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UPDATE: Electrical Issue Forces Evacuation of Tilton School; Pupils at Consentino

UPDATE: Electrical Issue Forces Evacuation of Tilton School; Pupils at Consentino

Students and staff were evacuated from Tilton School because of an electrical problem, Haverhill Public Schools Superintendent James F. Scully said Friday afternoon. All students were taken to Consentino School, 685 Washington St., and by 2:15 p.m., 80 percent of those students had been picked up by their families. “We had great cooperation from both

School Notes: New Report Cards Focus on Results, Not Effort

For many Haverhill-area students, new report cards will reflect changes in how teachers arrive at their grades. Whether it’s called mastery of subject matter at Haverhill High School or competency-based reporting in the elementary schools of the Timberlane district, newly designed report cards will focus attention on what students actually learned rather than how much

Democratic State Representative Candidates Debate Monday in Live Forum

The Democratic candidates for state representative are expected to participate in a live debate next Monday night. Paul A. Magliocchetti and Andy Vargas, primary candidates for the Third Essex state representative seat recently vacated by former Rep. Brian Dempsey, debate Monday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., at the Haverhill Community Television’s Harbor Place Studio, 2 Merrimack

Vargas Sierra Club Endorsement Cites HHS Solar Project

City Councilor Andy Vargas’ lobbying for solar panels on the roof of Haverhill High School helped him receive endorsement from the political arm of the state chapter of the Sierra Club. The Massachusetts chapter of the Sierra Club Wednesday endorsed Haverhill City Councilor Andy Vargas in his bid for the Democratic nomination for state representative.

Northern Essex Celebrates Reopening of Main Classroom Building

Participating in the ribbon cutting were, from left to right, Jonathan Spurk, grandson of John Spurk; Rep. James Kelcourse; Steven Spurk, John Spurk’s brother; Michael Heffernan, secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance; Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives; John Spurk, son of John Spurk; Jeffrey Linehan, chair of the college’s board of trustees; Carol