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CWA Announces Details of Verizon Agreement

By JoAnne Powers The Communications Workers of America announced details Monday of the tentative labor agreement reached with Verizon on Friday, ending a six week strike by 39,000 workers from the CWA and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The four-year contract includes 1,300 new U.S. call-center jobs, nearly 11 percent in raises over the

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WHAV Play-by-Play Announcer John Katsaros Joins Reunion

WHAV listeners heard John Katsaros’ play-by-play announcing of Haverhill Hillies football games for 27 years. One of WHAV’s earliest voices, Haverhill Hillies football play-by-play announcer John Katsaros, is coming to WHAV’s public “Reunion of the Radio Stars,” next Wednesday night. Katsaros, author of “Code Burgundy: The Long Escape,” began working during the late 1940s under

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Tuesday’s High School Sports

Here are today’s athletics schedules at Haverhill High School and Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School. For scores, listen to WHAV News, beginning at 7 a.m., weekdays.



Committee Accepts $73.7 Million School Budget; Debates Cut

While passing a trimmed public schools’ budget for the year beginning July 1, the Haverhill School Committee will delayed further debate over filling an $18,000 clerical position at Pentucket Lake School until final review by the city council. By a 6 to 1 vote, the Haverhill School committee Thursday passed an “amended,” $73,751,333 2016-2017 school

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Christine Marie Arsenault, 30, Worked at Local Restaurants

Christine Marie Arsenault, 30, of Haverhill, formerly of Amesbury, passed away unexpectedly Friday evening, May 27, 2016, at Holy Family Hospital of Merrimack Valley, Haverhill. She was the daughter of Jody M. West of Haverhill and Scott Arsenault of Maine. Born in Haverhill, Feb. 24, 1986, Arsenault grew up in Amesbury and was a graduate

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Verizon Workers Settle Strike, Big Gains for Workers

By JoAnne Powers The Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are declaring victory for nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike since April 13. Celebrating big gains after reaching a tentative agreement with the company Friday, the unions say they have achieved their major goals of improving working

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Save Rain Water for Use in the Garden

Photograph courtesy of Roger Bannerman, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Don’t let the all that valuable rainwater go down the storm sewer.  Instead, put it to work growing a beautiful garden in your landscape. Install a rain garden to capture the rainfall that runs off your roof, walks, patio, and other hard surfaces.  These gardens

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Worse Than Fear

In his inaugural address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt told Americans, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” The year 1932 was a stormy one in U.S. history and I’m not talking about the weather. The hearts, minds and spirits of the American people had been taken over by the mounting “Great Depression.”

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Books by Scott T. Goudsward

Scott T. Goudsward, of Haverhill, writes horror stories and novels, edits anthologies and also writes about horror. He prefers his horror in a traditionally visceral vein. He’s on the board of directors of New England Horror Writers. Click on an image below for more information.



How Much Does It Cost to Buy a Public University’s Integrity?

George Mason University. (Photograph courtesy of Gary Greenbaum/Wikipedia. Creative Commons.) First came withering hoots of laughter when the honchos of George Mason University named their law school the “Antonin Scalia School Of Law.” Yes, the acronym for that spelled ASSOL – an honor Scalia might’ve merited, but very embarrassing for the university. Even though administrators

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