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3,qg3 I0 Number 30 Serwng Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont July 29, 1981 )SVILLE--The school board new policy cut Cooperative School adopted a new reducing teachers' including notice to involved and the association, and, for comment from unions and the policy statement a ruling by the New lunch School ' 21 administrators financial changes be coming in with school lunch federal reim- levels have not et the School taking specific a iacrease for during the the school board meeting Aug. 18. likely that in- costs and of federal subsidy some increase which will have to River sued number of b, ave filed suit m Coming Fibers that closed last a federal in- of violating and Co. of Conn., is seeking wastepaper to the plant for and Perry H. Koplik s of New York on a $25,000 mor- Village of Wells the Employment and private firms liens against which was pur- by William , with loan from the Industrial Hampshire State "Board of at an estimated cost of $5,300, Education upholding the and approved several hiring decisions. Haverhill board's termination of teachers Karen Ann Miles and Mary Ann Robinson for budgetary reasons. The two teachers had appealed their job terminations. The state board said a local board has the right to reduce school staff for budgetary reasons. In other action at last Wednesday night's meeting, the Haverhill board adopted/a new policy of full reim- bursement to teachers takg approved college courses in their major teaching subjects; awarded the milk contract to Lotta Rock Dairy, contracted with the Jameson Corp. of Montpelier to apply two coats of sealant to paved surfaces of several of the district schools Approved were the hiring of Ms. Jean Tuttle to teach kindergarten at Woodsville Elementary; John Amato, currently University of Massachusetts wrestling coach, to teach social studies, science and physical education, and coach three sports at Haverhill Academy High; and a part-time aide to assist in first and sixth grades at Woodsville Elementary. The board projected 1981-82 school year enrollments of 191 at Woodsville Elementary; 194 at James Morrill Elementary in N. Haverhill; 303 at Woodsville High; 141 at Haverhill Academy; and 200 at N. Haverhill. Newbury to name new principal NEWBURY--A new principal keeping the position part-time for Newbury Elementary School is to be named within the next month to replace resigned Principal Edward Arnold. John Fontana, superin- tendent of the Orange East Supervisory Union, said at a Newbury School Board meeting July 21 that he ex- pected to conduct preliminary interviews with about a dozen of the many applicants and refer three or four of them to the school board for a final selection. The board reaffirmed its desire for a full-time, year- round principal rather than combined with teaching duties. Letters from community members were read asking for a principal with prior elementary school experience who would he committed toan individualized, student- oriented education policy, and a principal who would be actively involved with the students. The board also revised the budget to reflect the $10,000 cut voted at the annual meeting last month, but a decision remains on where the cuts will be made. Orford awaits teacher HANOVER--The Orford motion at the Aug. 14 distric School District" meeting, meeting which would again recessed in March, is recess the meeting until some scheduled to continue its appropriate date in October or meeting Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. in Memorial "Hall, but is ex- pected to recess again because no teachers' contract agreement has been reached. When the meeting was recessed in March, it was anticipated that teacher negotiations would be com- pleted and a fact-finder's report submitted with recommendations for ad- justments to teachers salaries. However, the fact- finding hearing has been postponed until later in August and the fact-finder's report will not he available until sometime in September. ent Authority, At its meeting July 21, the a $98,000 mor- OrfordSchool Board indicated its intention to introduce a November. Receipt of the fact-finder's report is necessary before the School Board can submit any recommendations to a district meeting. Thetford school job is discussed THETFORD--Pantel - Thrall presented findings to the Thetford School Board July 20 on their field work over the past two weeks. They recommended an adhered membrane over the gym with no additional in- sulation at an approximate cost of $I0,000. (please turn to page 8) board refuses for Limlaw RDA con- a the towns of Topsham and rejected by Board of Wednesday the board rejected of Murde to on 20 25 near the the Waits would create Water, air, nose and other pollution. The third board 'member, Arthur Young, said his chief concern was the possibility of pollution of Waits River, from which Bradford drawsits water supply, and of surrounding water wells of individual homeowners. The Town of Bradford, which had earlier been con- sidering contracting with the Limlaw dump if it were ap- Connecticut Valley Fair he would Court, although he for tran- ; at which Fair time was not a Russell Planning because it KING OF THE HEAP !