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License Commission Approves Liquor at Hall of Fame Event

License Commission Approves Liquor at Hall of Fame Event

Haverhill High School Athletic Director Thomas O’Brien, left, pitched the sale of alcohol at the Haverhill License Commission. (WHAV News photograph.) Alcohol will be served at the HHS Athletic Hall of Fame induction dinner at Hunking School in May, but it might be the last time. All three Haverhill License Commissioners expressed reservations about allowing


Mayor Vetoes Roadside Fundraising Ban; Helps Fill the Boot Drive

A recent decision by city councilors to ban roadside fundraising was vetoed Wednesday by Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini. Fiorentini said the change to city ordinances would prohibit firefighters from conducting the annual Labor Day weekend boot drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He is suggesting councilors try again to ban solicitations on public ways,


Candle Likely Cause of Two-Alarm Groveland House Fire

Interior damage at a 21 Wood St., Groveland home. (Courtesy photograph.) A candle is being blamed for a two-alarm fire that caused $40,000 worth of damage Tuesday to a Groveland home. Groveland Fire Department received a report of the fire at 11:30 a.m., at 21 Wood St., from a neighbor, said Fire Chief Robert Lay.


‘First Fridays’ Aims to Enliven Downtown Haverhill Each Month

Local poet Susan Lafortune reads an original poem as part of the River Bards Poetry Open Mic night at Battle Grounds Coffee Company. (Courtesy photograph.) First Fridays, a new initiative featuring night time store openings, walking tours and entertainment in downtown Haverhill, kicks off Friday, May 5. Creative Haverhill, responsible for the Riverfront Cultural District,


Downtown Haverhill’s KidsFest Planning Gets Underway

Organizers, from left to right, include Tim Donovan, Melissa Seavey, Anastasia Small, Beverly Donovan and Amy Donovan. (Courtesy photograph.) This year’s downtown KidsFest, presented by the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, will feature two stages of local talent, plenty of games and craft projects for children and food. The free, annual event takes place Saturday,