2020 Election Review Vermont

BRADFORD—Vermont’s new lieutenant governor grew up in Newbury and will now be the top elected Democrat in one of the bluest states in the country. Democrat Molly Gray won a statewide office in her first bid for an elected position defeating Republican Scott Milne with 49.3 percent of the vote to 42.3 percent.

2020 Election Review New Hampshire

NORTH HAVERHILL—Whiplash. Sweeping gains in 2018 which lifted Democrats to majorities on the Executive Council and in both chambers of the General Court vanished last week. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu won re-election; Republicans went from a 3-2 minority to a 4-1 majority on the Executive Council; and Republicans are now the majority party-pending the outcomes […]

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 […]

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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