Although the Red Sox lost yet again, last Saturday's game was a thrill for at least one Haverhill resident. Krystn Cinelli represented the Shoe City by singing the national anthem prior to the game.
Mayor James Fiorentini announced that the black planters downtown will soon be a more pleasant to look at. Thirteen of the planters will be filled with cherry trees, while 17 will be filled with lilacs.
In another change to downtown, several local restaurants have begun to offer sidewalk dining on Washington Street. Keon's and George's both have set up tables on the sidewalks, with The Tap and Peddler's Daughter soon to follow.
The Lamplighter would like to offer his congratulations to all the graduates from Haverhill High School, Whittier Tech, Northern Essex Community College and all the other Haverhill residents who graduated elsewhere this spring. Great things await you.
Route 125 in Bradford has been a mess due to construction for a long time, but there is an end in sight. Mayor Fiorentini announced that the state project is on track to be completed by June 30, 2013.
The Lamplighter was pleased to see that the museum at John Greenleaf Whittier's birthplace will be offering free admission to all military personnel and their families from now through Labor Day. It's a great way for the museum to pay respects to those who have helped protect our country.