Upper Valley Dispatch

‘We Became Friends Actually’: Goat on the Loose Gets Friendly with Police Cruiser in Western Mass.

Granby, Mass. — A goat has been reunited with its owner after its off-leash antics in a western Massachusetts town Monday night included licking a police cruiser. Police responded to a report of the loose goat about 8 p.m. The caller was concerned the goat was in danger of being hit by a car, according to Sgt. Gary Poehler. “When we arrived in the area, the goat was actually standing at somebody’s door,” Poehler said. “The whole family was hiding behind the door because when

Primary Source: Graham Bringing Campaign to Upper Valley Wednesday

Lebanon — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., plans to campaign in the Upper Valley on Wednesday. The Republican presidential candidate, who according to Real Clear Politics is polling at 1 percent in New Hampshire and only 3.3 percent in South Carolina, will be at the Upper Valley Senior Center at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. He’ll follow that with a “town hall” meeting at Dartmouth College’s Hopkins Center at noon. ∎ Posted to Primary Source Monday at 4:40 p.m. Follow the Valley News on Facebook, Instagram and

Selectman Sues Hartford Over Town Hall Fall

White River Junction — A 65-year-old Hartford selectman is suing his own town, saying he was injured in a fall in the municipal building two years ago. Alex DeFelice and his wife, Mary Lou DeFelice, are seeking unspecified compensation and punitive damages for a fall he took in an interior stairway in the building in December 2013. The Selectboard learned of the lawsuit on Wednesday and have referred it to the town’s insurance carrier. Find a full report in Saturday’s ‘Valley News.’ ∎ Posted online

Judge Says No to Indicted Windsor Police Officer Who Wanted His Gun Back

White River Junction — A judge has denied a request from a Windsor police officer who wanted a one-day permit to possess a weapon while he faces charges that he unlawfully shot a suspect in a drug sting last year. Judge Nancy Corsones issued a written denial for Ryan Palmer’s request this afternoon, a few hours after a hearing in Windsor Superior Court this morning. “... This court is not persuaded that public safety would be protected by allowing this defendant to actually possess a

Primary Source: Christie Plans Visit to Hanover Nov. 6

Another Republican governor is bringing his presidential campaign to Hanover. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to hold a “town hall” meeting next Friday, Nov. 6, afternoon at Salt hill Pub in Hanover. Christie also will hold another forum that Saturday morning, Nov. 7, at the Plymouth American Legion/VFW Post 4483 in Plymouth, N.H. This weekend, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding a campaign rally on Halloween day at the Lebanon High School gym. ∎ Posted to Primary Source on Friday at 1:50 p.m. Follow

Name Game: Upper Valley NECBL Team Hosts Nickname Contest

White River Junction — The incoming Upper Valley entry in the New England Collegiate Baseball League has begun the process of choosing a nickname. General manager Noah Crane on Friday inaugurated the franchise’s website with a naming contest for the team. Residents are asked to visit www.uppervalleybaseball.com for the fill-in-the-blanks form for submitting ideas. Crane will gather suggestions, choose the top five selections and put them up for a final vote in the coming weeks. According to a NECBL news release, the team will reveal

Weekend Picks for the Anti-Halloween Crowd

Not a fan of ghosts and ghouls? Does the thought of candy corn give you a headache? Never fear! There are plenty of events going on this weekend that don’t incorporate Halloween at all. Here are some highlights: Oct. 30 — Astronomical Observing in Hanover: 9:30-11 p.m., Shattuck Observatory, Observatory Road, off Wheelock Street. View the constellations through the Dartmouth College telescope, weather permitting. Call to confirm. Free. 603-646-9100. — “Symbiotic Systems for the Future of Energy, Water and Food” in Hanover: 3:30-5 p.m., Thayer

Primary Source: Bush in New London Thursday, Sanders in Lebanon Saturday

Two major presidential candidates are coming to the Upper Valley this week. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a Republican, will be in New London Thursday night, for a town hall meeting at Whipple Memorial Hall at 7 p.m. And U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is bringing his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to Lebanon for a town hall forum at 4 p.m. on Saturday. An RSVP is strong encouraged online. Earlier in the day, Sanders will hold a similar forum at the town hall

Map: Plan Your Halloween in the Upper Valley

This map created by the Valley News shows a list of events that are open to the public in the Upper Valley on Oct. 31. It will be updated as additional information is received. Click each colored pin for more information and to map directions using your computer or smartphone. To submit another event that is open to the public, please email calendar@vnews.com (non-profit events only) or highlights@vnews.com. For-profit events will appear on Thursday, when Entertainment Highlights runs in the Valley News. (Please see our

Police ID Driver in Fatal Newport Crash

Newport — Police have released the name of the driver who was killed early Friday morning when her vehicle crashed into a tree and ignited into flames. Baylee Allard, of Newbury, N.H., was 29 years old, according to a news release from Newport police. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Two dogs were also in the car at the time of the crash. One was found deceased inside, and another, a Scottish terrier, survived and was released to family, according to the release.