--Butch Joy of Bath Is the big 81,000 winner of Sunday's Demolition Derby at Connecticut Valley Fair in Bradford. Valley Fair delights Town police also ed Bradford gets new cop plus State Police outpost BRADFORD--The Village of we find something wrong, try approximately 30 hours a Bradford has hired a new to correct it," Clogston told week and will be on call a policeman, while town the Journal Opinion. great deal," Spaulding said of selectmen have called a "Don Welch (a village Clogston's duties. "We're special meeting ofvotersAug, trustee) had approached me having a phone put in his 25 to consider setting up a some months ago and I wasn't house so people can reach him town-wide police department, interested in it at first, then I by calling the regular police it was announced this week. thought about it and when number, 222-5260, when he is It was also announced by town-village administrator ........ Susan Spanlding that the Vermont State Police will establish a cluster outpost in Bradford around Sept. 1, providing a further police presence. "I was really pleased to get them," Spaulding said of the new State Police outpost, where troopers will come and go to do their paperwork, interviews and similar duties. The outpost will provide a new State Police office between St. Johnsbury and White River Junction, a distance of about 60 miles. Spaulding said she had negotiated for six months to work out the State Police outpost arrangement. The State Police have rented quarters in the Bradford Academy. Spaulding announced that the village had hired Lynn Clogston as village policeman. He is expected to start on the job this weekend at a salary to be negotiated of around $10,000 a year, with other details including hours also to be worked out with village officials. "I think we ought to play it by ear for a while because I haven't done this before. I think what we've got to do is Oxbow employees vote for union BRADFORD--Oxbow High School's five secretaries and five teachers' aides have voted to form their own union. School Superintendent John Fontana said the eight who voted in the election super- and the old vised bytheVermontLabor the young Relations Board unanimously approved the move. Fontana, who has opposed BRADFORD--For the 35th demolition derby, there was agility and skill, the move on grounds it would year, young and old enjoyed something for everyone. The "Little Red Wagon create a conflict of interest on the annual Connecticut Valley There were tractor driving Caravan Magic Show" en- confidential matters, said Fair. contests and the rugged tertained the children and some duties would he tran- From the cattle to the pulling horses. In the their parents, sferred from the five Gymkana, saddle horses and "Pickin Up Steam," The secretaries to non-union riders demonstrated their , (please turn to page S) secretaries in his office. , The Oxbow Teachers Association has said that it will not represent the new union of secretaries and teachers' aides in contract talks with school ad- ministrators. and in HAPPY WINNER--John Aldrich of N. Haverhill won the 1,300-pound Class Tractor Pull. i proved, recently renewed its contract with the Colbeth dump in Newbury effective Aug. 1 through next April 30. Bradford had quit the Colbeth dump previously because of a rise in the annual ..... rate from $10,400 to $15,600 ROUNDUP--Horse and contracted with the rider approach test Powers dump in Wells River on a temporary basis, but a Gymkhana Roundup. citizens' petition drive led to . the decismn to return to the Colbeth dump. PRIZE COWS--The Carleton family are proud of their thre entries at the cattle show. The cow on the left is the Senior Grand and Champion All-Breeds. The cow in the center was given a trophy by Dick Fischer for the best udder. The cow on the right was the production winner and received a show halter donated by ET&HK Ide. The same three cows were also trophy winners of the Beacon Feed Company for ,'Best Three Holsteins". They are owned by Donald Carleton of the Maple Grove Farm in West Newbm'y. HORSE PULL,--These husky contestants are being hooked