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Haverhill’s River Ruckus Festival, Concert Is Saturday

Team Haverhill’s Keri Alves and Joe LeBlanc (center) joined Bill Macek on WHAV’s Open Mic Show to discuss the Sept. 22 River Ruckus event. (Chris Porter photograph for WHAV News) Haverhill’s riverfront will be rockin’ on Saturday, Sept. 22 during the city’s annual all-day River Ruckus concert, food festival and fireworks display. Starting at noon,


School Committee Implores Haverhill Police to Advance Active Shooter Protocols

Haverhill Police Chief Alan R. DeNaro addresses the School Committee on active shooter safety protocols during the September 14 meeting. (WHAV News photograph) Haverhill Public Schools are on the way to becoming safer thanks to the School Committee’s decision to develop a subcommittee that maintains a direct line to the Haverhill Police Department. At Thursday’s

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Pentucket Bank Establishes Fund to Aid Residents Impacted by Merrimack Valley Gas Disaster

Donations to the Pentucket Bank Merrimack Valley Gas/Fire Relief Fund are accepted by sending checks to the North Andover branch. (File photograph) The Haverhill-based Pentucket Bank is coming to the aid of Merrimack Valley residents affected by last week’s gas-related fires in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence. Bank CEO Scott Cote announced the creation of

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Andover Teacher Placed on Leave After Alleged Child Endangerment Incident

Anthony Helinski has been placed on leave from his teaching position at Doherty Middle School after his arrest for alleged child endangerment. (Courtesy photograph/Salem, N.H. Police Department) An engineering teacher from Andover’s Doherty Middle School has been placed on leave in the wake of his Wednesday arrest for alleged child endangerment, school officials confirm to

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Eleanor M. West, 89, Former Yum Yum Shop Cake Decorator

Eleanor M. West, 89 of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Ivy Hill Court (Stevens-Bennett) surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Jan. 27, 1929 in Haverhill, the daughter of the late Richard and Adelaide (Peaslee) Walsh. West was raised in Haverhill and graduated from Haverhill High School in 1947.


Thursday’s High School Sports

Here are today’s athletics schedules for Merrimack Valley Conference teams and Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School. After 1:33pm on Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 this article available to paying WHAV members only.


Boys & Girls Club ‘Nine & Wine’ Golf Tournament Is Thursday

Golfers, get ready to tee off for a good cause: The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill hosts its annual “Nine & Wine” tournament on Thursday night September 13 at the Renaissance Golf Club. For $100 per golfer, participants can golf nine holes and enjoy a wine, beer and food tasting starting at 4

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Future of Local News is in Your ‘Selfie;’ Help Before WHAV’s Saturday Year-End

In the last few weeks, 97.9 WHAV FM has earned public praise for its objective and critical analyses of gang violence and the proposed, but contentious, city budget. Deep digging, time-consuming research, interviews with multiple sources and viewpoints and quality writing comes at a great cost. Yet, WHAV managed to undertake these projects even while

Haverhill Heritage Series

Reflecting on My 40 Years in Radio and Local News

I am all the way back holding a spoon in this photograph taken for a readers’ cookbook shortly after I left WHAV and joined the Haverhill Gazette. Sports reporter Fred Burnham appears at left, front. Who else do you recognize? By Tim Coco WHAV President and General Manager Somehow, I never thought I’d be old