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April 18, 2018 top stories
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Hearing held on school sign

BRADFORD—The Bradford Selectboard will likely make a decision next week about whether to grant a waiver to Oxbow High School for a new electronic sign at the campus entrance.
The board held a public hearing on the school’s application last week. Under the town’s sign ordinance, only the selectboard has the authority to approve applications for new signs that would otherwise violate municipal zoning rules.
The new digitized marquee would be mounted on existing brick pylons at the southwest corner of the Oxbow Drive and Route 5 intersection. It would replace an existing analog sign board that promotes school events and activities and is located on the northwest corner. That sign has been in place since 1992, over a quarter of a century.

Senator makes airport
expansion pitch

NORTH HAVERHILL—A state senator from Warren spent time Monday night trying to convince the Haverhill Selectboard there was money to be made and benefits to be gained by expanding Dean Memorial Airport.
Selectmen were circumspect about the prospects, but listened. By the end of the discussion, they did not take any big actions to advance the goal.
State Senator Bob Giuda (R-Warren), who is a retired commercial airline pilot, offered a few recommendations to the selectboard in a nearly hour-long discussion at the board’s meeting on April 16.
Giuda said the selectboard should expand membership to the airport’s governing body to nonresidents as the airport is a regional asset.

Forum held on
body cameras

BRADFORD—Nary a word of opposition was recorded at last week’s forum on police body cameras in Bradford.
Few community members attended the special forum on April 11. Those that did all supported their proposed use provided that some privacy concerns were addressed.
The selectboard scheduled the forum as the Bradford Police Department prepares to purchase replacements for video and audio recording systems on board the department’s two cruisers. The body cameras work in tandem with the systems deployed on the cruisers.
BPD has been quoted a price of $16,900. Adding two body cameras to the order would increase the estimated price to $18,700.
The cruiser-based camera systems are a necessity and widely used throughout the nation’s law enforcement agencies.

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Fire station vote
set in Corinth

CORINTH—Corinth will hold a special town meeting next month to decide whether to fund the construction of a new fire station.
The vote will be held by Australian ballot on May 15 when residents will decide whether to bond $850,000 in spending to build the new fire station on donated land on Fairground Road. An informational meeting has been scheduled for May 10 at 7 p.m. at the Corinth Town Hall in Cookeville.
The Corinth Selectboard signed the warning for the special town meeting on April 9.
This will be a second time in the last four years that residents will be asked to fund a new fire station. At town meeting in 2014, voters narrowly approved a $1,162,969 bond measure to construct a new fire station at the same location. But two months later, voters overturned the result after a petition was filed seeking reconsideration of the article.

CALM BEFORE THE STORM—The Connecticut River winds its way past the CR Farm in Newbury on Sunday. Beginning Sunday night high winds knocked over trees and limbs causing power outages and blocking roadways throughout the area and region. The high winds caused three tractor-trailers to roll over on I-93 in Franconia Notch and partially tore off a standing seam roof in Orford.
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