Schools cope with staff shortages

BRADFORD—Like many school districts around the region, Oxbow Unified Union School District faces staffing challenges during the COVID-19 era. But with an increase in the number of absences taken by regular teachers and staff combined with a reduced pool of substitutes to draw from, it’s likely the problems will only get worse as flu and […]

Budget vote set as Newbury plots exit

BRADFORD—The fate of the fledgling Oxbow Unified Union School District weighs in the balance. The district for Bradford and Newbury is still searching for voter approval of an operating budget for the school year underway. At an Oct. 21 meeting held by Zoom, the school board finalized a $16,780,183 proposal for the four schools and […]

Group studies taking PVS private

PIERMONT—Several Piermont residents are moving forward with a study considering the privatization of Piermont Village School. The chair of the Transition to Private School Advisory Committee briefed the Piermont Village School Board during its meeting on Oct. 20. The committee was formed last December after consultation with the school board. The panel’s chair, Lee Robie, […]

Broadband buildout moves up to 2021

BRADFORD—Parts of Bradford, Corinth, Fairlee, and West Fairlee could see a deployment of a new broadband network as early as next year. ECFiber announced on Oct. 21 that it plans to build over 160 miles of fiber-optic network in those towns and Windsor in 2021 if a proposed operating budget is approved by its directors […]

Photo of the Week

The welcoming committee at Winsome Farm Organics in Piermont which is near the Haverhill-Piermont town line greets passers-by.

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