FD members quit in leadership spat

WEST TOPSHAM—Half a dozen area firefighters resigned last week after a combustible association annual meeting. Six firefighters resigned from the Tri-Village Fire Department on Sept.1, citing dissatisfaction with leadership, the current trustee board’s incompetence, lack of professionalism, and the risk of allowing untrained personnel to operate apparatus and attend working fire scenes. According to TVFD […]

Judge rejects most motions in Simpson kidnap case

BURLINGTON—A federal judge has denied more than 40 self-filed motions by a Vermont defendant charged with abducting a woman, crossing state lines, and sexually assaulting her in front of her son in Windsor County. Everett A. Simpson, 44, most recently from St. Johnsbury, had filed about four dozen defense motions, including 11 requests seeking dismissal […]

OESU to continue masks into October

BRADFORD—Although the Vermont Department of Education has recommended that schools require universal masking for all students and staff for the first 10 days of the year, schools in Orange East Supervisory Union will continue the practice through at least Oct. 15. The announcement came last week before at least one COVID-19 case prompted some classes […]

Reval finds growth

WOODSVILLE—The town’s assessor says the value of Haverhill’s grand list grew 16% in the last five years. Tim Northcott of M&N Assessing told selectboard members on Aug. 30 that the schedule of property in town increased from $400,410,353 to $464,347,792 under the most recent revaluation conducted earlier this year. Northcott said the revaluation examined all […]

Photo of the Week

TRAVELED BACK IN TIME?—Friday at the Mill Building in Bradford, one would think that they fell through a wormhole and were back in the 1920s due to the parking lot filled with these antique vehicles. In fact it was a cruise trip for these car enthusiasts stopping in town for lunch.