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Page S-The Join'hal Opinion-March 3,1982 Ambulance volunteers complete #r Bradford Town Meetin00- (continuedfrom page l) A motion to repeal the weapons between the United The following funds were d d training than leaving the repairs for a town's inventory tax was States and the Soviet Union also appropriated by the a vance COt]L]se later date. Brainerd also approved by an overwhelming passed by a large majority at voters at Tuesday's meeting. WOODSVILLE Five a physician. MASr trousers vision of Kenneth Danielson, attributed a sizeable portion of margin by the voters at the the meeting. --$3300 for fire department the overexpenditure to utility meeting. Addressing the article, equipment; members of the Cottage are used on patients who M.D. Patty Roberts also costs at the Academy The inventory tax accounts Bradford voter James Perry -- $18,000 for repairs to the Hospital Volunteer require stabilization from taught an in-service class on building, for roughly four percent of the said, "I don't know if it will do Bradford Library roof ; Ambulance Corps recently shock. " MAST trousers to the nurses Town Elections town's grand list of total any good.., but it certainly -- $2,183 for Orange East completed an Advanced Life Patty Roberts an of CottngeHospital. No new officers were property assessment, ac- couldn't hurt." Senior Center ; Support class which qualifies emergency room nurse at Members of the Cottage elected at the meeting. Of the cording to lister Helen Other Business -- $3,493 for Community them to utilize MAST trousers Littleton Hospital, was the Hospital Volunteer 11offices open, only one of the Chaffield. Richard Conrad, actingasa HeaithServicelnc.; on a patient undertheorderof instructor under the super- Ambulance Corps. who encumhent officers ran op- Chatfield said the four spokesman for the Bradford --$1000 for Orange County completed this training are: Thomas Estill of Haverhill posed. Robert Nutting ran percent lost by repeal of the FAST Squad, withdrew his Mental Health; and Raise pu0000-00-nneJ a,a,t Douglas Merrill for tax would bemadeupbyin-group's request for funding --$1659fortheTwoRivers Corners; Peter Gould of" the position of Second qown creasing the remaining the purchase of a new - Ottaquechee Regional Woodsville; Alan Shortt of Constable and was defeated property taxes in the town emergency vehicle. PianningCommission. " Warren; and Donald and by a vote of144 to 56. accordingly. Rrad{ord teachers River.SUsan Stapelfeld of Wells Charles Brainerd kept his The inventory tax was aid  Fairlee Town Meeting  --w-- -BRADFORD__ Teachers at available and student This training will improve seat as selectman; William by those favoring its repeal to " Couiliard will remain a lister "unfair" and not equitable to (continued from page 1) returned to office were: the Bradford Academy and population, the quality of emergencycare for another three years; different types of business townspeople voted to advise Moderator, Russell Smith; Graded School may be The hoard reviewed a letter provided to the communities Storm Odell will be an auditor establishments, the State Senators and other Town Clerk for three years, receiving a 6.85 percent salary from Oxbow principal serviced by the Cottage for another three years; NoTax representatives of thedistrict Jane Cramer; Town increase for the1982-83 school Richard Rothenberg Hospital Volunteer William Policy will remain Stabilization to introduce a resolution in the Treasurer for three years, year. requesting the board to raise AmbulanceCorvs First Constable for a year; Bradford voters refused to Vermont State Legislature Shirley Godfrey; Selectman This news was reported to the amount of money given Douglas Merrill will stay vote tax stabilization to any of asking the state congressional for three years, David Colby; the" Bradford Academy and from school trust funds to go . Torlti[h Second Constable for a year; the four business that were delegation totheUnitedStates Lister for one year, James Graded School Board by towards scholarships. Action _,,_,am Craig White will remain the requesting the tax relief plan Congress to request that the Watt; Lister for three years, district superintendent John on the matter was tabled for (eantinued-frompage iJ town's agentand grand juror; on articles in the town's President of the United States Maureen Gatto; Budget and Charles Brainerd will stay warning, propose to the Soviet Union a. Committee member for one Fontana at their Wednesday, further discussion by the Selectman, Bruce Limiaw; on as the town's trustee of Central Vermont Public mutual freeze on the testing, year, Shirley Boiles; Budget Feb. 10 meeting, according to board. Lister, Lyle Thompson; public funds. Service Corporation was production and deployment of Committee member for three the board's0fficialminutes. Other matters taken up by Auditor, William Hedge; No changes were made denied their requestfora ten nuclear weapons, missiles, years, Allen Avery; Auditor The figure is said to he an the hoard at the Feb. 10 School Director, David regarding current officers of year tax stabilization plan. and new aircraft designed for one year, Katherine estimate and accurate data meeting were : Partington (three years) and the Bradford Fire Depart- Voters decided to "take no primarily to deliver nuclear O'Donnell; Auditor for three regarding the increase will be -- discussion on the school's Juanita Claflln (one year); ment. Melvin Benzie will action on" two five year weapons with verification years, Arthur Bagley; First reviewed by the board at a audit reports ; Tax Collector, Ernest Cilley; remain Fire Chief, Homer requests from the Garden safeguards satisfactory to Constable for one year, Leon future meeting. " -- the board approved a Town Agent, H. B. Otterman Individual teacher contracts request to hire a part-time Jr.; Grand juror, Ernest Kingsbury Sr. will stay onas Motor Lodge and Colonial beth countries. Marsh; Cemetery Corn- should he ready sometime aide for the kindergarten class Cilley and GeorgeHodge. First Assistant Engineer and Village, and on a four year Fairlee voters also balloted missioner for five years, It was reported that the Francis Hathaway Sr. will request from the Medical on the proposed amendment to Ralph Hedge; Trustee of the during the month of March. atOxbow; remain Second Assistant Center on the Upper Plain in the Constitution of Vermont Public Library, Virginia Also at the meeting, the -- the board approved the constitutional amendment Engineer. Bradford.  