Hartland Residents Injured in I-89 Crash
harford crashTwo Hartland VT residents were taken to D.H.M.C Sunday after a single car accident just before 3:30 pm on I-89. Police say David Griswold 59, switched from the travel lane to the passing lane in his 2015 Ford F-150 when it left the roadway and crashed into a tree in the median. The tree broke in half and the cab of the truck snapped off the frame leaving Griswold and his passenger Bonny Laporte 48, unable to exit. Rescue workers and witnesses aided Griswold and Laporte out of the truck. Both received serious but non-life threatening injuries. Griswold received injuries to his head, and Laporte received injuries to her face and head. Neither Griswold nor Laporte were wearing seatbelts. The crash is still an active investigation and anyone who witnessed the crash should contact Trooper Arlington at 802. 234.9933.

Marshmallow Madness
Marshmallow madness was alive and well in Newport during Easter weekend. More than 300 people attended the “Peeps Party” to showcase entries from the 4th annual Peeps Diorama Contest at the Library Arts Center Friday evening. Visitors viewed over 100 dioramas featuring the sugar-coated peeps marshmallow candies, nibbling on peeps-themed refreshments, as well as roasting Peeps s’mores in the parking lot.
Best in Peeps went to Lee Carey of Grantham NH for Winter Fun in Peep-port. There were also first, second, and third prizes in the following categories.
Adult Category, Family/Group Category, and Children’s Category
Category winners received both homemade Peeps trophies, as well as a variety of Peeps-themed prizes generously given by Peeps & Co.
The entries from the Peeps Diorama Contest will be on display until April 11 during gallery hours: Adult Category
1) Winter Fun in Peep-port – by Lee Carey, Grantham, NH
2) The Hobbit – by Stephanie Zara, Unity, NH
3) South Peepsgregational Church Choir – Nancy Whynall & Chris Wiest, Sunapee, NH
Family/Group Category
1) The Peeps of Oz – by the Fratzel Family, in Newport, NH
2) The Leaning Tower of Peeps – by Kate Benson, Jessica Benson Evans & Mariella Evans, Newport, NH
3) Despeepable Me – by Isabelle & Jen Correa & Katherine Rupp, Newport, NH
Children’s Category
1) Just Hurry Up & Peep Already – by Eliza Bates, Madison Miller, Jagger Lovely & Ryder Lovely, all of Newport, NH
2) Periodic Table of Peepements – Rebecca Robertson, Newport, NH
3) The Muppeep Show—by Victoria Burroughs and Emily Guyett, Newport, NH

Another Burglary in Alstead
A second home in Alstead was burglarized on March 31. Officials say the home on South Woods road was unoccupied at the time. The burglary is similar to the one that occurred on March 30, in the area of Walpole Valley and Maclean Roads. Both homes were locked and a door was forced open. Anyone with information should contact the Alstead Police Department at (603) 835-6277. Information can be given anonymously to Connecticut Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-888-680-8477 where a cash reward may be available.

Cavandish Water Update
Cavandish town staff worked this weekend to try to find the leak in the main water system but the boil water notice is still in effect. Water in Cavandish continues to be tested frequently and continues to test negative for coliforms. But residents can not drink the water without boiling it first.
In order to safeguard against bacteria in the water more chlorine is being added and residents may smell it in the water.
Once the leak is found in the main water system repairs be made, but the water will need to have three days of consistently negative coliform testing before the “boil water” notice can be lifted.
If you have recently had a break in your water pipes from a frozen pipe, or you are a second home owner that hasn’t been here for a while, the Cavendish Water Dept. would like to hear from you. You can send an e-mail to cavendishconnects@gmail.com with relevant information.