Cottage Hospital CEO to resign

WOODSVILLE—The leader of the local hospital for the last 10 years will step aside early next year. A spokesperson for Cottage Hospital confirmed on Monday morning that Dr. Maria Ryan had resigned. “Dr. Maria Ryan surprised the Board of Trustees and the hospital staff with her resignation, with the last day being Jan. 30, 2021,” […]

Men face charges in monoxide deaths

NORTH HAVERHILL—Three local men have been indicted for their roles in the January 2019 carbon monoxide deaths of a Lyman couple. John and April Courtney died as a result of the poisoning. Last week, Richard Mallett Jr., 49, of Woodsville, Philip Poirier, 28, of Corinth, and Adam Vigent, 51, of North Haverhill—all three licensed gas […]

Legislature approves detention center

NEWBURY—The Vermont Legislature’s Joint Fiscal Committee has approved a plan for the Becket Family of Services to operate a new state juvenile detention center in Newbury. The six-bed, residential treatment program for youth involved in the state criminal justice system would undergo a $3.1 million renovation to transform the former bed and breakfast into a […]

NH has mask mandate

New Hampshire imposed a statewide mask mandate last week after “substantial community transmission” of COVID-19 was found in all 10 of the state’s counties. Under the mandate, all New Hampshire residents over the age of 5 will have to wear masks or cloth face coverings over their noses and mouths when they are within indoor […]

Photo of the Week

Liam Cox, of Piermont, gets his oxen ready for a showing at the North Haverhill Fair on Saturday. After a lost year where some activities were held virtually, the fair returned with a bang opening on July 28 and concluding on Aug. 1. For more photos from the fair, see page 10.