Man drowns in Lake Tarleton

PIERMONT—A 58-year-old Bedford, New Hampshire, man died after his canoe capsized on Friday morning on Lake Tarleton in Piermont.

Prouty rerouted because of I-91 closure

The I-91 closure has already caused changes to the usual summer events in Fairlee and Orford, most notably the cancellation of the Orford-Fairlee July Fourth parade and the Fairlee Fire Brigade’s chicken barbecue. Another annual event that has been affected is the July 13 Prouty fundraiser’s 50-mile bike route, which had to be cancelled.

Move to throw up road leaves some uneasy

YEGATE—Not everyone is on board with the Ryegate Selectboard’s plan to relinquish control of a public road. At a hearing on July 1, several residents pleaded with the board not to discontinue a portion of Stone Road that travels through a Blue Mountain gravel pit operated by McCullough Crushing.

After departures, town clamps down on spending

WOODSVILLE—Tough questions about Haverhill’s municipal finances and leadership were directed at the town’s selectboard at its July 1 meeting. The questions — more than a dozen of them — sent via email by Woodsville Precinct Administrator Kevin Shelton to the board consumed the lion’s share of the session. And they come after a decisive town […]

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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