Flying tire

The wooden sign in front of Frank Novak’s realty office at 1046 Main St. realty office was damaged again. It was recently damaged by the wheel of a pickup truck that dislodged after the truck was struck by a northbound Mercedes Benz that crossed the center line. Novak said there were four prior incidents where his sign was ruined by vehicles traveling south that lost control at a bend in the road. This time, a Mercedes Benz traveling north crossed the center line and collided with a pickup truck traveling south, ripping a rear wheel off the truck and catapulting it into the air. The wheel damaged the stone wall and flower bed surrounding the sign, which was also ruined along with its mounts. Novak installed a banner while he waits for a new sign to be built

Knights in shining armor

The Knights Hall, an organization that presents medieval-style armored combat events, is expected to be at Winnekenni Castle Sept. 10 with another armored combat event. For a schedule of events, visit online at This event may not be listed yet.

Sal Lupoli recognized

Sal Lupoli, immediate past chairman of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Board, continues to advance in business.

This month, the Boston Business Journal named the Lupoli Companies as the fourth Largest Commercial Developer in Massachusetts (up from fifth place last year), and Sal’s Pizza has been named the official pizza of the New England Patriots and Revolution.

National CBD Day is Aug. 8

That’s right, there’s now a National CBD Day and it’s celebrated on Aug. 8. Advocates for the use of CBD products, which are made from cannabis and hemp plants, claim they can treat a variety of medical conditions including anxiety disorders, epilepsy, depression, migraines, chronic pain and other conditions.

Thank you Pentucket Kiwanis

The Pentucket Kiwanis Club recently donated $350 to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill to go toward summer camperships at the club’s Camp Tasker in Newton, NH. “The money went into a campership fund that helps our members based on need,” said Javier Bristol, the club’s executive director. “The fund helps about 100 kids each year attend Camp Tasker.”

The camp operates until Aug. 26, which is just before the start of the new school year.

Hey Moe!

The Lamplighter was in the City Clerk’s office recently and ran into retired lawyer Maurice “Moe” McGuire, who was toiling away at a task involving paperwork. Many of you might remember Moe from his volunteer work at HC Media. The Lamplighter also saw Herb Bergh working on paperwork too.

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