PIERMONT—Piermont’s high school tuition policy took center stage during the board meeting last week. Tuition at some schools has exceeded the cap set by Piermont voters nearly 20 years ago. The rising costs and how to handle them dominated a lengthy discussion at last week’s school board meeting.
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WOODSVILLE—After an unprecedented standoff between Haverhill and a state agency delayed tax bills and thrust local entities into a cash crunch, the impasse appears to have been resolved. Town officials announced that a tax rate had been set for 2022. Property tax bills were to be mailed out this week after a clerical error delayed […]
ORFORD—A divided school board has tentatively proposed an 11.35% increase in spending next year to maintain the district’s existing programming. On Jan. 17, the school board reviewed alternative drafts of the proposed 2023-2024 Rivendell School District budget. Administrators had distributed two proposals for their consideration.
At noon on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1951, eight Bradford women lost their jobs. It was a scene replicated at locations throughout the valley in the 1950s, as local telephone operators were supplanted by an automated dialing system. The loss of the human touch did not go unnoticed. Switchboard operators were hailed as “uncrowned heroes of […]
NORTH HAVERHILL—A Lyme man who allegedly shot and killed his cousin in Orford in 2021 for “running her mouth” was despondent about the imminent demise of his marriage at the time of the killing. Brooke Goodrich, 25, was at home alone on Route 10 in Orford on Nov. 20, 2021 when she opened the door […]
NORTH HAVERHILL—The selectboard chair in Haverhill has resigned. Fred Garofalo submitted his resignation on Jan. 14 in a brief letter addressed to vice chair Steve Robbins.
BURLINGTON—A federal judge said on Jan. 12 that he has found a St. Johnsbury man charged with abducting a woman, crossing state lines, and sexually assaulting her in front of her son in Windsor County four years ago, competent to stand trial in federal court. Senior Federal Judge William K. Sessions III said he also […]
NEWBURY—Some commuters are abandoning Newbury’s Park and Ride citing personal safety concerns due to poor lighting and property loss. The park and ride, one of 48 in the state, is located at 100 Newbury Crossing Road just east of Route 5. Workers, students, and others park their vehicles to ride public transportation, such as Tri-Valley […]
WOODSVILLE—Survivors narrowly escaped a devastating house fire last week in Woodsville. Area fire departments responded to 56 South Court Street across from Community Field on Jan. 5 at 9:42 p.m.
WEST FAIRLEE—Rivendell board members looked at the first draft of the 2023-24 budget at their Jan. 3 meeting. The proposed increase was nearly $1 million over the current year.