Fire destroys historic house

WEST FAIRLEE—Fire officials said a family of three barely escaped with their lives after a fast-moving fire destroyed their historic split-level home at 3207 Blood Brook Road on Feb. 8. The fire was called in at 10:19 p.m., and within minutes dozens of firefighters and equipment from at least nine mutual aid communities had converged […]

Town meeting preview New garage site on warning

TOPSHAM—The location for the town’s new garage is once again the top issue for voters. Topsham has been looking to build a new town garage for over a decade. The current building, located along Tabor Branch in East Topsham, is cramped and underequipped. Several initial proposals were rejected by voters or vetoed by state regulators. […]

Farewell as Guard deploys for next year

BRADFORD—In an atmosphere charged with anticipation, the Bradford Armory was abuzz with chatter, tears and hugs on Saturday as Vermont National Guard soldiers departed for a year-long deployment abroad. Approximately 80 soldiers were given the big send-off by well-wishers at the armory and beyond. Flags, horns and sirens, balloons and “thank you” signs and banners […]

Candidates line up for board races

BRADFORD—It’s a town meeting season unlike any other in the past. With COVID-19 upending traditional practices, municipalities have been given some flexibility on how to conduct their annual town business meeting. But Zoom meetings and Australian ballots are not the only features for town meeting this year. In several area towns, there will be competitive […]

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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