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25' ITSP 59WHO Serving Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont November 17., 1982 Guay of Woodsville during recent Day parade in his town. Many observers see the parade. Fire determined suspicious Newbury parents want directory published Ear!+ morning .fire rNErWesbUntGlnEygRRoYTBS:oo,K!dng sF:sta!'orW:rn.r.'oaCgSea:Elice lrlelyem,:oent!!ign::iPa:rlatCa! destroys Pike School cracks that need to he stated that cemented. The spirit of the school will be going down the tube if something isn't done." So said one of a contingent of Newbury Elementary School parents to the local school board at its regular monthly meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 9. The remark indicated the frustrations felt by the group as they attempted to have an informal directory, printed and released by the school for many years, reinstated. It was discontinued two years ago. Peg Haviland, who had directed the group's actions for several weeks, spoke of her post attempts. She had been told by the ad- ministration that the Buckiey amendment, passed by the government to protect release of student information from the schools, dictated that the directory could not be con- tinued. She read a letter from legal counsel Robert B. Luce interpreting directory in- formation as such information as has been published in the past. Luce wrote, "In my opinion, the local school board has the authority to determine whether or not directory in- formation will be designated and disclosed." Superintendent John directory in- in the evening, thelocal board PIKE-- A suspicious early "3:16a.m. on Monday morning, mine the fire marshall's Molotov Cocktail. The iw formation could not be voted to authorize the morning fire burned out the Nov. 15. He said a telephone findings to make an official flammable device was hrown call was placed to dispatch ruling, at a house occupied by Warren immediately and equipment The school was purchased Klare. began to roll. He said he called several years ago by the Klare ran outside after the for a second alarm a short Beckett group and has been bottle hit and broke a window. designated and disclosed. He noted that once information of that type is available, it must be given to any group or in- dividual that requests it. Fontana said this policy was not revokable by a local board. Other parents present spoke for having the directory, representing room mothers, the Newbury Athletic Council and mothers and fathers. They felt the directory offered a chance for personal contact that could better enable them to serve the children's needs. Fontana explained that the OESU policy which took two years to formulate was adopted in February of 1980. The OESU board used its discretion on what areas of the law would apply in its policy. Pressed for more information, Fontana ,sured the group at the issue could be brought before the OESU board for reconsideration. He felt, however, that other ways were available at arriving at the same information, which includes mother and father's name, address and telephone number and names and grades of students. Many questions were asked concerning ways of possibly marshall called m. inspect Wright property The New recent meeting, telling him liquids. He said there would be "nothing for the people, but Newbury Athletic Council to have Principal-approved forms sent home through the school giving parents the opportunity to give in- formation for the NAC's files to be used by the NAC only in contacting families con- cerning its programs. The board also told the group they agreed in principle to the problem and would do their best. The issue, however, will not be raised at the next OESU board meeting, as that date on Nov. 22 has been designated as a seminar with the Vermont School Board Association. Finalizing the situation, the group expressed concern that their request be given as fast action as possible, hopefully not dragging on for months. time later, used as a classroom area. An He discovered that a portion of Wiggins said he has called official at the school indicated his lawn was ablaze. He ex- the State Fire Marshall for a they would seek another area tinquished the fire and later full investigation of the toholdschool, reported it to police. property owned by Beckett Another property, soon to Wiggins said upon arrival at Farm of East Haddam, Conn. become part of the Beckett the scene, he could see a He said it appears to be arson, holdings in the Pike area was bright glow on the basement hut he would have to deter- the target two weeks ago of a (please turn to page 10) Film to be shot at Lake Morey FAIRLEE-- Star struck area residents will be lurking around the Lake Morey Inn in Fairlee this winter after an announcement was made indicating Hollywood actor Robin Williams and a support company of nearly 100 will be shooting scenes from a new movie on the well-known property. Williams, of Garp and Mork and Mindy fame, will com- mence a new flick, Survivors old Pike School off Route 25 this week. The blaze, fought by over 40 firefighters from seven communities was discovered by Harriet Finn a neighbor adjacent to the structure. Haverhill