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Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Feb. 12

Search for Sunapee Man Continues

Quechee — Hartford Police continue to treat the disappearance of a 42-year-old Sunapee man as a missing person case, officials said Tuesday.

Michael J. Hayward, Jr. was last seen in the Enfield area on Friday. Police found his vehicle unoccupied at the Quechee Gorge on Saturday. There were no signs of foul play, according to a police news release.

Deputy Chief of Police Brad Vail said Hayward’s actions and demeanor in the days preceding his disappearance raise the possibility that a suicide was involved. Police did not discover a suicide note, he said.

A follow-up investigation is ongoing, Vail said. Anyone with information or who may have seen Hayward is asked to call Hartford Police at 802-295-9425.

Lebanon to Show Plans for Slayton Hill

West Lebanon — City officials tonight will unveil the preliminary designs for the planned repairs at the flood-damaged intersection of Slayton Hill Road and Dulac Street.

The “community conversation” for neighborhood residents will take place at the Fireside Inn in West Lebanon, starting at 6:30. The plans will be posted online at www.lebnh.net and printed copies will be available for viewing at the Department of Public Works’ administrative building, across Route 4 from Lebanon Middle School.

Flash flooding in early July washed out much of the intersection at the bottom of Slayton Hill, as well as surrounding homes and streets. In the aftermath, the city held a hearing in September and several walks around the damaged area, with the city’s engineering firm taking community comments into consideration in coming up with a design for the repairs.

Following tonight’s meeting, city officials will ask attendees to sign a sheet for individual meetings between property owners and representatives of Public Works and the city’s engineering firm.

For more information, call the Department of Public Works at 603-448-3112.

— Staff reports