Village meeting prompts complaints

WELLS RIVER—In the aftermath of the annual village meeting in Wells River on March 16, there is one disputed election, one resignation from a longtime village clerk, and at least one complaint over open meeting law violations. There was plenty on the ballot for the village of approximately 400 people, including two vacant seats on […]

Woodsville rejects FD merger

WOODSVILLE—One week after precinct residents in Haverhill Corner opted to join the new town fire department, their peers in Woodsville unanimously rejected that proposition. With close to 50 people attending the annual meeting at the Bagonzi Community Building on March 24, the question, as read aloud by moderator Jay Holden, of whether the precinct should […]

State fines mortgage company amid cleanup

WEST FAIRLEE—A blighted property near Lake Fairlee that prompted a heap of complaints to local officials in West Fairlee was recently cleared of its trash piles and debris, according to selectboard chair Delsie Hoyt. Town officials and neighbors became frustrated about the lack of response to their multiple cleanup requests at the neglected property along […]

State trooper denies domestic assault

CHELSEA—A suspended Vermont State Police detective from Bradford has pleaded not guilty in Orange County Superior Court in Chelsea to a charge of domestic abuse for attacking his fiancée over five months, according to court records. Nicholas J. Cianci, 25, of Fairground Road denied the misdemeanor count last week that he recklessly caused bodily injury […]

Photo of the Week

Strong winds helped whip up a brushfire in Bradford on March 30. A converted barn and three vehicles were destroyed in the 17-acre blaze near Flanders Brook Road. See story on page 10.