Bond vote coming for new fire station

NEWBURY—Town officials are lining up a new fire station to replace the current one in Newbury Village.

Bradford’s EV stations officially open

BRADFORD—In a scaled-down ceremony on Friday afternoon, the Bradford Energy Committee, Norwich EV, and a handful of spectators celebrated the opening of Bradford’s three EV charging stations at Denny Park on Main Street.

Hobby is more than a link to the past

NEWBURY—Without knowing it, Ian Clark’s father steered his son toward the very thing that he wanted his son not to do. “My Dad was an amateur [photographer] and his mother [too]. My Dad liked to wind my brother and I up. [By] suggesting we could develop our own film.”

Car rams building

FAIRLEE—A store employee suffered minor injuries after a car struck a building in Fairlee last week.
The incident happened on the morning of Oct. 24 in the parking lot of the Express Lane convenience store on Route 10 across from Bridge Street.

Rivendell considers big changes

ORFORD—If next year’s Rivendell Interstate School District budget holds to the current status quo, spending is projected to increase by about 10% for the 2024-2025 year. According to district projections, spending will have increased by $1.4 million just to maintain the same level of staffing and services.

Retaliation claim found invalid by DOL

HAVERHILL—A state hearing officer has found that a former Haverhill firefighter was terminated for insubordination and not in retaliation for disclosing safety standard violations to the town’s selectboard. The decision, dated Oct. 16, was made after a 3.5-hour public hearing on Sept. 28 at the New Hampshire Department of Labor in Concord.

Bradford hires new rec director

BRADFORD—Andrea Wilkins is the new full-time Bradford Parks and Recreation director.

13 movies you should watch this Halloween

Once a year, candy-cravers and costume-lovers brave a world where ghosts and ghouls lurk in the shadows. However, All Hallow’s Eve can be celebrated just as well without leaving the house! Grab your bulk candy of choice and cozy up on the couch for a film. From the blood-chilling horror to the bone-rattling comedy to the warm-as-pumpkin-pie animations, here is a list of 13 movies you should watch this Halloween.

Local radio station changes hands

WELLS RIVER—“After a half a century of doing radio, it’s time to turn it over to a local individual full of great ideas,” said Stephen Puffer in an interview last week. That local individual is Joshua Smith who bought Puffer Broadcasting Inc., which operated WYKR and WTWN, from Stephen and his wife, Teresa, in May. After a lengthy Federal Communications Commission permitting review was met, the sale has been finalized.

Man arrested in attempted kidnapping

WOODSVILLE—A 55-year-old Woodsville man has been charged with the attempted abduction of an 11-year-old boy last week.