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sntl NAIIPNIIli lyme Orford PIIrmon! Hovlrhttl Wood$wlle |oth VlllnOllT Thetford 0rlee WI$! 0+rllI |radioed Corinth topthom SOwbury Wills River Ilylgott Oroton :i +6i llT'Number 27 ovaS USP 598340 Serving Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont July 7, 1982 year;/ower more Vermont taxes VERMONT-- Last week marked the ap- major wave of federal tax cuts -- paychecks around the part of the federal government's plan to power. But some Verrdonters nitial happiness over recent tax government, in a move to combat cuts and increasing costs for services, changes in the state's tax struc- week. along with a ten percent decrease in taxes, Vermonters were also given a in their state income tax, a one cent and a whopping 14-cent per proponents of the state's new tax structure tax hikes are designed to provide services the burden on local property taxes. education and state aid for road main- both jumped considerably around the as a result of the new taxes passed by tax increase is retroactive to Jan. so Vermenters can expect smaller rebates state tax returns. North Haverhill Fair Scheduled August 5-8 Qt new fair00ounds Volunteer workers at the new on Route 10 south of N. Haverhill village lately, readying the new site for the Fair scheduled for August this +  Fred C. Lee Memorial Field will be held this year at the Fred C. Lee years ago by the N. (NHFA) in order to provide than the old site located behind the School in the village. The new site nearly four times larger than the old compared to nine. And, part of the acre site is reported to have recently been at the new site have been busy con- permanent exhibit hall and cattle over 250 cattle -- which NHFA in- out to other organizations for various , future. North Haverhill Fair will be held from 5 to Sunday, August 8 featuring the oxen, and tractor pulling contests, games, acts, and other traditional attractions people to the fair for the past 38 /n Orford off00/a/t+ t00olice chief after review In an official statement released at last selectmen's meeting, the selectmen aaid they will stand by their nolice chief written and verbal complaints with a 107-signature petition law officer's actions and calling -- Maurice Roberts, Elizabeth Blake -- f they have found no relating of Chief Kenneth May regarding a incidents reported this spring. The say they are considering seeking an enforcement expert" to he!p evaluate organizers reportedly are to place an article on the war- Town Meeting that would change in Orford from an appointed to an the job last summer, has preferred to background throughout the recent to do-over Gore Hill bridge? Town officials last week were repor- with a 32-signature petition calling for Cove Hill Bridge to be returned been impassable since a 30,000-ten the bridge's 16,000-ton capacity one The truck involved in the incident Plant, Inc., of W. Lebanon, N.H. said to have insurance that will cover the estimated $40,000 needed to repair some Thefford residents say has Another group is said to favor on the roadway served by the bridge any money received for repairs to alternative routes. at a hearing with the last week at which about to have been present. The final decision on the bridge ,weeks. area is likely to be diverted to Spur on Cove Hill Road is discon- ; are said to be looking into whether the r, who owned the truck respon- can be held further liable, above is willing to pay. lower taxes than Tax Rate WillDrop Newbury voters win As aresultofthisyear's budget battle and an ad- .ditional $170,000 that the town planned at Annual School Meeting NEWBURY-- Newbury amount expected to be raised $32,000 instead of $92,000 represented in this year's No line items were cut from budget for the elementary taxpayers decided to throw out their school board's recommended budget figures at last week's Annual School Meeting and decreased the in taxes for the Newbury planned by school officials Newbury Town School District the school's budget at the Elementary School by two- largely due to the efforts of Report were not only late in meeting. In fact, because the thirds-- or $60,000. Charles Bailey and a number coming out, but that the clamor over the validity of the Voters t the meeting of other Newbury residents figures were also less than revenue figures presented in decided to raise a figure of who charged that the figures accurate, the school report, the line item school received little attention at the meeting. The new budget passed for the elementary school stands at $304,484, as recommended by school officials. The amount to be raised in taxes for Newbury's share of Oxbow High School's expenses is referred to as an automatic assessment -- $371,484 for 1982-83--and