NASA program comes to Haverhill schools

NORTH HAVERHILL—“We are going back to the moon!”  That is what nearly 800 students in the SAU #23 School District learned on April 20 after attending assemblies profiling NASA’s Moon to Mars program. After a morning session at Woodsville High School, guest speaker Rosa Avalos-Warren moved on to the Haverhill Cooperative Middle School where students there were joined by peers from Bath, Piermont, Warren, and Woodsville elementary schools.

Wells River continues cost cutting

WELLS RIVER—Wells River approved a budget roughly 25% less than last year after the small village fully privatized its highway department among other administrative changes.

Jury convicts kidnapper

BURLINGTON—A federal court jury needed about two hours before deciding a St. Johnsbury man was guilty of kidnapping a 23-year-old mother and her son four years ago, and stealing two cars and taking them across state lines.

In Times Past: Drugs for a cure

For over two centuries, druggists and pharmacists have dispensed remedies and medicines to physicians and the general public. Some were standalone businesses, while others were housed in general stores.  This column covers the local history of medicines and cures as they transitioned from home remedies to patent medicines to modern drugs sold by registered pharmacies. Local histories and vintage newspapers are sources.

Simpson trial winds down

BURLINGTON—A federal court jury is expected to wrap up its work this week in the case of a St. Johnsbury man charged with the abduction of a woman and her son four years ago and taking them across state lines after he fled a drug rehabilitation facility in Bradford.

Man avoids jail after plea deal

WOODSVILLE—A Woodsville man can avoid prison after pleading guilty to charges related to an attempt to solicit sex from a teenage girl.

Lyme-Thetford Bridge closure to interrupt UV life

The Lyme-East Thetford Bridge is scheduled to close for repairs. The bridge closure is currently scheduled by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation to start April 27 and last 18 months. It’s likely to create headaches for residents on either side of the span who depend on it to reach jobs, school, medical appointments, car repairs, or other necessities. They’ll have to extend their travel time, reduce their trip frequency, or find other options for crossing the river.

Bradford Downtown EV stations pitched

BRADFORD—The Bradford Selectboard is mulling over a request to install six electric vehicle charging stations in downtown Bradford. In March 2022, the board reviewed plans by Norwich Technologies to install two electric vehicle charging stations in the Denny Park parking lot.

Fairlee adopts bylaw changes

FAIRLEE—The Fairlee Selectboard adopted interim changes to the town’s zoning regulations on Monday night aimed at improving water quality in Lake Morey and increasing housing capacity throughout town.

Vershire man pleads guilty in drug case

CONCORD—A Vershire man who was caught sneaking into a Lebanon police impound lot last year pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to drug trafficking.
Damien Rousseau, 31, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine. A sentencing was scheduled for July 24.