Shades of the holidays: At first, you might think your eyes are playing tricks on you. If you’ve driven by the big brick building in Lafayette Square that houses Archie’s Little River Ale House and other small businesses lately, you might have noticed an odd color on the bricks. Blink your eyes and the bricks turn another color. Is it magic? Call it holiday magic. The building has been outfitted with a lighting system that emits alternating red and green lights during the holiday season. The Lamplighter noticed the Christmas colors the other day when he was driving by.
Lottery fever bites city: Powerball fever hit Haverhill with the recent $550 million in potential winnings, and locals were definitely trying to win big. The Lamplighter noticed considerable lines at the Sunoco and Cumberland Farms gas stations on River Street as lottery players tried to win the jackpot. The grand prize was split between winners in Arizona and Missouri.