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Council Considers How an Expanded Police Dept. Would Work

Council Considers How an Expanded Police Dept. Would Work

Haverhill Police Chief Alan R. DeNaro addresses city councilors Wednesday night, while Capt. Stephen Doherty looks on. (WHAV News photograph.) At the City Council’s request, the Haverhill Police Department Wednesday night presented a number of ideas for increasing police presence in Haverhill. Three scenarios were prepared, showing how Haverhill would benefit from 36 additional officers,


Haverhill Chamber Names WHAV Business of the Month

Beverly Donovan, president and CEO, left, and John J. Guerin, membership services director, right, present the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Month Award to WHAV General Manager Tim Coco in WHAV’s on-air studio. (Courtesy photograph.) The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce has named radio station WHAV as its business of the month.


Mayor Makes Big Investment in Schools With FY2018 Budget

Haverhill’s schools are the big winners in the city’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget, receiving the lion’s share of the spending increase proposed by Mayor James J. Fiorentini. The mayor revealed a $185.7 million budget to the City Council Tuesday, which calls for $5.6 million more in spending than the current $180.1 million budget for FY


Grand Jury Indicts Andover Man on Workers’ Comp Fraud

Attorney General Maura Healey. The Andover owner of two Boston-based construction companies was indicted Monday on charges of workers’ compensation fraud after failing to obtain workers’ compensation insurance, Attorney General Maura Healey said. Christopher Rapczynski, 48, of Andover, is the president of Sleeping Dog Properties and New England Construction Resources. Rapczynski was indicted by a


Firm to Study 3 Sites for HHS Girls Softball Field

Councilor Mary Ellen Daly-O’Brien City Council approved spending $7,510 to hire a landscape designer to study three city locations for a softball field to be used by the HHS girls team. The company, Brown, Richardson & Rowe of Boston, is the same firm that created the new playground at Swasey’s Field, Mayor James J. Fiorentini


Longtime Educator Barry Kittredge Dies at 69

Barry Kittredge, 69, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, longtime administrator at several city schools and owner of local businesses, died Monday. Kittredge was a lifelong educator with a career spanning many years in teaching and administration at various Haverhill schools including, Consentino, Hunking and Haverhill High School, retiring in 2007 as assistant principal. He was


Labor Leaders Consider Unfair Labor Complaint Against Westinghouse

Boilermakers Local 651 protest being locked out of Westinghouse Electric in Newington, N.H. (Courtesy photograph.) About 175 employees, including several in Greater Haverhill, of Westinghouse Electric in Newington, N.H., are considering filing an unfair labor practice against the nuclear components manufacturer after being locked out Sunday in a contract dispute. The workers were unable to