up to the bolt. Bradford seeks volunteers Bradford residents interested in serving on a Citizens' Advisory Committee In connection with the proposed town police department are asked to contact Administrator Susan Spaulding at 222-4727. Arthur Greer resigned I went not on duty downtown." down and talked to them and Clogs,on will be designated decided to give it a whirl," he added. Greer resigned after one week on the job in a disagreement over mileage payments and other issues. He had succeeded Bradford's long-time village policeman, Remembrance Martin, who died recently. "He'll he working on duty a watchman until he com- pletes the 54-hour basic state law enforcement course at Pit tsford, "whereupon he'll be a patrolman," Spaulding said. Meanwhile. town selectmen, responding to a petition signed by 79 Bradford voters con- cerned about police protec- tion, set the Aug. 25 date for a (please turn to page 8) Oxbow delays contract award.for roqfing .job BRADFORD--The Oxbow The board voted to delay School Board has delayed awarding the contract until it awarding a contract to can talk with Brown, Rosa, replace Oxbow High School's the school's Boston consulting J rod in order to talk to . Itii  consultants about  L Several board members suggestion for a less costly indicated they thought the job job. should be done with the more The board had been prepared to award the con- tract to the low bidder, the Linc Corp. of Manchester, Ct., for $385,432 to replace the 110,000 square feet of roof at last Thursday's meeting. But a suggestion was made by local roofer Robert Lefebvre' that using a different mem- brane for the roof could save $85,000 and bring the cost closer to the $295,000 bond issue approved by voters in June to finance the roof. LeFebvre said the firm he represents, General Roofing and Sheet Metal Corp. of Hartford, Ct., could do the job for $310,000 by using a less expensive membrane, Trocal, than the Carlisle membrane that Line intends to use. The membrane is made of ruler- like sheets stretched over a roof in large sections and joined at the scenes, expensive product in order to assure a better job. Oxbow has a suit pending in Orange County Superior Court against GAF for the original roofing job, contending that defective materials were responsible for the extensive leaking. Blue Mountain Union School has won a similar suit against GAF. Oxbow Principal Richard Rothenherg and Vocational Director Russell Havilland said time is critical in replacing the roof because recent heavy rains have worsened the situation. School Superintendent John Fontana said that if the board, at a special meeting to be called in early August, changes its mind, new bids will have to be sought, delaying the roofing job further. by JOANNA GILBRIDE (Editors' note: The writer was a member of the UVM graduate student group that surveyed the Grearson & Lane granite turning shed in Barre.) BARRE--A group of University of Vermont graduate students visited the Grearson and Lane granite turning shed last week to make detailed drawings for the National Park Service's Historic American Engineering Record (HAER). UVM students record Barre turning shed Lloyd Grearson, operator of stalled by his father, except the shop, expressed surprise for a large crane for carrying to the Journal Opinion that granite blocks that was in- anyone would be interested stalled in 1951 and a diamond enough in the old buildings coring machine purchased and machinery, that date back within the last three or four to 1910, to record them in years. detail for permanent record in The granite turning shop, government files, one of only three in the nation, "It's toobadthatalptofthis shapes granite into various old machinery was scrapped monuments, planters, railing during World War If," he balusters, columns and other added, custom work, much like a The building and most ofthe wood lathe shapes wood ex- machinery at Grearsen & cept that the process is much Lane dates back to 1910, in- more difficult and time- consuming. FAST TUB--Wining team in the bathtub race was "Oxbow's Finest." The firm also made the granite time capsule for the 1964 New York World s Fair to hold items that will be examined when the capsule is opened many years in the future, It also makes granite baseballs and footballs as memorials for well-known athletes, and granite globes representing the earth. ' The group of more than 20 UVM graduate students studying historic preservation were led by instructors Eric DeLony, an oflicial of HAER, - and Robert Vogel of the mithsonian institution, both from Washington, D.C. The students included a representative from Heritage Canada, an architect from