Corner Fire Chief Verne Wiggins, the first department on the scene, told the Journal ' Opinion he received the call from Finn at i State Fire Mar- been called in to on Perkins Ralph Wright if it is a fire follows on the 10-round bout last Haverhill en, Woodsville Fire Chief and residents who about flammable stored on the this week told the pressing his attempt to have cleaned up and of flammables site. he felt little came meeting with commissioners, last week. attitude left him no except to press state, authorities place inspected what legal action to have the ) and made week's meeting, owner Wright against his at- them to stay and keep the kids from house. referring to a ted structure by various ap- materials, uid containers unclassified scrap 3 Perkins Place. had earlier complaints r, prompting him a letter, his intentions the neighbors were concerned about the flammable liquids. "It's private property and no one is allowed on it," Wright answered. He added that he was "not concerned about any flammables" because they were not in the house, but were stored out- side. He was told by Chief Robbins the materials were in violation of the law and had to be moved. Wright objected to the neighbors coming to select- men and the fire deportment before they talked directly to him. "The building is a warehouse and storage building, not a house," he told the meeting. He insisted throughout the meeting that the items were not a hazard and that "it was none of your business." He said the neighbors are responsible for breaking windows and smashing the building. He said he replaced the windows, but the kids just kept breaking them. "So ,! stopped fixing the windows, he said. Robbins said the place was ordered to be closed up, but it has not been secured. Wright said he did everything he was supposed to do and he planned to do nothing else, except maybe move the flammable the letter were made accumulation of vehicles, refuse liquids con- and health the immediate had been a 'selectmen and attempted to have It landed ht was fined to clean up - n A. Frank and Gary Wood Wright at the no problem there if people "just mind their own business and stay off the property." Selectman Chairwoman Susan Holden asked if Wright intended to clean up the property and allow some access inside of the house so might consider doing something to clean up the property for himself." He said he hopes to sell the place and if the neighbors were so in- terested in having it look good, they could buy it from him and fix it up themselves. firemen could get in in case of From there the con- a fire. "I have no reason to do frontations entered into anything to the building, the personal squabbles relative firemen have access," he other properties not the offered, subject of the hearing and Wright said there was no Chief Robbins, obviously mad, heat, no electricity in the told Wright that he "would building and it was not a fire guarantee the town, the neigh- hazard. He said other bors and the selectmen that properties in the neigh- something will be done" to put borhood, even the town looked the property in a safe con- as bad or worse than his. He dition. told Holden he would do on Jan. 6 and he on location at the inn owned by Senator Allen Avery, for about three weeks. In their quest to find quiet areas with new appearing snow, the movie company settled on Lake Morey and the Inn because it offered just what they needed. Some of the shooting will be on the Inn's golf course and inside a barn. Carpenters are beginning work on the site next week. Other areas to be photographed for the movie will he in Fairlee, Corinth, E. Corinth and possibly another. It is expected that some local persons will be hired for the movie. Piermont dump hearing in Concord this week PIERMONT-- Selectmen A petition has been filed be exempt from regulations from Piermont, Warren, with the Air Resources banning burning. Orford and Goshen will be Commission to amend travelling this week to Con- existing regulations to allow cord, to urge air pollution the small dumps to continue officials to allow the town to burning their refuse. The keep their open burning petition will request that dumps open. towns under 1,000 population RESIDENTS SPEAK--Residents, commissioners and selectmen file complaints about fire conditions at a house on Perkins Place in Woodsville. Selectman Alfred Stevens this week told the Journal Opinion the board hopes area residents will attend the 10 a.m. hearing at the Health and Welfare Building, on Hazen Drive in Concord. He said the hearing will he in Room 112on Thursday, Nov. 18. He indicated he is urging the residents to support the amendment to allow Piermont to continue to burn. He noted that a press release indicates the town will save a total of $65,000. over 10 years if they are allowed to burn at the site. Simulated computer testing has demonstrated that open burning dumps in towns with less than 1,000 population does not violate federal air quality standards. The Piermont board and other towns par- ticipating in the amendment, have been advised in a recent legal opinion that where there is no violation of air quality, the regulation, then, is con- trary