River keeps name, for now

WARREN—An attempt to informally rename the Baker River its original Abenaki name of Asquamchumauke was defeated after town meeting voters deadlocked on the proposal. In an 18-18 vote on March 13, Warren residents could not approve the article on the town meeting warrant that would change the name of the river in Warren to Asquamchumaukee […]

Community engagement sought for new district

BRADFORD—As part of its ongoing effort to involve the community, the Oxbow Unified Union School District will form a committee or committees tasked with that purpose. The road there has had a few bumps. OUUSD officially formed on July 1, 2019, merging three former districts with oversight of three distinct school campuses. But the merger […]

O’Meara seeks release from probation

CHELSEA—There was a court hearing last week on a woman’s request to be discharged from probation after a 2007 fatal car crash on Route 5 in Newbury. Former Wells River resident Kristy O’Meara was convicted of gross negligent operation with death resulting after the car she was driving collided with another car driven by Christina […]

Haverhill voters veto town meeting

NORTH HAVERHILL—After Haverhill residents rejected provisional election procedures on Saturday, town officials said they will not ask for a special meeting and instead rely on the 2020 operating budget for the remainder of the year. Australian ballot voting took place on March 13 for the annual town meeting. And while municipal elections conducted under article […]

Photo of the Week

The Wells River chewed up Route 302 just west of Route 232 in Groton during the flooding on July 10. This stretch of roadway also washed out after Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. The road will remain closed until repairs have been completed by the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

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