Missing Claremont Teen
damien wildClaremont Police are asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing teen. Fifteen year old Damien Wild was last seen by his mother and grandmother in the Claremont area on Monday, June 1st, at about 3:45 PM. Damien was last seen wearing a blue and white plaid shirt, blue jeans and black work boots. Anyone with information on Damien’s whereabouts is asked to call Claremont Police Department at: (603) 542-9538.




Body Recovered From CT River
VT and NH Law Enforcement and NH Fish and Game officers recovered the body of a woman from the Connecticut River near Hinsdale NH on Tuesday afternoon. The search began just after 9 am Tuesday morning with NH State Police taking the lead in the investigation. The search was prompted after a man reported he saw a body in the water. Police say there are no signs of foul play and believe the body is of missing Charlestown woman Maryann Merrill 66, who was last seen on April 22. Merrill who lived by the Charlestown Bridge, suffered from dementia and was last seen going to bed that evening. Despite many searches by NH Fish and game and local authorizes they were unable to find her. Police say they will release the indentify of the victim after an autopsy is completed on Wednesday.

DOT Construction in Newport
Residents and motorist in Newport will likely face delays on Main Street (Route 10) starting in mid July. Doug King engineer for NH DOT explained the plans for replacing the drainage system along the west side of Rt. 10 at Monday’s Selectboard Board meeting. King expects the project to take 4-8 weeks with a target start date of July 13. Most of the parking places on the west side of the street will be lost during the construction of the project and the Selectboard expect it will cause problems on Main Street especially on Fridays when down town gets the bulk of its traffic. King says there will be flaggers to help with traffic control and expect the workday to go from 6 am- 6pm, five days a week.

Henniker Psychiatrist Arrested on Drug Charge
A Henniker psychiatrist was arrested on Monday and accused of obtaining a controlled drug by fraud. NH State police say they arrested Dr. Robert C. Vidaver 50, of Henniker after a four-week investigation by the Drug Diversion Section of the NH State Police. According to police, Vidaver fraudulently obtained a scheduled drug from a Pharmacy in Henniker Further investigation revealed the prescription presented to the pharmacy originated from a medical facility in Nashua, New Hampshire where Robert Vidaver had worked. The practitioner, whose name was on the prescription written for Robert Vidaver had no knowledge of its circulation. The Henniker Police Department arrested Robert Vidaver on an active arrest warrant by the New Hampshire State Police. Vidaver was released on $15,000 personal recognizance bail and will appear in the 6th Circuit District in Hillsborough Court on July 28, 2015.

Lebanon Start Search for New Police Chief
Lebanon has begun its search for a new Chief of Police and has hired The Mercer Group to help with the task. Applications for the position is open until the close of the business day on July 16, and a review of applicants will start the next day. The position will remain open until filled. Lebanon’s former Police Chief Gary Smith retired May 1 of this year after serving in the Lebanon Police Force for 28 years. The Mercer Group has created a brochure to highlight Lebanon to prospective applicants and it can be seen on the Lebanon City website with application information.