to law. Stevens said an air quality study was done at the Pier- mont site three years ago by Environmental Engineers, a consulting firm, and no air pollution was found from the burning dump. He said the town, since 1977 has been receiving permission on a yearly basis to keep the dump open. SUSPICIOUS FlUid Pike School was totally destroyed by a fire of suspicious origin early Monday morning, Nov. 15. Haverhill Corner Fire Chief Verne Wiggins has called in the State Fire Marshall to in- vestigate. v Haverhill sewage aripe surfaces, a00ain WOODSVILLE-- In the olcl sentiment and for years the his tax bill in escrow, until He said the board is trying to news department, Donald M. project was forgotten. It something isdonebythem, get off the hot seat and St. John approached Haverhill seemed as if the pollution The board told him it was pointing a finger at someone selectmen to enter another problem had died. But, earlier not its responsibility to see a else. complaint about what he this summer, St. John, who Haverhill Corner problem They reiterated that they claims is "raw sewage" being lives on Route 10 wrote resolved by them. They said it could do nothing to assist him dumped from the Haverhill selectmen, telling them the is between the landowner, St. and that if Haverhill Corner Academy bathrooms onto his problem still existed for him John and the precinct corn- needed a sewage system, they property, and something should be done. missioners, the school board, could build one like Woodsville St. John's complaint has And last week he showed up or the state, did. They agreed that was the been around for five years, at their meeting to enter his "How can the selectmen of only way St. John's problem Anditwas back in 1977and'78 complaint and hint that the town sit back and tell me could be abated. that the problem surfaced, so perhaps he may hold some of to get lost?" St. John queried. to speak, and the state pollution authorities became ,ovo,v00 0000,orm00a Burglary suspect arrested series of .dye tests on Court Street and area homes surrounding the common and W. NEWBURY-- Vermont Bradford Cluster. Cpl. on. Subsequently, Resnik was determined because of the state police arrested a Con- Haradon responded to the taken into custody and lodged clay conditions, many sewage necticut man recently in area. at the jail in Chelsea. A bail of systems were not working connection with a string of This time the subject ap- $16,000 was set for the suspect, properly, burglaries in the Round Pond peared and offered an alias who will be charged with a At a public hearing in area of W. Newbury. name. But, he was recognized variety of breaks in the near August, 1978, precinct Corporal Robert L. by Haradon as a person he had future. homeowners turned out in Haradon, Commander of the an outstandingarrestwarrant force to hear state officials tell Bradford Cluster said this them they really needed a week that Peter M. Resnik of sewage treatment plant, New Haven, Conn. was l dloarm 1  moo1   probably to be built under arrested at a camp on Round their common, to handle Pond after he was discovered sewage from a number of inside a structure there by homes and probably even the Trooper Gerard Delisle. road policy Haverhill Academy. He said, Trooper Delisle had gone to over although some funding was the Round Pond area to check available, the project would a report that several breaks BRADFORD--Selectmen this maintenance, load limits, be expensive with costs being may have occurred at the week are looking over the first permit damages and born by precinct voters, location. He discovered upon draft of a new highway policy driveways. That brought the house arrival that approximately drafted recently by them and Last week they received the down and a long string of eight camps were broken into Town Administrator Susan highway ordinance and complaints fell on the on theeast side of the pond. Spanlding. agreed to send it to Atty. John engineers from Concord. They Trooper Delisle travelled to The new policy will be Hughs so he could scan it to were told that if there was a the west side of the pond and formally accepted after they insure each part was legally sewage problem with in- discovered more breaks and review and make necessary strong. dividual properties, it should noticed one camp, which was changes. Generally, thepoltcy And selectmen will begin a be left up to the individual supposed to be vacant had indicates that roads shown on new log book for all roads in property owner to repair his smoke coming from the the general highway map will Bradford: Spaulding noted own problem. "I just spent chimney. He saw a person be maintained as required by that the new book will allow $3,000 to upgrade my system" inside the camp. statute and to that degree yearly comments and will one dairy farmer said "and After knocking several commensurate with public provide a good reference to I'll be damned if I pay a cent times, the person failed to safety and convenience, determine which roads were more to fix somebody else's." come to the door. The trooper The policy outlines subjects worked on during a specific That pretty much was the called for back up out of the on winter and summer time. 25' ITSP 59WHO Serving Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont November 17., 1982 Guay of Woodsville during recent Day parade in his town. Many observers see the parade. Fire determined suspicious Newbury parents want directory published Ear!