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Chevy dealer to change hands

WELLS RIVER—Wells River Chevrolet is changing hands. The dealership’s majority owner, Jeff Moore, has announced that he is selling the dealership to the Autosaver Group. The sale will be finalized within a week or two. Long known as H.O. Taylor Chevrolet, the dealership in the heart of Wells River Village, has been in existence for […]

Trial date set in kidnapping

BURLINGTON—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 three years ago, is now due to go on trial in March in federal court in Burlington. Everett A. Simpson, 45, most recently from St. Johnsbury, also wants the federal […]

Biomass plant shuts down temporarily

EAST RYEGATE—The owner of the Ryegate biomass plant has been ordered by a bankruptcy court judge to sell off almost all of its assets to Hartree Partners, a New York-based investor that is one of its largest creditors. Stored Solar filed for bankruptcy in Maine in September. On Nov. 23, a judge approved a plan […]

Local pilot injured in airport crash

NORTH HAVERHILL—Lynn Perry, 70, of Newbury was badly injured over the weekend after his gyrocopter crashed at the Dean Memorial Airport. He was found by two people who noticed the wreck while walking by early Sunday afternoon. As of Tuesday morning, Perry was being treated in the burn unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in […]

Stylist training expands at River Bend

BRADFORD—Students studying cosmetology at River Bend Career & Technical Center used to complete 750 hours learning such skills as hair color, makeup application and nail techniques by the time they graduated from the program. But they still had another 250 hours of mandated training before they could meet the state requirements for working in cosmetology, […]

Little Rivers Health Care launches capital campaign

WELLS RIVER—Little Rivers Health Care has launched a capital campaign to expand services in the region. The campaign, People You Know, The Care You Trust, will leverage both public and philanthropic contributions to invest in its facilities, some of which date to as early as 1765. LRHC has received a gift of $100,000 from the […]

Bradford Energy Committee hosted community build

BRADFORD—Bradford Energy Committee recently partnered with Maine-based WindowDressers to host a community build, led by BEC members Susanna Lewis and Stu Ross. Window inserts were made for 24 local households and one River Bend Career & Tech Center classroom.

Seniors slow to return to meal sites

BRADFORD—Like many businesses, local senior centers are wrestling with how to adapt to the new normal. Even as programming returns to similar levels as before the pandemic, one core activity—congregate meals—has struggled to attract the same level of participation.

Orange County Sheriff facing admin charges

CHELSEA—Veteran Orange County Sheriff Bill Bohnyak, who apparently lost his bid for re-election earlier this month, is now facing state administrative charges that he allowed one of his deputies to handle cases, including sensitive sex crimes, when the officer was not certified to investigate them.