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November 16, 2012

Merrimack Valley in a minute

Duck Bridge crossing

LAWRENCE — Mayor William Lantigua and state and local officials will walk over the newly restored Duck Bridge today at noon.

The historic bridge has been closed for restoration since July 2010.

The official ribbon cutting and ceremonial crossing will start on Union Street (north side) at noon. The public is invited.

Donations needed for Samaritan’s

Purse Project

SALEM — A drop-off center has been established at Berge’s Real Estate for those who would like to contribute to the Samaritan’s Purse Project.

The Samaritan’s Purse Project delivers gifts to children around the world affected by war, terrorism, poverty and natural disasters.

Individuals, families, schools, Scouts, and religious and civic organizations are invited participate.

This will be the 10th year that Berge’s, 22 S. Broadway, has helped needy children during the holidays.

For more information, contact Vici Kramar at 893-8686, Ext. 208.

Meet newly elected officials this morning at NECC

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Northern Essex Community College, will host a meet and greet this morning with those who were elected to the Legislature from the Merrimack Valley on Nov. 6 . This event is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center, Room 103-B, on NECC’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliot St. and will include a brief speaking program and coffee and breakfast pastries, compliments of the college. Expected to attend are incumbent State Rep. Brian Dempsey, chairman of Ways and Means, incumbent State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell, newly elected State Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives, and newly elected State Representatives Diana DiZoglio and Lenny Mirra. Also attending the event is Denise Johnson, aide to returning U.S. Congresswoman Niki Tsongas. This complimentary event is open to the public. Registration is not necessary. For more information contact the Chamber at 978-373-5663 or info@haverhillchamber.com.

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