Residents continue questions on detention center

NEWBURY—As Newbury awaits an official permit application to open a juvenile treatment facility on Stevens Place, residents and state officials met for a second time last week via Zoom to discuss lingering apprehensions. The central topic became: Why Newbury? What other locations were considered for this facility and why was this Orange County town deemed […]

Marker request denied in Murray disappearance

HAVERHILL—New Hampshire officials have denied a request to erect an official state highway marker at the roadside where Maura Murray was last seen in February 2004. The decision came just one week after the “blue ribbon” memorial tree at that location was cut down. It has been over 17 years since Maura, then a 21-year-old […]

New park mulled for tax sale property

PIERMONT— On March 13, voters will decide whether to pass article 16 and develop less than an acre of land, formerly known as the Veilette property, into a community park. Located at 239 Route 25C, the property is deemed an ideal spot for recreation and picnic use. According to Piermont Selectboard Chair Colin Stubbings, the […]

Selectman proposes river name change

WARREN—Of the 28 articles listed on Warren’s town meeting warrant, it is number 25, changing the name of the Baker River to Asquamchumauke River, which is unusual. The Baker has long held the name Asquamchumauke although it may not be a well-known fact. Asquamchumauke is an Abenaki word which means salmon spawning place. In a […]

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.