SAU #23 adopts $3.2M budget

NORTH HAVERHILL—After a brief public hearing on Dec. 1, the SAU #23 Board adopted a $3,201,877 budget. SAU #23 is the supervisory school unit encompassing Bath, Benton, Haverhill, Piermont, and Warren. The bottom line is a 1.2% increase over the current year.

Bradford artist leaves a legacy

BRADFORD—Prolific painter, illustrator and author Bert Dodson died on Oct. 19 at the age of 83. Dodson, who had been in declining health, made connections with countless residents in the area. For 40 years, Dodson created much of his work in a third floor studio in the Bradford Academy. He lived in West Fairlee near […]

Nursing home mandate on hold after court ruling

NORTH HAVERHILL—The Grafton County Commissioners voted on Tuesday morning to “pause” a vaccination requirement for Grafton County Nursing Home staff. The decision came just a day after a federal court in Missouri temporarily blocked implementation of a Biden administration rule in New Hampshire and nine other states. The rule requires health care workers at locations […]

State plans civil rights challenge

NEWBURY—Newbury’s denial of the Covered Bridge Treatment Center site plan application violates federal civil rights laws, according to the Vermont Department of Children and Families and the Vermont Permanency Initiative. The Newbury Development Review Board issued its decision rejecting the Covered Bridge site plan application on Nov. 12. In its decision, the DRB stated that […]

Photo of the Week

The Wells River chewed up Route 302 just west of Route 232 in Groton during the flooding on July 10. This stretch of roadway also washed out after Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. The road will remain closed until repairs have been completed by the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

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