Election preview Five seek seats from Cal-Orange

The five candidates running in the Nov. 3 Caledonia-Orange State Senate race all have one thing in common—they believe Vermont’s legislature needs to take decisive action for a COVID-19 economic recovery. Democrat Jane Kitchel and Republican Joe Benning are the incumbents. Democrat Matt Choate, Republican Charles Wilson, and independent JT Dodge are challenging. Two are […]

Effort underway to dissolve school district

BRADFORD—Scores of Newbury residents have signed a petition asking the selectboard to hold a town vote on dissolving the Oxbow Union Unified School District. The petition asks that the board hold a vote for Newbury residents to withdraw from the new OUUSD as soon as June 30, 2021. As of now, the petition has attracted […]

Welch accused of NEK shooting

BURLINGTON—A 34-year-old Haverhill man could face life in prison after being accused of shooting and killing Michael Pimental in 2018. Federal prosecutors announced a new indictment last week against several co-conspirators involved in Pimental’s death, and they accused John Welch of shooting Pimental on Oct. 13, 2018. Pimental’s bullet-riddled body was found by a property […]

Dognappings reported, but no dogs taken

HAVERHILL—There has been a recent uptick in the amount of attempted dog thefts reported in the Haverhill area. On Sept 6, Haverhill Animal Control Officer Andrea Brissette posted this on Facebook: “I have heard a lot about dogs being stolen out of vehicles and out of their own yards. It seems to be a growing […]

Photo of the Week

Woodsville High School Softball team and fans celebrate after Saturday’s shutout win over Newmarket 3-0 earning their third NHIAA D4 state title in four years.

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