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Haverhill voters reject Woodsville funding and Bath seeks new police officer

More New Hampshire Town Meeting coverage: NORTH HAVERHLL—Over 300 residents turned out for town meeting on Saturday afternoon spending five hours sifting through the meeting warrant. Proposed appropriations to the Woodsville Highway and Fire departments were voted down, but the $5.1 million operating budget was approved. A non-binding resolution to remove Haverhill Town Manager Brigitte […]

Orford, Piermont and Warren Town Meeting articles

ORFORD—“The ayes have it,” Orford Town Moderator Harry Pease announced after each vote throughout the annual Orford Town Meeting on March 14. Undeterred by the mid-March snowstorm that led some towns to postpone their annual meetings, 123 Orford voters signed in at the Rivendell Academy gym that evening. See more… PIERMONT—A lengthy discussion on the […]

In Times Past: Not Just Social Clubs

Larry Coffin’s ‘In Times Past’ is featured on the front page of the B Section this week: “By being involved in church or charitable groups, women were able to find companionship and a way to facilitate change in their community.” Jane Cunningham Croly, founder, General Federation of Women’s Clubs 1898. America has seen a decline […]

NH school funding: Between a rock and a hard place

WARREN—“Taxpayers and students around the state are not treated equitably,” said attorney John Tobin. “What happens in Moultonborough or Portsmouth is vastly different from what happens in Warren or Manchester or Nashua or Hopkinton or Allenstown or Franklin or Keene or Concord.”. Tobin serves on the board of directors of the NH School Funding Fairness […]

Local man sentenced in NEK murder

BURLINGTON—A former Haverhill man, who officials have said they believe was one of the two apparent triggermen at a 2018 homicide in the Northeast Kingdom, was sentenced Friday to nine years in federal prison. John Welch, 37, was one of three people present when Michael Pimental, 37, of Waterford, was fatally shot in his home […]

Simpson moving forward for trial in federal court

BURLINGTON—The federal court trial for a Vermont man, who is charged with abducting a woman, crossing state lines, and sexually assaulting her in front of her son in Windsor County four years ago, is likely to last less than two weeks when it begins next month. Everett A. Simpson, 45, has pleaded not guilty in […]

Fairlee has new police chief

FAIRLEE–As with any change, something is left behind. And something new takes its place. Fairlee has its first 30 hours a week of police enforcement from “a single source,” according to Fairlee Selectboard Chair Peter Berger. Cpl. Wayne Briggs, of Thetford, was sworn in on March 1 as Fairlee’s Chief of Police.