HAVERHILL — Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera will be the featured speaker at Northern Essex Community College’s 52nd Commencement on May 17 at 11 a.m.
The commencement will be held under a tent on the quadrangle on the college’s Haverhill campus and approximately 1,100 graduates are expected to receive certificates and associate degrees.
“Many of our students will be able to relate to Dan and his personal story,” said Lane Glenn, president of Northern Essex. “Dan grew up in Lawrence, graduated from Lawrence High School, and enrolled at UMass Amherst after a stint in the US Army.
He’s passionate about Lawrence and is determined to revitalize the city.” Rivera was elected mayor of Lawrence in November and he took office in January.
Active in Lawrence city politics prior to running for mayor, Rivera served as vice president and city councilor at large for the Lawrence City Council and chair of the budget and finance committee.
Rivera has been a member of NECC’s Board of Trustees for the past five years.
To learn more about NECC’s commencement, visit necc.mass.edu/commencement.
Blasting on I-93 has started for the season
WINDHAM — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces the beginning of blasting work adjacent to the interim southbound lanes on Interstate 93 at Exit 3 in Windham. This blasting is necessary to accommodate the new alignment of the northbound off-ramp.
Blasting will take place, as needed, from Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. from now until the end of July. State Police rolling road blocks will be used to slow southbound and northbound traffic during blasting operations, resulting in minor delays.
Southbound on-ramp and Route 111 traffic will be temporarily stopped during blasting. Extended ramp and Route 111 closures may be required to allow crews to safely remove blasted ledge from the roadway, due to its close proximity to the work.