Board preps budget for hearing

WOODSVILLE—School board members were told last week that they may need to raise an additional $1.6 million in revenue even though they have a mostly level-funded budget proposal for 2022. Meeting on Jan. 11, board members reviewed a budget proposal that was $85,000 over the current year’s of $14,568,446. In spite of a nearly level-funded […]

Rivendell eyes Visions return

ORFORD—A proposed Rivendell budget would move all of the district’s 6th graders to Rivendell Academy and restore afterschool and summer school programs, but reduce the number of staff in the district by nearly four full-time positions. A public hearing on the draft budget is scheduled for Jan. 19, after this edition’s press deadline. The board […]

Fire destroys Haverhill home

MOUNTAIN LAKES—A North Haverhill couple and their three children are homeless after fire ripped through their split-level home at 111 Hilltop View Drive in the Mountain Lakes district on Saturday. Officials said Anne Foldeak, Robbie Schmead, and three children ages 8 to 15, were not home when the fire was reported at 11 a.m., prompting […]

Fairlee budget hearing focuses on employee pay

FAIRLEE—A raise in pay for town employees in Fairlee was the major topic of discussion during a budget hearing on Jan. 11. Fairlee Selectboard member Cathy McGrath told the two dozen or so people who had checked into the Zoom meeting that the board had decided not to bestow cost-of-living raises in 2021. Most of […]

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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