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Storm Aftermath: Schools Remain Closed as Merrimack Valley Digs Out

Storm Aftermath: Schools Remain Closed as Merrimack Valley Digs Out

The Merrimack Valley is digging out—and preparing for a deep freeze. A foot of snow blanketed communities including Haverhill, Methuen and Andover Thursday and while the snow has ceased, Friday temperatures are expected to be bitter. To aid residents in digging out, closures and delays remain in place for another day. Schools are closed in

Fire Marshal, State Police Offer Storm Safety Tips

State officials are warning residents to stay safe—and be smart—as Thursday’s blizzard blankets the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire. With power outages to be expected, State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey urges people to be proactive. “One of the simplest steps for safety you can take is to make sure your smoke and carbon

Andover Student Among Winners of Sen. L’Italien’s Holiday Card Contest

Avanthika Suryadevar, a seventh grader from West Middle School, designed this festive scene that appeared on Sen. Barbara L’Italien’s holiday cards. (Courtesy photo) An Andover seventh grader helped make Sen. Barbara L’Italien’s holiday extra special this year. Avanthika Suryadevar from West Middle School was one of four local students chosen by L’Italien as a winner

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

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