Arrest Made in Drug Related Death
bentduoRandolph Police arrested a Randolph VT woman on Tuesday for Dispensing a Narcotic with Death Resulting on March 23 of this year. Police say after an investigation they arrested 24 Tara Bent dispensing fentanyl to Donald Farnham 30 of Roxbury VT who died as a result of the drug at the Randolph Cumberland Farms. Vermont State Police assisted with the investigation. Bent is lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail. Bent was also arrested two times on May 18 for heroin possession and on June 1 for DUI drugs.

Newbury VT Arrested for Embezzlement
A Newbury VT was arrested on Tuesday for embezzlement. Vermont State Police say they arrested Ryan Williams 21, after an investigation that began Oct.8, 2014 after Champlain Farms in Fairlee reported an alleged embezzlement. Police allege Williams embezzled more than $3000, working as a cashier at Champlain Farms. Williams was issued a citation to appear at the Orange County Superior court on 9/9/15, to answer the charge of Embezzlement.

When Will The Charlestown Bridge Be Closed?
Residents of Charlestown NH and Springfield VT are not looking forward to having the RT 11 Bridge closed for five days. Worse yet, residents on both sides of the river are still waiting for word on when the bridge will be closed so they make plan for detours. Bill Boyton NHDOT Public Information Officer said in an email that there is no specific timetable yet for a full closure of the bridge. According to the NHDOT’s Bridge Design Bureau, “The Bridge will be closed for approximately 5 days after the Contractor is finished his deck repairs and replacing joints. The Contractor has the choice to do this closure at the end of the month or to wait until spring. As of right now, we are still not sure.” Detours during the closure will be over the Church Street Bridge in Walpole, and the NH Route 12 and 103 Bridge in Claremont. Approximately 6,400 cars per day use the bridge.

Fourth Annual Lake Sunapee Sailing Day
The Lake Sunapee Cruising Fleet hosts its 4th Annual Lake Sunapee Sailing Day on Saturday, July 18. The event promotes sailing fun on Lake Sunapee. All sailboats from sunfish to cruisers to racers are welcome to join a “Poker Cruise” at 1 pm just outside Sunapee Harbor.
Each sailboat will be given a course map and instructions. Boats will sail to four marks and back to the Committee Boat. At each mark and the Committee Boat, boats will receive a playing card. If you would like to participate with your sailboat or want more information, please contact Bruce McCloy evenings at 603-763-9610 or e-mail More information is also available at