is set at Oxbow's annual meeting in March. would not have had otherwise received from the state if a new state aid to education bill had been defeated in the Vermont legislature this Spring, school taxes in Newbury are expected to drop from $2.32 per $100 of assessed property value to an unofficial figure this year of around a dollar and a half. Last year Newbury voters approved a recommended amount to be raised in taxes of $200,432 for their elementary school. Because of a massive difference in revenue predictions this year -- the town .will raise only $32,000 (please turn to page 1O) Soaring enrollment causing budget, space problems at Bradford school But taxes drop by 31 percent BRADFORD-- The Town of District superintendent Bradford will have to raise John Fontana told the 75 or so about 31 percent less in school voters at last Tuesday's taxes this year as a result of meeting that the drop in taxes 'voter approval of the Bradford this year was due primarily to Academy and Grade School an additional $207,000 the town District Trustee's recom- would be receiving this year in mended budget presented at state aid to education funds as last week's Annual School granted by the Vermont Meeting. But overcrowding legislature this Spring. and rising enrollment sur- Fontana also said an extra faced as the major issue for $32,000 applied toward the the Bradford school district. Oxbow assessment resulting This year, taxpayers in from money raised in a roof Bradford will fund the bond last year contributed to Bradford Elementary School the tax drop. The money was with $187,569.24 as compared not needed after Oxbow won to $245,283.69 the school $575,000 in a lawsuit against received from the town last the GAF Corporation in year -- or about 24 percent January -- the lawsuit set- less. tlement money is being put The amount to be raised in toward a new roof at the Bradford for the town's share school, according to school of expenses at Oxbow High officials. School is an "automatic Energy Improvements assessment" determined by Voters at the meeting also area voters at the Annual voted to raise an additional HUGE SUCCESS-- The Woodsville-Wells River Fourth of July afterneon at the Community Field, and finally a Fourth of July Oxbow School Meeting held in $20,000 this year to fund celebration was deemed a huge success, More than 10,000 people fireworks display. See page 5 for story and more pictures. March. Bradford taxpayers energy improvements to the will give $248,479 to Oxbow school which Bradford came to the area to watch a fantastic parade, an activity-ladened this year -- $133,314 less than Elementary School Principal last year. John LaRock said would pay for itself in three years time in Bradford bank reiects second bid energy savings. But despite the rosy picture painted by this year's in- creases in state aid, tt skyrocketing enrollment at for control from Chittenden Corp the school this year will raise the elementary school budget by $80,000 and, according to • school officials caused the BRADFORD-- The directors Corporation President Hilton the directors of the bank had the Springfield bank before $60 per share. Chittenden, a banking agencies, school board to approve at the Bradford National Bank Wick, the rejected offer was rejected the Chittenden offer the first Chittenden offer last Burlington holding company, "Under the agreement," overexpenditures on last last week rejected a second for Sl percent of BNB stock for in favor of a plan for joint month, owns the largest commercial said Gallerani, "(BNB) year's budget of around offer to purchase a majority $90.50 per share -- about $10 affiliation with the First Chittenden's first offer was banking system in the state, retains substantial control of $20,000. interest of stock in their bank per share higher than list National Bank of Vermont, for 81 percent of BNB stock for Gallerani said the proposed its own operations, with equal Enrollment Climbs from the Chittenden Cor- price, from Springfield. The $75 per share during a period agreement with the First representation on the parent In a detailed explanation of poration. Bradford National Bank Bradford based bank had been at which BNB stock was National Bankissubjecttothe company boardofdirectors." last year's budget decisions According to Chittenden President Paul Gallerani said negotiating the affiliation with reported to be selling for about approval of the bank's This might not be the case in and budget projections for the shareholders and government the event of a purchase by the 1982-83 year, board member Chittenden Corporation, Richard McClintock told the voters that an anticipated New state police statistics show according to Gallerani. Man drowns Wick said, following his enrollment