Storm causes flash flooding, washouts

GROTON—A severe storm moved through the region on July 10, killing two men in the Northeast Kingdom, flooding rivers and streams, damaging roads and property, and knocking out power — all on the anniversary of the 2023 storm that devastated Vermont.

Vermont rodeo ropes in fans at Bear Ridge

BRADFORD—As a line of cars wended its way along a narrow road for 1 mile, the sultry air hung heavier than the tree branches bending into the road. The bumper-to-bumper queue finally emerged onto the jam-packed Bear Ridge Speedway parking lot. A new event for the speedway, an honest-to-goodness rodeo, brought many from near and […]

Board may yet pursue forest addition

BRADFORD—After opting not to move forward with a proposed addition to the town forest, the Bradford Selectboard could reverse course. In January, an estate which owns 61 acres along Route 25 and Wright’s Mountain Road approached town officials about selling the property to the town. The property is enrolled in the state’s current use program.

In Groton, volunteers fight back against knotweed

GROTON—In stifling, almost oppressive heat and humidity, a small troop of aged, sweaty volunteers waged war against an invasive pest proliferating across the landscape. On the eighth day of the campaign, total combat had reached its zenith. Thousands of victims had been scythed down in the primes of their lives. The fields of battle teemed […]

Photo of the Week

The Wells River chewed up Route 302 just west of Route 232 in Groton during the flooding on July 10. This stretch of roadway also washed out after Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. The road will remain closed until repairs have been completed by the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

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