the (please turn to page g) 3,qg3 I0 Number 30 Serwng Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont July 29, 1981 )SVILLE--The school board new policy cut Cooperative School adopted a new reducing teachers' including notice to involved and the association, and, for comment from unions and the policy statement a ruling by the New lunch School ' 21 administrators financial changes be coming in with school lunch federal reim- levels have not et the School taking specific a iacrease for during the the school board meeting Aug. 18. likely that in- costs and of federal subsidy some increase which will have to River sued number of b, ave filed suit m Coming Fibers that closed last a federal in- of violating and Co. of Conn., is seeking wastepaper to the plant for and Perry H. Koplik s of New York on a $25,000 mor- Village of Wells the Employment and private firms liens against which was pur- by William , with loan from the Industrial Hampshire State "Board of at an estimated cost of $5,300, Education upholding the and approved several hiring decisions. Haverhill board's termination of teachers Karen Ann Miles and Mary Ann Robinson for budgetary reasons. The two teachers had appealed their job terminations. The state board said a local board has the right to reduce school staff for budgetary reasons. In other action at last Wednesday night's meeting, the Haverhill board adopted/a new policy of full reim- bursement to teachers takg approved college courses in their major teaching subjects; awarded the milk contract to Lotta Rock Dairy, contracted with the Jameson Corp. of Montpelier to apply two coats of sealant to paved surfaces of several of the district schools Approved were the hiring of Ms. Jean Tuttle to teach kindergarten at Woodsville Elementary; John Amato, currently University of Massachusetts wrestling coach, to teach social studies, science and physical education, and coach three sports at Haverhill Academy High; and a part-time aide to assist in first and sixth grades at Woodsville Elementary. The board projected 1981-82 school year enrollments of 191 at Woodsville Elementary; 194 at James Morrill Elementary in N. Haverhill; 303 at Woodsville High; 141 at Haverhill Academy; and 200 at N. Haverhill. Newbury to name new principal NEWBURY--A new principal keeping the position part-time for Newbury Elementary School is to be named within the next month to replace resigned Principal Edward Arnold. John Fontana, superin- tendent of the Orange East Supervisory Union, said at a Newbury School Board meeting July 21 that he ex- pected to conduct preliminary interviews with about a dozen of the many applicants and refer three or four of them to the school board for a final selection. The board reaffirmed its desire for a full-time, year- round principal rather than combined with teaching duties. Letters from community members were read asking for a principal with prior elementary school experience who would he committed toan individualized, student- oriented education policy, and a principal who would be actively involved with the students. The board also revised the budget to reflect the $10,000 cut voted at the annual meeting last month, but a decision remains on where the cuts will be made. Orford awaits teacher HANOVER--The Orford motion at the Aug. 14 distric School District" meeting, meeting which would again recessed in March, is recess the meeting until some scheduled to continue its appropriate date in October or meeting Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. in Memorial "Hall, but is ex- pected to recess again because no teachers' contract agreement has been reached. When the meeting was recessed in March, it was anticipated that teacher negotiations would be com- pleted and a fact-finder's report submitted with recommendations for ad- justments to teachers salaries. However, the fact- finding hearing has been postponed until later in August and the fact-finder's report will not he available until sometime in September. ent Authority, At its meeting July 21, the a $98,000 mor- OrfordSchool Board indicated its intention to introduce a November. Receipt of the fact-finder's report is necessary before the School Board can submit any recommendations to a district meeting. Thetford school job is discussed THETFORD--Pantel - Thrall presented findings to the Thetford School Board July 20 on their field work over the past two weeks. They recommended an adhered membrane over the gym with no additional in- sulation at an approximate cost of $I0,000. (please turn to page 8) board refuses for Limlaw RDA con- a the towns of Topsham and rejected by Board of Wednesday the board rejected of Murde to on 20 25 near the the Waits would create Water, air, nose and other pollution. The third board 'member, Arthur Young, said his chief concern was the possibility of pollution of Waits River, from which Bradford drawsits water supply, and of surrounding water wells of individual homeowners. The Town of Bradford, which had earlier been con- sidering contracting with the Limlaw dump if it were ap- Connecticut Valley Fair he would Court, although he for tran- ; at which Fair time was not a Russell Planning because it KING OF THE HEAP !