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DEP Rules Out Pollution as Cause of Merrimack River Fish Kill

DEP Rules Out Pollution as Cause of Merrimack River Fish Kill

Members of the Department of Environmental Protection were in Haverhill on July 13 to investigate after an influx of dead carp washed ashore from the Merrimack River. (Courtesy photograph) The state’s Department of Environmental Protection Monday ruled out pollution as a cause of a recent Merrimack River fish kill, WHAV has confirmed. Representatives from the

Alleged Haverhill Fentanyl Trafficker Faces New Firearms Charges

Local man Joshua Smith, arrested in 2017 for allegedly selling fentanyl near Haverhill’s Winnekenni Park, faces new federal firearms charges in connection with a fentanyl trafficking ring. (File photograph) A Merrimack Valley man arrested in May on a federal Drug Enforcement Administration warrant faces new firearms charges tied to his alleged involvement in a fentanyl

Democratic VP Nominee Kaine Endorses Gifford’s 3rd District Congressional Bid

Rufus Gifford speaks at a Haverhill Democratic City Committee candidate dinner on May 7, 2018. (Jay Saulnier photograph for WHAV News.) Support for 3rd District congressional hopeful Rufus Gifford got a boost last week with a formal endorsement from 2016’s democratic Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine. A longtime friend of Concord-based Gifford, Kaine, a Virginia

L’Italien Launches ‘Kitchen Table Conversations’ Tour

Sen. Barbara L’Italien met with voters in Methuen as part of her “Kitchen Table Conversations” tour. (Courtesy photograph) In her bid for Congress, Sen. Barbara L’Italien isn’t afraid to ask—or answer—the tough questions. Over the weekend, the Beacon Hill lawmaker met with locals in Methuen to discuss the city’s public school budget and the opioid

School Notes: HHS Classical Academy Entrance Exam Open to City 8th-Graders

An open house at Methuen High School (pictured) is one of several events this weekend celebrating Methuen Public Schools. Haverhill eighth-graders who are interested in attending Haverhill High School’s Classical Academy should sit for the entrance exam on Thursday, Nov. 2, beginning at 8:45 a.m. The test will be offered at each public middle school

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