McCann Joins Haverhill Bank as Vice President, Commercial Portfolio Manager

Jean L. McCann of Haverhill, who delivers 40 years of local banking experience, recently joined Haverhill Bank as vice president, commercial portfolio manager. McCann, who will be based at Haverhill Bank’s Rosemont Branch, 1094 Main St., Haverhill, brings comprehensive skills in commercial and industrial, commercial real estate and nonprofit lending, including Small Business Administration financing, relationship banking, portfolio management and more. “Jean has an unusually deep understanding of local needs and dynamics, having lived and worked here her entire life,” said Haverhill Bank President and CEO Thomas L. Mortimer. “Beyond her wealth of skills, she has demonstrated a deep commitment to community with many civic and volunteer accomplishments.”

McCann first entered the financial services field in 1984 at the former Family Bank, now TD Bank, starting as a teller and working her way up to branch sales manager. She joined Pentucket Bank in 2000, eventually becoming vice president and commercial loan officer.

Buccieri New Senior VP, Residential and Consumer Lending at Pentucket Bank and Newburyport Bank

Joanna Buccieri has been named senior vice president, director of residential and consumer lending for both Pentucket Bank and Newburyport Bank. Buccieri, of Atkinson, N.H., assumes overall management of all residential and consumer lending departments including various origination channels. In addition, she is responsible for the development of loan programs, capitalizing on emerging opportunities derived from market trends and the optimization of lending processes supporting the strategic objectives of each bank. Buccieri brings a wealth of expertise to her new role, having previously served as senior vice president of residential and consumer lending at Newburyport Bank. She has earned the Wharton Leadership Certificate at the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

Pridestar Trinity EMS Now Placing Life-Saving Cyanide, ‘Cyno,’ Kits on Ambulances

In an effort to enhance emergency response capabilities and support the efforts of the Haverhill Fire Department, Pridestar Trinity EMS says it is placing cyanide—“Cyno”—kits on its ambulances. The company says introduction of these kits marks a significant step forward in its commitment to providing comprehensive and efficient emergency medical services. “Cyanide poisoning can occur in various emergency situations, including fires and hazardous material incidents, where rapid intervention is crucial,” Pridestar Trinity EMS reports. “We are dedicated to continuously enhancing our capabilities to provide the highest level of care to those in need,” says Pridestar Trinity EMS President David T. Daly. “The availability of Cyanide, ‘Cyno,’ kits on scene reaffirms our commitment to proactive emergency preparedness and collaborative teamwork with our firefighting colleagues.”

The kits are specifically designed to equip the company’s emergency medical personnel with the tools and resources needed to effectively manage cyanide poisoning cases on-site.

Podcast: Carolyn’s Farm Kitchen Opens Haverhill Storefront Location

If you are looking to show off your creativity in the kitchen, you may be interested in using a “secret weapon” to make it easier. This Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Carolyn’s Farm Kitchen hosts an open house at the new storefront location. Owner Carolyn Grieco was a guest this past Wednesday on WHAV’s “Win for Breakfast” program, where she announced she will be opening a location at 800 Broadway in Haverhill. “A lot of my customers know me for baking at the market, as well as the products, but it is not a bakery. I used to own a bakery many years ago in Middleton.

Greater Haverhill Chamber Members to Gather at Wicked Axe Tonight for Free Mixer

Members of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce gather tonight for a free Business After Hours Mixer at Wicked Axe. During the event, attendees can learn how to throw an axe, enjoy live music and nibble on small bites. There is also a cash bar. The mixer takes place tonight, may 30, from 8-11:30 p.m., at Wicked Axe sports club, bar and eatery at 721 S. Main St., Haverhill. Registration takes place online at

CBS News Radio’s National and World Reports to Augment WHAV’s Complete Local News Coverage

WHAV’s original and comprehensive local news coverage will soon be complemented by CBS News Radio’s national and world news. 97.9 WHAV recently entered into an affiliation agreement with CBS News Radio, one of the nation’s original radio networks dating back to 1927 and still owned and operated by its parent company. WHAV plans to air CBS News Newsbriefs, special reports, breaking news and certain shortform features beginning Monday morning. WHAV President and CEO Tim Coco outlines the radio station’s goals. “Although a community station, WHAV has always punched above its weight with seasoned journalists and broadcasters, reaching the more than 200,000 people within its over-the-air footprint.

Anna Jaques Hospital Receives Baby-Friendly Hospital Designation from National Group

Anna Jaques Hospital, a member of Beth Israel Lahey Health, has been redesignated as a Baby-Friendly Hospital by Baby-Friendly USA, the accrediting body and national authority for the global Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Dr. Glenn Focht, president of Anna Jaques Hospital said, “This designation is a testament to our commitment to ensuring that every patient who delivers a baby at our hospital is given the resources, information and support needed to help her and her baby get the best, healthiest start in life. We are proud of our team members for their hard work throughout this rigorous redesignation process and for their dedication to helping our newborns and families thrive.”

The distinguished Baby-Friendly USA honor recognizes that Anna Jaques Hospital is adhering to the highest standards of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. These standards are built on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, a set of evidence-based practices recommended by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund for optimal infant feeding support in the first days of a newborn’s life. The Baby-Friendly USA recognition was first awarded to Anna Jaques Hospital in 2018.

Eagle-Tribune Owner CNHI Plans to Sell 10 Southern Newspapers

CNHI, the Montgomery, Alabama-based parent company of the Eagle-Tribune and other area newspapers plans to sell 10 southern publications to Carpenter Media Group. In a statement, the two companies said Thursday they have reached a preliminary agreement for Carpenter to buy 10 newspapers spread across Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi, as well as a printing plant in Valdosta, Georgia. The papers include Alabama papers, Athens News Courier, Cullman Times and St. Clair News Aegis; Meridian (Mississippi) Star; and Georgia newspapers Dalton Daily Citizen, Milledgeville Union-Recorder, Valdosta Daily Times, Moultrie Observer, Thomasville Times-Enterprise’ and Tifton Gazette.