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Merrimack Valley

November 3, 2013

Campaign notebook

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Massiel Javier,19, is one of those students. She was originally reluctant to go back to school and thought of getting her general education diploma instead. But, now she is on the honor roll.

“It makes me feel good. I know I made a good decision because being here gives me more opportunity to get a better job,” Javier said.

The school at 15 Union St., has 13 teachers, 12 fellows from AmeriCorps, two full-time and one part-time social workers.

When he asked how many students are eligible to vote, three raised their hands. Baker quickly ran toward them, shook their hands saying, “Hi, I’m Charlie Baker. I’m running for governor.”

The primary elections will be Sept. 16, 2014 with the general election on Nov. 4.

Councilors meet on the campaign trail

HAVERHILL - City Councilors John Michitson and Colin LePage happened to be in the same place at the same time recently while on the campaign trail.

They were going door to door in the Hunking Middle School area when they arrived at the same home at almost the same time.

Michitson arrived first and was at the door of the home speaking with a man and woman, while LePage was coming up the walkway.

Michitson talked to the residents about economic development and his ideas for the city, while LePage spoke briefly about the city’s recycling program and plans to build a new Hunking School. LePage said that in his three campaigns for City Council, he’s never run into another candidate while going door to door.

Free concert at Kimball Farm today

Tyler Kimball, a candidate in Haverhill’s mayoral race, will host a free concert featuring country and western music as well as other styles of music on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Kimball Farm, 791 East Broadway. Gates open at noon. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets if you wish. This family-friendly event is open to Haverhill residents, friends and families. Parking is free on the farm and you will be directed to a space. Parking is not allowed on the street. Haverhill police details will provide security during this event. The concert area overlooks the Merrimack River and offers scenic views.

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