The Lamplighter hears that some first responders who attended last week's COVID-19 vaccination clinics were given Band-Aids displaying images of a princess — the kind usually given to girls.

The Band-Aids were applied after the first responders received their shots from city Public Health Nurse Mary Connolly. But not everyone had a fairy tale ending to the experience — some say they didn't receive a bandage at all.


Eyes on the road

Nearly a year after MassDOT installed a "no left turn" sign at the Dunkin shop on Route 125 in Ward Hill, Haverhill police continue to respond to motor vehicle violations in the area.

The Lamplighter reminds drivers to remain vigilant in the area just before the Ward Hill Connector and mind the 35 mph speed limit near the doughnut shop at 915 S. Main St.


A return for Kelley's?

The Lamplighter heard that someone may be interested in re-opening Kelley's pub and restaurant on South Main Street in Bradford, which closed this past fall.

It could be reopened under a different name, sources say.



Head of the class

Congratulations are in order for Scott Wood, who was unanimously named the vice chairman of the School Committee last week after being nominated by outgoing vice chairman Richard Rosa.

Wood is the longest-serving member of the committee having served 17 years. This is his sixth time in a leadership role on the committee. This has been a busy few months for Wood, who was also sworn in as a Haverhill Police Department patrolman in October.


That's quite a fence

New fencing being installed around the former Lucent Technologies plant in North Andover just past the Haverhil line looks like the fencing that was recently placed around the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

It is believed the fence is intended to protect the North Andover property from intrusion as the Amazon company builds a giant distribution center at the site.


Enjoy your retirement

The Lamplighter wishes Patrick Lane a happy retirement.

After he closed his Arthur Sharps Hardware store on Middlesex Street in Bradford just before Christmas, he's been spending all of his time at his four seasons camp in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, with his wife. His dream of getting back to nature has come true, and we wish him well.



A lot quieter at deli

With former City Councilor Lou Fossarelli on vacation in Florida, the morning gatherings at Mark's Deli are quieter than usual.

Apparently, Fossarelli's voice rises during impassioned discussions with longtime friends


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