The hits keep on coming: The latest book by Haverhill High graduate Andre Dubus III is getting good reviews, in the wake of his other successes. It’s a collection of short stories titled “Dirty Love’’ — a departure from his previous big sellers such as the novel “House of Sand and Fog,’’ which was made into a movie, and “Townie,’’ Dubus’ memoir about growing up in tough parts of Haverhill in the 1970s. Dubus is still hopeful his novel “The Garden of Last Days’’ will be made into a movie, after the company eyeing it split with Hollywood star James Franco, who had signed on to direct the movie and play the lead role.
Wrong turn: People watching construction of the Groveland Bridge one day last week stared in disbelief as a young man on a bicycle somehow rode onto the bridge, despite signs warning against it. Thankfully, he realized he had made a wrong turn and was able to get off the bridge.