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 […]

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, […]

Photo of the Week

Zachary Austin poses for a photo with Sandy, the appropriately named sand boa snake as part of The Hub reptile program in Bradford on April 12 to demystify reptiles. “The reptile show was a great, fairly affordable opportunity to provide something new that was both fun and informative,” said Bradford Teen Center Director Emily Cummings.

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