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School Committee is ‘Out of Touch,’ Says New Challenger

School Committee is ‘Out of Touch,’ Says New Challenger

None of the existing School Committee members, from left, Shaun P. Toohey, Paul A. Magliocchetti or Maura L. Ryan-Ciardiello, have yet taken out papers for the fall election. (WHAV News photograph.) Saying the Haverhill School Committee is “out of touch” and needs “fresh blood,” a second newcomer has taken out nomination papers to run for


HHS Senior McGrath Takes Home HEA Scholarship

Holly McGrath holds her scholarship award, accompanied by, from left, Haverhill Education Association Lisa R. Begley, parents Brian and Leslie McGrath, Massachusetts Teachers Association President Barbara Madeloni and Anthony J. Parolisi, chairman of the Scholarship Committee. (WHAV News photograph.) Haverhill High School senior Holly McGrath was presented with the Sixth annual Haverhill Education Association scholarship


Northern Essex Professor Receives Awards at Book Show

Lance Hidy, of Merrimac, a Northern Essex Community College professor and accessible media specialist, received awards last week during the 2017 New England Book Show for his graphic design work on two books. During the ceremony at Symphony Hall, Boston, Hidy received a second-place award for “A Plea for the Animals” and a fourth-place award


Whittier Vo-Tech Student Roope Wins First Place for ‘Fire & Ice’ Cake

Kim Roope, a sophomore at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School, took first place during the recent statewide SkillsUSA Techspo Cake Decorating Contest. A Culinary Arts student, Roope presented her “Fire & Ice” cake sculpture, a four-tiered cake with buttercream and covered with fondant she airbrushed—orange on one side, blue on the other. Roope made


Proposed School Budget for FY2018 Tops $79 Million

Haverhill Schools Superintendent James F. Scully Superintendent James F. Scully proposes a $79 million budget for the next school year, an increase of 7.1 percent over this year’s spending. To provide the same level of service as this year, the district budget would have to increase by $4.7 million, or 6.3 percent. Business Manager Brian