Rivendell weighs staff cuts in next budget

ORFORD—Citing a potential “unconscionable” spending increase, Rivendell Interstate School District board members last week asked administrators to prepare a draft 2022 budget that would eliminate as many as five full-time equivalent staff positions. After approximately two hours of discussion during a regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 5, board members deferred finalizing a figure to put […]

Newbury teen has eye on the future

NEWBURY—Even six months after a terrible car crash, there are still plenty of signs and posters proclaiming “Sierra Strong” across the landscape. As well as an encouragement to Sierra Longmoore and her family, they are a reminder of the determination and will to live and the combined prayers of those who support her. Everyone wants […]

Newbury voters reject OUUSD withdrawal

NEWBURY—Newbury residents will remain part of Oxbow Unified Union School District, the school district formed with Bradford in 2019. A special town meeting, with polling held on Dec. 29, concluded with a total of 310 votes cast, according to Newbury Town Clerk Nikki Tomlinson. Residents voted 140-169 on the question “Shall the Newbury School District […]

Amid infections, vaccine gets early rollout

NORTH HAVERHILL—“The vaccine is the thing that will end this,” Grafton County Nursing Home Administrator Craig Labore said in a recent interview with the Journal Opinion. The first COVID-19 vaccination clinic for GCNH staff and residents came earlier than expected, bookended by positive COVID-19 test results in nearly a dozen staff members. On Dec. 14, […]

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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