WOODSVILLE—A selectboard candidate accused board members of a “power grab” on Monday night with proposed changes in town governance that will be voted on during town meeting. Michael Graham, who is challenging selectboard chair Darwin Clogston, said proposals to give the selectboard the power to appoint the town treasurer and budget committee members deserved public […]
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BRADFORD—Work will continue on a pricey hole in the ground in downtown Bradford. The Bradford Selectboard has authorized another round of repairs for a section of Main Street sidewalk. At a meeting on Feb. 25, the board voted unanimously to spend as much as $100,000 for the second phase of repair work around the so-called […]
NORTH HAVERHILL—The escalating division among Haverhill’s precincts was a concern for both candidates running for a three-year term on Haverhill’s selectboard. All town meeting voting, including officer elections, will be conducted by Australian ballot at the Haverhill Cooperative Middle School on March 13. Walk-through and drive-through voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 7 […]
NORTH HAVERHILL—With cooperative weather, last week’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic went smoothly as 450 Grafton County residents received their first shots via a drive-through clinic at the Horse Meadow Senior Center. In early February Dick Guy, director of Woodsville Ambulance contacted Maureen Platt-Russell, newly hired director of the HMSC to see if she could get at […]
NEWBURY—Little Rivers Health Care is expanding its footprint in the short term and the long term. First, Little Rivers has set up a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in the former Newbury Health Center. According to Andrew Barter, Little Rivers Chief Operating Officer, it is a state-based clinic and vaccination eligibility is determined by the Vermont Department […]
Some area New Hampshire towns will hold their town meetings in the next few weeks, while others have delayed proceedings for a couple of months. Bath Town meeting has been delayed until Saturday, June 5 at 1 p.m. Bath votes on its officers from the floor. The selectboard members have finalized a meeting warrant and […]
BRADFORD—Five Bradford Selectboard candidates are gearing up for town meeting day in which community members will decide who will be filling the two open town officer positions. There are two selectboard positions—one for a three-year term and the other for a two-year term. Candidates Todd Danis, Meroa Benjamin, Sarah Surette, and Anna Davidson are all […]
THETFORD—Police funding is the key issue in Thetford’s proposed budget for 2021. The budget shows an 18.8 percent increase in police funding yet a line item shows a reduction in payroll which could mean a reduction in hours and pay of department personnel. Besides Chief Michael Evans, the police department consists of two other full-time […]
WOODSVILLE—With several questions about fire departments going to voters next month, Haverhill Town Manager Brigitte Codling last week presented her vision for the background and future of a town fire department. Currently, three of the town’s precincts—Haverhill Corner, North Haverhill, and Woodsville— independently operate their own fire department and maintain their own fire station, although […]
NEWBURY—Newbury residents seized on a meeting with state officials last week to voice their fears over a proposed juvenile detention facility in a former bed and breakfast. Chief among those concerns: What happens if there’s an escape or another emergency in a town without its own police or emergency responders? “This proposed detention facility threatens […]