VSP Seeks Public’s Help with Missing Man
missing royalton manThe Vermont State Police in Royalton are asking the public’s help in locating Taylor Gillich. Gillich 50 walked away from his residence on Stockfarm road in Randolph on Sunday morning. He has not been seen since. It is unknown if he is on foot or received a ride. Gillich is 5’11” tall, 240lbs with short brown with gray hair. He was last seen wearing gray flip-flops, tan cargo shorts and a teal blue button up shirt with a collar. Anyone with information on his whereabouts or has met Gillich is asked to contact the Vermont State Police in Royalton at 802-234-9933.

Over $3.1 Million Raised During Prouty
More than 5,000 participants and some 1,300 volunteers teamed up to raise more than $3.1 million for cancer care and research in the Prouty on Saturday. The Prouty is Northern New England’s largest charity fundraiser with people from all over the county coming to NH every July to raise funds by walking, cycling, rowing and golf. Researchers use Prouty funds to develop their ideas and attract large grants. More than $1.2 million dollars in seed grant money supplied by The Prouty over a five-year period has generated $20 million in external support for cancer research. The Prouty also funds patient services such as massages, writing-for-healing workshops, support services, and patient libraries. Next year’s Prouty is planned for July9, 2016.

Newport Receives Accreditation
Good News for Newport Middle and High School (NMHS) and Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center. Principal Linda Sutton announced last Thursday that the School received its accreditation from New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC). A NEASC peer review team visited the school last September and interviewed the staff in addition to collecting evidence to evaluate the school’s self-study. The peer-review process brought educators from all over New England together for honest, objective and comprehensive evaluations. Accreditation is based on standards that are developed and regularly reviewed by the members. The standards define the characteristics of good schools and colleges and are done every 10 years.

Springfield VT Man Arrested for Assault
A Springfield VT man was arrested for simple assault on another Springfield man on Friday. Police say they investigated an assault on Roy Shaw, 37 at a Weathersfield residence and determined Shaw was assaulted by 38 year-old Wayne Johnson. Shaw was treated for minor injuries at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Johnson was issued a citation to appear in Windsor County Criminal Court on August18, 2015.

NHSP Seek Armed Robbery Suspect
NH State police are looking for a suspect of an armed robbery at Mac’s Convenience Store in Westmoreland just after 7:30 pm on Sunday. Police say a white male brandished a club and knife and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect is 5’6”- 5’7” with a stocky build, dark hair, beard, and wearing a black and white Nike baseball cap. At the time he was wearing a gray sweatshirt, black Adidas shorts and flip flops. Police believe the suspect fled on foot and headed northbound. A police K-9 search tracked the manto a short distance away where police believe he left in a vehicle. Troopers on scene were assisted by Officers from the Keene Police Department.
Anyone with any information regarding this case should contact Trooper Sean Eaton at 603-223-8494.