Precinct audits reveal lapses

WOODSVILLE—Six years of precinct audits are in the books.
At a public presentation last week, Woodsville residents touted the audits as exonerating the precinct from whispered accusations of fraud and ushering in a new era of responsible fiscal management.
Still, the audits detailed extensive lapses over the last six years, which may have ramifications for Woodsville taxpayers as the precinct rights past wrongs and also considers how to fund its highway and fire departments with virtually no guaranteed future support from town coffers. In the 59-page audit of 2020, there were 9.5 pages reporting on the district’s “significant deficiencies and material weaknesses.”