Ward commits to St. Lawrence, keeps NHL dream alive

By Mark Behan – March 28, 2013 Moments into his high school hockey debut, then-Haverhill High freshman Brian Ward wasted little time scoring his first goal.  The goal brought the Hillies’ student-body section to its feet in celebration.  And soon a boisterous chant reverberated throughout Haverhill’s Veterans Memorial Rink. ‘He’s a freshman!’ ‘He’s a freshman!’ […]

Public School Drug Testing Should be Mandataory

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL FEBRUARY 2005 The 2003 Youth Risk Survey found that 1 in 6 Haverhill High School students (17%) are using hard drugs. In response, Haverhill School Committee member Scott Wood, Jr. has proposed drug testing students. As a 2001 Haverhill High graduate himself, Wood has been close enough to see the seriousness of the problem. He believes […]