Lyme man arrested for Orford murder

ORFORD—Lance Goodrich, 35, has been accused of killing his 25-year-old cousin, Brooke Goodrich, who was found dead at her home in Orford on Saturday. Lance Goodrich, of Lyme, pleaded not guilty on Monday afternoon to second degree murder after he allegedly shot Brooke Goodrich at her Route 10 home. He will remain in custody after […]

Precinct audits reveal lapses

WOODSVILLE—Six years of precinct audits are in the books. At a public presentation last week, Woodsville residents touted the audits as exonerating the precinct from whispered accusations of fraud and ushering in a new era of responsible fiscal management. Still, the audits detailed extensive lapses over the last six years, which may have ramifications for […]

Pratt home is past Covid outbreak

BRADFORD—The Margaret Pratt Center has won a COVID-19 battle. When the virus came to call, it was no match for the prepared. Thirteen breakthrough cases were discovered in fully vaccinated staff and residents who suffered only mild symptoms in an outbreak which began on Oct. 29. The center currently has 46 residents with a 40-member […]

DCF plans court challenge

MONTPELIER—The Vermont Department for Children and Families will appeal to the Environmental Court to overturn the Newbury Development Review Board’s decision to deny the proposed Covered Bridge juvenile detention facility. DCF Commissioner Sean Brown told legislators during a hearing on Nov. 19 of the Joint Legislative Child Protection Oversight Committee. DCF will appeal the decision […]

Photo of the Week

Waits River Valley School students and staff member pose for a photo with the state plow truck they named Snow Chomper on Nov. 17. The school and plow truck name can be seen on a sign at the top of the dump body.

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