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Church to mark 250 years

PIERMONT—In 1771, the few people living in Piermont gathered to form a church. Back then, there was no pastoral leadership or church buildings. In those years, Sunday meetings were held in the houses of the early settlers. But as the town of Piermont grew and evolved through the years, so did the church, which remains […]

New principal just getting started

NEWBURY—Loretta Cruz, the new principal at the Newbury Elementary School, began on July 1. She succeeds Morgan Moore who left the school after two years. Since then, Cruz has been working with a small group of staff to get the building ready for the students to arrive on Aug. 26, which is the first day […]

Hearing slated on detention center

NEWBURY—The Vermont Department of Families and Children and private contractors Becket Family of Services have submitted proposals to state and local governments for the privately run Covered Bridge juvenile detention facility in Newbury. The Act 250 application to the state government, was submitted on July 23, and a site visit followed by a hearing in […]

2A resolution fails in Groton vote

GROTON—Voters narrowly rejected a resolution that would have proclaimed the town a Second Amendment sanctuary during a special town meeting last week. The vote, held after less than 30 minutes of floor discussion at the Groton Community Building gymnasium, was taken by paper ballot after at least seven residents requested the procedure. The tally was […]

Bradford man killed in police shooting

BRADFORD—The Bradford man shot and killed by Hartford Police last week had been living at Veterans Inc. on North Main Street for the last 10 months. Police say Joseph John Howard, 35, was shot after he punched and strangled a Hartford Police Department officer outside a Paula Street home on the afternoon of Aug. 5. […]

Woman assaulted in carjacking

BRADFORD—A Winooski man faces a slew of criminal charges in Orange County and Washington County in an episode that began with a carjacking in Bradford on Sunday afternoon. According to Bradford Police Department Officer David Shaffer, Donna Godfrey, 57, of Post Mills was in her car backing out of a parking space at Hannaford Supermarket […]

Haverhill students need no masks, for now

WOODSVILLE—Students will not be required to wear masks inside Haverhill schools when classes start later this month. On Monday night, the Haverhill Cooperative School Board voted 3-1 to reject a motion to require students to wear masks until a vaccination is available for children ages 2-11. The vote followed discussion among board members and half […]

Traffic redesign coming for truck stop

NEWBURY—The P&H Truck Stop will likely undergo renovations to replace old equipment and improve safety for pedestrians and workers. The existing gas pumps and tanks will be replaced due to age, and new fueling stations will be added for a total of four diesel fueling stations and 12 unleaded gas fueling stations. In addition, the […]

Board votes to send ARPA funds to precincts

HAVERHILL—At the Aug. 2 meeting, the Haverhill Selectboard voted 4 to 1 in favor of allocating funds for improvement projects planned by the precincts of Woodsville, Mountain Lakes, and Haverhill Corner. The plan was accepted with the understanding that any funding meet the criteria of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, which is […]

NTSB publishes report on balloon accident

BRADFORD—The hot air balloon pilot who died last month in a fall over Bradford had just re-lit the burner shortly before the basket collided with the ground ejecting him and a passenger. According to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board, Brian Boland and four passengers took off in a balloon from the […]