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Citing hostility, Haverhill town administrator to resign
06-04-2024 7:31 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HAVERHILL — The town administrator announced this week she is parting ways with Haverhill, citing hostility from members of the community that have created a stressful and difficult work environment.Brigitte Codling resigned as town administrator at...

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Grafton County budget proposal up nearly 5 percent
05-26-2024 5:00 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

NORTH HAVERHILL — The Grafton County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a proposed $56.3 million budget on Tuesday at the county administration building beginning at 6 p.m.The spending plan represents an increase of about 4.8%, or $2.5...


A Life: Richard Fabrizio ‘was not getting rich but was doing something that made him happy’
04-27-2024 5:01 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

NORTH HAVERHILL — Richard “Dick” Fabrizio cherished, and often reread, a letter he received about 35 years ago one March from a family that was returning from a vacation in the White Mountains the previous fall. They were looking for a place to pick...


Funding dispute in Haverhill and Woodsville draws comparisons to ‘the North and the South’
04-12-2024 9:31 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HAVERHILL — At last month’s Town Meeting, Haverhill voters were asked to appropriate $5,000 to a nonprofit that gives backpacks filled with school supplies to New Hampshire children entering foster care.“This is my charity,” said then-Town Manager...


Haverhill-area schools have new superintendent
04-10-2024 1:28 PM

HAVERHILL — SAU 23 has chosen a new superintendent, who will start July 1. Dolores Fox will replace outgoing Superintendent Laurie Melanson, who is retiring in June, according to a news release from the district, which includes the Upper Valley towns...


Upper Valley voters go different ways on short-term rentals
03-18-2024 6:30 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ENFIELD — Upper Valley voters were divided on short-term rental ordinances during New Hampshire Town Meeting voting.During floor meetings Saturday, Enfield and Haverhill residents turned back short-term rental ordinances.Haverhill residents “postponed...


Fentanyl found on Haverhill middle school campus
03-18-2024 3:04 PM

HAVERHILL — Police recovered fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, from the Haverhill Cooperative Middle School campus late last week. On Thursday, officers from the Haverhill Police Department were dispatched to the school grounds after a clear bag filled...


Haverhill voters support school bonds
03-18-2024 12:24 PM

HAVERHILL — Voters passed all warned articles at the annual Haverhill Cooperative School District meeting.By ballot, voters approved a $2.29 million bond for renovations at the Woodsville Elementary School, 112-18, and to raise $57,230 from taxation...


Haverhill voters fail to reach threshold to change town meeting format
03-17-2024 7:45 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HAVERHILL — Voters in Haverhill rejected a proposal on Saturday that would have gotten rid of traditional Town Meeting in favor of so-called SB2 balloting.Under SB2 — short for New Hampshire Senate Bill 2, passed in 1995 — towns vote on all warrant...


Haverhill narrowly votes to discontinue town manager position; floor meetings on Saturday
03-13-2024 9:15 AM

HAVERHILL — Voters opted to no longer have a town manager in a ballot vote on Tuesday, 361 to 323.Voters’ approval of the petitioned article moves Haverhill toward a town administrative form of government.Also at the polls on Tuesday, voters elected...


Town Meeting preview: Haverhill
03-03-2024 11:25 AM

Article of note: A petitioned article seeks to eliminate the position of town manager and move to a town administrative form of government. Separate articles would have voters adopt ordinances on short-term lodgings, false alarms and frivolous...


Man pleads guilty to attempting to meet minor for sex in Lebanon parking lot
02-15-2024 7:06 PM

NORTH HAVERHILL — A 33-year-old Vermont man currently serving time for robbing a convenience store has pleaded guilty to soliciting sex from a minor in Lebanon police sting operation.Joey Sherwood, formerly of Rutland, pleaded guilty to charges of...


Former Claremont school superintendent withdraws name from consideration for Haverhill-area job
01-30-2024 4:00 PM

NORTH HAVERHILL — Former SAU 6 Superintendent Michael Tempesta withdrew his name from consideration for the top post at SAU 23.Tempesta was fired from SAU 6, which includes Claremont and Unity, earlier this month. The SAU 23 School Board subsequently...


Former Claremont superintendent up for top job at SAU 23
01-19-2024 6:11 AM

NORTH HAVERHILL — Michael Tempesta, who was fired last week by the SAU 6 School Board, has been named a finalist for the SAU 23 superintendent position.Tempesta had served SAU 6, which includes Claremont and Unity, since July 2019 before being...


Woman won’t contest charges in West Lebanon trespassing 
01-12-2024 3:12 PM

NORTH HAVERHILL — A 45-year-old woman who told police that she was following God's commands when she was discovered hiding in a closet inside Chiplin Enterprises in West Lebanon last year will plead guilty or no contest to trespassing and other...


AG: Man with Woodsville ties dies in Manchester homicide 
12-13-2023 3:23 PM

WOODSVILLE — A man who attended Woodsville High School was killed as the result of a violent encounter with another individual in Manchester on Dec. 7, state authorities announced.Te Jay Thomas, 46, died as the result of “blunt force trauma to the...


Art Notes: Actor Dan Butler revives a 30-year-old play about gay life
12-07-2023 1:48 AM

By ALEX HANSON

There is something humbling, and a bit exciting, about seeing one’s work turn into a period piece during one’s lifetime. It’s a reflection not on the work but on the pace of change.Thirty years ago, life was very different for LGBTQ Americans. “Don’t...


Woodsville man accused of attempted kidnapping; defense claims mistaken identity
10-16-2023 8:34 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

NORTH HAVERHILL — A Woodsville man has been arrested and charged with attempting to kidnap an 11-year-old boy at gunpoint, but the accused’s defense attorney says it is a case of mistaken identity and police apprehended the wrong man.Keith Teele, of...


Upper Valley nursing homes say federal staffing proposal ignores work force realities
09-16-2023 11:59 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

NORTH HAVERHILL — Administrators of Upper Valley nursing homes are balking at proposed changes to federal staffing requirements, which they say would be difficult for them to meet and could put beds offline, reducing the availability of long-term care...


New steps improve river access in Woodsville
09-12-2023 10:40 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

WOODSVILLE — Slipping a canoe or dipping a toe into the Connecticut River got easier in Woodsville last week. To make the river more accessible, the village hauled slabs of granite to build steps leading into the water by the fields of the Woodsville...


Search begins to replace SAU 23 superintendent retiring in June
09-11-2023 2:01 PM

HAVERHILL — The superintendent of the supervisory union that includes schools in the Upper Valley towns of Haverhill and Piermont is scheduled to retire at the end of this school year.The SAU 23 School Board is conducting a search for a replacement...

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