--Butch Joy of Bath Is the big 81,000 winner of Sunday's Demolition Derby at Connecticut Valley Fair in Bradford. Valley Fair delights Town police also ed Bradford gets new cop plus State Police outpost BRADFORD--The Village of we find something wrong, try approximately 30 hours a Bradford has hired a new to correct it," Clogston told week and will be on call a policeman, while town the Journal Opinion. great deal," Spaulding said of selectmen have called a "Don Welch (a village Clogston's duties. "We're special meeting ofvotersAug, trustee) had approached me having a phone put in his 25 to consider setting up a some months ago and I wasn't house so people can reach him town-wide police department, interested in it at first, then I by calling the regular police it was announced this week. thought about it and when number, 222-5260, when he is It was also announced by town-village administrator ........ Susan Spanlding that the Vermont State Police will establish a cluster outpost in Bradford around Sept. 1, providing a further police presence. "I was really pleased to get them," Spaulding said of the new State Police outpost, where troopers will come and go to do their paperwork, interviews and similar duties. The outpost will provide a new State Police office between St. Johnsbury and White River Junction, a distance of about 60 miles. Spaulding said she had negotiated for six months to work out the State Police outpost arrangement. The State Police have rented quarters in the Bradford Academy. Spaulding announced that the village had hired Lynn Clogston as village policeman. He is expected to start on the job this weekend at a salary to be negotiated of around $10,000 a year, with other details including hours also to be worked out with village officials. "I think we ought to play it by ear for a while because I haven't done this before. I think what we've got to do is Oxbow employees vote for union BRADFORD--Oxbow High School's five secretaries and five teachers' aides have voted to form their own union. School Superintendent John Fontana said the eight who voted in the election super- and the old vised bytheVermontLabor the young Relations Board unanimously approved the move. Fontana, who has opposed BRADFORD--For the 35th demolition derby, there was agility and skill, the move on grounds it would year, young and old enjoyed something for everyone. The "Little Red Wagon create a conflict of interest on the annual Connecticut Valley There were tractor driving Caravan Magic Show" en- confidential matters, said Fair. contests and the rugged tertained the children and some duties would he tran- From the cattle to the pulling horses. In the their parents, sferred from the five Gymkana, saddle horses and "Pickin Up Steam," The secretaries to non-union riders demonstrated their , (please turn to page S) secretaries in his office. , The Oxbow Teachers Association has said that it will not represent the new union of secretaries and teachers' aides in contract talks with school ad- ministrators. and in HAPPY WINNER--John Aldrich of N. Haverhill won the 1,300-pound Class Tractor Pull. i proved, recently renewed its contract with the Colbeth dump in Newbury effective Aug. 1 through next April 30. Bradford had quit the Colbeth dump previously because of a rise in the annual ..... rate from $10,400 to $15,600 ROUNDUP--Horse and contracted with the rider approach test Powers dump in Wells River on a temporary basis, but a Gymkhana Roundup. citizens' petition drive led to . the decismn to return to the Colbeth dump. PRIZE COWS--The Carleton family are proud of their thre entries at the cattle show. The cow on the left is the Senior Grand and Champion All-Breeds. The cow in the center was given a trophy by Dick Fischer for the best udder. The cow on the right was the production winner and received a show halter donated by ET&HK Ide. The same three cows were also trophy winners of the Beacon Feed Company for ,'Best Three Holsteins". They are owned by Donald Carleton of the Maple Grove Farm in West Newbm'y. HORSE PULL,--These husky contestants are being hooked up to the bolt. Bradford