Dec. 2—They had a happy Thanksgiving
Ken McDowell, principal of the Bartlett School and Assessment Center (formally the TEACH program) helped arrange for the distribution of 25 Thanksgiving meals for the program's families and community members. The meals were purchased through donations from the American Legion Auxiliary, the Elks Lodge, his staff, and one of McDowell's friends.
Yet more Thanksgiving thanks
JGW Middle School held its third annual thanksgiving feast on Nov. 1 when it served 330 hot turkey dinner plates to 77 families. The drive-thru event included a hot apple cider station and live music by the school's chorus.
Thank you Luis Santiago
Veterans Services Officer Luis Santiago, who is leaving Haverhill for the veterans' job in Billerica, will be remembered for his kindness, his energy and his extraordinary ability and willingness to work with others toward a common goal. Some within the veteran community say that in just over a year, he became one of the most popular and effective VSOs the city has ever had. He will be greatly missed by the city's veteran community. Good luck in your new job!
EZ-Way Cleaners for sale
EZ-Way Cleaners on White Street has a sign advertising it is for sale. The business is run by David Gaiero and Peter Carbone, who apparently are looking to retire after operating the business for more than 30 years. They want to spend more time with their families. They also have drop-off locations in Bradford and in East Hampstead.
Lawrence police catch crosswalk violators
Police in Lawrence conducted a crosswalk enforcement operation Friday, Nov. 26, in the Essex Street and Winthrop Avenue areas. The operation resulted in a whopping 129 citations for crosswalk violations. The Lamplighter wonders why so many drivers are ignoring a simple law that contributes to pedestrian safety.