Redistricting plan gets mixed reviews

NEWBURY—If the Vermont Legislative Apportionment Board’s draft redistricting plan is adopted in 2022, there will be no more House districts featuring multiple members. The redrawing of the district boundaries will result in 150 single-member districts instead of the current blend single- and multi-member districts. After the decennial census, the Legislative Apportionment Board reviews state House […]

Police investigate Groton death

GROTON—Vermont State Police are investigating the death of a 59-year-old woman in Groton who was found inside her home earlier this month. Mary Ellen Corbett, 59, of Groton, was found dead on the afternoon of Oct. 3. Vermont State Police disclosed on Oct. 28 that officers are conducting an investigation and awaiting autopsy results before […]

Pandemic ‘hero’ dies suddenly

BRADFORD—The Oct. 27 Oxbow Unified Union School District meeting opened with a moment of silence for Corinna Magalhaes who died unexpectedly on Oct. 20. She was the Bradford Elementary School food service director. As students transitioned to remote learning during the first weeks of the pandemic, Magalhaes invested many, many hours and gave up family […]

Town mulls sheriff’s contract

VERSHIRE—Vershire residents may have an article on the town meeting warning next spring about whether to increase the police presence in town. During a selectboard meeting on Oct. 26, Orange County Sheriff Bill Bohnyak and Capt. Scott Clouatre spoke about community policing services that could be provided under a contract. Currently, the town of 672 […]

Photo of the Week

HAPPY HOLIDAYS—Once Thanksgiving was in the rear view mirror, it didn’t take long for the Christmas lights and decorations to start popping up like this house on Cemetery Road in Haverhill Corner. The Cohase Chamber is promoting a decorating contest for businesses and residences this year—see details on page 4.

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