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Haverhill’s Former Ornsteen Heel Could Form Part of Amazon Pitch

Haverhill’s Former Ornsteen Heel Could Form Part of Amazon Pitch

An aerial view of the former Western Electric plant in North Andover. Haverhill’s former Ornsteen Heel factory could be part of Haverhill’s contribution to a regional pitch to attract online giant Amazon to the Merrimack Valley. As WHAV first reported last week, area officials confirmed Wednesday the former Western Electric plant in North Andover will

Two Andover Trail Projects Receive State Boost This Week

Two Andover trail projects are among 49 across the state receiving support from Gov. Charles Baker’s administration. The Trustees of Reservations was awarded a $26,438 grant, while the Andover Conservation Commission received $19,688 from the Recreational Trails Program. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced the statewide grants totaling $1.8 million during an event this week in

Merrimack Valley Chamber Assembles ‘Opioid Crisis’ Panel Next Week

The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce continues its healthcare series next week with a panel discussion on “The Opioid Crisis.” Speakers Jon Kelley, Trinity EMS; Phil Lahey, Merrimack Valley Prevention and Substance Abuse Project; and Carina Pappalardo, the Psychological Center, discuss what families, employees and businesses need to know to understand and tackle what the

Methuen Now Offers Free Smart911 for Lifesaving Information

Smart911 is now available to all Methuen residents and visitors, who are being encouraged to register for the service. Smart911 allows residents to sign up online and provide vital information to 911 call takers during an emergency, allowing first responders to make faster and more informed responses. “This new system will be able to provide our

Methuen Seeks Teens Who Apparently Broke into High School

Security video shows two teens of high school age inside Methuen High Saturday. (Courtesy photograph.) Methuen Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two young men who broke into Methuen High School Saturday and caused damage. Police and custodians discovered the break just before 7 p.m. They noticed an open door at the

Atkinson Celebrates 250: Pre-European Settlement

Access to Indian Rock was along trails through Atkinson, N.H. (Photograph courtesy of Steven Lewis). Atkinson, N.H., is celebrating its 250th anniversary with a variety of events between Thursday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 4. To help give meaning to the festivities, WHAV presents a special series of little known facts about the town, heard