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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. 
 (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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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 …

New policy targets drivers of oversize loads in wake of fatal accident

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

In the wake of a freak highway accident that left a Concord woman dead, state transportation officials have unveiled a new policy requiring drivers of oversize loads to certify that their rigs are safe to travel. The directive, prompted by the 2013 death of Kerry Anderson-Baker, requires drivers …

Sharon Woman Reports IRS Scam

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sharon — Earlier this month, Nina Butterworth found a frightening message on her answering machine. She had committed five federal offenses and would be arrested if she didn’t respond, a woman said. The caller ID read “U.S. Government.” “That’s just shocking, when you get a message saying the …

Claremont Police Receive Renewed Accreditation

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Claremont — The Claremont Police Department has earned reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, following a formal hearing on Nov. 21 in Miami. In a department news release, Chief Alexander Scott called the three-year …

On the Road Again

Saturday, December 12, 2015

White River Junction — Friday morning opened with what looked like a typical Department of Motor Vehicles scene in the state office building at 118 Prospect St.: scores of people waiting in a tiny, stuffy room as bureaucrats …

Women’s Rehab House Planned

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Manchester — A Merrimack County couple has founded a Manchester nonprofit rehabilitation house for female ex-inmates based on the “Dismas” model that has flourished in over 20 states, including neighboring Vermont and Massachusetts. After spending the past eight years as volunteers in the corrections system, North Sutton, N.H., …

Jury Selected in Fatal Crash

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Nashua, n.h. — A trial is set to begin next Monday in Hillsborough County Superior Court in the case of Kyle Witty, the former Cornish road agent who is charged with manslaughter in a July 2014 crash that claimed the life of 60-year-old Nashua resident Elizabeth “Liz” McQuinn. …

Introductory Meeting Scheduled For Emergency Response Team

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Royalton — A community emergency response team is being reestablished in east central Vermont, with an introductory meeting set for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Royalton Academy Building, 1482 Route 14. The CERT program “is a method to organize, train, equip, and then utilize citizen volunteers …

Man Sentenced to 12 Months for Claremont Store Robbery

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Newport — The Claremont man charged with robbing the E-Z Mart Convenience store on Maple Avenue in Claremont at knife-point last May pleaded guilty in Sullivan County Superior Court on Monday and was sentenced to 12 months in the county jail. The sentence for Martinio Bailey, 19, for …

Fire Levels Remote Vt. Cabin

Monday, November 9, 2015

Weathersfield — A fire that destroyed a disused cabin on Little Ascutney Mountain on Sunday night posed difficulties of access to firefighters who hiked up an abandoned logging trail to contain the flames. At least nine departments responded, …

Massachusetts Considers Cruelty Registry

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Boston — Lawmakers in Massachusetts and several other states are weighing proposals to create registries of animal abusers as a means for ensuring that pets wind up in the care of responsible and humane owners. A bill, heard last week by a Massachusetts legislative panel, would require those …