Bridge, road closures coming up

BRADFORD—The downtown Bradford bridge that underwent repairs last week will briefly close again this week. The Route 5 bridge over the Waits River closed for nearly four days last week as the Vermont Agency of Transportation reinforced decking on the south approach with new concrete and steel plates to prevent further deterioration in the roadway. […]

Covid strains school staffing

BRADFORD—Orange East Supervisory Union superintendent Emilie Knisley reported that there had been “a big uptick on COVID cases” in all the district schools at the Oxbow Unified Union School District meeting on Oct. 23. She did not provide specific numbers, but that the increase placed additional demands on school staff. According to the Vermont Department […]

Flowage rights deal signed with board

WOODSVILLE—The Haverhill Selectboard signed off on a deal last week to resolve existing litigation with the owner of the Wilder Dam over the value of flooding rights on the Connecticut River shoreline. The agreement with Great River Hydro will also keep the two parties out of the courtroom for the next several years after they […]

New building sign approved by board

BRADFORD—The Bradford Selectboard approved a sign for the incoming Tractor Supply store, which is slated to open in November, during their Oct. 14 meeting. Planned signage will slightly exceed that permitted under the local sign ordinance. Under the ordinance, total signage for Lower Plain businesses cannot exceed 150 square feet unless approved by the selectboard. […]

Photo of the Week

The Wells River Chevrolet dealership is shown in a photograph taken on Tuesday morning. The dealership could soon be purchased by the Autosaver Group.

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