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Haverhill Schools to Close Early Monday Because of Predicted ‘Oppressive Heat’

Haverhill Schools to Close Early Monday Because of Predicted ‘Oppressive Heat’

With Wave Weather predicting high temperatures in the 90s, Haverhill Public Schools are scheduled to observe half days Monday. Likewise, Whittier Regional Vocational High School also planned to close in the morning. Staff and parents were notified Sunday afternoon of the early Haverhill closings by Superintendent James F. Scully. “…by noon time tomorrow some schools

Union President: Inadequate School Funding Leads 1 in 4 Teachers to Quit

Ted Kempinski, Haverhill Education Association President, rebuts recent comments by Mayor James J. Fiorentini that schools are “adequately funded.” With two weeks remaining in Fiscal Year 2018, enough money remains in the School Department budget to pay for three small buses, new science curriculum materials and teacher training to use them, computers and software for

Analysis: Whether City Can Afford More For Schools, Police A Matter of Opinion

School Committee members Sven A. Amirian, Gail M. Sullivan and Richard Rosa, front, make the case for adding another $425,000 to the school budget, while Mayor James J. Fiorentini listens. (WHAV News photograph.) Editor’s Note: Last year, Haverhill city councilors twice rejected the city budget over spending differences. This year, the stakes appear higher with

James G. Bilmazes, 86, U.S. Air Force Veteran of Korean War

James G. Bilmazes, 86, of Haverhill, died June 3. His was born Jan. 17, 1932 to George and Maria (Hatzidakis) Bilmazes. He attended Haverhill Public Schools and graduated from Haverhill High School in 1949. Bilmazes was Airman First Class in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Upon his return from the Air Force,