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David Vincelette, of Hanover, listens as  Laura Spector-Morgan, attorney for the Town of Hanover, right, argues for him to be held in contempt of court during a hearing in Grafton Superior Court Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Hanover officials asked the court for a warrant to be issued for Vincelette's arrest in the event he continued to block town officials from clearing his junk from a road that accesses trails in the Tanzi Natural Area along Mink Brook. Judge Lawrence MacLeod ruled that Vincelette was not in contempt. 
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Property Owner, Hanover Officials Clash Over Junk, Access, Pollution Allegations

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hanover — When it comes to solving problems, Hanover doesn’t lack for resources. The municipal budget runs well over $22 million; the tax base has swelled to $2 billion with the properties of doctors, attorneys, financiers and professors; and a stable of lawyers waits at the town’s command. And yet, for the past 14 months, the town’s efforts to clear …

Judge Sets Date for Perkins Trial

Friday, January 29, 2016

White River Junction — A new trial date has been set for a South Royalton woman accused of attempted second-degree murder in the 2011 shooting of a woman in Bethel. A jury draw is set to begin on March 10 for 29-year-old Emily Perkins, who is charged with shooting Emma Jozefiak, then 19, in what prosecutors describe as a drug deal gone awry …

Professor Likely To Change Plea

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Concord — A Dartmouth College English professor charged with a felony count of possessing child pornography in his Plainfield home appears to be preparing to change his plea in the case. The attorney for J. Martin Favor, 49, on Wednesday filed a motion to continue the case for 60 days, saying Favor needed more time to prepare for the case. “The case preparation …

Claremont Man Charged With Stabbings

Friday, January 22, 2016

Claremont — A Claremont man charged with stabbing two men this week in separate incidents outside the group home on Trinity Street where he lived is being held on $500,000 cash bail. Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway told …

Bills to limit prisoner isolation scrutinized by New Hampshire House committee

Friday, January 22, 2016

Concord — Three bills aimed at studying and further restricting the use of solitary confinement in New Hampshire prisons met stiff skepticism Thursday from members of the House criminal justice committee. “You’re taking an issue of California and …

Man Rescued Hours After Enfield Crash

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Enfield — A 49-year-old Springfield, N.H., man was in stable condition Saturday after police tracked him for more than a mile and found him in the woods, unconscious and hypothermic, about 10 hours after his vehicle had rolled over on Interstate 89, authorities said. James Borneman was driving …

Charlestown Man Pleads Guilty to Vandalizing Claremont Church

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Newport — An 18-year-old Charlestown man pleaded guilty on Friday to vandalizing St. Mary Catholic Church in Claremont in August and stealing sacramental wine. Sullivan Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker sentenced Zachary Underwood to nine months in county …

Former Tunbridge Principal Pleads No Contest

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Chelsea — The former principal of Tunbridge Central School has been convicted of a misdemeanor for a 2014 incident involving a female student. Richard Talbot, 68, pleaded no contest on Wednesday to a charge of engaging in a …

New Judge To Oversee Perkins Trial

Friday, January 1, 2016

White River Junction — The trial of a 28-year-old South Royalton woman accused in a 2011 Bethel shooting is still scheduled to start next week despite a hangup that has left Windsor County without a primary judge. Emily Perkins, of South Royalton, faces an attempted second-degree murder charge …

Fire Destroys Unity Home

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Unity — A wood stove is likely to blame for a fire that destroyed a Unity home Monday evening. Unity fire Chief Bruce Baker said a preliminary investigation showed the walls around the wood stove caught fire, causing flames to spread throughout the Sawyer Brook Road home. No …

Distress Call

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Lucy Brown, of Warren, Vt., makes a call to her insurance company while waiting for Lebanon firefighters put out a fire in the engine compartment of her car on Interstate 89. Brown pulled over near the southbound rest …

Rutland Settles Discrimination Lawsuit by Cop

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The city of Rutland reached an agreement with a former city police officer in a discrimination lawsuit early this week. Andrew Todd, who worked for the department for six years ending in 2011, will receive $975,000 under the settlement. Todd was the sole African-American member of the Rutland …

Judge Denies Injunction Against Croydon Board

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Croydon — A Superior Court judge has denied the state Department of Education’s request for a preliminary injunction against the Croydon School Board, which is paying private-school tuition with tax money in defiance of state officials’ directives. Judge Brian Tucker ruled on Monday that the state department’s request …