Oxbow doubles down on budget plan

BRADFORD—Voters in Bradford and Newbury will be asked to approve the same budget they rejected last month. As the Oxbow Unified Union School District completes the first half of its fiscal year without an approved budget, the six members of its school board are preparing for their fourth attempt to pass a spending plan. They […]

Board balks at discontinuing roads

NORTH HAVERHILL—The Haverhill Selectboard largely ruled out a proposal to discontinue town maintenance of several roads during its meeting on Monday night. Last month, Haverhill Town Manager Brigitte Codling asked board members to consider warning several warrant articles for town meeting asking voters to discontinue maintenance of several local roads with three or less residences […]

BMU preps budget plan

WELLS RIVER—A draft 2021-2022 Blue Mountain Union budget plan is down slightly from the current year. School board members received an early glimpse of the proposal during a regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 2. They plan on holding two meetings next month to finalize a plan before sending it to voters.

Algae blooms prompt public warnings

FAIRLEE—The Fairlee Town Beach is closed until ice-in after late-season cyanobacteria blooms continue to plague Lake Morey. At the selectboard meeting on Nov. 30, Fairlee Town Administrator Tad Nunez said that he had been in touch with state officials who said there is no elevated public health risk. Still he wants to let people know […]

Photo of the Week

There were no injuries, but this Mountain Lakes family home was completely destroyed in a fire over the weekend.
COURTESY PHOTO BY JOE MCQUEENEY/NORTH HAVERHILL FIRE DEPARTMENT