O’Meara seeks release from probation

CHELSEA—There was a court hearing last week on a woman’s request to be discharged from probation after a 2007 fatal car crash on Route 5 in Newbury. Former Wells River resident Kristy O’Meara was convicted of gross negligent operation with death resulting after the car she was driving collided with another car driven by Christina […]

Haverhill voters veto town meeting

NORTH HAVERHILL—After Haverhill residents rejected provisional election procedures on Saturday, town officials said they will not ask for a special meeting and instead rely on the 2020 operating budget for the remainder of the year. Australian ballot voting took place on March 13 for the annual town meeting. And while municipal elections conducted under article […]

Oxbow sets budget vote

BRADFORD—A budget was approved on March 10 by members of the Oxbow Unified Union School District’s school board for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1. The $17,171,968 budget and several other articles will be decided by Australian ballot by Bradford and Newbury voters on April 13. Polls will open in each of the […]

Piermont pans park, OKs road bond

PIERMONT—Voters passed a $464,000 road reconstruction bond, but nixed a proposed recreation park on Route 25C. Approximately 37 people attended the March 13 in-person town meeting to decide the fate of 18 warrant articles. Over an hour was spent in discussion of article 2 proposing a $464,000 reconstruction of Indian Pond, Lily Pond, and Bedford […]

Photo of the Week

Strong winds helped whip up a brushfire in Bradford on March 30. A converted barn and three vehicles were destroyed in the 17-acre blaze near Flanders Brook Road. See story on page 10.