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 […]

Board proposes $16.9M budget

BRADFORD—Maybe a third time will be the charm. The Oxbow Unified Union School District Board met last week to finalize a third proposal, trimming another $190,000 from the 2020-2021 budget, after voters rejected two previous versions. The online audience continues to grow with every meeting held remotely, which is a plus, according to the board, […]

Accused carjacker faces stiffer charges

NORTH HAVERHILL—A Lebanon man is now facing charges of manslaughter and negligent homicide in connection with a November 2019 assault and carjacking of a 79-year-old North Haverhill man who later died of his injuries. The Grafton County Superior Court Grand Jury handed up both indictments earlier this month charging Brenden P. Harriman, 22, with negligent […]

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.