for next year with company's decision to up its 30 additional students has police activity is slowing down m Lake Morev Chittenden°ffer to $90.50per share, thatwould not pursue a forCreated sometough problemsthe board. FAIRLEE Police divers tender offer for shares of BNB Town resident Bud Haas pulled the body of a 23-year- stock because his company questioned the amount of state old Trenton Falls, N.J., man wished "to gain the support of aid money channelled toward Total incidents still higher than last year from Lake Morey on Sunday, (please turn to page 10) the school district as opposed July 4, at approximately 12:47 • (please turn topage g) ST. JOHNSBURY-- The St. Johnsbury Station which the subject in violation decreased nine percent in p.m., according to a state -- .... _ Vermont State Police at their Commander David Reed was ordered to appear in June from the previous police spokesman. Police say the drowned man headquarters in St. Johnsbury reports that the actual court) for the month of June month. have released a series of number of motor vehicle decreased 44 percent from the Corporal Robert Haradon of has been identified as statistics detailing their ac- iolations (violations in which number reported in May. the Bradford State Police Christopher Masden, who is tivities during the month of raffic tickets are issued or in Criminal investigations also Cluster office says that the said to have resided at acamp June. officers working out of his on the lake in addition to his According to these latest Trafftc deaths office handle roughly one-New Jersey home. Masden figures, the number of motor third of the incidents reported had been reported missing at vehicle violations in the area " - in the St. Johnsbury statistics, about 10:00 a.m. seems to be tapering off rise in June Criminal Investigations Police bad been caned to the Dwr and _/'/un6ngton compared to violations Police reported a total scene some hours earlier after nominated for honors reported in May of this year. STATE OF VERMONT-- this year is 36 percent number of 232 criminal in- receiving reports of an ap- The new figures show the Fourteen traffic deaths lower than the same time vestigations in the area during parent drowning at 1:17 a.m. same is happening to the were reported last month period last year. the month of June. Of these Police said initial rescue Acfolt at Bear RidKe number of criminal in- statewide -- the highest investigations, 37 arrests have attempts were made by Scott State officials say that vestigations reported by number of traffic deaths Saturday appeared to be resulted. Sargeant, of Fairlee, and  Thoht8 Ill the out,of,oors Vermont State Police in recorded during the first the most dangerous day to Police reported 42 incidents Robert Rettick, of W'estbrook, Northeast Vermont. six months of 1982, ae- drive according to the of breaking and entering, 58 Conn. But the figures also show cording to figures released statistics, adding thatmost incidents of larceny, 15 -A State Police Scuba Team "L[ LeG[ue 8tan that criminal investigations by the state, of the aecidents resulting in assaults, 11 incidents of was called in to search for have increased seven percent State Agency of Tran- fatalities occurred between destruction of property, nine Masden. Fairlee policeman More 8pol'lj over the same period last year sportation figures show 4:00and5:00p.m. fire investigations, ten bad Lee Marsh, Fish and Game and that the number of motor that during the first six Alcohol was the single checks, five drug cases, four Department officials, and the vehicle violations increased months of 1982, there have leading cause of all fatal sex crimes, one untimely Fairlee Fire Department also by 38 percent over the same been 33 fatal collisions collisions recorded in the death, 34 incidents of disor- assisted in the search, said the period last year. resulting in 42 traffic state figures, according to derly conduct or malicious police spokesman in St. The number of reported deaths compared to 52 fatal U. J. Sartorelli, of the mischief, and 43 additional Johnsbury. motor vehicle accidents in the collisions and 55 traffic Governor's Highway non-specified incidents. Police said the body was area during the month of June deaths reported during the Safety Program, the Motor taken to the Hale Funeral I was up four percent over the same time period last year. agency in charge of Vehicle Violations Home in Fairlee. month of May and three The number of fatal distributing the state ac- Police in the Northeast Police are said to be in- J percent over the same period collisions reported so far cidentfigures, reported 435 speeding vestigating further the details last year. (please turn to page 4) surrounding the incident.   , ,, iii i ii iiiiii ii i lii i sntl NAIIPNIIli lyme Orford PIIrmon! Hovlrhttl Wood$wlle |oth VlllnOllT Thetford 0rlee WI$! 0+rllI |radioed Corinth topthom SOwbury Wills River Ilylgott Oroton :i +6i llT'Number 27 ovaS USP 598340 Serving Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont July 7, 1982 year;/ower more Vermont taxes VERMONT-- Last week marked the ap- major wave of federal tax cuts -- paychecks around the part of the federal government's plan to power. But some Verrdonters nitial happiness over recent tax government, in a move to combat cuts and increasing costs for services, changes in the state's tax struc- week. along with a ten percent decrease in taxes, Vermonters were also given a in their state income tax, a one cent and a whopping 14-cent per proponents of the state's new tax structure tax hikes are designed to provide services the burden on local property taxes. education and state aid for road main- both jumped considerably around the as a result of the new taxes passed by tax increase is retroactive to Jan. so Vermenters can expect smaller rebates state tax returns. North Haverhill Fair Scheduled August 5-8 Qt new fair00ounds Volunteer workers at the new on Route 10 south of N. Haverhill village lately, readying the new site for the Fair scheduled for August this +  Fred C. Lee Memorial Field will be held this year at the Fred C. Lee years ago by the N. (NHFA) in order to provide than the old site located behind the School in the village. The new site nearly four times larger than the old compared to nine. And, part of the acre site is reported to have recently been at the new site have been busy con- permanent exhibit hall and cattle over 250 cattle -- which NHFA in- out to other organizations for various , future. North Haverhill Fair will be held from 5 to Sunday, August 8 featuring the oxen, and tractor pulling contests, games, acts, and other traditional attractions people to the fair for the past 38 /n Orford off00/a/t+ t00olice chief after review In an official statement released at last selectmen's meeting, the selectmen aaid they will stand by their nolice chief written and verbal complaints with a 107-signature petition law officer's actions and calling -- Maurice Roberts, Elizabeth Blake -- f they have found no relating of Chief Kenneth May regarding a incidents reported this spring. The say they are considering seeking an enforcement expert" to he!p evaluate organizers reportedly are to place an article on the war- Town Meeting that would change in Orford from an appointed to an the job last summer, has preferred to background throughout the recent to do-over Gore Hill bridge? Town officials last week were repor- with a 32-signature petition calling for Cove Hill Bridge to be returned been impassable since a 30,000-ten the bridge's 16,000-ton capacity one The truck involved in the incident Plant, Inc., of W. Lebanon, N.H. said to have insurance that will cover the estimated $40,000 needed to repair some Thefford residents say has Another group is said to favor on the roadway served by the bridge any money received for repairs to alternative routes. at a hearing with the last week at which about to have been present. The final decision on the bridge ,weeks. area is likely to be diverted to Spur on Cove Hill Road is discon- ; are said to be looking into whether the r, who owned the truck respon- can be held further liable, above is willing to pay. lower taxes than Tax Rate WillDrop Newbury voters win As aresultofthisyear's budget battle and an ad- .ditional $170,000 that the town planned at Annual School Meeting NEWBURY-- Newbury amount expected to be raised $32,000 instead of $92,000 represented in this year's No line items were cut from budget for the elementary taxpayers decided to throw out their school board's recommended budget figures at last week's Annual School Meeting and decreased the in taxes for the Newbury planned by school officials Newbury Town School District the school's budget at the Elementary School by two- largely due to the efforts of Report were not only late in meeting. In fact, because the thirds-- or $60,000. Charles Bailey and a number coming out, but that the clamor over the validity of the Voters t the meeting of other Newbury residents figures were also less than revenue figures presented in decided to raise a figure of who charged that the figures accurate, the school report, the line item school received little attention at the meeting. The new budget passed for the elementary school stands at $304,484, as recommended by school officials. The amount to be raised in taxes for Newbury's share of Oxbow High School's expenses is referred to as an automatic assessment -- $371,484 for 1982-83--and is set at Oxbow's annual