Today’s Obituaries: March 25

Nadine E. (McLaughlin) Bradley died Friday, March 22. She worked as a teller in the banking industry, later at a shoe shop in Rowley and the Yum Yum Shoppe in Westgate Plaza until her retirement. Visiting hours are Monday, March 25, from 4-7 p.m., at the Monument Square Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 334 Main St., Haverhill. Her funeral service is Tuesday, March 26, 11 a.m. at Groveland Congregational Church, 4 King St., Groveland, followed by burial in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Charles H. Dowd, 91, of Haverhill, passed away at his home Saturday, March 23.

Massport May Change the Way Ride Share Companies Flow Through Logan Airport

Massachusetts Port Authority officials are weighing a plan that would significantly change the flow of rideshare vehicles to and from Logan International Airport and would implement higher fees on the services, a combination of moves they say will reduce congestion and lower greenhouse gas emissions. According to the State House News Service, the proposal would funnel all trips on rides-for-hire apps such as Uber and Lyft into the ground floor of the airport's central garage for both inbound and outbound trips. Currently, vehicles can drop passengers off at the curb in front of terminals and pick up new rides in a shared parking lot. However, Massport officials say moving everything into one location would improve the flow of traffic, cut down on empty-car trips, and make it easier for drivers to find their next customers after completing a ride. Fees for service may also increase as a result, with arrival and departure fees for airport rides possibly jumping from $3.25 to $5 for single riders and $2.50 for shared rides.

This Week’s Radio Drama: Post-Nuclear Apocalypse

After a nuclear war, the inhabitants of Earth move underground and continue the fighting in Paul A. Carter’s “The Last Objective,” to be heard Tuesday night on 97.9 WHAV FM. The post-nuclear holocaust story, a common Cold War genre, was first published in “Astounding Science Fiction” in 1946. It was adapted in 1951 for NBC radio’s “Dimension X.” Isaac Asimov offered this review of “The Last Objective:”
“Nevertheless, the coming of the nuclear bomb at the very end made it quite plain that World War III, if it ever comes, would finally achieve the crowning stupidity of war, the destruction of so much that no conceivable justification could exist for fighting. Here is a story that makes this quite plain in the military language that writers had learned from the war just concluded and yet a generation later, the world still prepares feverishly for a war only the insane would fight.”
Carter died in 2016 at age 90 after spending most of his career teaching rather than writing. Dr. Carter served as professor of history at Arizona State University, but also wrote non-fiction including “The Creation of Tomorrow: Fifty Years of Magazine Science Fiction” (1977) and “Another Part of the Fifties” (1983).

Today’s Obituaries: March 20

Alfred N. Poirier, 93, of DeForest, Wis., formerly of Haverhill, died Monday, March 4 at Fountainhead Rathey House. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II and later in Korea. In 1972, he transitioned from being a machinist and shop foreman to joining the teaching staff of the newly opened Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School. Calling hours are Friday, April 5, from 5-8 p.m., at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill. His funeral begins Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m., from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 11, at All Saints Church, Haverhill.  Burial follows in St.

Paul C. Schive, 94, World War II Army Air Corps Veteran

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Paul C. Schive, 94, passed away March 16, 2019 at Greystone Farm at Salem in Salem, NH. Paul was born in Danville, PA on November 13, 1924. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps during WWll, and served as a Staff Sergeant and radio operator with the 16th Bombardment Group during many combat missions over Tokyo, Japan. Paul’s interest in photography led to work at the Haverhill Gazette, and later as a photographer in Reading, PA. Paul had owned his own photo business, and, before his retirement, had worked many years as a technician for Verizon.

Court Orders Man Held Without Bail on Methuen Murder Charge

The 24-year-old accused of gunning down and killing a Lawrence man early Friday at a Methuen vape shop was ordered held without bail today at his arraignment for murder. Remy Salazar, also of Lawrence, was ordered to return to Lawrence District Court May 3 for a probable cause hearing. He is accused of killing 30-year-old Kelvin Frias at a gathering at the Mr. Hookah vape shop, 170 Broadway, Methuen. Salazar was arrested in Nashua, N.H., Friday afternoon, on unrelated warrants after being tracked to a home there by the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section. The Essex State Police Detective Unit and Methuen Police obtained an arrest warrant Saturday afternoon charging Salazar with murder.

Haverhill Man Receives 15-Year Federal Prison Sentence for Fentanyl Sales, Gun Crime

A 31-year-old Haverhill man was sentenced Monday to 15 years in federal prison for dealing in the deadly drug fentanyl and having a gun during a drug trafficking crime. Joshua Smith was hired by an illicit drug organization to sell fentanyl to customers from various New England States, according to New Hampshire U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray. He was charged with conspiracy to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl and possessing a firearm to further drug trafficking. Smith previously pleaded guilty Dec. 18.

Sophie P. Kosciewicz, 104

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Sophie P. Kosciewicz, 104, of Haverhill, MA passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at The Country Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Newburyport, MA. She was the devoted wife of the late Mitchell Kosciewicz. Sophie was born November 4, 1914 in Haverhill, MA the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Szeliga) Drelick. She was a lifetime resident of Haverhill having attended local schools and graduating from Haverhill High School. Sophie was employed as a stitcher in the Haverhill shoe manufacturing industry. She later worked in the kitchen of the Tilton School in Haverhill.