which will give the judges the Mead; Grand Jurors for one board approved "in concept", hiring of Robert Mead to fill in regarding the determination Bridge Prejects Nuclear Weapons right to refuse bail to those year, William Pierson, and the addition on one full-time for Mrs. Penner while she will of the bail passed by a vote of Voters at the meeting ap The petition article calling accused of a capital crime. Russell Smith; Town Agent to teacher position for the 1982-83 be absent this spring because 39 to 5. proved only one of bridge for a mutual freeze on nuclear The measure carried by 53-6. prosecute and defend suits for school year. The school board of a maternityleave; The amount the town projects up for debate at the Town officers elected or oneyear, Hester Gardner. stresses that the approval was -- the board signed a con- received in revenue sharing meeting this year. "for budget formulationonly" tract addenum to raise the was also allocated at the and is subject to logistical salary level of one of the meeting. $20,000 was appropriated by  Vote in Haverhill details such as space school's teachers. According to the town clerk, the voters for the town's portion of a $495,000 con- . Ruth Morrlson, $500 of that struction project to begin this t Ryegate Town Meeting will of be rePUcTa$ summer that will replace the {eantinuedfrempage 1) who have control of the ex- moneYTc:n be raised by taxes'_ see if the Town will (continued from page 1) .voters responded with a round will go to chairs for the town town's Colby Bridge. missioners one for a term of penditure of town money that talking with them " He said of applause for the school hall, $2772 will go towards Bradford voters decided to five (5) years and one for a it is imperative the budget concur with the Selectmen's the s'ame arrangement in hoard candidates and also snow plowing, and the balance delay action for at least one term of four (4) years, and all items be held at present recommendation and intent to Newbury had helped him a applauded Mr. Smith. of $9,231.21 will be put into a year regarding a $15,000 ar- other necessary Town figures, particularly in view of implement semi-annual tax ticle for renovation of the Officials. the minimal surplus available billing as provided for under great deal in his recently Re-elected without op- savings account for capital town's CreameryBridge. The --"To hear the reports of at the end of1951. RSA 78:15B, to become ef- started business there. John position were: Moderator, expenditures to be voted on townspeople appeared divided the Selectmen, Treasurer, "2) That the Selectmen fective in1983. Zampieri responded by Dean Rowdon; Town Clerk, nextyear. "To on whether to fund the Cemetery Commissioners and make a study (either through -- see if the Town will saying, "I am in favor of the Reginald White; Treasurer, restoration of the bridge or other Town Officers and an appointed committee or in vote to authorize the Select- concept, but not an open ended Reginald White; Selectman approach." He proposed an for three years, Robert state. This amendment, if close it permanently. Committees heretofore chosen some other way) of the men to appoint the Road amendment patterned after a Zambon; Lister for three adopted, would give judges Voters approved a motion to and pass and vote relating relative salaries d town Agent. This article to take ystem used in the Town of years, Pamela Peterson; more latitnde in denying bail. raise zero dollars for the thereto, employees and hew these effect March1983. Newbury whereby a new Delinquent Tax Collector and Fire Chief Gene Perkins Creamery Bridge this year -- "To see if the Town will salaries could be put in better -- "To see if the Town wi.ll business could be granted a First Constable, Dale Wright ; invited voters to visit the and requiring the selectmen to vote to contribute funds for the relationship. Perhaps a stated vote to authorize the Tax tax exemption its first year of Town Agent, Norman Bone; recently completed fire study the matter for further construction of Class V High- salary with some additional Collector to accept the 5o percent of its listed value. First Grand Juror, Dean station as they were leaving consideration, ways as provided in RSA 241 incentive bonus would be prepayment of property taxes This exemption would Rowden; Auditor for three tbemeeting, inventory Tax as amended in the amount of appropriate in a few cases, and-or resident taxes. Repealed $1,642.45. The State to con- The Selectmen's decision -- "To take any other action decrease by I0 percent each years, Isabelle Whitehill; -- - tributeS10,949.69, should be available to 1983 that may legally come before five ,,br00 ,or *,ve _._ Thetford Tow Me tin00 -'To--. Town 00d.e* and ..sm.tm. when the business would he years, Hazel Rosa; and  . n e vote to authorize the Select- didates. taxed on its full listed value. Cemetery Commissioner for (centinuedfrom-page I) tinuation of a lunch program men to issue interest bearing "3) That a disinterested Mter discussion the amended five years, Stewart White. article was approved by,nice An article authorizing the school budget has increased at the Thetford Elementary notes in anticipation of taxes committee, after consultation vote. selectmen to contract for the by 6.2 percent over last year. School. to provide for the expenses of with our three fire depart- Out of the new budget, tax- The original article had thecurrent, ments, propese a formula for. {onntlnuedh, ompagel_)- Also approved wus an ar- restoration of town records at payers ln the town will have to called fer the program to be --"Tosee ff the Townwill the eqtlitable distribution of (21years old) i would he able tide exempting from taxation a cost of $15,182, with the work raise $938,812.45 -- a 6.2 funded for $2500, but was vote to authorize the Select- appropriations to these fire to devote time to town the inventory of manufac- and cost to be spread over a turers and merchants, four year period was approved percent increase over last amended to state only "that men to accept, appropriate departments. year. we continue the food service and expend gifts of Federal "To see if the Town will business." -- He believes that with his Selectman Robert Zambon by voice vote. Town clerk Scfiool Director Chairman program at Thetford and State Aid in the name of vote to make any alterations business experience he can estimated there were about 10 Reginald White urged the taxpayers who would be af- passage of the article, saying Lawrence Babcock fended off Elementary School." the Town of Haverhill. in the amount of money to be heip the town save money at least one attempt, by a Babcock told the voters that --"Toseeif the Town will raised and appropriated for especially now as this cruciai fected by this. these old records date back to group of supporters of a by approving the article they vote to authorize the Select- the eusuing year for the stage when more respon- In the only contested 1781, and "there's no way we defeated offorttode-designate would basically he voting 'to men to sell reM estate support of the Town as sibilities will fall on local election, Steven Blood was can put a value on these types Thefford Academy as the "pick up where the federal acquired by the Town through recommended by the Budget governments. He thinks the elected on the third ballot to of things." the UD 21 school board, The flnal article to be voted town's high school, toseparate andstatecutshaveleftoff." Tax Collector's Deeds, by Committee in its report, to town must be more persuasive garnering 59 votes to Stewart on concerned a request to the the Academy budget and the Five School public auction sale or by raise and appropriate all sums with the state as to existing Tbetford Elementary School Directors advertising for sealed bids, so determined for said pur- laws as well as to proposed White's 56. Ruth Hatch, also a representative and senators of