Town meeting preview Candidates state their case ahead of vote

BRADFORD—Five Bradford Selectboard candidates are gearing up for town meeting day in which community members will decide who will be filling the two open town officer positions. There are two selectboard positions—one for a three-year term and the other for a two-year term. Candidates Todd Danis, Meroa Benjamin, Sarah Surette, and Anna Davidson are all […]

Town meeting preview PD budget scrutinized as vote approaches

THETFORD—Police funding is the key issue in Thetford’s proposed budget for 2021. The budget shows an 18.8 percent increase in police funding yet a line item shows a reduction in payroll which could mean a reduction in hours and pay of department personnel. Besides Chief Michael Evans, the police department consists of two other full-time […]

TM outlines FD merger plans

WOODSVILLE—With several questions about fire departments going to voters next month, Haverhill Town Manager Brigitte Codling last week presented her vision for the background and future of a town fire department. Currently, three of the town’s precincts—Haverhill Corner, North Haverhill, and Woodsville— independently operate their own fire department and maintain their own fire station, although […]

Security tops concerns at juvenile facility meeting

NEWBURY—Newbury residents seized on a meeting with state officials last week to voice their fears over a proposed juvenile detention facility in a former bed and breakfast. Chief among those concerns: What happens if there’s an escape or another emergency in a town without its own police or emergency responders? “This proposed detention facility threatens […]

Photo of the Week

Alice Young of Bradford shows off the face painting she received at the first annual Bradford Winter Carnival hosted by the Bradford Parks & Recreation Commission. Approximately 200 people attended the event held at the Bradford Academy and mostly indoors due to the lack of snow for outdoor activities.

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