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Andover Students Fill State Police Cruiser With Toys for Tots Donations

Andover Students Fill State Police Cruiser With Toys for Tots Donations

Elementary students from Andover’s Bancroft School made a major donation to Toys for Tots this month. (Courtesy photograph) Students at Andover’s Bancroft Elementary School have officially made it onto Santa’s nice list this holiday season. The Massachusetts State Police recently accepted more than 300 toy donations from fourth and fifth grade students for the Andover

Methuen Fire Department Calendar Now on Sale to Benefit 3-11 Foundation

The men and women of Methuen’s fire department are proudly featured on a 2019 company calendar, on sale now with proceeds going to benefit Marine aid charity 3-11 Foundation, city Fire Chief Tim Sheehy confirmed. Photographed by Methuen shutterbug Nancy Reardon, the calendar includes snapshots of first responders in uniform—and yes, showing off their buff

Two Die, Two Suffer Injuries in Wrong-Way I-495 Crash

Two Lawrence residents died as a result of injuries sustained in a Wednesday wrong-way crash on I-495, State Police said. (File photograph) A driver and a passenger, both from Lawrence, riding in separate automobiles were killed Wednesday in a wrong-way crash near the Lawrence/Andover line. Two Andover women are also recovering from what police call

Merrimack Valley Gas-Related Fires: How to Help Impacted Residents

Local community groups are collecting money and items to donate to affected areas. (WHAV News photograph of the Merrimack River by Jay Saulnier) The Merrimack Valley is coming together to support neighbors in need after gas-related fires devastated areas of Andover, North Andover and Lawrence. Red Cross-sanctioned shelters were set up overnight Thursday at local

State Police K-9 Tracks Fleeing Suspect in Methuen Car Crash Leading to Arrest

State Police K-9 Devaney tracked a suspect involved in a two-car Methuen crash, apprehending the person after a chase into the woods off Route 213. (Courtesy photograph) Canine cop to the rescue! Massachusetts State Police K-9 Devaney was dispatched to Methuen over the weekend to assist with a suspect who fled the scene of a

Andover Police K-9’s Popular Facebook Series “Where’s Grimm Wednesday?” Returning This Fall

WHAV is saluting local and state K-9 officers and their four-legged partners in a special series. Listen to the special Dog Days of Summer series Monday through Friday, at 97.9 WHAV FM. The special series is sponsored by the Law Offices of Joseph C. Edwards, Neptune Uniforms, Quinn’s Canine Café and Riverside Veterinary Clinic. Promoted

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