Business Buzz: Dog groomer opens pet spa

GROTON—Meet Groton’s newest business owner, Rachel Roxanne, owner of Glamour Paw Spa.
Roxanne first opened her business in Groton in December 2023.

Spring Globe Festival is ready to roll in Bradford

BRADFORD—On June 1, downtown Bradford will be bustling with vendors and shoppers, excited to celebrate the warmer weather and interact with community members. The first-ever Spring Globe Festival, sponsored by the Bradford Business Association and Bradford Parks & Recreation in conjunction with the Bradford Conservation Commission, will begin at 10 a.m., with vendors on sidewalks, business doors open, and fun for all.

Haverhill, Walmart settle tax dispute

WOODSVILLE—Haverhill will pay Walmart nearly $300,000 under the terms of a settlement agreement finalized last month.
The settlement stems from a property tax appeal filed by the Arkansas-based retail behemoth before the New Hampshire Board of Tax and Appeals. As part of the litigation, the two sides met in mediation, which led to the settlement agreement, resolving the BTLA cases.

Lawsuit seeks to block Tarleton logging

PIERMONT—Activists have sued to block two White Mountain National Forest logging projects, including one planned for the shores of Lake Tarleton in Piermont and Warren. Standing Trees, an environmental conservation group based in Montpelier, and the Vermont Law and Graduate School’s Environmental Advocacy Clinic filed the lawsuit in federal court in New Hampshire last week.

Local Fire Departments battle blaze for more than 6 hours

NEWBURY—Four area fire departments battled an intense blaze for over six hours the evening of May 7 into the early morning hours of May 8 at 29 Fiske Road, near the village of South Ryegate. Wells River, Newbury, Ryegate, and Woodsville fire departments responded to the 1900s-era two-story home at 9:16 p.m. on May 7.

Librarian shares her enthusiasm with students

NEWBURY—Newbury Elementary School Librarian and Educational Technologist Laurie Williams has won the 2024 Outstanding School Libarian Award.

Press stop for good at Upper Valley Press

NORTH HAVERHILL—Upper Valley Press has gone quiet. The longtime commercial printing company began in the early 1970s in Bradford and moved in the late 1990s to North Haverhill to expand, fell victim to the decline in the print industry and ceased operations earlier this month.

Bradford, Thetford send Gaza letters

In compliance with votes taken at town meeting in March, selectboards in both Bradford and Thetford have sent letters to the White House in recent weeks calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Superintendent resigns, interim named

ORFORD—Rivendell Superintendent Barrett Williams resigned during the May 7 school board meeting after five years in the position. He had informed the board of his intention on May 3.

Special meeting vote set

BRADFORD—The Bradford Selectboard has set Saturday, June 22 at 9 a.m. for a special town meeting to review the proposed study of a sidewalk along Creamery Road to improve pedestrian access to the Bradford Park and Ride and the TriValley Transit bus depot. The meeting will be held in person at the Bradford Academy. The first article on the warning (see page B5) is for discussion. The town’s planning commission is slated to make a presentation. The second article is for a vote on the proposal.