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June 12, 2014

The week's news in review


It was one of four documented instances in which Pellot aggressively confronted his wife and Ratte, including one in which Pellot threatened to kill Doreena Pellot, according to a state police report.

— Shawn Regan

Alternative School graduates head to military, college and vocational training

All five members of the Haverhill Alternative School Class of 2014 had academic or personal hurdles to overcome.

A traditional classroom setting didn’t work for them, which led them all to the alternative school on Primrose Street, where they were given a chance to excel.

Last week, during an intimate ceremony inside Winnekenni Castle attended by friends and family, the graduates had their moment to shine.

Principal John DePolo said his school held the bar high and that each graduate had to push through challenges such as Project Adventure, peer-led mediation and the MCAS to reach the goal of graduating.

“They’ve earned our respect and they will walk out of here tonight with something that no one could ever take from them... their diploma,” DePolo said.

— Mike LaBella

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