Book collections are back in Nevins Library

Sep 7 – Methuen 一 Book clubs are back at Nevins Memorial Library. There are many different combinations to choose from depending on the beneficiary’s availability and interests.

They include: Thursday evening book discussion which reads a variety of books on different topics; Stranger Than Fiction, a non-fiction book collection; Lyrics (we only read miscellaneous stories); LGBTQ+ book collection for those interested in reading quality fiction, nonfiction, and biographical stories on LGBTQ+ topics and topics; Forever Young-ish, a group for those adults who enjoy reading teen stories; Noche de Libros, Terlulia, y Café that discusses books in Spanish, and Sociable Seniors, a group for seniors who want to meet and talk about what they’re reading or watching.

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24 hour walk to prevent veterans suicide

Haverhill Jim Taylor of Nottingham, NH will walk around the track at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill for 24 hours to raise money for the nonprofit Mission 22, which aims to end veteran suicide.

On Saturday, September 24, at 9 a.m., Taylor—an Air Force veteran and commander of Mission 22 Region 1—will begin walking around the track for 50 minutes, then taking a 10-minute break. He’ll repeat this for 24 hours carrying a 22lb backpack and wrap up his run at 9am on Sunday, September 25th.

A donation- and grant-based organization, Mission 22 spends more than 89% of the money it raises on programs to help veterans, service members and families suffering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury as well as military sexual trauma, according to the organization. website.

Taylor encourages members of the community to go out with him for as long or as little walks as they feel comfortable.

To support Taylor’s career and efforts to raise funds for Mission 22, visit online at

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The Savings Bank announces promotional offers

WAKEFIELD – The savings bank recently announced promotions for six employees, including one from Haverhill and one from Pelham.

Patricia Levinger of Haverhill, a former Senior Commercial Banking Manager, has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Senior Commercial Banker. Levinger joined the Savings Bank in February 2021.

Molly O’Neill has been promoted from Pelham, former Associate Vice President of Deposit Operations, to Vice President of Deposit Operations. O’Neill joined Savings Bank in 2005 as a branch manager.

The Savings Bank is an independent community bank with locations in Wakefield, Lynnfield, North Reading, Andover, and Methuen.


Watershed board director steps down

Lawrence – After increasing the Merrimack River Watershed Council’s influence and reach over the past two and a half years, CEO Matthew Thorne resigned from his position at the end of August. Harrington Management is overseeing the search for a new CEO.

“Matt had a vision and worked hard in a very short period of time to realize that vision for Merrimack River,” said Sarah Bohm, chair of the MRWC Board of Directors. “Thanks to his leadership, our organization has experienced growth we could not have imagined three years ago.”

Thorne expanded the MRWC from day one, secured funding for river water quality monitoring and protection programs and started environmental restoration projects in the Merrimack tributaries. Starting with a business team of two, he developed the organization into nine employees.

The nonprofit Merrimack River Watershed Council was formed in 1976 to protect and improve the Merrimack River watershed for all people and wildlife through science, restoration, education, entertainment, and advocacy.

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