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

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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