The Lamplighter tried to park on Bailey Boulevard last Wednesday morning then again last Thursday, but couldn’t find a space. The roughly 60 or so spots were all taken, an unusual situation. The Lamplighter was told that it was because many downtown workers who were unable to purchase new parking permits, as the city ran out of them, decided to park in free spots on Bailey Boulevard, just north of downtown. The city printed up more permits and on Friday morning the Lamplighter had his pick of parking spaces on Bailey Boulevard — plenty of spaces in fact.
The Comeau Bridge may be relatively new, but when it comes to heavy rain, it’s the same old story on the Bradford side of the bridge — flooding. During last week’s heavy rain, the road under the railroad trestle on the Bradford side of the bridge was several inches deep in water. That spot is one of the quickest to flood in Haverhill during heavy rains.
Two summer youth employees from the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board and ValleyWorks Career Center have joined forces with the Haverhill Rotary Club to help Quacky, the club’s mascot, raise money for Merrimack Valley charities, and fund prizes for this year’s Haverhill Rotary Club Rubber Duck Regatta. The event will be Sept. 15. The two youths who are learning about the world of work are Darlene Guest, 21, and Corina Carmona, 17, both of Haverhill. They will work on the project 25 hour per week until mid-August.
Sven Amirian, newly named president of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, is adhering to a long-standing tradition of chamber presidents joining the Haverhill Rotary Club. Amirian was guest speaker at a Rotary lunch July 26 where he spoke about his plans. He’s now waiting for his official acceptance into the club. He is co-sponsored by Tim Jordan and Sheryl Meehan.