DRB rules against detention center

NEWBURY—The Newbury Development Review Board has rejected the site plan application for the proposed Covered Bridge juvenile detention center. In a 7-0 decision issued on Nov. 12, the board found that the development could not satisfy the town’s zoning regulations in the rural district where Stevens Place is located. Covered Bridge would be owned and […]

Budget prep now underway

BRADFORD—Selectboard members will start reviewing a proposed 2022 budget in earnest at their meeting on Nov. 23. The board, which typically meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, moved its next meeting to Tuesday, Nov. 23 so as not to conflict with the Thanksgiving holiday. A preliminary draft of the budget prepared […]

Court says town owes precinct

NORTH HAVERHILL—Haverhill has been ordered by a court to repay highway money it withheld from Woodsville. The ruling comes as the two entities appear headed for trial in February over a lawsuit filed in 2020. But at least for now, Woodsville has been given a major boost as it seeks to claw back money it […]

State rep holds Town Hall

WEST FAIRLEE—Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, D-Bradford, led an evening Town Hall forum hosted by the selectboard at the West Fairlee Community Building on Nov. 10. She reviewed several issues relevant to West Fairlee, such as broadband expansion, roads and bridges, housing, in light of the American Relief Plan Act and infrastructure funds. “Sarah Copeland Hanzas […]

Photo of the Week

HAPPY HOLIDAYS—Once Thanksgiving was in the rear view mirror, it didn’t take long for the Christmas lights and decorations to start popping up like this house on Cemetery Road in Haverhill Corner. The Cohase Chamber is promoting a decorating contest for businesses and residences this year—see details on page 4.

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