State eyes Newbury for detention center

NEWBURY—Vermont officials want to replace the shuttered Woodside juvenile detention center with a privately run facility in Newbury. The Vermont Agency of Human Services is poised to enter into a contract with the Becket Family of Services for a six-bed, secure residential treatment program for youth involved in the state criminal justice system. AHS and […]

Solar array dealt blow

BRADFORD—The future looks dim for a proposed solar array on the Lower Plain. A hearing officer has recommended that the Vermont Public Utilities Commission deny the application of Bradford Solar, LLC for a 500-kilowatt, ground-mounted system on the Lower Plain. The decision is a victory for local opponents to the project, who have argued the […]

HPD outlines staff time

NORTH HAVERHILL—Thefts, motor vehicle offenses, assaults, domestic violence, and sex crimes were the five types of crimes most reported to the Haverhill Police Department from 2017-2019. The data comes from a staffing and resource analysis presented to the selectboard last week. The study was undertaken earlier this year after a pair of officer departures left […]

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 […]

Photo of the Week

Horse Meadow Senior Center hosted the drive-through vaccination clinic last week for Grafton County residents 65 and older and those younger with certain health conditions.