Voters defeat Rivendell budget

ORFORD—The Rivendell Interstate School District 2024-2025 budget was defeated 240-143 in a paper ballot during the district’s annual meeting on April 13.

BMU budget approved

WELLS RIVER—The Blue Mountain Union budget was approved 182-163 on April 15 during Australian ballot voting in Groton, Ryegate, and Wells River.

Bradford sets special meeting

BRADFORD—The Bradford Selectboard voted last week to tentatively set a special town meeting for Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m. to review the Creamery Road sidewalk study proposal. Board members said they want to hold an informational discussion prior to a formal vote.

Alum treatment set for next month

FAIRLEE—For the second time in nearly 40 years, a local lake will be treated with aluminum sulfate, or alum, in an effort to improve water quality. In 1986, alum was applied to Lake Morey capping phosphorus sediments at the bottom of the lake. It was a treatment that worked for more than three decades. But in recent years, algae blooms have proliferated during hot and dry conditions. Next month, town and state entities will implement another alum treatment to try to get the algae under control.

Former town manager to remain

WOODSVILLE—As Haverhill says goodbye, at least temporarily, to the town manager position, the incumbent will remain in the town offices. Haverhill officials announced last week that Brigitte Codling will stay on as town administrator.

SAU #23 taps new leader

NORTH HAVERHILL—School Administrative Unit #23 will have a new superintendent come July 1. The central office has announced the appointment of Dolores Fox.

Rivendell set to hold annual vote

ORFORD—On April 13 at 10 a.m., the Rivendell Interstate School District will convene at Rivendell Academy for its annual meeting. The meeting was originally slated for March 23, but had to be rescheduled because paper copies of the warrant were not posted at public locations in the four towns by the deadline.

In Times Past, Wrong side of the law Pt. 3

This is the third part of a series on crime in the area before 1950. Part one in January covered counterfeiting, horse and auto theft, and Prohibition. Part two in March covered robberies, drugs, and adultery.

Eclipse is ultimate teachable moment

The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the solar eclipse is next week and northern New Hampshire and Vermont are prime locations for taking in the historic event.

Bradford Selectboard plans new sidewalk vote

BRADFORD—The Bradford Selectboard plans to hold a special town meeting on a proposed sidewalk or walking path along Creamery Road, but last week it voted to reject a petition calling for one.