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Students to Learn Money Management Through DiZoglio-Backed Bill

Students to Learn Money Management Through DiZoglio-Backed Bill

Students across the Merrimack Valley will learn financial responsibility through a new bill backed by Methuen Sen. Diana DiZoglio. (File photograph) A new law Gov. Charlie Baker signed last week aims to give Massachusetts students the tools they need to navigate their financial futures, including milestones like buying a home and planning for retirement. The

Haverhill Council Backs 4 School Roof Replacements—One Over Mayor’s Objection

School Superintendent Margaret Marotta confirmed Mayor James J. Fiorentini’s contention that Silver Hill School does not yet have a roof problem despite its nearly 30-year age. (WHAV News photograph.) Despite a City Council vote favoring roof replacements at four city schools, Mayor James J. Fiorentini, said he won’t seek state help for Silver Hill School.

Council Approves Marijuana Zones; Says It Prevents Siting Across the City

At a standing-room only hearing, Caroline Pineau said she plans an “upscale, sophisticated and discreet” establishment. (WHAV News photograph.) The sale of recreational marijuana in Haverhill stores advanced Tuesday night as Haverhill City Councilors approved seven zones across the city for such commerce. Councilors, voting 7-1 in favor, said it was responsible to approve overlay

Council to Act on Plan to Replace Four School Roofs; Unlikely to Win All From State

A 2016 plan to replace the roof at Haverhill High School while adding solar panels was defeated by the Haverhill School Committee. (Courtesy photograph.) With all eyes on school repairs and maintenance, Haverhill city councilors are prepared tonight to ask the state for help paying for roofs at four schools. Councilors are expected to authorize


Haverhill Library Brings ‘Sunshine and Happiness’ with Card-Making Class

The Haverhill Public Library is having a card-making and paper crafting class with a theme of “Sunshine and Happiness,” next week. Participants will be creating a multi-layered card, bookmark and treat holder, using several techniques including stamping, die cutting, and embossing. All supplies are included, but those interested may bring their own coloring tools, scissors