Board considers town plan update

BRADFORD—The second of two Bradford Selectboard public hearings on proposed changes to the Town Plan will be held on Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Drowning after boat capsizes

GROTON— A Thetford man died in Groton over the holiday weekend after a boat capsized on Levi Pond.

Pharmacy to close next month

WOODSVILLE—Rite Aid in Woodsville will close next month after the retail chain spent a quarter of century in business at its location at the intersection of Central Street and Dartmouth College Highway. The store will close at the end of the business day on Sept. 10.

Stolen truck found destroyed; Man charged in stabbing; Driver fell asleep before crash

TOPSHAM—A pickup truck featuring distinctive decals stolen from a Topsham driveway earlier this month was found battered and burned.

BRADFORD—A 33-year-old man allegedly stabbed another man in a South Pleasant St. altercation at their home Aug. 24.

BRADFORD—The driver of the Jeep Wrangler that left I-91 Aug. 14 and came to a rest on Route 25 fell asleep just before the crash.

Board opts against endorsing energy project

WOODSVILLE—The selectboard voted to table a letter of support for a Twin State Energy Link until more information is available.

New restaurant owner fulfills dreams

WOODSVILLE—A Central Street restaurant reopened under new ownership on Monday. Lily Hoang, of Wells River, purchased New Century Chinese this summer. Dreaming of restaurant ownership since she first came to the United States in 1992, Hoang now calls New Century hers.

Sports fields back before DRB

BRADFORD—For the second time in a little over a month, a proposed athletic fields development on a 26-acre parcel on the Lower Plain was subject to a public hearing before the Development Review Board on Monday.

Court rejects restraining order

NORTH HAVERHILL—A judge has rejected a request by a Grafton County senior staff member for a restraining order against the county’s elected Register of Deeds.

New law sheds light on nonpublic minutes

WOODSVILLE—During its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 14, the Haverhill Selectboard reviewed nonpublic session meeting minutes from 2022 and 2023 to determine whether they should remain sealed or whether they can be disclosed to the public.

Murder trial faces delay

NORTH HAVERHILL—The trial of a Lyme man accused of murdering his cousin in Orford in 2021 has been delayed after his attorneys claim a psychiatric evaluation found him not competent.