Traffic congestion at the New Hampshire border emerged as the largest sticking point for a proposed recreational marijuana store—the first to come before the Haverhill City Council for a special permit. After hours of debate, councilors postponed a decision on whether to allow Full Harvest Moonz’ proposed 95 Plaistow Road to advance. The public hearing also delivered the revelation developer Janet Kupris plans backup shuttle parking on Amesbury Road—the only neighborhood where two other pot shops are already proposed. Shattuck Street resident Chris Todino summed up the concern.
Two new principals are expected at Haverhill schools next school year, pending final negotiations. Shannon Gilligan, who currently works at a Woburn-based school coaching and leadership training organization is slated to become principal of Caleb Dustin Hunking School. Gilligan replaces Shannon Nolan, who is leaving the school district to become principal position at Amesbury Elementary School.
A Haverhill sophomore attending Central Catholic High School was recognized by the Massachusetts State Senate Tuesday for her two years of Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field success. Katharine Duren, a sophomore hurdler, broke the meet and school records Saturday during the Merrimack Valley Conference championship. She won in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.57 seconds, state Sen. Diana DiZoglio told her State House colleagues.
Thirty-five students from Haverhill Public Schools’ TEACH program are participating for the first time today at the Special Olympics games at Lawrence High School’s Veterans Memorial Stadium. The students enrolled in the Therapeutic Education Assessment Center of Haverhill at St. James School—TEACH for short—will compete against athletes from around the Merrimack Valley in running and walking events, tennis ball toss and other track and field games.