budget that was up for vote. Resolving another major except that the Selectmen poses, and pass any other vote laws that affect the town. He ,andidate, withdrew her name this district to introduce a after the second ballot, resolution asking President Thetford's Academy budget issue this year, voters decided would be empowered to make relating thereto, says it is important to he in is listed on the Thetford school to add two additional school one last offer to the persort -- "To see if the Town will close contact and take a more Moderator Dean Rowden Reagan to propose to the budget as a line item because directors to the Thetford who was divested of his vote to authorize the with- active role through our congratulated Blood, as well SoViet Union a mutual nuclear the town pays its taxes to the School Board. property and a late redem- drawal from the Revenue representatives on the state as the other two candidates, weapons moratorium. The He said that the voters were article was balloted on and school in the form of tuition. After considerable debate, ption would be allowed upon Sharing Fund established level. Babcock quoted a Vermont the motion to add the two payment of all taxes, costs under the provisions of the In the race for Road Agent lucky to have three equally passed bya 55-35margin. statute that questioned the positions to the board was and interest. State and Local Assistance we have Robert Blodgett, a qualified candidateswillingto Representative John legaiity of a request to remove passed by a close 89 to 76 --"To see if the Town will Act of 1972. The sum of native, who graduated from give of their time to represent Zampieri brought voters up- the line item for Thetford margin, vote to appoint or elect a $44,000,00 for the following the local school and Plymouth the voters on the school board, to-date on happenings in the He als# thanked out-going State Legislature and gave a Academy from the budget. All three current school Budget Committee to specific purposes herewith High. He has held the post for The move to separate the directors reserved comment recommend to the next indicated: the Appropriation eight years. Father of six, he choo] board member Cedric brief explanation on the budgets was dropped and the on the issue. However, one Annual Town Meeting the for Debt Service and the is a navy veteran of the Smith for his six years on the amendment to the state school budget and amount to former Lyme School Board amounts to be raised for Appropiration for Operating Korean War. In addition to his board, three years of which he constitution on which voters he raised in taxes for the Chairman (apparently now a various purposes, such Budget. work as Road Agent he is self- served as chairman. The were balloting across the school account went on to be Thetford resident) told the recommendations to be -- "To see if the Town will employed in contracting work. passed as recommended, voters that when Lyme raised printed in the next Annual vote to authorize the Select- Paul King, another native, During the school debate, the number of members on Report. men in compliance with the attended local schools and Academy Executive Director their school board, contact --"To see if the Town will order of the State of New Plymouth High School. A Physical ,tw wiencke was asked between the board chairman vote to adopt the fol!owin  Hampshire, Board of World War II veteran of four to explain Thetford and the other board members resolution as presented by the Taxation, to contract with the years, he was Road Agent Academy's four percent was made more difficult. 1982Budget Committee: This Property Appraisal Division here some ten years ago Fitness tuition increase this year. supporters of the article committee, with the deter- of the Department of Revenue serving for 11 years. He is Wiencke said the rise in argued that a larger number mination that a continual rise Administration for the affiliated with King Lumber tuition at the school was of board members would in the Town budget from year reappraisal of all property in Company. Cub \\; nminlydue to aseven percent increase town representation to year is not in the best in- the Town and to raise and Robert Farnsworth, a increase in the school's during school beard meetings, terests of any of us, makesthe appropriate the sum of resident of S. Wentworth, budget. He said the budget The two new schooldirecr foliowingrecommendations: $100,000 and to authorize the retired from public service increase was due mainly to a positions will be filled at next "1) That it be made abun- Selectmen to issue interest some 10 years ago. He was a With Equipment 7 percent increase in year's 1983 Thefford Town dantly clear to all town bearing notes or honds for said salaries and to increases in Meeting. departments and individuals purpose until such time as the and Instructor costs for materials and sup- Only one other article was plies and in transportation, amended at the meeting. r Oxbow taxpayers approve budget Wiencke said a study on the Tbetford Library Federation transportation budget has Chairman Christopher Dye (continued from page 1). teachers' contract is still position and two and one half Available at the begun at the school with the asked the voters to ap- taxes for Oxbow, Bradford under negotiation, however, aide positions brought a GARDEN RESTAURANT of eliminating much of propriate $8,570 instead of will pay$443,000andNewbury A number of voters number of arguments from the current expenditures that $6,570 as written in thearticle willpay$371,000. questioned the salary in- both teachers and residents are now required. He also onthetown'swarning.  , The school board has been creases. One Newbury man --most notably over the We need to know how many are added that, although the Dye said that the town had projecting a tax rate decrease said, "We're not saying the elimination of a remedial aide Academy's tuition cost has. appropriated $6,570 for at this year of 15.8 percent in teachers aren't gifted or don't position. interested -- Please call us, increased, it is still corn- least four previous years, but Bradford and four percent in do a good job . . . but their Remedial reading teacher stop in or fill in and mail the below coupon, petitive with other area that the article had never been Newbury. salaries are more than what Becki Smith strongly opposed schools. This is the first year changed. But with expected increases most of us who are paying dropping the aide position illiilliiiil that the Academy's tuition ls Dye's amended motion in state aid for education themaremaking." saying it cut the program in  GDESTRANT "='ram MAILTO:THE • lower than that of nearby passed, passed by Vermont At least two Oxhow teachers half. Anotberteacber, William Oxbow High School, according All other articles were lawmakers last week, and the and one former teacher Vargas, said he knew of at m Route 5 • to Wiencke. either passed as written in the unexpected discovery of defended their position at the least 30 seventh graders who • Bradford, Vt.033 • SehooiLuach town report or were defeated. 