The city's public school students had just one "homework'' assignment when a foot of snow coated Haverhill last Thursday: Ditch the remote learning for a day and have a good old-fashioned snow day.

"Make a snowman and a snow angel, go sledding, drink some hot chocolate, and curl up with a good book if you can," Superintendent Margaret Marotta said in an email to families as she called off classes. "You all have earned a day filled with laughter, joy and peace. We are so proud of you and how you have handled yourselves throughout this school year. We know it has not been easy." 


Thank you, Pastor Mark

Pastor Mark Rivera of the Riverside Church stopped by the Police Department last week to offer a little early Christmas cheer and an extra java jolt for the men and women in blue.

Rivera donated a Battle Grounds Coffee Company gift card to each officer in recognition of their hard work to keep the city safe.


Live streaming? Not this time

Parents and students who wanted to view the special School Committee meeting on Dec. 15 via live streaming on HC Media's website were out of luck.

They could watch the meeting on TV Channel 99, but the live streaming ran into technical difficulties and didn't happen, although live streaming of the City Council meeting on Channel 9 did happen as planned. 


Kudos to Kay and Roz 

Two founding members of the Greater Haverhill League of Women Voters are being honored by their peers for their work to encourage local voting efforts.

Kalister Green-Byrd and Roz McKeon are two of the founders of the 12-year-old Haverhill League and were named “Formidable League Women” by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts at the organization’s 100th birthday celebration this month.



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