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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 …

Tunbridge Rape Suspect To Stand Trial

Friday, July 31, 2015

Concord — On the eve of a final plea deadline, the lawyer for a St. Paul’s School graduate accused of raping an underclassman last year said they plan to go to trial. “We expect that this case will …

Politics Injected Into N.H. Drug Czar Post

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New Hampshire’s drug czar came under increasing pressure from Republicans on Monday as a prominent state senator called for his resignation, citing reports from police chiefs that the man tasked with coordinating the state’s addiction response had yet to consult with them after six months on the job. …

Multiple Crashes, 1 Fatality, on I-91

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Weathersfield — A 22-year-old New York man was killed Saturday morning when the car he was riding in hit a tree on the west side of Interstate 91 near mile marker 48, Vermont State Police said in a …

Citizens on Patrol: N.H. Civilians Guard Recruiters

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Concord — Brian Blackden showed up at the Concord Armed Forces Career Center on Monday morning with a sniper rifle and a solo mission: To protect the unarmed staff inside in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tenn. By midday Tuesday, however, what began …

Cornish Plea Deal Pulled Back

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Newport — A Cornish man appeared to reject a plea deal Tuesday on a charge of sexual assault against a girl under the age of 13. Curtis Wyman, 65, had previously filed a notice of intent to plead …

Teen Skateboarder in Accident With Pickup Dies From Injuries

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lisbon, N.H. — A skateboarder who collided with a pickup truck last week has died of her injuries, the Grafton County Attorney announced Sunday. Emily S. Clogston, an 18-year-old resident of Warren, N.H., died Sunday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, she was rolling north on …

Jim Kenyon: Innocent Until Pictured Guilty

Sunday, July 12, 2015

There’s nothing novel about police mug shots. They date back to the late 1800s, and many newspapers, including this one, still occasionally use the photographs supplied by police to accompany stories about crimes or alleged crimes. But a monthly 24-page tabloid devoted to mug shots of people recently …

Newport Man Disputes EMTs’ Claims

Saturday, July 11, 2015

White River Junction — A Newport man pleaded not guilty this week to allegations that he grabbed a medical responder who was performing CPR on his brother-in-law and prevented an ambulance from departing for the hospital for several minutes during the early morning hours on the Fourth of …

Not Guilty Plea in Fentanyl Case

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

White River Junction — A Randolph woman pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a felony charge that she sold fentanyl, a powerful narcotic, to a man who was found dead in April with the drug in his system. …

Treasured Guitars Stolen At Tunbridge Festival

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tunbridge — A father-son bluegrass duo are seeking the return of their precious guitars following an apparent theft early Sunday morning at the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival. Rick Brodsky, 50, of Newtown, Conn., and Korey Brodsky, 16, are …