1,59,000 in unplanned taxes mceting. Former teacher Joe could use the program. Oxbow Program Elections for town offices raised last year, the decrease Moore said he left Oxbow graduate Joe Sampson told • • Voters at the meeting ap- were held Tuesday with polls in both town's tax rates could because the salaries "weren't the school board that without • NAME: • proved overwhelmingly an closingatT:00p.m, he even greater, competitive with the job Mrs. Smith's class, insteadof • ADDRESS: . • article calling for the con- Paylmreases market?' Bradford resident making the honor roll, he li •  I Fontana said the increase in and Thetford teacher Larry might have continued having L,. the district's budget is due Drew called for voters to trouble readingandspelling. • PHONE : li     partly to a 1O percent increase consider the importance "of Fontana said the position I I1 in administration, staff and the commndity our school cuts were part °f a • I am interested in your PhysicaIFitness Club. i custodial salaries and he must produce." reorganization of certain /lll||l| • added that the budget in- Fontana told the crowd that programs due to a 25 student lllllllllll eluded a similar increase in the basesaiary for teachersls decrease in enrollment at the A & W teacher salaries. The $9,200 per year and that a school since last year. In fact, H THE GARDEN RESTAuRANT g teacher with a masters degree be explalned tbat onrollment | ARTESIAN WELL CO. and 13 years of experience at the school has dropped by • slno1930 BITS and PIECES 'would be eligible for about almost 200 students since1974. Real joy comes not from $14,000 under the school's Putnam said the school ROUTES   ''# L I ''J'''' ease or riches or from the current pay scale, board and the administration BRADFORD, VT.  , praise of men, but from doing Position Cuts would be discussing the something worthwhile. A school board decision to reading program in further 8-222-. I I II I SlrWllfredGrenfell cut a balf-time social studies detail in the future. VERMONT POHCE BRADFORD-- A 1970 Diamond Reo tanker truck collided with a parked car on Town Highway No. 47 in Bradford on Feb. 15 at about 9:30 a.m., according to police. Glen Emory Ackerman, 46 of Piermont was reported to he the driver of the truck. The car, a 1972 Chevrolet, was owned by Wayne Everett Godfrey, 24, of Piermont, according to police. No persons were injured as a result of the incident. Police say the Godfrey vehicle received moderate front end damage and no damage was reported on the truck. Police described weather conditions at the time of the accident as clear but reported that the road was icy. Accident THETFORD Two cars. Stockman, collided on S. Corner Read _m_ No" Thetford on Feb. 14 at about'the accident and 5:00 p.m., according to police. Police say a 1977 Volkswagen driven by Ken- neth Turnbuli, 28, of Cam- bridge, Mass. failed to negotiate a left hand curve causing his car to collide with a 1981 Alger, 62, of No injuries a result of the police say botl received minor danage. Police described conditions at the accident as road was covered and ice at the time. Accident BRADFORD-- A was entering Bradford on Feb. 4:00 p.m. a northbound 1974 pickup, according t Police say the driven by Je Holmes, 41, of and the pickup driven by both vehicles moderate The weather was the roads of the accident, police. Two new for Bradford BRADFORD-- Three library Bradford trustees were elected at the Dickey submitted Bradford Library Trustee's report to the Annual Meeting held on Feb. Feb. 22 22. called the year of Two new trustees were interesting year of elected. Lynn Haas and Elinor service." Blake Smith will replace 1981 Lawrence Coffin and Frances Total circulation Hyde. Both Coffin and Hyde material, 20,330; had decided not to seek from theyearbefore, another term. Total number Janet Fatherley was re- added, 500; elected to another term as books added, trustee at the meeting, juvenile books " Officers elected at the number books meeting were as follows: num Chairman, Craig White; Vice Total number .Chairman, Eris Eastman; 738; number Secretary, Dorothy Cole and 177; number Janet Fatherley; Treasurer, borrowers, 261. Charles Brainerd; Assistant Total number Treasurer, Craig White; borrowed from Auditor, Shirley Conrad; Library, l,666. Publicity, Elinor Blake Smith Total number and Lynn Haas. loaned, 4,394. "k Several compete .for sm'Ent, in the Strategic Air Command. He is now with the State Highway Department. Clinton Hutchins who has filed for both Police Chief and Fire Commissioner is at present Police Chief appointed to fill the spot left vacant when Officer Zander Kar moved. Hutchins is a Plymouth native now married to the former Patricia Brown and the father of three children. He is a member of the National Guard, and a part-time police officer at Waterville Valley. He has served with the local fire department and has been appointed assistant fire chief. He is a member of the Bicentennial Players and is employed by the New Ham- pshire Electric Cooperative. There is no contest for several of the offices and unless there is a landslide of write-in votes Virginia Far- nsworth will return to the position of town clerk, which she was appointed to in July of 1981. Born in Mexico, Mrs. Farnsworth came to Went- worth in 1970. She has five children and three grand- childi'en. A cust at Plymouth State, she was  formerly area manager for Newberry's. Lionel Gordon is unopposed in his bid to return as town auditor. New in toWn three years ago, he is a private contractor and in charge of maintenance for the "Can- dlelite Traveler" Motel. Mildred Cotis, village treasurer for many years, is also unopposed. Neither Elvah Muzzey, running for tax collector, nor her husband, Maurice Muz- zey, seeking a return to his seat as library trustee will have opposition. Arthur Morrison, long time village moderator is seeking two years more. School Elections Mrs. LaRoss with the board. She in town four mother of two the is employed by Corporation. She is being Judy Pease, a correspondent for Citizen. A tworth Elementary High, and Teachers' has long been work with through the Sunday School now the child care € Orford. She has bee' many local affairs been a member d Department. In the Sisters she is Chief of the State Hampshire and a tative of Pythians. Donald Adams heJ his first attempt "politics." He Wentworth about ago from his native He is a veteran of sis half years of The father two is a driverfor prime concern he seeing good basic plenty of sports with well as Alvin Huntoon has about seven yearS employed drives the school graduate of the Merchant Marine holds a second ' commission and is War II veteran. He ! scouting all his intereste says his prime the childreP education since the name of the School elections have four Mrs. William candidates for two open slats, local Ginny Gove, having current school resigned, opened one slot and has filed for Conestea DaRoss, filling out Treasurer. Again, Mac Borger's term opens no write-ins, she another, next treasurer. AREA SCHOOL Blue Mountain Union For the week of March 3 to I0: Wednesday--Shepherds Pie, mashed vegetables, rolls, fruit, milk. 11aureday-- Lasagna, Italian bread, toss salad, milk. Friday-- Grinders, potato chips, cookie, milk. Monday-- Shepherd Pie, French bread, topping, milk. Tuesday-- Corn Chowder; peanut butter-jelly pumpkin pie, milk. Wednesday-- Barbecued Chicken, mashed pott