High 5s as baby born on Route 5

FAIRLEE—As many parents know, even the best-laid plans go awry. And so, last week, one local couple had to improvise when the birth of their second child arrived while they were en route to the hospital.

Cannabis vote coming in Groton

GROTON—Groton residents will vote on June 18 whether they want to permit retail cannabis sales in town.
The polls will be open at the Community Building from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. for an Australian ballot vote.

Worries mount over landfill plans

THETFORD—A special meeting of the Thetford Selectboard was held Monday evening with officials from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources to discuss long-term planning and public health concerns related to the now-closed Post Mills landfill, where a solar array is planned.

Mural adds color to transfer station

CORINTH—An eye-catching 20-by-8 foot mural created by Waits River Valley School middle school students was unveiled on Saturday at the Corinth Transfer Station on Brook Road. The brightly colored, vibrant mural depicts the value of protecting Vermont wildlife, water sources, and vegetation through recycling.

Codling resigns as town administrator

NORTH HAVERHILL—Haverhill Town Administrator Brigitte Codling has resigned. She will leave the town offices later this month.
Codling submitted her resignation as town administrator at Monday night’s selectboard meeting. Her final day is June 14.

Suit: GPA error costs student scholarship

BURLINGTON—A leading Blue Mountain Union School senior scholar says academic grades were manipulated by the school officials to cheat her out of winning a prestigious, all-expense scholarship at the University of Vermont, according to a new lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court.

State grant to fund park plan

BRADFORD—State officials announced last week that Bradford has been selected for a $106,000 grant to develop a master plan to guide future renovations and improvements at Elizabeth’s Park.

Former staff relive Tarleton days

PIERMONT–On Memorial Day, a group of locals and a few out-of-towners gathered in front of a full house in the Piermont Village School gym and shared their memories of the Lake Tarleton Club. The event was sponsored by the Piermont Historical Society.

Weaving school follows thread to Newbury

NEWBURY—Newbury Village will welcome Marshfield School of Weaving in mid-September.The school’s current lease in Marshfield will cease at summer’s end. Thanks to the foresight of the Newbury Woman’s Club, however, the weaving school’s new home in Newbury Village on the Common is the old Methodist Church, which the club purchased in the 1960s. Justin Squizzero, director of the school and a Newbury resident for eight years, is ecstatic at the prospect of finding a suitable new home.

Rivendell budget revote is Saturday

ORFORD—A special meeting of the Rivendell Interstate School District will be held on June 1 at 10 a.m. to appropriate an operating budget for 2024-2025. The first attempt to pass a budget for the four-town district failed on April 13 by a vote of 240-143.