Former selectman alleges misconduct by Barnard road crew

At last Wednesday’s Barnard Selectboard meeting, Barnard resident and former Selectman Tim Johnson accused one or more members of the town road crew of misconduct. During the public comment portion meeting, Johnson recounted an incident that, he says, came to his attention the day after town meeting in March. Johnson claimed that one or more members of the Barnard road …

Woodstock inks separation pact with town manager

The Woodstock Town Selectboard and Village Trustees have signed a separation agreement with now-former Municipal Manager William H. “Bill” Kerbin. The separation contract, which was signed by Kerbin on May 2 and by Town Selectboard Vice-Chair Ray Bourgeois and Village Trustees Chair Seton McIlroy on May 3, took effect on Monday, at the end of a seven-day period during which …

Bridgewater fire station gets all clear

The Bridgewater Selectboard on Tuesday evening approved a long-term lease for the newly built Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department Station adjacent to the Town Office and Community Center. The unanimous action on the lease comes in the wake of the new firehouse being cleared of any concerns about groundwater contamination detected in an initial test conducted at a station tap earlier …

Village Trustees to use ARPA funds to pay for deficit

At Tuesday night’s Woodstock Board of Village Trustees meeting, the trustees, responding to citizens’ concerns about the $138,000 deficit from FY21, announced a plan to prevent such a deficit from occuring again, and voted to use one part of the village’s federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to make up for the shortfall. The deficit was made public after …