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Sunapee Man Faces Second-Degree Assault in I-89 Crash

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

North Haverhill — A Sunapee man who authorities allege intentionally drove his truck across the median of Interstate 89 and struck another car, has been indicted by the Grafton County grand jury on two second-degree murder charges and a second-degree assault charge relating to the stillbirth of a fetus. Robert J. Dellinger, 53, was previously charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the December accident that killed Amanda Murphy, …

Fire Guts Former Convent; Firefighters’ Fast Action Saves School in Claremont

Monday, April 21, 2014

Claremont — An early morning fire destroyed the vacant St. Mary Convent building on Central Street Sunday, but quick action by firefighters prevented the flames from spreading to the New England Classical Academy, a mere 15 feet away. “It was close,” said Claremont Fire Chief Rick Bergeron regarding the proximity of the flames …

Fire Damages Home In West Newbury

Monday, April 21, 2014

West Newbury, Vt. — A fire destroyed a Swamp Road residence on Saturday morning. The West Newbury and Newbury Village fire departments responded to a call from homeowner, Scott Martin, at 3:43 a.m. Saturday morning, the State Police said in a release. Firefighters isolated the blaze to the home’s second floor, which “sustained extensive damage,” amounting to approximately $100,000. The house was a …

Blaze Damages The Fort: Compressor Room Cited in Restaurant Fire

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lebanon — A blaze that broke out in a storage room at The Fort restaurant on Heater Road last night was put to rest less than an hour after it was reported. No one was injured in the …

Man Pleads No Contest To Setting Buses on Fire

Thursday, April 3, 2014

White River Junction — A White River Junction man pleaded no contest to setting fire to three school buses owned by Butler’s Bus Service, and under the conditions of the plea agreement, he was able to walk out …

New Allegations Against Ex-Teacher

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Newport — A second person has come forward with allegations against the former Stevens High School teacher who was charged last month with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student. At hearing in Newport on Tuesday, Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said after Christopher LeBlanc was arrested last month, a …

Bus Driver Had Previous DUI

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

White River Junction — The Butler’s Bus Service driver who has been charged with operating a bus full of schoolchildren while having a blood alcohol level above the legal limit had a prior DUI conviction in 2006, and …

Woman, 19, Killed in Accident

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ascutney — A Claremont woman died Sunday evening when the vehicle she was riding in overturned on Route 131. Vermont State Police said Monday that Scotlynn Silfies, 19, was transported to Valley Regional Hospital where she died. The driver of the vehicle, Seth Smith, 20, was treated for …

Upper Valley Embezzlers Take $2.4 Million

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lebanon — At least $2.4 million has been embezzled from more than 20 small businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in the Upper Valley over the last decade. In least one case, the theft contributed to a bankruptcy. Most of the crimes have taken place in Vermont and …

Gather Around the Table

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dismas House board members and residents give thanks before their meal at the new facility in Hartford Village earlier this week. Dismas of Vermont is a family-style home meant mainly for furloughed inmates readjusting to life outside the …

Rape Trial Ends in Acquittal

Friday, March 28, 2014

North Haverhill — The foreman of the jury that found Parker C. Gilbert not guilty of sexually assaulting a Dartmouth College classmate said jurors were not swayed by the accuser’s account, which they found implausible. Rick Rogers, of …

Police Identify Enfield Girl’s Day Care Provider

Friday, March 28, 2014

Enfield — Police have identified the Lockehaven Road resident who was the day care provider responsible for a 4-year-old girl who died after her jacket became snagged on a branch, causing her to choke and stop breathing. Police said Thursday that the incident occurred at the home of …

Mixed Reaction on Dartmouth Campus; Some Outraged, Others See Justice

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hanover — Reaction on the Dartmouth College campus to the acquittal of Parker C. Gilbert was mixed, ranging from outright denunciation to a belief that the verdict was just. On Thursday afternoon after the verdict was announced, students appeared to be going about their regular routines, traveling to …