In this issue: The arched bridge over the Whiting River just above Campbell’s Falls is, after 200 years of existence, showing some serious signs of wear and tear. Plans are underfoot by the New Marlborough Historical Society to raise the funds necessary to restore the bridge to its former beauty and functionality.
Also: The Board of Selectmen dogged by dogs; e-bikes trending in New Marlborough; young artists at the Meeting House Gallery; a change of leadership for the Land Trust; a look back to when Mill River boys ruled in basketball; and a current look at the revitalized and expanded Pre-K program at New Marlborough Central School and Undermountain Elementary School.
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