Ahead of vote, Newbury debates dissolution

NEWBURY—Newbury residents have until Dec. 29 to vote on whether they want the town to withdraw from the Oxbow Unified Union School District. On Dec. 21, nearly 75 people listened to an informational meeting held via Zoom to hear different perspectives on the single question on the ballot. Hosted by the Newbury Selectboard and facilitated […]

Panel dissolves after board balks at help

TOPSHAM—The committee tasked with the new town garage site evaluation has been dissolved after the selectboard did not support the group’s request to hire professional help. Selectboard chair Larry Hart has assumed the responsibility and is continuing the committee’s efforts to bring options to the town for a vote. “We needed people with more expertise […]

In Times Past —It’s in the mail—

“Whether great or small, a post office was the visible form of the Federal Government in every community and to every citizen. Its hand is the only one that touches the local life, the social interests, and business concerns of every neighborhood.”—John Wanamaker, Postmaster General, 1889-1893. In 2019, the U.S. Postal Service delivered 143 billion […]

Geraghty-Moats wins World Cup event

RAMSAU, AUSTRIA—West Fairlee resident Tara Geraghty-Moats realized a childhood dream on Friday when she bested 31 other competitors to win the first ever women’s FIS World Cup Nordic combined meet in Ramsau, Austria. Geraghty-Moats was sixth after the jumping segment of the competition, but she took the top spot on the World Cup podium by […]

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