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March 28, 2013

The Lamp Post

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It seems never ending: Just when the snow was all but gone from yards and sidewalks, it snowed again recently ... and again ... and again. The warmer days of spring and occasional rain promise to wipe out the new snow we’ve gotten, but it will be a while before those big piles in parking lots of businesses and schools are gone. The Lamplighter predicts that long into spring, those monuments to this snowy winter will continue to exist.

An encore of sorts: Last year, Carmen Ortiz impressed the crowd at the Girls Incorporated dinner and money-raising event. As keynote speaker, she talked about growing up with big dreams and seeing them realized when she was named the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. It was an inspiration to girls in the Girls Incorporated organization and their leaders, who work with the youngsters to develop their confidence. Ortiz is returning to Haverhill, this time in a bigger venue. She will be the main speaker at Northern Essex Community College’s 51st graduation ceremony on May 18.

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