Voters buy backhoe, delay bridge repair

BATH—It may have been sunny and hot outside instead of dark and cold, but Bath got its 2021 town meeting done. Town meeting was held on the afternoon of June 5, pushed back from its traditional March date due to the pandemic. The location, however, remained unchanged with residents gathering in the Bath Village School […]

Graduation plans vary at area high schools

BRADFORD—Even as area high schools plan to hold in-person graduations ceremonies this year, not everything will look as it did in the past. Graduation celebrations will thus vary from school to school as administrators and others make plans with guidance issued by Vermont and New Hampshire health and school officials. In Vermont, officials anticipate that […]

DCF: No adults at Covered Bridges

NEWBURY—The Vermont Department of Children and Families has no plans to house young adults at a proposed juvenile detention center in Newbury. DCF Commissioner Sean Brown told legislators on June 3 that the Covered Bridges facility will not be taking in “emerging adults.” The comments came during a session of the Vermont Legislature’s Joint Justice […]

Class project raises funds for clean water

WAITS RIVER—What began as a library class research project, three 6th grade students took several steps further. The project asked students to select one of many global issues to study: food insecurity; human trafficking; natural disasters; and others. Kobin Ellsworth, Aiden Otterman, and Gabbi Snider chose to research access to clean water. Finding clean drinking […]

Photo of the Week

This familiar scene in Waits River could look different later this year as the bridge in the foreground undergoes repair work with metal guardrails set to replace the deteriorating wooden ones.