Rash of car thefts rile Bradford

BRADFORD—More than half a dozen cars have been reported stolen in the Bradford area since March 25. The car thefts and several related break-ins have riled community members and frustrated investigators. An arrest warrant has been issued for a 30-year-old man who faces charges in both Vermont and New Hampshire, but there may be at […]

Haverhill lines up new police chief

HAVERHILL—David Appleby, a 22-year veteran of the New Hampshire State Police, has been hired as the new chief of police in Haverhill. Haverhill Town Manager Brigitte Codling made the announcement last week, just a few days after telling selectmen that she was negotiating contract details with a final candidate. “Appleby has been selected following an […]

Oxbow district vote set for next week

BRADFORD—The Oxbow Unified Union School District annual meeting is April 13 with Bradford and Newbury residents voting by Australian ballot. The OUUSD Board had the second of two informational meetings via Zoom on April 5 featuring presentations from all building principals outlining various coordinated programs, student numbers and other statistics. Polls will be open on […]

What’s next for Covered Bridges?

NEWBURY—Now that public forums on plans for a privately run juvenile detention facility in Newbury are finished, what’s next? And as one resident asked the state, “What can the community of Newbury do to stop you?” Sean Brown, the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Families and Children, which will oversee the Covered Bridges Treatment […]

Photo of the Week

Strong winds helped whip up a brushfire in Bradford on March 30. A converted barn and three vehicles were destroyed in the 17-acre blaze near Flanders Brook Road. See story on page 10.