares are just some of the benefits of becoming a so-called senior citizen. Now, add to that list, free admission to Haverhill school athletic events. That was the decision of the Haverhill School Committee on Thursday as the result of a proposal by Committee members Gail M. Sullivan and Toni Sapienza-Donais. Donais explained the origin of the idea.
Haverhill and area cities and towns all received state grants Thursday to bolster their recycling, composting and waste reduction programs.
The state Department of Environmental Protection awarded a $31,500 Recycling Dividends Program grant to Haverhill. City Recycling Manager Nick Aylward notes Haverhill was credited a total of nine points in 12 different categories. These include two points for hosting a Center for Hard to Recycle Materials—CHARM, for short—such as electronics, appliances, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, batteries and items with mercury, among others; two points for leaf, grass and brush piles; a point each for compost bins, household hazardous waste, waste prevention education and outreach, an open Recycling Center for residents and textile recycling bins.
Eyes are on Washington to see how Congress deals with a budget deadline and looming shutdown of the federal government. Congresswoman Lori Trahan, went live Thursday on WHAV’s “Win for Breakfast” program, noting the Haverhill Fire Department recently benefited from an operating federal government. However, she said, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy now has to choose between the country and those Republicans who would take away his leadership position.
Editor’s note: Information about the award for Mayor James J. Fiorentini was not contained in the Merrimack Valley Chamber’s original release. Mayor James J. Fiorentini will be honored with an “Appreciation for Leadership Award” when members of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce meet Wednesday for the organization’s annual dinner. When Fiorentini’s term ends Dec.