Memorial Service for Janine Weins on Saturday
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Janine Weins’ life is this Saturday May 30th from 1-5 at her beloved Acorn Hill Farm in Lyme NH. Listeners who wish to attend are welcome. Janine hosted Twin State Journal on WNTK and WUVR for 26years and was a lifelong resident of the Upper Valley. In 2014, Janine was honored when WUVR received a Merit Award for public service programming for her program Twin State Journal. On June 10, Janine will receive posthumously the New Hampshire Fish and Game Communication Award of Excellence. The award recognizes an outdoor communicator, writer, or media source that has written, published articles or broadcast materials beneficial to public understanding about fish, wildlife or marine resources. Recipients are judged on fairness, accuracy, timeliness, balance and quality of reporting.
We hope everyone who knew Janine or listened to her hosting Twin State Journal will come this Saturday and join us in remembering this amazing woman.
There will be signs on how to get to the Acorn Hill Farm also information at the web site http://acornhillfarmvegetables.com/
WRJ Man Charged with Luring Child
A 56 year old White River Junction man was arrested on Thursday on the charge of Luring a Child. Hartford VT Police say the arrest comes after investigation of a complaint made in May. The complaint alleges that Dale Vodden allegedly tried to have sex with a 13-year ofd boy. A search warrant was executed upon Vodden’s residence and vehicle. Vodden is charged with Luring a Child and was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail. . Vodden was also the subject involved in the May 5th incident at Ratcliffe Park that prompted a press release concerning an older male approaching an 11 year old in a suspicious manner.
Springfield VT Receives $200,000 Grant
Springfield Regional Development Corporation (SRDC) announced today that they were selected for a $200,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The grant will be used for environmental cleanup work at the former Bryant Grinder facility on Clinton Street in Springfield.
SRDC is one of the 243 recipients for the nationwide funds to assist with the remediation and redevelopment of brownfield properties.
Bob Flint, Executive Director of SRDC, said that the timing for the grant was very fortuitous. “We’re already moving forward with the development of a Corrective Action Plan for the north and south ends of the existing building and this will allow us to move directly into cleanup work later this year”.
Washington NH PD Breaks Up Underage Drinking Party
A Washington Police office responded to an illegal campfire on Ashuelot Dr. and found an underage drinking party. Police say the 23 teens at the underage beach party were students of Hall School in West Hartford CT. Officers from Hillsboro, Antrim as well as the State police were called to assist because of the number of people in attendance. Officers detained and processed 10 attendees for Unlawful Possession of Alcohol, Possession of Marijuana and Facilitating an Underage Alcohol House Party. Charged with Unlawful possession were MacKenzie Molodetz 18, William Witler 18, Hayden Souza 17, Kevin Tracey18, Owen Macca 17, Erin O’Brien 18 and Ilana Humphries17 all of West Hartford CT. Charged with unlawful possession and acts prohibited – marijuana were David Vandoren, 17 and Patrick Russell, 17 of West Hartford CT. Austin O’Connell, 17 also of West Hartford CT was charged with Hosting an Underage Alcohol Party All were released to the custody of their parents and are scheduled to appear in the Newport Circuit Court on July 7.