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May 25, 2016 top stories
Man burned after possible meth fire

RYEGATE—A camper fire that left a man badly burned on Bayley Hazen Road in Ryegate on May 21 exposed a possible methamphetamine lab.
According to a Vermont State Police news release, Joel Alexander, 28, the occupant of the camper, was badly burned, taken to Cottage Hospital and then later flown to Boston for further treatment. His condition was not known at press time.

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Hearing held on county budget

NORTH HAVERHILL—Despite a potential eight percent rise in the amount to be raised by taxes, there were few complaints at a public hearing on the proposed $41 million Grafton County budget last week.
There were approximately a dozen members of the public in attendance at the hearing held at the county complex on May 16 but that figure included three state representatives and a reporter.

Groton schedules special meeting

GROTON—Voters in Groton have petitioned for a special town meeting to resolve questions over a potential sidewalk rebuilding project in the village.
At the regularly scheduled selectboard meeting on May 19, Groton Highway Department Chief Brent Smith presented the selectboard with a copy of a petition that had been signed by a percentage of the checklist. He told them he intended to submit the petition to the town clerk.

PINK CANOPY—Newbury Village was aglow last week in pink with Main Street’s flowering crabapple trees in full bloom. At one of the homes on Main Street, this flowering crab tree created a pink canopy with a lush green backdrop that was lit by the sun’s rays.


Driver recovering after heart attack

BRADFORD—A longtime racer at Bear Ridge Speedway suffered a cardiac arrest during race night on Saturday and collapsed as he tried to move a misplaced tractor tire. He was revived and transported to the hospital for further care.

Charlotte Hickey of Woodsville jumps during one of the events at a track and field meet last week in Newport, New Hampshire. For more photos of the Engineer athletes, see page 2.


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