Free Admission to St. Gaudens Saturday
st.gaudensThere is free admission this Saturday to Saint-Gaudens this Saturday Sept 26 for National Public Lands Day. This Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish will hold its tenth annual Sculptural Visions event celebrating the many forms of sculpture. Visitors can interact with artists demonstrating different sculptural techniques. Sculptures will model with clay, carve wood and stone, work with metal and wire, and use paper to cast a sculpture. At 1:00 and 3:00 pm, two sculptures will be cast in bronze during a demonstration of bronze casting.
The park and event will be free admission all day, and will happen rain or shine. Saint Gaudens is located on Rt.12 in Cornish.

Juveniles Responsible for Thetford Fire
Two juveniles playing with matches were responsible for the Aug 31 fire that destroyed a barn in Thetford VT. VT State Police say the cause of the fire at 205 Academy Rd. was originally considered suspicious since there was no electricity in the structure. An ongoing investigation by the fire investigators and Thetford Police Chief identified the cause and subjects responsible for the blaze. Two juveniles were identified and the fire was ruled accidental due to them playing with matches. The Orange County Attorney’s Office, the State Fire Marshall’s Office, the investigators and the mother of the juveniles have worked together to reach a resolution. The youths will be referred to a juvenile fire safety program in lieu of criminal prosecution.

Local Bankers Elected as Officers to Bank Association
Two local bankers were elected to the Executive Committee of the NH Bankers Association at their annual conference on September 11. Gregg R. Tewksbury, president of Savings Bank of Walpole was elected as vice Chairman and Mark Pitkin, President/CEO of Sugar River Bank, as Secretary. Tewksbury was previously Treasurer for the Executive Committee and Pitkin was a committee member. The event was held at the Equinox Resort in Manchester VT