North Hartland Considers Solar Array for Landfill Area

North Hartland — Officials overseeing an undeveloped landfill for several Vermont towns are exploring the possibility of hosting a solar array on part of the North Hartland property in order to bring in new revenue. Tom Kennedy, district …

2 Plead Not Guilty to Jail Assault

White River Junction — Two men pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to their alleged role in an assault at Southern State Correctional Facility on May 11. George Tarbell, 30, of Springfield, Vt., and Jason Chaffee, 32, of Windsor, were arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on felony charges of …

Police: Bethel Woman Was Driver in Hit-and-Run

White River Junction — A 22-year-old Bethel woman pleaded not guilty to a series of charges in connection with a hit-and-run accident that severely injured a South Royalton lawyer on June 23. On Monday, Allison Richards answered to felony counts of leaving the scene of a crash and …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Claremont Man Pleads Guilty To Upper Valley Bank Robberies Concord — James Oberfeldt, the Claremont man charged with robbing three Upper Valley banks in fall 2013, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday and is now awaiting sentencing. According to court records, the judge accepted the guilty pleas …

Treasured Guitars Stolen At Tunbridge Festival

Tunbridge — A father-son bluegrass duo are seeking the return of their precious guitars following an apparent theft early Sunday morning at the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival. Rick Brodsky, 50, of Newtown, Conn., and Korey Brodsky, 16, are …

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