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Essex District Attorney Details Minor Drug Offender Help Plan

Essex District Attorney Details Minor Drug Offender Help Plan

Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett. Part 1 of 2. A recent decision to “divert” a Haverhill public works employee from the court system over a drug possession charge to a drug treatment program has helped raise awareness of a little-known effort targeting addiction. In the first of a two-part series, Essex County District


Police Officer Rogers Decides to Retire; Still Facing Drunken Driving Charge

A Haverhill police officer, charged last week with drunken driving for a second time, is retiring. Francis Carl Rogers, 60, of Bradford, submitted retirement forms this week to City Hall, confirmed Mayor James J. Fiorentini late Friday afternoon. Applications are filed with Haverhill Retirement Board and retirements generally take effect immediately if the individual is


Former Councilor Scatamacchia Returns to City on Parole

Former Haverhill City Councilor Robert H. Scatamacchia, convicted last July of theft related to his former funeral business, has returned to the community after being released on parole. Scatamacchia was released from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department’s Pre-release and Re-entry Center, Lawrence, a week ago Wednesday. He was serving a one-year prison sentence. His release