There is strong demand among marijuana users for products with high concentrations of THC, the main psychoactive compound that provides many of the drug’s cognitive effects, but Cannabis Control Commission researchers said there is not enough scientific evidence of the risks of high-potency products to recommend setting a limit.

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BOSTON — Massachusetts community colleges are tightening their COVID-19 vaccination and testing policies as state public health officials attempt to reach unvaccinated young adults who’ve been driving up overall infection rates.

BOSTON — Synagogues and other faith organizations are getting federal funds to harden their infrastructure and security to thwart terrorist and hate attacks.

BOSTON — Schools in Massachusetts and elsewhere are facing unprecedented shortages of cafeteria food as supply-chain problems and a lack of truck drivers complicate the task of feeding students a nutritious breakfast and lunch.

The National Guard will now help students get to school in thirteen school districts across Massachusetts, after state public safety officials on Thursday announced an expansion of the program to also cover Haverhill, Revere, Worcester and the Wachusett Regional School District.

The following information was taken from logs on file at the Haverhill Police Department:

SALEM, Mass. — Sky Stefanelli, who police said is the only eyewitness to the murder of Jeffrey Larkin of Haverhill, took the stand on Tuesday and testified that Carlos Manuel Rivera shot the man, after which both of them drove to Lowell and stayed at a friend's apartment.

BOSTON — Lawmakers are awaiting release of new political maps this week, which are likely to shake up legislative districts across the state.

HAVERHILL — Mayor James Fiorentini has added two more officers to the police budget – a move he said allowed police to immediately deploy a second resource officer at Haverhill High School.

Here’s the lineup for this week on TV22, Haverhill Community Television. All Monday-through-Thursday programming on Channel 22 is rebroadcast at 10 o’clock the same night. It also repeats the following day at 9a.m. and 2p.m. Programming is subject to change. Watch TV22 or visit www.haverhill…

LAWRENCE — Photos of the 13 fallen military personnel killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, lined the track Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium as families gathered for the city’s first Meet Our Heroes Family Fun Day took part in a 13-lap walk/run to pay tribute to those lives lost only a month ago.

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HAVERHILL — The state’s Department of Children and Families investigated a complaint about a Hunking School student being sexually harassed after a School Committee member reported the incident, saying school officials refused to act.

HAVERHILL — The Haverhill-based small business GoodieKrunch was recently recognized by State Sen. Diana DiZoglio, D-Methuen, as part of the sixth annual Manufacturing Month Awards, honoring manufacturers across the state.

BOSTON — The tourism industry is asking lawmakers for more help for hotels, cultural attractions and other hospitality businesses that have been hammered by economic fallout of the pandemic.

HAVERHILL — One person who purchased a Powerball ticket in the city's Bradford section is $1 million richer after Monday night's drawing, Massachusetts State Lottery officials confirm.

Here’s the lineup for this week on TV22, Haverhill Community Television. All Monday-through-Thursday programming on Channel 22 is rebroadcast at 10 o’clock the same night. It also repeats the following day at 9a.m. and 2p.m. Programming is subject to change. Watch TV22 or visit www.haverhill…

BOSTON — A rise of fatal opioid overdoses has revived a push on Beacon Hill for state-sanctioned sites where addicts can shoot drugs under the supervision of health care workers.

With people 65 and older and some other populations now eligible for COVID-19 booster shots if they received the Pfizer vaccine, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that the state plans to make mobile booster programs available to people residing in long-term care and other congregate settings.

HAVERHILL —Team Haverhill’s River Ruckus, a fun-filled, day-long festival, returned for it’s 10th year on Saturday.

HAVERHILL — The UMass Lowell Innovation Hub has partnered with Manchester, New Hampshire-based York IE to present free workshops for startups and growing businesses.

HAVERHILL — Santa will need your help in making Christmas a brighter one for families who are struggling to make ends meet.

BOSTON — Lawmakers want to shake up the state agency that oversees veterans affairs in Massachusetts in response to a COVID-19 outbreak last year at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home where nearly 80 residents died.

The following information was taken from logs on file at the Haverhill Police Department:

Here’s the lineup for this week on TV22, Haverhill Community Television. All Monday-through-Thursday programming on Channel 22 is rebroadcast at 10 o’clock the same night. It also repeats the following day at 9a.m. and 2p.m. Programming is subject to change. Watch TV22 or visit www.haverhill…

Santa will be coming to town after all as part of this year’s VFW Santa Parade, which will be smaller in scope than in past years but is still expected to be a thrilling spectacle to kick off the holiday season.

BOSTON — Public workers who claim hours they didn’t work could be sued in civil court under a proposal by the state’s inspector general, who says unscrupulous workers are robbing cities and towns of millions of dollars.

HAVERHILL — A Haverhill Water Department worker had to be rescued after a trench he was working in at 119 Carleton St. collapsed around him and he was buried waist-deep in dirt.

HAVERHILL — Imagine a situation where rescuers are trying to reach people trapped beneath collapsed ceilings and walls. They lower a specialized camera on a tether and it gives them a panoramic view of the people who are trapped and the space they are in, even while the camera is spinning or bouncing around.

HAVERHILL — Consentino School Principal Richard Poor said police are involved in an investigation into an incident on Thursday that may have involved a student threatening another student.

The following information was taken from logs on file at the Haverhill Police Department:

HAVERHILL — A former Dracut High School science teacher who left his job after distributing a controversial sex survey deemed “very highly inappropriate” was hired to teach freshman biology at Haverhill High School one day before the start of the new school year.

HAVERHILL — Organizers of a unique “clinic in the park” say their project to provide veterans with free mental health counseling in a tranquil setting could become a model for other communities.

Here’s the lineup for this week on TV22, Haverhill Community Television. All Monday-through-Thursday programming on Channel 22 is rebroadcast at 10 o’clock the same night. It also repeats the following day at 9a.m. and 2p.m. Programming is subject to change. Watch TV22 or visit www.haverhill…

GROVELAND — The popular Pines Speedway reunion, now in its 18th year, will feature a long list of vintage race cars, custom cars and former well-known drivers as part of the program.

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