meeting in March. would not have had otherwise received from the state if a new state aid to education bill had been defeated in the Vermont legislature this Spring, school taxes in Newbury are expected to drop from $2.32 per $100 of assessed property value to an unofficial figure this year of around a dollar and a half. Last year Newbury voters approved a recommended amount to be raised in taxes of $200,432 for their elementary school. Because of a massive difference in revenue predictions this year -- the town .will raise only $32,000 (please turn to page 1O) Soaring enrollment causing budget, space problems at Bradford school But taxes drop by 31 percent BRADFORD-- The Town of District superintendent Bradford will have to raise John Fontana told the 75 or so about 31 percent less in school voters at last Tuesday's taxes this year as a result of meeting that the drop in taxes 'voter approval of the Bradford this year was due primarily to Academy and Grade School an additional $207,000 the town District Trustee's recom- would be receiving this year in mended budget presented at state aid to education funds as last week's Annual School granted by the Vermont Meeting. But overcrowding legislature this Spring. and rising enrollment sur- Fontana also said an extra faced as the major issue for $32,000 applied toward the the Bradford school district. Oxbow assessment resulting This year, taxpayers in from money raised in a roof Bradford will fund the bond last year contributed to Bradford Elementary School the tax drop. The money was with $187,569.24 as compared not needed after Oxbow won to $245,283.69 the school $575,000 in a lawsuit against received from the town last the GAF Corporation in year -- or about 24 percent January -- the lawsuit set- less. tlement money is being put The amount to be raised in toward a new roof at the Bradford for the town's share school, according to school of expenses at Oxbow High officials. School is an "automatic Energy Improvements assessment" determined by Voters at the meeting also area voters at the Annual voted to raise an additional HUGE SUCCESS-- The Woodsville-Wells River Fourth of July afterneon at the Community Field, and finally a Fourth of July Oxbow School Meeting held in $20,000 this year to fund celebration was deemed a huge success, More than 10,000 people fireworks display. See page 5 for story and more pictures. March. Bradford taxpayers energy improvements to the will give $248,479 to Oxbow school which Bradford came to the area to watch a fantastic parade, an activity-ladened this year -- $133,314 less than Elementary School Principal last year. John LaRock said would pay for itself in three years time in Bradford bank reiects second bid energy savings. But despite the rosy picture painted by this year's in- creases in state aid, tt skyrocketing enrollment at for control from Chittenden Corp the school this year will raise the elementary school budget by $80,000 and, according to • school officials caused the BRADFORD-- The directors Corporation President Hilton the directors of the bank had the Springfield bank before $60 per share. Chittenden, a banking agencies, school board to approve at the Bradford National Bank Wick, the rejected offer was rejected the Chittenden offer the first Chittenden offer last Burlington holding company, "Under the agreement," overexpenditures on last last week rejected a second for Sl percent of BNB stock for in favor of a plan for joint month, owns the largest commercial said Gallerani, "(BNB) year's budget of around offer to purchase a majority $90.50 per share -- about $10 affiliation with the First Chittenden's first offer was banking system in the state, retains substantial control of $20,000. interest of stock in their bank per share higher than list National Bank of Vermont, for 81 percent of BNB stock for Gallerani said the proposed its own operations, with equal Enrollment Climbs from the Chittenden Cor- price, from Springfield. The $75 per share during a period agreement with the First representation on the parent In a detailed explanation of poration. Bradford National Bank Bradford based bank had been at which BNB stock was National Bankissubjecttothe company boardofdirectors." last year's budget decisions According to Chittenden President Paul Gallerani said negotiating the affiliation with reported to be selling for about approval of the bank's This might not be the case in and budget projections for the shareholders and government the event of a purchase by the 1982-83 year, board member Chittenden Corporation, Richard McClintock told the voters that an anticipated New state police statistics show according to Gallerani. Man drowns Wick said, following his enrollment for next year with