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Plea Deal Dropped for Springfield, Vt., Man

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

White River Junction — After announcing that plans for a plea deal had crumbled, lawyers made plans in court Tuesday to move toward a trial in the case of a Springfield, Vt., man charged in connection with a 2008 shooting death in Windsor County. Timothy Arbuckle, 33, pleaded not guilty in March to charges that he committed second-degree murder by acting as an accessory to Kyle Bolaski in the death …

Sawmill Open After Sunday Night Fire

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Weathersfield — A fire that broke out Sunday evening at a Perkinsville sawmill was confined mostly to the interior of the building. The cause of the three-alarm fire and the extent of the damage are still under investigation. Firefighters from 15 departments in Vermont and New Hampshire responded around 8 p.m. to the …

Perkinsville Sawmill Fire

Monday, August 11, 2014

Firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire at Sheehan & Sons Sawmill on Stoughton Pond Road in Perkinsville on Sunday. Several area fire departments helped battle the blaze, which broke out Sunday evening. No further information on the cause was available from fire officials. Valley News — Ariana van den Akker …

Local News Briefs: Friday, July 11

Friday, July 11, 2014

Claremont Police Dispatcher Charged With Sex Crimes Claremont — A city police department dispatcher is being held on $100,000 cash bail following his arraignment Thursday on two felony sex crime charges. James Boisclair, 53, of Claremont was arraigned …

Resources Affect Strategies; Police Say They Do Their Best to Warn Motorists on Interstates

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lebanon — A fatal crash that killed a Vermont woman last week on Interstate 89 raised questions about how authorities notify motorists of upcoming traffic hazards, especially when police forces are strapped for resources. New Hampshire State Police …

N.H. Fire Marshal Considers Banning Reloadable Mortar Fireworks

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Concord — William Degnan has seen 38 July Fourth celebrations come and go since he began his career in fire services. He took over as state fire marshal 10 years ago, and recently he has become more convinced that certain types of fireworks should no longer be legal. …

Reflecting on Independence

Saturday, July 5, 2014

West Lebanon — About halfway through a year in which Russia annexed Crimea, America’s wars wound down in Afghanistan and tensions rose in Iraq, and the Supreme Court extended religious rights to privately held businesses, the Valley News …

Police Identify Victim in I-89 Rollover

Friday, July 4, 2014

Lebanon — Police have identified the driver in Wednesday’s fatal Interstate 89 crash that occurred while emergency workers were dealing with downed communications lines as a 24-year-old woman from Colchester, Vt. Their attempts to identify who was driving the vehicle that brought down the lines, however, have proven …

2 Charged In Dartmouth College Campus Mugging

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hanover — Two Upper Valley men are being held on robbery and assault charges after allegedly attacking a 23-year-old Dartmouth College student as he crossed the campus green early Wednesday morning. Mark Ruppel, 26, and Troy C. Schwarz, …

Diverted Traffic Ties Up Streets While Lines Fixed

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lebanon — Problems along Interstate 89 because of downed utility lines near Exit 19 and a fatal accident at Exit 18 were felt throughout Lebanon. Traffic was diverted along feeder roads such as Route 4, and several merchants in Miracle Mile Plaza lost Internet and phone service because …

Woman Dies in I-89 Rollover; Downed Utility Lines, Brush Fires Blocked Highway Traffic at Time

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lebanon — An unidentified woman died in a rollover accident on Interstate 89 on Wednesday when she lost control of her car while approaching standstill traffic that was backed up due to utility lines that had been brought …

Ex-Thetford Police Chief Blasts Selectboard on Interim Hiring

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Thetford — A strongly worded email from former police chief Jim Lanctot to the townwide email Listserv sheds light not just on his lingering resentment toward the Selectboard but on a debate about the way the police department …

Teens Charged With Roles in Vt. Shooting

Saturday, June 28, 2014

White River Junction — Two Windsor County teenagers pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges in connection with a shooting in Springfield, Vt., earlier this month that left a convicted drug dealer hospitalized following what authorities have said was a dispute over drug money. One teen is charged …