NEWBURY—With the Newbury juvenile detention facility in litigation, Dr. Harry Chen, interim commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, said his agency is exploring temporary measures. Meeting with the state’s Joint Oversight Committee on Dec. 22, Chen brought legislators up to date on the progress of finding temporary, yet secure, housing for violent juveniles […]
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BRADFORD—Upper Valley Services has been fined $112,000 by Vermont Attorney General. According to a Dec. 14 press release, the AG’s Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit has entered a settlement agreement with UVS to resolve investigations into three separate incidents.
BRADFORD—A very, very heavy and wet snowfall covered the area Friday and Saturday leading to snow days, power outages, cancelled or postponed events, and havoc on the roads. Snowfall totals (in inches), courtesy of the National Weather Service, included Barnet (14.5), Benton (12), Bradford (17), Chelsea (17), Corinth (17.5), Groton (12), Lyme (12.5), Ryegate (10), Vershire […]
CHELSEA—Orange County spending is projected to decline next year under a draft budget outlined by assistant judges at a hearing last week. The budget, which partially funds the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, was prepared without input from either the outgoing sheriff, who lost his reelection bid last month, or the sheriff-elect, according to the two […]
BRADFORD—Bradford Town Clerk Sonya McLam will leave her elected office at the end of the month to take a new post at River Bend Career and Technical Center. Her interim replacement will be a familiar face—at least to Newbury residents. Newbury Town Clerk Nikki Tomlinson will resign from her post and move to Bradford where […]
NEWBURY—“Can you hear us now?” Newbury residents did not hold back in venting their frustrations at a “listening” hearing on the proposed state-sanctioned juvenile detention center. After a site visit, Dr. Harry Chen, the newly appointed interim commissioner of the Vermont Department of Children and Families, met with Newbury residents at a 4 p.m. meeting […]
NORTH HAVERHILL—Representatives from school districts in Bath, Benton, Haverhill, Piermont, and Warren approved the 2023-2024 central office budget for its supervisory union after a public hearing on Dec. 7.
NORTH HAVERHILL—Elizabeth Morrill, retired seventh and eighth grade Haverhill Cooperative Middle School teacher, recently published her first book of poetry, “Horse Meadow.” The 90-page book explores Morrill’s life through inspirations, such as her family and friends, the Benton Range, blueberry picking, and hiking trips. Morrill is a familiar figure to generations of area residents. In […]
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 […]
BRADFORD—An altercation at a Burlington parking garage captured on video has plunged Bradford and Oxbow High School into the middle of the social media spotlight.