ZBA holds hearing on sawmill

PIERMONT—The Piermont Zoning Board of Adjustment will consult town counsel about whether a small firewood processing mill that started operating earlier this year needs a permit. The ZBA held a hearing on the matter on the evening of Nov. 16. The mill is located at the intersection of Route 25 and River Road on the […]

Detention center plan moves forward

NEWBURY—A legislative panel voted on Nov. 12 to approve a plan to open a new state juvenile detention center in Newbury. The Joint Legislative Justice Oversight Committee signed off on a recommendation from the Vermont Agency of Human Services and Vermont Department of Children and Families to enter into a contract with the Becket Family […]

Court rejects bid for reduced sentence

MONTPELIER—The Vermont Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling rejecting an inmate’s request for a lighter sentence in connection with the 2003 death of Vermont State Police Sgt. Michael Johnson of Bradford. Johnson was struck and killed by a Toyota Camry driven by Eric Daley, 23, of Lebanon during a high-speed chase on I-91 south […]

WRVS goes remote after Covid cases

WAITS RIVER—Surging coronavirus infections in Central Vermont prompted one local school to move to remote learning this week. Waits River Valley School moved to remote learning through Nov. 18 at the earliest after at least eight people from Corinth, Topsham, and Barre connected in some way to the WRVS community have potentially been exposed to […]

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.