cranberry sauce, fruit, milk. Page S-The Join'hal Opinion-March 3,1982 Ambulance volunteers complete #r Bradford Town Meetin00- (continuedfrom page l) A motion to repeal the weapons between the United The following funds were d d training than leaving the repairs for a town's inventory tax was States and the Soviet Union also appropriated by the a vance COt]L]se later date. Brainerd also approved by an overwhelming passed by a large majority at voters at Tuesday's meeting. WOODSVILLE Five a physician. MASr trousers vision of Kenneth Danielson, attributed a sizeable portion of margin by the voters at the the meeting. --$3300 for fire department the overexpenditure to utility meeting. Addressing the article, equipment; members of the Cottage are used on patients who M.D. Patty Roberts also costs at the Academy The inventory tax accounts Bradford voter James Perry -- $18,000 for repairs to the Hospital Volunteer require stabilization from taught an in-service class on building, for roughly four percent of the said, "I don't know if it will do Bradford Library roof ; Ambulance Corps recently shock. " MAST trousers to the nurses Town Elections town's grand list of total any good.., but it certainly -- $2,183 for Orange East completed an Advanced Life Patty Roberts an of CottngeHospital. No new officers were property assessment, ac- couldn't hurt." Senior Center ; Support class which qualifies emergency room nurse at Members of the Cottage elected at the meeting. Of the cording to lister Helen Other Business -- $3,493 for Community them to utilize MAST trousers Littleton Hospital, was the Hospital Volunteer 11offices open, only one of the Chaffield. Richard Conrad, actingasa HeaithServicelnc.; on a patient undertheorderof instructor under the super- Ambulance Corps. who encumhent officers ran op- Chatfield said the four spokesman for the Bradford --$1000 for Orange County completed this training are: Thomas Estill of Haverhill posed. Robert Nutting ran percent lost by repeal of the FAST Squad, withdrew his Mental Health; and Raise pu0000-00-nneJ a,a,t Douglas Merrill for tax would bemadeupbyin-group's request for funding --$1659fortheTwoRivers Corners; Peter Gould of" the position of Second qown creasing the remaining the purchase of a new - Ottaquechee Regional Woodsville; Alan Shortt of Constable and was defeated property taxes in the town emergency vehicle. PianningCommission. " Warren; and Donald and by a vote of144 to 56. accordingly. Rrad{ord teachers River.SUsan Stapelfeld of Wells Charles Brainerd kept his The inventory tax was aid  Fairlee Town Meeting  --w-- -BRADFORD__ Teachers at available and student This training will improve seat as selectman; William by those favoring its repeal to " Couiliard will remain a lister "unfair" and not equitable to (continued from page 1) returned to office were: the Bradford Academy and population, the quality of emergencycare for another three years; different types of business townspeople voted to advise Moderator, Russell Smith; Graded School may be The hoard reviewed a letter provided to the communities Storm Odell will be an auditor establishments, the State Senators and other Town Clerk for three years, receiving a 6.85 percent salary from Oxbow principal serviced by the Cottage for another three years; NoTax representatives of thedistrict Jane Cramer; Town increase for the1982-83 school Richard Rothenberg Hospital Volunteer William Policy will remain Stabilization to introduce a resolution in the Treasurer for three years, year. requesting the board to raise AmbulanceCorvs First Constable for a year; Bradford voters refused to Vermont State Legislature Shirley Godfrey; Selectman This news was reported to the amount of money given Douglas Merrill will stay vote tax stabilization to any of asking the state congressional for three years, David Colby; the" Bradford Academy and from school trust funds to go . Torlti[h Second Constable for a year; the four business that were delegation totheUnitedStates Lister for one year, James Graded School Board by towards scholarships. Action _,,_,am Craig White will remain the requesting the tax relief plan Congress to request that the Watt; Lister for three years, district superintendent John on the matter was tabled for (eantinued-frompage iJ town's agentand grand juror; on articles in the town's President of the United States Maureen Gatto; Budget and Charles Brainerd will stay warning, propose to the Soviet Union a. Committee member for one Fontana at their Wednesday, further discussion by the Selectman, Bruce Limiaw; on as the town's trustee of Central Vermont Public mutual freeze on the testing, year, Shirley Boiles; Budget Feb. 10 meeting, according to board. Lister, Lyle Thompson; public funds. Service Corporation was production and deployment of Committee member for three the board's0fficialminutes. Other matters taken up by Auditor, William Hedge; No changes were made denied their requestfora ten nuclear weapons, missiles, years, Allen Avery; Auditor The figure is said to he an the hoard at the Feb. 10 School Director, David regarding current officers of year tax stabilization plan. and new aircraft designed for one year, Katherine estimate and accurate data meeting were : Partington (three years) and the Bradford Fire Depart- Voters decided to "take no primarily to deliver nuclear O'Donnell; Auditor for three regarding the increase will be -- discussion on the school's Juanita Claflln (one year); ment. Melvin Benzie will action on" two five year weapons with verification years, Arthur Bagley; First reviewed by the board at a audit reports ; Tax Collector, Ernest Cilley; remain Fire Chief, Homer requests from the Garden safeguards satisfactory to Constable for one year, Leon future meeting. " -- the board approved a Town Agent, H. B. Otterman Individual teacher contracts request to hire a part-time Jr.; Grand juror, Ernest Kingsbury Sr. will stay onas Motor Lodge and Colonial beth countries. Marsh; Cemetery Corn- should he ready sometime aide for the kindergarten class Cilley and GeorgeHodge. First Assistant Engineer and Village, and on a four year Fairlee voters also balloted missioner for five years, It was reported that the Francis Hathaway Sr. will request from the Medical on the proposed amendment to Ralph Hedge; Trustee of the during the month of March. atOxbow; remain Second Assistant Center on the Upper Plain in the Constitution of Vermont Public Library, Virginia Also at the meeting, the -- the board approved the constitutional amendment Engineer. Bradford.  