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Thetford Selectboard members Mike Pomeroy, left, Donn Downey, Selectboard Chairman Stuart Rogers, and assistant to the Selectboard Kim Edgar, listen as John Cramer, front, makes a point during a special Selectboard meeting on Oct. 18, 2014, at Town Hall in Thetford, Vt., to discuss what to do after the town's three police cruisers burned on Friday. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Thetford Board: Police Coverage Will Continue as Before

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thetford — The town’s police force will use a borrowed vehicle and continue to provide residents with the same level of police coverage that was in effect before Friday’s suspicious fire, which destroyed the department’s entire fleet of three cruisers, the Selectboard said Saturday. The Selectboard told residents that the search for replacement cruisers will begin this week, and that …

Cop Cars Burn in Thetford

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thetford — Following a suspicious overnight fire Friday that destroyed Thetford’s three police cruisers, a state fire investigator said he is “absolutely” interested in reviewing a 2012 case in which Norwich’s three-car fleet was destroyed by flames that were ultimately written off as accidental. “I didn’t actually cover that case back in Norwich, …

Suspect in WRJ Stabbing Says He Doesn’t Pose a Threat

Friday, October 17, 2014

White River Junction — After being accused of stabbing a neighbor early Tuesday, Henry Chalmers, 46, was charged with aggravated assault on Wednesday morning, ordered by a judge to undergo a psychiatric evaluation on Wednesday afternoon, and returned to his apartment on Wednesday evening. On Thursday, Chalmers — who suffers from the debilitating …

Schools Weigh Cellphone Search Ruling

Sunday, July 27, 2014

West Lebanon — When David Baker was an assistant principal at Hartford High School about four years ago, he came upon a cellphone that had been left in the school’s auditorium. An announcement was made over the intercom looking for the owner of the phone, but no one …

Man in Springfield Shooting Charged After Note Found

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

White River Junction — One of the men involved in the June 11 Springfield, Vt., shooting that injured a convicted drug dealer has been charged with writing a letter in jail to one of his accomplices in an attempt to have him change his statement to police. Leon …

South Royalton Blaze

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

South Royalton Fire Chief Paul Brock said a garage fire Tuesday morning on New Street, near Vermont Law School, likely started when a hot lawnmower was placed too close to a can of gasoline. The white paneled garage …

In Norwich, A Push for Route 5 Site

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Norwich — Town officials on Friday published an open letter recommending that the fire and police departments move to the ABC Dairy property on Route 5, despite the Selectboard’s decision earlier this month not to investigate the site …

Claremont Man Draws Prison For Convenience Store Robbery

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Newport — A Claremont man with a lengthy criminal record was sentenced to two to five years in New Hampshire State Prison after pleading guilty in Sullivan County Superior Court Friday to robbing a convenience store in Claremont …

Claremont Woman Convicted In Sexual Assault of Minors

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Newport — A Claremont woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault against two children who had been in her care and was sentenced to 25 years to life in New Hampshire State Prison …

Tunbridge Teen Charged With Sexual Assault

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Concord — An 18-year-old graduate of St. Paul’s School in Concord has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old fellow student, as part of what the police said was a competition with other students to have sexual contact …

All Safe After River Mishap

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hartland — A Grafton man with special needs is safe and has been released from the hospital after numerous police agencies responded to Sumner Falls on Monday for a man who had left his caretakers and entered the …

Connecticut River Mishap Involves 3

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hartland — Emergency workers canvassed the Connecticut River Monday afternoon after police said an autistic man jumped from the rocks at Sumner Falls into the water and his two caretakers jumped in after him. The three men were …

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 …