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Haverhill candidates state their case

HAVERHILL—Five candidates for the Haverhill Selectboard, but only two seats to fill. While town meeting will be held on Saturday, March 18, officer elections and other items will be voted on at the polls on Tuesday, March 14.

New sheriff bemoans woeful finances

Dead on arrival. That’s how Orange County’s new sheriff, George Contois, described the department he inherited from former sheriff Bill Bohnyak on Feb. 1. “When I first tried for the position, everything looked good,” Contois said in an interview on Feb. 27. “Then all of a sudden, when I got an opportunity to take a […]

Petition seeks town manager ouster

HAVERHILL—Once again, an article is on the town meeting warrant concerning the removal of Town Manager Brigitte Codling. Haverhill Town Meeting is on March 18, although some ballot voting will take place on March 14. One item set for discussion at the Saturday business meeting will be a nonbinding article on Codling’s removal. It is […]

Covered bridge struck again

THETFORD—Police are looking for a box truck that struck and damaged the Union Village Covered Bridge in Thetford on Friday morning. According to a news release from Thetford Police Department, the truck was traveling north and passed through the bridge causing extensive damage to the upper braces. Witnesses reported seeing wooden beams fall from the […]

Filmmaker’s latest movie has local help

Liam O’Connor-Genereaux hopes to enrapture viewers with his most recent release, “The Butterfly Queen,” which he filmed mostly on his parents’ sheep farm over five weeks in summer 2021. Now making the rounds across the state, “The Butterfly Queen” will screen in Bradford on March 8 at The Space On Main.

After neglect, village building cited in health order

EAST CORINTH—Fans from all over the world have visited the small village of East Corinth where the cult movie “Beetlejuice” was filmed. One attraction for visitors has been the former general store, portrayed as a hardware store in the movie. The building, though often occupied, has fallen into disrepair after an unfinished attempt at restoration […]

Piermont eyes school tax hike

PIERMONT—Piermonters could be looking at a 22% increase in education-related property taxes next year. At a public hearing on Feb. 14, school board members reviewed a draft budget and meeting warrant for the annual district meeting on March 21.

After life on the road, band settles down

HAVERHILL—In 2020, Mallory Graham bought a gift — a commissioned “map of home” — for her partner in music and life, Scott Tyler. But the map didn’t depict a single place. It included Nashville, parts of Michigan, Maine, and South Dakota, and Bradford. For the duo behind the folk-Americana band, The Rough & Tumble, each […]

In Times Past: The young and the restless

The history of American youth service organizations spans more than 200 years. This column describes that history in New Hampshire and Vermont. These organizations, led by adults, were aimed at young people. Often the main targets were young people who might be at risk — whether to waywardness or exploitation — when outside the home […]