The Lamplighter reminds residents that even though there may not be snow on the ground, the city's winter parking ban remains in effect.

January is an "odd'' month, meaning that all cars must be parked on the odd-numbered side of the street from 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. daily. Violators are subject to a $25 fine


Calling all caregivers

Mayor James Fiorentini seeks retired doctors, nurses and EMTS to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the general public as soon as it becomes available.

Training will be provided. Interested residents are asked to call 311 or 978-358-1311 from outside to Haverhill to sign up. A signup form and link will also be available on the front page of the city website



Welcome aboard

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce has named Andover's Irene Haley as its new president and CEO to replace Dougan Sherwood, who departed last fall to join a Cambridge start-up.

Haley comes to the chamber with 20 years of corporate experience, having worked at both Exxon Mobil and Starbucks. She holds a master of business administration degree from Boston University and a bachelor of arts degree in English literature from UMass Lowell.



A belated happy birthday

The first baby born at Anna Jaques Hospital in 2021 hails from right here in Haverhill.

John William Bourque, son of John and Michelle Bourque of Bradford, was born at 2:02 a.m. on Jan. 1. He weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces at birth and was 21 inches long. He joins his big sister, Oliva, at home.


Mind your manners

Word is that the Planet Aid dumpsters at Ruth's House thrift shop are not being used for their intended purpose.

The Lamplighter hears that some people have been helping themselves to the bins and leaving used candles, stuffed animals and other trash — items which cannot be used by the shop — for its staff to collect.



A rising (movie) star?

Did you see the 2020 Liam Neeson movie "Honest Thief" which was partly filmed in Worcester?

Guy Cooper, a Haverhill police officer and longtime actor, appears in the final scene where an FBI agent, played by Amesbury native Jeffrey Donovan, orders the arrest of a villain and Cooper is ordered to make the arrest. Cooper is standing next to Donovan in that scene.

Other movies Cooper appears in include "The Equalizer," "Spotlight," "Listeners," "Hubie Halloween," "Spenser Confidential," "Jungleland" and "Father of the Year." It seems Cooper is building up quite an acting resume. Go Guy!

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