company's decision to up its 30 additional students has police activity is slowing down m Lake Morev Chittenden°ffer to $90.50per share, thatwould not pursue a forCreated sometough problemsthe board. FAIRLEE Police divers tender offer for shares of BNB Town resident Bud Haas pulled the body of a 23-year- stock because his company questioned the amount of state old Trenton Falls, N.J., man wished "to gain the support of aid money channelled toward Total incidents still higher than last year from Lake Morey on Sunday, (please turn to page 10) the school district as opposed July 4, at approximately 12:47 • (please turn topage g) ST. JOHNSBURY-- The St. Johnsbury Station which the subject in violation decreased nine percent in p.m., according to a state -- .... _ Vermont State Police at their Commander David Reed was ordered to appear in June from the previous police spokesman. Police say the drowned man headquarters in St. Johnsbury reports that the actual court) for the month of June month. have released a series of number of motor vehicle decreased 44 percent from the Corporal Robert Haradon of has been identified as statistics detailing their ac- iolations (violations in which number reported in May. the Bradford State Police Christopher Masden, who is tivities during the month of raffic tickets are issued or in Criminal investigations also Cluster office says that the said to have resided at acamp June. officers working out of his on the lake in addition to his According to these latest Trafftc deaths office handle roughly one-New Jersey home. Masden figures, the number of motor third of the incidents reported had been reported missing at vehicle violations in the area " - in the St. Johnsbury statistics, about 10:00 a.m. seems to be tapering off rise in June Criminal Investigations Police bad been caned to the Dwr and _/'/un6ngton compared to violations Police reported a total scene some hours earlier after nominated for honors reported in May of this year. STATE OF VERMONT-- this year is 36 percent number of 232 criminal in- receiving reports of an ap- The new figures show the Fourteen traffic deaths lower than the same time vestigations in the area during parent drowning at 1:17 a.m. same is happening to the were reported last month period last year. the month of June. Of these Police said initial rescue Acfolt at Bear RidKe number of criminal in- statewide -- the highest investigations, 37 arrests have attempts were made by Scott State officials say that vestigations reported by number of traffic deaths Saturday appeared to be resulted. Sargeant, of Fairlee, and  Thoht8 Ill the out,of,oors Vermont State Police in recorded during the first the most dangerous day to Police reported 42 incidents Robert Rettick, of W'estbrook, Northeast Vermont. six months of 1982, ae- drive according to the of breaking and entering, 58 Conn. But the figures also show cording to figures released statistics, adding thatmost incidents of larceny, 15 -A State Police Scuba Team "L[ LeG[ue 8tan that criminal investigations by the state, of the aecidents resulting in assaults, 11 incidents of was called in to search for have increased seven percent State Agency of Tran- fatalities occurred between destruction of property, nine Masden. Fairlee policeman More 8pol'lj over the same period last year sportation figures show 4:00and5:00p.m. fire investigations, ten bad Lee Marsh, Fish and Game and that the number of motor that during the first six Alcohol was the single checks, five drug cases, four Department officials, and the vehicle violations increased months of 1982, there have leading cause of all fatal sex crimes, one untimely Fairlee Fire Department also by 38 percent over the same been 33 fatal collisions collisions recorded in the death, 34 incidents of disor- assisted in the search, said the period last year. resulting in 42 traffic state figures, according to derly conduct or malicious police spokesman in St. The number of reported deaths compared to 52 fatal U. J. Sartorelli, of the mischief, and 43 additional Johnsbury. motor vehicle accidents in the collisions and 55 traffic Governor's Highway non-specified incidents. Police said the body was area during the month of June deaths reported during the Safety Program, the Motor taken to the Hale Funeral I was up four percent over the same time period last year. agency in charge of Vehicle Violations Home in Fairlee. month of May and three The number of fatal distributing the state ac- Police in the Northeast Police are said to be in- J percent over the same period collisions reported so far cidentfigures, reported 435 speeding vestigating further the details last year. (please turn to page 4) surrounding the incident.   , ,, iii i ii iiiiii ii i lii i