Anybody notice those cameras at some of the city’s intersections where new traffic lights have been installed? They look like the kind of cameras some states use to catch drivers who don’t obey red lights.
It raises a question for the Lamplighter — at last report those lights had not been approved by lawmakers for that use in Massachusetts, so what are they doing here? Maybe the city’s preparing for the day when the cameras are allowed. The intersections include the one leading to Cedardale athletic club and the one in front of the Bradford Fire Station.
It seems to be the never-ending project.
The Lamplighter noticed a few days ago that nighttime reconstruction work was happening on the northbound lane of the Interstate 495 bridge over the Merrimack River. This is the bridge that repeatedly received pothole repairs during the last few months.
The nighttime repairs are quite a sight, with bright construction lights illuminating the area for workers, state police cruisers with their lights on for traffic safety — and, of course, motorists backed up.
The Hillies football team appears to be for real.
Haverhill High had a 3-1 record going into its fifth game of the year against a tough Chelmsford squad. The Hillies fell far behind Chelmsford before staging a furious late-game comeback to win. It was an appropriate day for such a dramatic win, with many former Hillies in attendance for the annual Touchdown Club cookout.
It also continues the refreshing change from the last few losing seasons endured by the Hillies and their supporters.
With temperatures dropping the last few weeks, some local boaters took advantage of the occasional warm day to get on the river for a late-season ride.
The Lamplighter heard the unmistakable roar of a “cigar boat’’ one day recently, as it sped down the waterway.