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Reaction to Mayor’s Proposed Budget Largely Positive; Adds 6.3% For Schools

Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini. (WHAV News file photograph.) Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini’s proposed $194.5 million budget, which increases spending by $7.2 million—mostly for public schools, is receiving a largely positive reaction. City finances beginning July 1 were expected to be austere, but Fiorentini told WHAV additional state education money and a $5 million

Navigable Merrimack River Channel Between Haverhill, Newburyport a Tourism Boost

Aerial view of the Merrimack River. (File photograph.) Officials hope tourism will get a boost following a study that confirms the Merrimack River is navigable between downtown Haverhill and Newburyport. The Greater Haverhill Foundation, one of the developers of downtown’s Harbor Place, said Tuesday it commissioned the study with support from local legislators. As a

Haverhill Firefighting Museum Opens for Season June 2

Haverhill Firefighting Museum, 75 Kenoza Ave. (Courtesy photograph.) The Haverhill Firefighting Museum opens for the season on Saturday, June 2, with opening day activities taking place from noon-4 p.m., at 75 Kenoza Ave. Refreshments are available. A new, improved “Hero Headquarters” for children is being prepared. Mascot Dottie the Dalmatian is also scheduled to appear