which will give the judges the Mead; Grand Jurors for one board approved "in concept", hiring of Robert Mead to fill in regarding the determination Bridge Prejects Nuclear Weapons right to refuse bail to those year, William Pierson, and the addition on one full-time for Mrs. Penner while she will of the bail passed by a vote of Voters at the meeting ap The petition article calling accused of a capital crime. Russell Smith; Town Agent to teacher position for the 1982-83 be absent this spring because 39 to 5. proved only one of bridge for a mutual freeze on nuclear The measure carried by 53-6. prosecute and defend suits for school year. The school board of a maternityleave; The amount the town projects up for debate at the Town officers elected or oneyear, Hester Gardner. stresses that the approval was -- the board signed a con- received in revenue sharing meeting this year. "for budget formulationonly" tract addenum to raise the was also allocated at the and is subject to logistical salary level of one of the meeting. $20,000 was appropriated by  Vote in Haverhill details such as space school's teachers. According to the town clerk, the voters for the town's portion of a $495,000 con- . Ruth Morrlson, $500 of that struction project to begin this t Ryegate Town Meeting will of be rePUcTa$ summer that will replace the {eantinuedfrempage 1) who have control of the ex- moneYTc:n be raised by taxes'_ see if the Town will (continued from page 1) .voters responded with a round will go to chairs for the town town's Colby Bridge. missioners one for a term of penditure of town money that talking with them " He said of applause for the school hall, $2772 will go towards Bradford voters decided to five (5) years and one for a it is imperative the budget concur with the Selectmen's the s'ame arrangement in hoard candidates and also snow plowing, and the balance delay action for at least one term of four (4) years, and all items be held at present recommendation and intent to Newbury had helped him a applauded Mr. Smith. of $9,231.21 will be put into a year regarding a $15,000 ar- other necessary Town figures, particularly in view of implement semi-annual tax ticle for renovation of the Officials. the minimal surplus available billing as provided for under great deal in his recently Re-elected without op- savings account for capital town's CreameryBridge. The --"To hear the reports of at the end of1951. RSA 78:15B, to become ef- started business there. John position were: Moderator, expenditures to be voted on townspeople appeared divided the Selectmen, Treasurer, "2) That the Selectmen fective in1983. Zampieri responded by Dean Rowdon; Town Clerk, nextyear. "To on whether to fund the Cemetery Commissioners and make a study (either through -- see if the Town will saying, "I am in favor of the Reginald White; Treasurer, restoration of the bridge or other Town Officers and an appointed committee or in vote to authorize the Select- concept, but not an open ended Reginald White; Selectman approach." He proposed an for three years, Robert state. This amendment, if close it permanently. Committees heretofore chosen some other way) of the men to appoint the Road amendment patterned after a Zambon; Lister for three adopted, would give judges Voters approved a motion to and pass and vote relating relative salaries d town Agent. This article to take ystem used in the Town of years, Pamela Peterson; more latitnde in denying bail. raise zero dollars for the thereto, employees and hew these effect March1983. Newbury whereby a new Delinquent Tax Collector and Fire Chief Gene Perkins Creamery Bridge this year -- "To see if the Town will salaries could be put in better -- "To see if the Town wi.ll business could be granted a First Constable, Dale Wright ; invited voters to visit the and requiring the selectmen to vote to contribute funds for the relationship. Perhaps a stated vote to authorize the Tax tax exemption its first year of Town Agent, Norman Bone; recently completed fire study the matter for further construction of Class V High- salary with some additional Collector to accept the 5o percent of its listed value. First Grand Juror, Dean station as they were leaving consideration, ways as provided in RSA 241 incentive bonus would be prepayment of property taxes This exemption would Rowden; Auditor for three tbemeeting, inventory Tax as amended in the amount of appropriate in a few cases, and-or resident taxes. Repealed $1,642.45. The State to con- The Selectmen's decision -- "To take any other action decrease by I0 percent each years, Isabelle Whitehill; -- - tributeS10,949.69, should be available to 1983 that may legally come before five ,,br00 ,or *,ve _._ Thetford Tow Me tin00 -'To--. Town 00d.e* and ..sm.tm. when the business would he years, Hazel Rosa; and  . n e vote to authorize the Select- didates. taxed on its full listed value. Cemetery Commissioner for (centinuedfrom-page I) tinuation of a lunch program men to issue interest bearing "3) That a disinterested Mter discussion the amended five years, Stewart White. article was approved by,nice An article authorizing the school budget has increased at the Thetford Elementary notes in anticipation of taxes committee, after consultation vote. selectmen to contract for the by 6.2 percent over last year. School. to provide for the expenses of with our three fire depart- Out of the new budget, tax- The original article had thecurrent, ments, propese a formula for. {onntlnuedh, ompagel_)- Also approved wus an ar- restoration of town records at payers ln the town will have to called fer the program to be --"Tosee ff the Townwill the eqtlitable distribution of (21years old) i would he able tide exempting from taxation a cost of $15,182, with the work raise $938,812.45 -- a 6.2 funded for $2500, but was vote to authorize the Select- appropriations to these fire to devote time to town the inventory of manufac- and cost to be spread over a turers and merchants, four year period was approved percent increase over last amended to state only "that men to accept, appropriate departments. year. we continue the food service and expend gifts of Federal "To see if the Town will business." -- He believes that with his Selectman Robert Zambon by voice vote. Town clerk Scfiool Director Chairman program at Thetford and State Aid in the name of vote to make any alterations business experience he can estimated there were about 10 Reginald White urged the taxpayers who would be af- passage of the article, saying Lawrence Babcock fended off Elementary School." the Town of Haverhill. in the amount of money to be heip the town save money at least one attempt, by a Babcock told the voters that --"Toseeif the Town will raised and appropriated for especially now as this cruciai fected by this. these old records date back to group of supporters of a by approving the article they vote to authorize the Select- the eusuing year for the stage when more respon- In the only contested 1781, and "there's no way we defeated offorttode-designate would basically he voting 'to men to sell reM estate support of the Town as sibilities will fall on local election, Steven Blood was can put a value on these types Thefford Academy as the "pick up where the federal acquired by the Town through recommended by the Budget governments. He thinks the elected on the third ballot to of things." the UD 21 school board, The flnal article to be voted town's high school, toseparate andstatecutshaveleftoff." Tax Collector's Deeds, by Committee in its report, to town must be more persuasive garnering 59 votes to Stewart on concerned a request to the the Academy budget and the Five School public auction sale or by raise and appropriate all sums with the state as to existing Tbetford Elementary School Directors advertising for sealed bids, so determined for said pur- laws as well as to proposed White's 56. Ruth Hatch, also a representative and senators of budget that was up for