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Long Time WNTK Broadcaster Dies
JanineIt’s with deep sadness that we let you know about the passing of Janine Weins on Tuesday morning. Janine loved broadcasting and has done Twin State Journal tirelessly for the past 24 years on WNTK and more recently on WUVR.
Her passing leaves a hole in our hearts and minds for all that knew her personally or over the airwaves. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming and we’ll let you know as soon as they’re available.  You can read more about Janine Weins broadcast career here and her farm Acorn Hill here.

 

 

 

Cornish Man Arrested for Felonious Sexual Assault
NH State Police arrested Curt Wyman 65, of Cornish NH on Monday for Felonious Sexual Assault on a seven-year girl. Wyman stands accused of using a vibrator on the outside and inside of the child’s clothing and telling her that, it excited him Court papers say the incident occurred on December 31, 2014.
Wyman was arraigned by video at the Sullivan County District Court later on Monday and is being held at the Sullivan County Correctional Facility in Lieu of $100,000 cash bail. Wyman’s probable cause hearing is scheduled for March 16 at 10 am in Claremont District Court.

Sunapee Voters Say No
Sunapee will run on its default budget of $6,890,878 after voters rejected the proposed budget of $6,999,272.  Voters also rejected buying a new grader, a new radio console and generator in Warrant Articles 8 and 9.   In addition, voters rejected putting $75,000 in the Highway and Transfer Station Capitol reserve fund.  With a vote of 353 -352 voters rejected to put $145,000 in the Fire Apparatus Capitol Reserve, but is subject to a recall.   John Augusta was elected as Sunapee’s new Select Board member receiving 333 votes and incumbent Select Board member Joshua Trow kept seat with 375 votes.   Both men beat out Don Bettencourt who received 329 votes and Shane Hastings with 288 votes.  Incumbent school board member Paul Skarin kept his seat against challenger Janice Bettencourt 363- 336.

Claremont, Newport Pass School Budgets
Newport elected Ann Spencer with365 votes and Deanna Armstrong with 359 votes for school board.  Losing her seat on the board was Heidi North who received 329 votes.  Ella Casey, supervisor of the checklist was happy the school budget passed but said turnout was low .
The School budget also passed in Claremont and voters reelected incumbent school board member Brian Rapp with 409 votes.  Voters also elected Chris Irish with 361 votes, and Brent Ferland who received 472 for school board seats.  Representative from SAU#6 Cory LaClair said the school budget passing allows continued improvement to Claremont Schools.
In Croydon, Jim Peskche (Pesk Key) won handily over write in challenger Robert Philibert 61-49.  Peskche will fill a three-year term.  Peskche was instrumental in helping Croydon get school choice.

Newbury’s Town Meeting Continues Tonight
Newbury’s incumbent Selectman Ed Thorson kept his seat with 299 votes over challenger Perry Clay Rucker with 190 votes.   Incumbent board member Gary Budd was not so lucky losing his seat with 138 votes to challenger Russell Smith  who received 237 votes for the three year Selectboard seat.   David Kinsman another challenger for the three-year seat received 107 votes.  All school warrant articles past.  Newbury will continue its Town Meeting tonight at 7 pm on the second floor of the Mount Sunapee Resort, Spruce Lodge, 156 Mount Sunapee Road in Newbury.