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March 20, 2014

The Lamp Post


It’s about time

That road repair issue on Main Street just south of the Marsh Avenue intersection has finally been resolved.

For several weeks this winter, the spot was being worked on and orange caution cones marked the area. But due to its location — in a darkened area and just beyond a curve in the road — drivers could easily be upon the spot before realizing the danger. That sometimes caused them to swerve to avoid the spot.

But thankfully the work has been completed and the road is back to normal.

No ice rink anytime soon

When you think of GAR Park across from City Hall, images of park benches and war statues come to mind, maybe even a memory of a concert performed on the stage there.

A while back, the city was considering adding to the park by installing an ice skating rink there, possibly by using grant money from the state or federal government. But Mayor James Fiorentini said the plan is on the shelf.

That leaves residents interested in skating still able to enjoy the rink at Riverside Park next to the stadium, plus all of Haverhill’s lakes and ponds.

Bring it on

With the higher temps starting to arrive and the longer daylight hours, do you really care if we get any more snow?

The white stuff, even the recent 3 inches we got, is melting quickly. It’s nice to do no shoveling, but instead let the sun do the work.

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