seeks volunteers Bradford residents interested in serving on a Citizens' Advisory Committee In connection with the proposed town police department are asked to contact Administrator Susan Spaulding at 222-4727. Arthur Greer resigned I went not on duty downtown." down and talked to them and Clogs,on will be designated decided to give it a whirl," he added. Greer resigned after one week on the job in a disagreement over mileage payments and other issues. He had succeeded Bradford's long-time village policeman, Remembrance Martin, who died recently. "He'll he working on duty a watchman until he com- pletes the 54-hour basic state law enforcement course at Pit tsford, "whereupon he'll be a patrolman," Spaulding said. Meanwhile. town selectmen, responding to a petition signed by 79 Bradford voters con- cerned about police protec- tion, set the Aug. 25 date for a (please turn to page 8) Oxbow delays contract award.for roqfing .job BRADFORD--The Oxbow The board voted to delay School Board has delayed awarding the contract until it awarding a contract to can talk with Brown, Rosa, replace Oxbow High School's the school's Boston consulting J rod in order to talk to . Itii  consultants about  L Several board members suggestion for a less costly indicated they thought the job job. should be done with the more The board had been prepared to award the con- tract to the low bidder, the Linc Corp. of Manchester, Ct., for $385,432 to replace the 110,000 square feet of roof at last Thursday's meeting. But a suggestion was made by local roofer Robert Lefebvre' that using a different mem- brane for the roof could save $85,000 and bring the cost closer to the $295,000 bond issue approved by voters in June to finance the roof. LeFebvre said the firm he represents, General Roofing and Sheet Metal Corp. of Hartford, Ct., could do the job for $310,000 by using a less expensive membrane, Trocal, than the Carlisle membrane that Line intends to use. The membrane is made of ruler- like sheets stretched over a roof in large sections and joined at the scenes, expensive product in order to assure a better job. Oxbow has a suit pending in Orange County Superior Court against GAF for the original roofing job, contending that defective materials were responsible for the extensive leaking. Blue Mountain Union School has won a similar suit against GAF. Oxbow Principal Richard Rothenherg and Vocational Director Russell Havilland said time is critical in replacing the roof because recent heavy rains have worsened the situation. School Superintendent John Fontana said that if the board, at a special meeting to be called in early August, changes its mind, new bids will have to be sought, delaying the roofing job further. by JOANNA GILBRIDE (Editors' note: The writer was a member of the UVM graduate student group that surveyed the Grearson & Lane granite turning shed in Barre.) BARRE--A group of University of Vermont graduate students visited the Grearson and Lane granite turning shed last week to make detailed drawings for the National Park Service's Historic American Engineering Record (HAER). UVM students record Barre turning shed Lloyd Grearson, operator of stalled by his father, except the shop, expressed surprise for a large crane for carrying to the Journal Opinion that granite blocks that was in- anyone would be interested stalled in 1951 and a diamond enough in the old buildings coring machine purchased and machinery, that date back within the last three or four to 1910, to record them in years. detail for permanent record in The granite turning shop, government files, one of only three in the nation, "It's toobadthatalptofthis shapes granite into various old machinery was scrapped monuments, planters, railing during World War If," he balusters, columns and other added, custom work, much like a The building and most ofthe wood lathe shapes wood ex- machinery at Grearsen & cept that the process is much Lane dates back to 1910, in- more difficult and time- consuming. FAST TUB--Wining team in the bathtub race was "Oxbow's Finest." The firm also made the granite time capsule for the 1964 New York World s Fair to hold items that will be examined when the capsule is opened many years in the future, It also makes granite baseballs and footballs as memorials for well-known athletes, and granite globes representing the earth. ' The group of more than 20 UVM graduate students studying historic preservation were led by instructors Eric DeLony, an oflicial of HAER, - and Robert Vogel of the mithsonian institution, both from Washington, D.C. The students included a representative from Heritage Canada, an architect from the (please turn to page g)