Police / Fire / Courts

Neighbors of Windsor Prison See Pros and Cons to Possible Closing

Monday, March 2, 2015

Windsor — With a state budget deficit threatening the closure of the Southeast State Correctional Facility, residents and town leaders on Sunday offered their views on the prison’s place in Windsor. “There has been a prison in Windsor almost as long as there has been a Windsor,” the town manager, Tom Marsh, said in an interview Sunday. What that means to the people who live there depends on whom one …

Inside Woodside Center: A Teen’s Solitary Story

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Essex, Vt. — On Aug. 24, 2011, Sam Ramsey was headed to the gym with nine other teens to play a nightly game of pickup basketball at the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center. He never made it. A counselor at Vermont’s only locked facility for troubled youths noticed he wasn’t wearing the appropriate clothing. …

Mother, Daughter Bond Over Trials

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Charlestown — There’s no denying Debbie Ferland, 55, of Charlestown and her mother, 80-year-old Beverley Garrapy, live for adventure. And they’re not shy about leaving their husbands behind at home to find it, they say. One could say the mother and daughter are like two peas in a pod. They finish each other’s …

Hartford Couple Withdraws Pleas in Sex Assault Case

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

White River Junction — Pretrial hearings in the case of a Hartford couple accused of sexually assaulting two children are moving ahead after the pair successfully petitioned to have earlier guilty pleas withdrawn. Steven D. Smith, 48, and …

Hanover Police Back Off Drinking Arrests

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hanover — Police Chief Charlie Dennis says his department will no longer intervene when intoxicated students are transported from the Dartmouth College infirmary to the hospital, a partial reversal of a long-controversial policy of following ambulance calls that has landed many students in court or in diversion programs. …

Owner Hopes to Rebuild Georges Mills Jake’s Market Location

Monday, January 5, 2015

Georges Mills — A fire early Sunday morning gutted the Jake’s Market on Route 11, drawing firefighters from five different departments. No one was hurt, since the combination convenience store and gas station had closed long before 12:23 …

Weathersfield Home a Loss Following Five-Alarm Fire, but Attached Structures Preserved

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Weathersfield — The assistance of 18 area fire departments, from both sides of the Connecticut River, at a fire Friday night on South Mountain Road and Route 131 helped firefighters contain the flames to the farmhouse where it …

Fire Destroys Newport Home

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Newport, n.h. — A Church Street couple was displaced Tuesday morning when a two-alarm electrical fire gutted their home. Nobody was injured in the blaze, which was reported around 9:50 a.m. Homeowner Mary Bullis said she had been …

N. Korea Proposes Hacking Probe

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Seoul, South Korea — North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of “serious” consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack. The proposal was seen by …

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Train Strikes Car Stuck On Tracks, No One Injured South Royalton — A car that got stuck on ice at railroad crossing Saturday night was struck by an Amtrak train but the occupants of the vehicle were not …

Judge Denies House Arrest for Man Accused in Toddler Death

Thursday, December 11, 2014

White River Junction — A judge has denied a request from a 31-year-old Hartford man who wanted to live at his apartment while he waits for a trial on charges that he allegedly killed his girlfriend’s young son. …

Lawyers Spar Over Dellinger Details

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

North Haverhill — A bail hearing on Tuesday for the Sunapee man accused in a collision that killed a Wilder couple had the air of a trial, as the lead state police investigator testified for more than three …

Man Will Face Charges in Claremont Robberies

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Claremont — A Claremont man indicted last year for armed robbery at two city banks could soon be returned from Massachusetts to face those charges, Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said Tuesday. James Oberfeldt had not been publicly …