+ morning .fire rNErWesbUntGlnEygRRoYTBS:oo,K!dng sF:sta!'orW:rn.r.'oaCgSea:Elice lrlelyem,:oent!!ign::iPa:rlatCa! destroys Pike School cracks that need to he stated that cemented. The spirit of the school will be going down the tube if something isn't done." So said one of a contingent of Newbury Elementary School parents to the local school board at its regular monthly meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 9. The remark indicated the frustrations felt by the group as they attempted to have an informal directory, printed and released by the school for many years, reinstated. It was discontinued two years ago. Peg Haviland, who had directed the group's actions for several weeks, spoke of her post attempts. She had been told by the ad- ministration that the Buckiey amendment, passed by the government to protect release of student information from the schools, dictated that the directory could not be con- tinued. She read a letter from legal counsel Robert B. Luce interpreting directory in- formation as such information as has been published in the past. Luce wrote, "In my opinion, the local school board has the authority to determine whether or not directory in- formation will be designated and disclosed." Superintendent John directory in- in the evening, thelocal board PIKE-- A suspicious early "3:16a.m. on Monday morning, mine the fire marshall's Molotov Cocktail. The iw formation could not be voted to authorize the morning fire burned out the Nov. 15. He said a telephone findings to make an official flammable device was hrown call was placed to dispatch ruling, at a house occupied by Warren immediately and equipment The school was purchased Klare. began to roll. He said he called several years ago by the Klare ran outside after the for a second alarm a short Beckett group and has been bottle hit and broke a window. designated and disclosed. He noted that once information of that type is available, it must be given to any group or in- dividual that requests it. Fontana said this policy was not revokable by a local board. Other parents present spoke for having the directory, representing room mothers, the Newbury Athletic Council and mothers and fathers. They felt the directory offered a chance for personal contact that could better enable them to serve the children's needs. Fontana explained that the OESU policy which took two years to formulate was adopted in February of 1980. The OESU board used its discretion on what areas of the law would apply in its policy. Pressed for more information, Fontana ,sured the group at the issue could be brought before the OESU board for reconsideration. He felt, however, that other ways were available at arriving at the same information, which includes mother and father's name, address and telephone number and names and grades of students. Many questions were asked concerning ways of possibly marshall called m. inspect Wright property The New recent meeting, telling him liquids. He said there would be "nothing for the people, but Newbury Athletic Council to have Principal-approved forms sent home through the school giving parents the opportunity to give in- formation for the NAC's files to be used by the NAC only in contacting families con- cerning its programs. The board also told the group they agreed in principle to the problem and would do their best. The issue, however, will not be raised at the next OESU board meeting, as that date on Nov. 22 has been designated as a seminar with the Vermont School Board Association. Finalizing the situation, the group expressed concern that their request be given as fast action as possible, hopefully not dragging on for months. time later, used as a classroom area. An He discovered that a portion of Wiggins said he has called official at the school indicated his lawn was ablaze. He ex- the State Fire Marshall for a they would seek another area tinquished the fire and later full investigation of the toholdschool, reported it to police. property owned by Beckett Another property, soon to Wiggins said upon arrival at Farm of East Haddam, Conn. become part of the Beckett the scene, he could see a He said it appears to be arson, holdings in the Pike area was bright glow on the basement hut he would have to deter- the target two weeks ago of a (please turn to page 10) Film to be shot at Lake Morey FAIRLEE-- Star struck area residents will be lurking around the Lake Morey Inn in Fairlee this winter after an announcement was made indicating Hollywood actor Robin Williams and a support company of nearly 100 will be shooting scenes from a new movie on the well-known property. Williams, of Garp and Mork and Mindy fame, will com- mence a new flick, Survivors old Pike School off Route 25 this week. The blaze, fought by over 40 firefighters from seven communities was discovered by Harriet Finn a neighbor adjacent to the structure. Haverhill Corner Fire Chief