vote. Resolving another major except that the Selectmen poses, and pass any other vote laws that affect the town. He ,andidate, withdrew her name this district to introduce a after the second ballot, resolution asking President Thetford's Academy budget issue this year, voters decided would be empowered to make relating thereto, says it is important to he in is listed on the Thetford school to add two additional school one last offer to the persort -- "To see if the Town will close contact and take a more Moderator Dean Rowden Reagan to propose to the budget as a line item because directors to the Thetford who was divested of his vote to authorize the with- active role through our congratulated Blood, as well SoViet Union a mutual nuclear the town pays its taxes to the School Board. property and a late redem- drawal from the Revenue representatives on the state as the other two candidates, weapons moratorium. The He said that the voters were article was balloted on and school in the form of tuition. After considerable debate, ption would be allowed upon Sharing Fund established level. Babcock quoted a Vermont the motion to add the two payment of all taxes, costs under the provisions of the In the race for Road Agent lucky to have three equally passed bya 55-35margin. statute that questioned the positions to the board was and interest. State and Local Assistance we have Robert Blodgett, a qualified candidateswillingto Representative John legaiity of a request to remove passed by a close 89 to 76 --"To see if the Town will Act of 1972. The sum of native, who graduated from give of their time to represent Zampieri brought voters up- the line item for Thetford margin, vote to appoint or elect a $44,000,00 for the following the local school and Plymouth the voters on the school board, to-date on happenings in the He als# thanked out-going State Legislature and gave a Academy from the budget. All three current school Budget Committee to specific purposes herewith High. He has held the post for The move to separate the directors reserved comment recommend to the next indicated: the Appropriation eight years. Father of six, he choo] board member Cedric brief explanation on the budgets was dropped and the on the issue. However, one Annual Town Meeting the for Debt Service and the is a navy veteran of the Smith for his six years on the amendment to the state school budget and amount to former Lyme School Board amounts to be raised for Appropiration for Operating Korean War. In addition to his board, three years of which he constitution on which voters he raised in taxes for the Chairman (apparently now a various purposes, such Budget. work as Road Agent he is self- served as chairman. The were balloting across the school account went on to be Thetford resident) told the recommendations to be -- "To see if the Town will employed in contracting work. passed as recommended, voters that when Lyme raised printed in the next Annual vote to authorize the Select- Paul King, another native, During the school debate, the number of members on Report. men in compliance with the attended local schools and Academy Executive Director their school board, contact --"To see if the Town will order of the State of New Plymouth High School. A Physical ,tw wiencke was asked between the board chairman vote to adopt the fol!owin  Hampshire, Board of World War II veteran of four to explain Thetford and the other board members resolution as presented by the Taxation, to contract with the years, he was Road Agent Academy's four percent was made more difficult. 1982Budget Committee: This Property Appraisal Division here some ten years ago Fitness tuition increase this year. supporters of the article committee, with the deter- of the Department of Revenue serving for 11 years. He is Wiencke said the rise in argued that a larger number mination that a continual rise Administration for the affiliated with King Lumber tuition at the school was of board members would in the Town budget from year reappraisal of all property in Company. Cub \\; nminlydue to aseven percent increase town representation to year is not in the best in- the Town and to raise and Robert Farnsworth, a increase in the school's during school beard meetings, terests of any of us, makesthe appropriate the sum of resident of S. Wentworth, budget. He said the budget The two new schooldirecr foliowingrecommendations: $100,000 and to authorize the retired from public service increase was due mainly to a positions will be filled at next "1) That it be made abun- Selectmen to issue interest some 10 years ago. He was a With Equipment 7 percent increase in year's 1983 Thefford Town dantly clear to all town bearing notes or honds for said salaries and to increases in Meeting. departments and individuals purpose until such time as the and Instructor costs for materials and sup- Only one other article was plies and in transportation, amended at the meeting. r Oxbow taxpayers approve budget Wiencke said a study on the Tbetford Library Federation transportation budget has Chairman Christopher Dye (continued from page 1). teachers' contract is still position and two and one half Available at the begun at the school with the asked the voters to ap- taxes for Oxbow, Bradford under negotiation, however, aide positions brought a GARDEN RESTAURANT of eliminating much of propriate $8,570 instead of will pay$443,000andNewbury A number of voters number of arguments from the current expenditures that $6,570 as written in thearticle willpay$371,000. questioned the salary in- both teachers and residents are now required. He also onthetown'swarning.  , The school board has been creases. One Newbury man --most notably over the We need to know how many are added that, although the Dye said that the town had projecting a tax rate decrease said, "We're not saying the elimination of a remedial aide Academy's tuition cost has. appropriated $6,570 for at this year of 15.8 percent in teachers aren't gifted or don't position. interested -- Please call us, increased, it is still corn- least four previous years, but Bradford and four percent in do a good job . . . but their Remedial reading teacher stop in or fill in and mail the below coupon, petitive with other area that the article had never been Newbury. salaries are more than what Becki Smith strongly opposed schools. This is the first year changed. But with expected increases most of us who are paying dropping the aide position illiilliiiil that the Academy's tuition ls Dye's amended motion in state aid for education themaremaking." saying it cut the program in  GDESTRANT "='ram MAILTO:THE • lower than that of nearby passed, passed by Vermont At least two Oxhow teachers half. Anotberteacber, William Oxbow High School, according All other articles were lawmakers last week, and the and one former teacher Vargas, said he knew of at m Route 5 • to Wiencke. either passed as written in the unexpected discovery of defended their position at the least 30 seventh graders who • Bradford, Vt.033 • SehooiLuach town report or were defeated. 