Expect Delays in Springfield VT
Traffic in Springfield VT will be one lane from the Main Street to the Summer Street/Summer Hill intersection on Monday and Tuesday while the Water Department works on Summer Hill.
Also on Thursday, the contractor will be grinding the pavement on Pleasant Street and Summer Hill to prepare it for paving. Police ask drivers to seek alternate routes.
Wilmot Man Escapes Injuries When Tree Falls on Truck
A Wilmot NH man escaped injuries after a tree fell on his 2009 Chevrolet Silverado in Weathersfield VT on Sunday afternoon. VT State Police say Michael Martini 35 was driving West on Rte 131 when a tree fell and struck the front end of his truck. The Silverado sustained moderate front-end damage.
Hanover NH Loses Long Time Firefighter and Deputy Chief
Hanover NH has lost a long time member of its Fire Department. Deputy Chief Jeryl Frankenfield passed away early Sunday morning. Frankenfield was a firefighter and EMT who spent a lifetime serving communities within the Upper Valley.
Henniker Police Seek Information on Home Burglary
Henniker Police are seeking information on a Burglary on Quaker Street last Thursday. Police say the burglary happened during daytime hours and there was no forced entry, but the home was ransacked. It is believed the suspect drove up to the house because of the items taken. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Henniker Police or the Concord Crime Line at (603) 226-3100. Police remind residents to secure their homes during the day
Franklin NH Awarded $625,000 for Mayor’s Drug Task Force
Franklin’s Mayor Drug Task Force has been awarded a $625,000 grant to continue for another five years. Mayor Ken Merrifield formed the Mayor’s Task Force five years ago. The program is one of the first of its kind to be initiated by a city government and a mayor nationwide. The award was given by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to continue for another five years.. Merrifield wants to apply for a “Mentoring Grant” so Franklin can assist other communities battling the problem.
Expect Delays While Work Continues on Hartford/Lebanon Bridge
Beginning Monday through Sept. 18 work will continue on the Lebanon/Hartford bridge and Bridge Street. The bridgework will be under the bridge and out of sight.
On Bridge Street, the project is finishing the new water main extending from the area of the intersection of Crafts Avenue to the intersection of Route 10. The new water main will tie into the existing mains and will include water shutdowns. Shutdowns are expected on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning at approximately 9:00 pm until approximately 3:00 am and will affect most of the businesses and residences on Bridge Street and Crafts Avenue. Work which will affect traffic starts at 6:00 pm on Tuesday evening and extend through Friday morning. There will be alternating one-way traffic during the evening and overnight hours of 6:00 pm to 4:00 am.
There will be minimal impacts to traffic during the daytime hours on either side of the bridge.
VT Woman Found with 183 Bags of Heroin
VT State Police in Royalton seized 183 bags of heroin after a traffic stop on I-89 in Sharon just after 10:30 pm on Thursday. Police say a silver Jeep had broken taillights and drifted down into the breakdown lane4-5 times. During the stop, officers discovered the driver Sarah Rose had a criminally suspended license and was known by them to be a heroin user. Rose was arrested for DLS and a search of her vehicle numerous syringes, empty heroin packets, tourniquets, and cotton swabs were found. Police obtained a search warrant for Rose’s person and found Rose to have 183 bags of heroin in her clothing.
Rose was lodged at Southern State Correctional in lieu of $10,000 cash or surety ba