Verne Wiggins, the first department on the scene, told the Journal ' Opinion he received the call from Finn at i State Fire Mar- been called in to on Perkins Ralph Wright if it is a fire follows on the 10-round bout last Haverhill en, Woodsville Fire Chief and residents who about flammable stored on the this week told the pressing his attempt to have cleaned up and of flammables site. he felt little came meeting with commissioners, last week. attitude left him no except to press state, authorities place inspected what legal action to have the ) and made week's meeting, owner Wright against his at- them to stay and keep the kids from house. referring to a ted structure by various ap- materials, uid containers unclassified scrap 3 Perkins Place. had earlier complaints r, prompting him a letter, his intentions the neighbors were concerned about the flammable liquids. "It's private property and no one is allowed on it," Wright answered. He added that he was "not concerned about any flammables" because they were not in the house, but were stored out- side. He was told by Chief Robbins the materials were in violation of the law and had to be moved. Wright objected to the neighbors coming to select- men and the fire deportment before they talked directly to him. "The building is a warehouse and storage building, not a house," he told the meeting. He insisted throughout the meeting that the items were not a hazard and that "it was none of your business." He said the neighbors are responsible for breaking windows and smashing the building. He said he replaced the windows, but the kids just kept breaking them. "So ,! stopped fixing the windows, he said. Robbins said the place was ordered to be closed up, but it has not been secured. Wright said he did everything he was supposed to do and he planned to do nothing else, except maybe move the flammable the letter were made accumulation of vehicles, refuse liquids con- and health the immediate had been a 'selectmen and attempted to have It landed ht was fined to clean up - n A. Frank and Gary Wood Wright at the no problem there if people "just mind their own business and stay off the property." Selectman Chairwoman Susan Holden asked if Wright intended to clean up the property and allow some access inside of the house so might consider doing something to clean up the property for himself." He said he hopes to sell the place and if the neighbors were so in- terested in having it look good, they could buy it from him and fix it up themselves. firemen could get in in case of From there the con- a fire. "I have no reason to do frontations entered into anything to the building, the personal squabbles relative firemen have access," he other properties not the offered, subject of the hearing and Wright said there was no Chief Robbins, obviously mad, heat, no electricity in the told Wright that he "would building and it was not a fire guarantee the town, the neigh- hazard. He said other bors and the selectmen that properties in the neigh- something will be done" to put borhood, even the town looked the property in a safe con- as bad or worse than his. He dition. told Holden he would do on Jan. 6 and he on location at the inn owned by Senator Allen Avery, for about three weeks. In their quest to find quiet areas with new appearing snow, the movie company settled on Lake Morey and the Inn because it offered just what they needed. Some of the shooting will be on the Inn's golf course and inside a barn. Carpenters are beginning work on the site next week. Other areas to be photographed for the movie will he in Fairlee, Corinth, E. Corinth and possibly another. It is expected that some local persons will be hired for the movie. Piermont dump hearing in Concord this week PIERMONT-- Selectmen A petition has been filed be exempt from regulations from Piermont, Warren, with the Air Resources banning burning. Orford and Goshen will be Commission to amend travelling this week to Con- existing regulations to allow cord, to urge air pollution the small dumps to continue officials to allow the town to burning their refuse. The keep their open burning petition will request that dumps open. towns under 1,000 population RESIDENTS SPEAK--Residents, commissioners and selectmen file complaints about fire conditions at a house on Perkins Place in Woodsville. Selectman Alfred Stevens this week told the Journal Opinion the board hopes area residents will attend the 10 a.m. hearing at the Health and Welfare Building, on Hazen Drive in Concord. He said the hearing will he in Room 112on Thursday, Nov. 18. He indicated he is urging the residents to support the amendment to allow Piermont to continue to burn. He noted that a press release indicates the town will save a total of $65,000. over 10 years if they are allowed to burn at the site. Simulated computer testing has demonstrated that open burning dumps in towns with less than 1,000 population does not violate federal air quality standards. The Piermont board and other towns par- ticipating in the amendment, have been advised in a recent legal opinion that where there is no violation of air quality, the regulation, then, is con- trary to law. Stevens said an