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Wood Reaches Out to Public for Input on Possible State Rep. Run

Wood Reaches Out to Public for Input on Possible State Rep. Run

School Committeeman Scott W. Wood Jr. is asking the public to help him decide whether he should seek the state representative seat being vacated by Brian S. Dempsey in September. In a post on social media Wednesday night, Wood said, he will make his decision on whether to run based on whether citizens believe he


Holy Family Hospital to Host Addiction Conference at NECC

Holy Family Hospital has announced plans to hold its seventh annual Adult Behavioral Medical Conference for health care professionals in September, with the 2017 discussion detailing the effects of addiction. Medical professionals will gather at Northern Essex Community College’s Hartleb Technology Center in Haverhill on Sept. 15 for a daylong seminar aimed at nurses, social


Methuen CARES Brings Drug Treatment, Helps Avert Jail Time

Jennifer A. Burns, community engagement specialist, and Sgt. John Walsh, of the police department’s community outreach division, discussed Community Addiction Resources Engagement Services (CARES) in Methuen. As the Merrimack valley wrestles with the opioid epidemic in particular and drug addiction generally, Methuen is finding some success with an outreach program called CARES—or Community Addiction Resources


Two Northern Essex Professors Receive Honors for Online Course Design

Northern Essex Community College professors Sheila Kane,and Kevin Fleese. (Courtesy photographs.) Two Northern Essex Community College online courses, both of which use engaging, interactive tools to help students to excel, are tops in the state. The professors who designed the courses, Sheila Kane of Medford, and Kevin Fleese of Manchester, N.H., received the 2017 Massachusetts


Polito Highlights Valley Street, Highway, Trail Spending Projects

Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Acting Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver Tuesday at Salem’s Canal Street Reconstruction Project. (Courtesy photograph.) Bridges, highways, roads and trails throughout Greater Haverhill are seeing repairs and improvements as a result of $250 million in state spending. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Acting Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver and MassDOT


Boston Celtics Hall of Famer JoJo White to Speak at Haverhill Public Library

Former NBA player Joseph “Jo-Jo” White during a Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2008. NBA Hall of Famer JoJo White, a 10-year veteran Boston Celtics player, is set to appear at Haverhill Public Library next month as part of the library’s latest free event offerings. White, a seven-time NBA All-Star, will


Haverhill Chamber Plans Healthy Living Expo in August

The Third Annual Healthy Living Expo. takes place at Holy Family Hospital—Haverhill. The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce is having its Third Annual Healthy Living Expo. late next month, and inviting businesses to participate. The expo provides the public with resources and information to live a healthy lifestyle. Vendors have the opportunity to present potential