Newbury voters reject OUUSD withdrawal

NEWBURY—Newbury residents will remain part of Oxbow Unified Union School District, the school district formed with Bradford in 2019. A special town meeting, with polling held on Dec. 29, concluded with a total of 310 votes cast, according to Newbury Town Clerk Nikki Tomlinson. Residents voted 140-169 on the question “Shall the Newbury School District […]

Amid infections, vaccine gets early rollout

NORTH HAVERHILL—“The vaccine is the thing that will end this,” Grafton County Nursing Home Administrator Craig Labore said in a recent interview with the Journal Opinion. The first COVID-19 vaccination clinic for GCNH staff and residents came earlier than expected, bookended by positive COVID-19 test results in nearly a dozen staff members. On Dec. 14, […]

Pellet plant could come to business park

NORTH HAVERHILL—A local wood pellet company is mulling a possible manufacturing plant in the town-owned industrial park next to Dean Memorial Airport. Morton Bailey of Lyme Green Heat told selectboard members on Jan. 4 that his company is still drawing up engineering plans, but that the business has identified the North Haverhill site for a […]

Bradford, Newbury return to polls

BRADFORD—School officials held an informational meeting on Monday night ahead of the fourth vote on an Oxbow Unified Union School District 2020-2021 budget next week. Monday night’s meeting—held via Zoom—was sparsely attended. The budget of $16,780,183 is identical to the one defeated by 15 votes on Nov. 24. Board members unanimously opted to resubmit the […]

Photo of the Week

There were no injuries, but this Mountain Lakes family home was completely destroyed in a fire over the weekend.
COURTESY PHOTO BY JOE MCQUEENEY/NORTH HAVERHILL FIRE DEPARTMENT