air quality study was done at the Pier- mont site three years ago by Environmental Engineers, a consulting firm, and no air pollution was found from the burning dump. He said the town, since 1977 has been receiving permission on a yearly basis to keep the dump open. SUSPICIOUS FlUid Pike School was totally destroyed by a fire of suspicious origin early Monday morning, Nov. 15. Haverhill Corner Fire Chief Verne Wiggins has called in the State Fire Marshall to in- vestigate. v Haverhill sewage aripe surfaces, a00ain WOODSVILLE-- In the olcl sentiment and for years the his tax bill in escrow, until He said the board is trying to news department, Donald M. project was forgotten. It something isdonebythem, get off the hot seat and St. John approached Haverhill seemed as if the pollution The board told him it was pointing a finger at someone selectmen to enter another problem had died. But, earlier not its responsibility to see a else. complaint about what he this summer, St. John, who Haverhill Corner problem They reiterated that they claims is "raw sewage" being lives on Route 10 wrote resolved by them. They said it could do nothing to assist him dumped from the Haverhill selectmen, telling them the is between the landowner, St. and that if Haverhill Corner Academy bathrooms onto his problem still existed for him John and the precinct corn- needed a sewage system, they property, and something should be done. missioners, the school board, could build one like Woodsville St. John's complaint has And last week he showed up or the state, did. They agreed that was the been around for five years, at their meeting to enter his "How can the selectmen of only way St. John's problem Anditwas back in 1977and'78 complaint and hint that the town sit back and tell me could be abated. that the problem surfaced, so perhaps he may hold some of to get lost?" St. John queried. to speak, and the state pollution authorities became ,ovo,v00 0000,orm00a Burglary suspect arrested series of .dye tests on Court Street and area homes surrounding the common and W. NEWBURY-- Vermont Bradford Cluster. Cpl. on. Subsequently, Resnik was determined because of the state police arrested a Con- Haradon responded to the taken into custody and lodged clay conditions, many sewage necticut man recently in area. at the jail in Chelsea. A bail of systems were not working connection with a string of This time the subject ap- $16,000 was set for the suspect, properly, burglaries in the Round Pond peared and offered an alias who will be charged with a At a public hearing in area of W. Newbury. name. But, he was recognized variety of breaks in the near August, 1978, precinct Corporal Robert L. by Haradon as a person he had future. homeowners turned out in Haradon, Commander of the an outstandingarrestwarrant force to hear state officials tell Bradford Cluster said this them they really needed a week that Peter M. Resnik of sewage treatment plant, New Haven, Conn. was l dloarm 1  moo1   probably to be built under arrested at a camp on Round their common, to handle Pond after he was discovered sewage from a number of inside a structure there by homes and probably even the Trooper Gerard Delisle. road policy Haverhill Academy. He said, Trooper Delisle had gone to over although some funding was the Round Pond area to check available, the project would a report that several breaks BRADFORD--Selectmen this maintenance, load limits, be expensive with costs being may have occurred at the week are looking over the first permit damages and born by precinct voters, location. He discovered upon draft of a new highway policy driveways. That brought the house arrival that approximately drafted recently by them and Last week they received the down and a long string of eight camps were broken into Town Administrator Susan highway ordinance and complaints fell on the on theeast side of the pond. Spanlding. agreed to send it to Atty. John engineers from Concord. They Trooper Delisle travelled to The new policy will be Hughs so he could scan it to were told that if there was a the west side of the pond and formally accepted after they insure each part was legally sewage problem with in- discovered more breaks and review and make necessary strong. dividual properties, it should noticed one camp, which was changes. Generally, thepoltcy And selectmen will begin a be left up to the individual supposed to be vacant had indicates that roads shown on new log book for all roads in property owner to repair his smoke coming from the the general highway map will Bradford: Spaulding noted own problem. "I just spent chimney. He saw a person be maintained as required by that the new book will allow $3,000 to upgrade my system" inside the camp. statute and to that degree yearly comments and will one dairy farmer said "and After knocking several commensurate with public provide a good reference to I'll be damned if I pay a cent times, the person failed to safety and convenience, determine which roads were more to fix somebody else's." come to the door. The trooper The policy outlines subjects worked on during a specific That pretty much was the called for back up out of the on winter and summer time.