Haverhill weathers 20 years of Maura Murray scrutiny

Since Carol Nicholeris bought her home on state Route 112 in Haverhill, in 2009, a continuing cascade of uninvited visitors has descended on her property. They traipse around her yard, pepper her with questions, and leave litter for her to clean up. The intruders come looking for clues leading to Maura Murray, who was a 21-year-old Massachusetts nursing student when she went missing on Feb. 9, 2004 after it appeared she crashed her car on Route 112 near Nicholeris’ house.

Some troopers return to duty

Three of the six Vermont State troopers placed on paid administrative leave from the St. Johnsbury barracks recently have been allowed to return to work, but the station commander has been reassigned to headquarters.

Town forest addition mulled in Bradford

BRADFORD—Town officials will explore adding 61 acres to the Wright’s Mountain and Devil’s Den Town Forest.

Building renovations planned at Haverhill schools

NORTH HAVERHILL—Haverhill residents will be asked to approve renovations at Woodsville Elementary School and French Pond School at the annual school district meeting next month.

Fairlee man’s album is years in the making

FAIRLEE—Last spring, when Lance Mills retired from teaching, he knew his first task was completing the album of songs he had been working on for years.

BMU finalizes proposed budget

WELLS RIVER—Administrators have finalized a proposed Blue Mountain Union budget ahead of town meeting next month. The proposed Blue Mountain Union School budget for 2024-25 will integrate two interventionists and a guidance support position into the general fund budget that were first supported by federal pandemic relief funds.

Business Buzz: Candy store gears up for Valentine’s Day

BRADFORD—Double the space and double the storefront — just in time for one of its busiest holidays. Created by owners Mike and Elaine McCabe, Red Kite Candy started in 2009 out of their home kitchen in Thetford.

Water outage after main break

BRADFORD—Residents and businesses on North Main Street, Main Street, and South Main Street in Bradford were without municipal water service for approximately six hours on Saturday.

Explosion rips through mobile home

CORINTH—Authorities are still investigating the cause of an explosion at a mobile home on Route 25 in Corinth last week.

RISD board presents draft budget

ORFORD—At a public forum on Jan. 25, Rivendell administrators outlined their proposed 2024-2025 budget for the annual meeting in March. The year-over-year increase is 6.6%, from $14,748,296 in the current year to $15,714,889 for the next year.