WAITS RIVER—One of the most photographed sites in Vermont is Pike Hill Road’s approach to the New Hope Methodist Church in Waits River. There are barns on either side of the road and in the foreground is a small bridge with wooden railings. New England photographer and blogger Jeff Folger calls it “an iconic location.” […]
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NORTH HAVERHILL—Why is there an inmate labor shortage on the Grafton County Farm? Last week’s story, “County farm turns to cover crops in 2021,” about the temporary closure of the Grafton County farm stand spurred questions about the lower numbers of incarcerated at the Grafton County House of Corrections. The lack of farm help started […]
As Vermont reached an 80% vaccination rate, eligible residents of Bradford and surrounding communities are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at a pace comparable to the rest of the state. According to data from the Vermont Department of Health, Bradford’s vaccination rate was between 81 and 90%, as was the rate in Thetford. Fairlee’s vaccination rate […]
THETFORD CENTER—The one-lane covered bridge over the Ompompanoosuc River on Tucker Hill Road was temporarily closed for several hours midday on June 17. But this time the closure was not due to damage caused by an oversized truck striking the wooden frame, an all-too common occurrence at the site. Instead, a throng of neighbors, Thetford […]
BRADFORD—There is some disconnect about a Facebook group named Connecting Bradford as the social media hub came under fire during the selectboard meeting last week. A brief discussion was prompted by a complaint the town offices received from a Bradford resident even though the page is not an official municipal website. Selectmen voted several years […]
NORTH HAVERHILL—This past year, the Grafton County Farm and Farm Stand, as with everything and everyone else, fell victim to COVID-19’s disruptive influence. Passersby may have noticed that business is not as usual and wonder what is going on. The farm stand will not open in 2021, but that doesn’t mean the County Farm won’t […]
BRADFORD—After COVID-19 restrictions loosened, the Bradford Public Library re-opened to the public on May 4 after closing its doors in March 2020. But librarian Gail Trede wanted to hold a special event—something to bring families together that were otherwise isolated during the pandemic. “It was hard to book any events due to Covid restrictions and […]
It’s been more than a year and a half since COVID-19 made its appearance and upended everybody’s lives. As Covid case numbers decline, restrictions loosen, and temperatures rise, local folks are gathering again with an extra dose of gratitude and joy. And maybe a little trepidation. Those in the wedding industry basically lost an entire […]
BATH—It may have been sunny and hot outside instead of dark and cold, but Bath got its 2021 town meeting done. Town meeting was held on the afternoon of June 5, pushed back from its traditional March date due to the pandemic. The location, however, remained unchanged with residents gathering in the Bath Village School […]
BRADFORD—Even as area high schools plan to hold in-person graduations ceremonies this year, not everything will look as it did in the past. Graduation celebrations will thus vary from school to school as administrators and others make plans with guidance issued by Vermont and New Hampshire health and school officials. In Vermont, officials anticipate that […]