hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

May 1, 2014

The Lamp Post

The Haverhill Gazette

---- — The Red Sox World Series trophy continues to make its rounds in Greater Haverhill.

Its latest stop will be at Northern Essex Community College on May 13. The trophy will be on display in the lobby of the Spurk Building from 3 to 5 p.m.

Northern Essex students, teachers and staff are invited to attend this private viewing for the college community and have their photo taken with the trophy.

The college was selected when the Red Sox organization contacted state Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives looking for a location in Haverhill to show the trophy. She recommended Northern Essex, which has a highly ranked baseball team and a new softball team.

In April, the trophy made stops at Winnekenni Castle and also in Plaistow

A sad farwell

Many local people were saddened by the death of Haverhill native Brian White, 45, who was killed two weeks ago when his van went out of control and crashed.

The crash was in New York state, where he lived with his mother, Karen. He was also the son of Jack White, a well-known Haverhill musician who is retired from the city’s Highway Department.

The younger White lost the use of his legs 20 years ago, when he was living in Florida, where his motorcycle crashed. Shortly after that, he began training as a wheelchair marathoner. In recent years, he developed a variety of health problems.

If you were in the neighborhood of the Kevin Comeau Funeral Home last Saturday, you couldn’t help but notice the massive crowd gathered for the wake and funeral.

He’s ready to sprint

During a recent City Council meeting, councilors were updated on Haverhill’s plans to install lights in downtown alleys between tall buildings.

Councilor William Ryan, who supports the project, said the dark alleys can be scary at night.

“When I walk down some of these alleys, I’m glad I have my sneakers on,” he quipped.

A fitting name

Mayor James Fiorentini has appointed Attorney Laura Angus as assistant city clerk after Heather Budrewicz left the job.

Angus’ new job will have her working in an office once directed by someone with the same last name. Chester Angus was Haverhill’s city clerk decades ago.

Laura Angus will take over the assistant clerk’s job May 5. The mayor said there were many qualified applicants with diverse backgrounds and that Angus emerged as the number-one choice.

Angus is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and the New England School of Law. She was a practicing attorney for many years, overseeing a legal office of 12 attorneys before she entered the childcare field. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Bradford Swim and Recreation Club. She lives in Haverhill with her husband and three children.

Latest twist on highway

If you’re driving on I-495, keep an eye on the shoulder of the road.

The state’s latest job on the highway is replacing and installing catch basins on a long stretch through Haverhill.

Workers doing the job are leaving the grates raised and needing pavement to be spread around them. Drivers not noticing the conditions of the basins could drive into them, possibly causing damage to their cars.