EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 21, 2014

Hunking School tours are scheduled for tomorrow


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The Citizens for School Success group and Hunking School Principal Jared Fulgoni will host tours of the school tomorrow at 9 a.m. and 4 and 7 p.m.

The public is invited to the tours, which will give voters a chance to see structural issues and other problems with the Hunking that have prompted city officials to call for a new school to replace it. Question-and-answer sessions are part of the tours.

The City Council has scheduled a June 10 election to ask voters to pass a debt exclusion to pay the city’s estimated $24 million share of the approximately $61.5 million project.

Toohey to appear on Senate ballot again

Shaun Toohey of Haverhill has announced he is an official candidate for state Senate for the 1st Essex district, which includes Haverhill, Methuen, Merrimac, Amesbury, Salisbury, Newburyport and North Andover.

Toohey, a Republican and president of the Haverhill School Committee who also ran for Senate two years ago, said he received more than 600 certified signatures, although only 300 are required. In a press release, Toohey’s campaign said the secretary of state certified his signatures April 7.

Toohey is running unopposed in the September Republican primary, assuring that his name will appear on the ballot for the November general election. He is also a member of the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School Board.

Learn about NECC’s Nursing Assistant Training Program

Information sessions for the Nursing Assistant Training Program at Northern Essex Community College will be held on May 27 and June 3 at 10 a.m. at Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St., entrance K, Lawrence.

These sessions, which are free and open to the public, are designed to help prospective students understand the course requirements and steps for successful enrollment. The program, offered by NECC in cooperation with Community Action Inc. in Haverhill, is a six-week course that includes nurse’s aide theory, clinical skills and clinical practice. The program prepares students for the state licensing exam.

The 150-hour course is scheduled for weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., beginning June 23.

For more information contact Nancy Tariot at 978-373-1971, ext. 263, ntariot@communityactioninc.org or Renée Deyermond at 978-659-1223 or rdeyermond@necc.mass.edu.

Yard sale coming up in Rocks Village

The Rocks Village Memorial Association will hold a community yard sale fundraiser on May 31 and June 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hand Tub House, 1 River Road, located at the corner of East Main Street on the Haverhill side of the Rocks Village Bridge.

Proceeds benefit the ongoing preservation of the historic Hand Tub House, a circa 1840s fire station and community center. Furniture, kitchen and household items, tools, toys, books, electronics and other items will be sold. This event is organized by the nonprofit Rocks Village Memorial Association. More information is available by calling 978-994-4628.

Public library offers summer classes

The public library will offer free beginning internet classes this summer.

Classes require advance sign-up. The library is accepting registrations for June classes. For dates, times and to reserve a spot, stop by the reference and information desk or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608.

Learn about eBooks and eReaders

The library is offering free workshops on how to download library eBooks to your eReader using the OverDrive Media Console App.

The first class is June 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and sign-ups have begun. The second class is June 17 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and sign-ups begin June 3. These classes are open to people with eReaders that have “App” capability. Classes are limited to eight people. The library offers one-on-one classes for patrons with other eReaders.

More information is available by calling 978-373-1586. Register online at www.haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events.