Donations of Christmas Stockings for Veterans Due by This Saturday

Donations of filled Christmas stockings for veterans are being collected through Saturday, Dec. 11. Stockings may be stuffed with thank you cards, hygiene products, gift cards, candy and other items not to exceed $20 in value and should not include tobacco or alcohol. Christmas stockings may be dropped off at Battle Grounds Coffee locations at 39 Washington St., in downtown Haverhill, Cedardale, 931 Boston Road, Haverhill, or 33 Pleasant St., Newburyport.

District Attorney’s Office Releases Name of Haverhill Woman Killed in Sunday Crash

The 62-year-old woman killed late Sunday afternoon in a two-car crash was identified Tuesday as Kathy Roy of Haverhill. The identification was made Tuesday by Carrie Kimball, spokesperson for Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett, after confirmation next of kin had been notified. As first reported by WHAV Monday, Roy died after suffering injuries during a crash around 6 p.m., Sunday, at Main Street and Smiley Avenue in Haverhill. She was the only occupant of a 2014 Honda CRV and was trapped inside. Haverhill Fire Chief Robert M. O’Brien said he understood the woman was turning left from Smiley Avenue onto Main Street and collided with a 2020 Chrysler Town and Country minivan

Haverhill Police and Fire Department were dispatched after receiving an emergency 9-1-1 call.

Haverhill Police Arrest Three on Fentanyl Drug Charges on Grove Street; Another for Obstruction

A highly noticeable Haverhill Police action Friday morning on Grove Street netted the arrests of three people on fentanyl drug trafficking and related charges and another person for obstructing a police investigation. Twenty-seven-year-old Kayla Houle of Raymond, N.H.; 22-year-old Richard Jacobs of Haverhill; and 36-year-old Isael Sanchez of Plaistow, N.H., were each charged with fentanyl trafficking. Houle and Jacobs were also charged with conspiracy to violate drug laws. Sanchez was also charged with drug possession, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and a variety of automobile violations, including failing to stop for police, driving with a suspended license and speeding. According to a Haverhill Police arrest log, released Monday, the arrests took place between 10:34 a.m. and 1:41 p.m.

In addition, police arrested 32-year-old Jessica Walton of 169 Grove St.

City Council to Complete Steps Tonight to Protect Haverhill Agricultural Land from Development

Haverhill city councilors are expected Tuesday night to approve Haverhill’s right of first refusal to buy 22.5 acres of protected agricultural land in a partnership with the nonprofit Essex County Greenbelt Association. The planned public hearing caps debate over buying the land at 97 Corliss Hill Road that began last March when Mayor James J. Fiorentini at first turned down the chance to buy the property for $400,000. During May and June, however, a plan emerged that called for Greenbelt to put up $250,000 for the property while Haverhill pays $150,000. Last June, Deputy Public Works Director Robert E. Ward explained how the land will be split. “Essex Greenbelt will end up owning the property that’s kind of a meadow area, farm fields, hay fields.

Musleah Discusses Legacy of Coming From Calcutta Jewish Family with Baghdad Roots

Haverhill’s Temple Emanu-El continues its virtual author series Sunday with Rahel Musleah, a New York–based award-winning journalist, author, singer, speaker and educator. Born in Calcutta, she is the seventh generation of a Calcutta Jewish family that traces its roots to 17th-century Baghdad. Musleah speaks on “Jewish Calcutta through Music and Memory: The Personal Story of a Baghdadi Jewish Family,” Sunday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m., online. “Through the vivid prism of her family’s story and a heritage of lyrical songs, Rahel introduces audiences to the rich culture of the Jews of India and Iraq.

Haverhill Bank Expands Leadership Team, Hiring Vice President and Promoting Two Longtime Staff

Haverhill Bank is growing its leadership team with a new vice president and the promotions of two longtime staffers as assistant vice presidents. Nicole A. Moses of Boxford recently joined Haverhill Bank as vice president and credit analyst, while Sherry L. Temple-Pruyn of North Hampton, N.H., was promoted to assistant vice president, mortgage officer and originator, and Kristina M. Parkhurst of Haverhill was promoted to assistant vice president and accounting manager. Moses’ banking experience dates back nearly 30 years with increasing responsibilities at such institutions as Bank of Boston, Eastern Bank and Citizens Bank. Haverhill Bank President and CEO Thomas L. Mortimer welcomed her to the bank’s leadership team. “Nicole will be a great asset to the commercial credit team, bringing experience and expertise she has accrued from her years in commercial credit” he said.

Haverhill Woman, 62, Dies in Two-Car Automobile Accident Late Sunday Afternoon

A 62-year-old Haverhill woman was killed late Sunday afternoon after being injured in a two-car accident at Main Street and Smiley Avenue in Haverhill. Haverhill Police and Fire Department were dispatched around 6 p.m. after receiving an emergency 9-1-1 call. Haverhill Fire Chief Robert M. O’Brien said his department dispatched Engine 2 from the Sixteenth Avenue Fire Station along with Rescue 1 and a deputy chief in Car 2. They found the only occupant of a 2014 Honda CRV, a woman, trapped inside. Firefighters used an extrication tool to open the door.

Haverhill to Consider Zoning Change to Help Home-Based Businesses Serving Students

Haverhill will consider adjusting its zoning rules after a local artist was forced to close his home studio because of a neighbor’s complaint. Paul Prue has been teaching arts and crafts at his 21 Salem St. home for the past 50 years, but was recently ordered by Haverhill Inspectional Services to stop seeing students there. Prue brought the issue to the Haverhill City Council last week. “I’m teaching drawing to kids.