1,59,000 in unplanned taxes mceting. Former teacher Joe could use the program. Oxbow Program Elections for town offices raised last year, the decrease Moore said he left Oxbow graduate Joe Sampson told • • Voters at the meeting ap- were held Tuesday with polls in both town's tax rates could because the salaries "weren't the school board that without • NAME: • proved overwhelmingly an closingatT:00p.m, he even greater, competitive with the job Mrs. Smith's class, insteadof • ADDRESS: . • article calling for the con- Paylmreases market?' Bradford resident making the honor roll, he li •  I Fontana said the increase in and Thetford teacher Larry might have continued having L,. the district's budget is due Drew called for voters to trouble readingandspelling. • PHONE : li     partly to a 1O percent increase consider the importance "of Fontana said the position I I1 in administration, staff and the commndity our school cuts were part °f a • I am interested in your PhysicaIFitness Club. i custodial salaries and he must produce." reorganization of certain /lll||l| • added that the budget in- Fontana told the crowd that programs due to a 25 student lllllllllll eluded a similar increase in the basesaiary for teachersls decrease in enrollment at the A & W teacher salaries. The $9,200 per year and that a school since last year. In fact, H THE GARDEN RESTAuRANT g teacher with a masters degree be explalned tbat onrollment | ARTESIAN WELL CO. and 13 years of experience at the school has dropped by • slno1930 BITS and PIECES 'would be eligible for about almost 200 students since1974. Real joy comes not from $14,000 under the school's Putnam said the school ROUTES   ''# L I ''J'''' ease or riches or from the current pay scale, board and the administration BRADFORD, VT.  , praise of men, but from doing Position Cuts would be discussing the something worthwhile. A school board decision to reading program in further 8-222-. I I II I SlrWllfredGrenfell cut a balf-time social studies detail in the future. VERMONT POHCE BRADFORD-- A 1970 Diamond Reo tanker truck collided with a parked car on Town Highway No. 47 in Bradford on Feb. 15 at about 9:30 a.m., according to police. Glen Emory Ackerman, 46 of Piermont was reported to he the driver of the truck. The car, a 1972 Chevrolet, was owned by Wayne Everett Godfrey, 24, of Piermont, according to police. No persons were injured as a result of the incident. Police say the Godfrey vehicle received moderate front end damage and no damage was reported on the truck. Police described weather conditions at the time of the accident as clear but reported that the road was icy. Accident THETFORD Two cars. Stockman, collided on S. Corner Read _m_ No" Thetford on Feb. 14 at about'the accident and 5:00 p.m., according to police. Police say a 1977 Volkswagen driven by Ken- neth Turnbuli, 28, of Cam- bridge, Mass. failed to negotiate a left hand curve causing his car to collide with a 1981 Alger, 62, of No injuries a result of the police say botl received minor danage. Police described conditions at the accident as road was covered and ice at the time. Accident BRADFORD-- A was entering Bradford on Feb. 4:00 p.m. a northbound 1974 pickup, according t Police say the driven by Je Holmes, 41, of and the pickup driven by both vehicles moderate The weather was the roads of the accident, police. Two new for Bradford BRADFORD-- Three library Bradford trustees were elected at the Dickey submitted Bradford Library Trustee's report to the Annual Meeting held on Feb. Feb. 22 22. called the year of Two new trustees were interesting year of elected. Lynn Haas and Elinor service." Blake Smith will replace 1981 Lawrence Coffin and Frances Total circulation Hyde. Both Coffin and Hyde material, 20,330; had decided not to seek from theyearbefore, another term. Total number Janet Fatherley was re- added, 500; elected to another term as books added, trustee at the meeting, juvenile books " Officers elected at the number books meeting were as follows: num Chairman, Craig White; Vice Total number .Chairman, Eris Eastman; 738; number Secretary, Dorothy Cole and 177; number Janet Fatherley; Treasurer, borrowers, 261. Charles Brainerd; Assistant Total number Treasurer, Craig White; borrowed from Auditor, Shirley Conrad; Library, l,666. Publicity, Elinor Blake Smith Total number and Lynn Haas. loaned, 4,394. "k Several compete .for sm'Ent, in the Strategic Air Command. He is now with the State Highway Department. Clinton Hutchins who has filed for both Police Chief and Fire Commissioner is at present Police Chief appointed to fill the spot left vacant when Officer Zander Kar moved. Hutchins is a Plymouth native now married to the former Patricia Brown and the father of three children. He is a member of the National Guard, and a part-time police officer at Waterville Valley. He has served with the local fire department and has been appointed assistant fire chief. He is a member of the Bicentennial Players and is employed by the New Ham- pshire Electric Cooperative. There is no contest for several of the offices and unless there is a landslide of write-in votes Virginia Far- nsworth will return to the position of town clerk, which she was appointed to in July of 1981. Born in Mexico, Mrs. Farnsworth came to Went- worth in 1970. She has five children and three grand- childi'en. A cust at Plymouth State, she was  formerly area manager for Newberry's. Lionel Gordon is unopposed in his bid to return as town auditor. New in toWn three years ago, he is a private contractor and in charge of maintenance for the "Can- dlelite Traveler" Motel. Mildred Cotis, village treasurer for many years, is also unopposed. Neither Elvah Muzzey, running for tax collector, nor her husband, Maurice Muz- zey, seeking a return to his seat as library trustee will have opposition. Arthur Morrison, long time village moderator is seeking two years more. School Elections Mrs. LaRoss with the board. She in town four mother of two the is employed by Corporation. She is being Judy Pease, a correspondent for Citizen. A tworth Elementary High, and Teachers' has long been work with through the Sunday School now the child care € Orford. She has bee' many local affairs been a member d Department. In the Sisters she is Chief of the State Hampshire and a tative of Pythians. Donald Adams heJ his first attempt "politics." He Wentworth about ago from his native He is a veteran of sis half years of The father two is a driverfor prime concern he seeing good basic plenty of sports with well as Alvin Huntoon has about seven yearS employed drives the school graduate of the Merchant Marine holds a second ' commission and is War II veteran. He ! scouting all his intereste says his prime the childreP education since the name of the School elections have four Mrs. William candidates for two open slats, local Ginny Gove, having current school resigned, opened one slot and has filed for Conestea DaRoss, filling out Treasurer. Again, Mac Borger's term opens no write-ins, she another, next treasurer. AREA SCHOOL Blue Mountain Union For the week of March 3 to I0: Wednesday--Shepherds Pie, mashed vegetables, rolls, fruit, milk. 11aureday-- Lasagna, Italian bread, toss salad, milk. Friday-- Grinders, potato chips, cookie, milk. Monday-- Shepherd Pie, French bread, topping, milk. Tuesday-- Corn Chowder; peanut butter-jelly pumpkin pie, milk. Wednesday-- Barbecued Chicken, mashed pott cranberry sauce, fruit, milk.