Cabot Man Charged with Child Sexual Assault



A Cabot man was arrested on the charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. VT State Police the arrest comes after the Department of Children and Families in Barre reported a juvenile female in the hospital after having given an unattended birth. Officials say the girl did not receive prenatal care throughout her pregnancy or labor.

An investigation lead to the arrest of Richard E. Danner who is the father of the newborn, and police say Danner had sexually assaulted the victim over an extended time

Danner was taken into custody. He is currently lodged at the Chittenden County Regional Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail. Danner is due in Washington County Superior Court, Criminal Division on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 12:30 pm to answer to the charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. This is an on-going investigation and further charges may be forth coming.

Laconia Man Charged in I-89 Accident

A Laconia man was arrested for reckless driving after a multiple car crash on I-89 in Sutton on Saturday. Police say Michael Plaisted 33, was seen driving his 2010 Kia traveling at a high rate of speed and in a very aggressive manner in the high-speed lane. Another vehicle in the travel began to change lanes and did not see the Kia. Plaisted sideswiped the vehicle and then hit a guardrail before becoming airborne and landing on the rear of a third car. When responding units were arriving on scene, another three-vehicle crash occurred just south of the first incident. Several individuals were transported to local area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. The collision is still under investigation. Witnesses to this incident are encouraged to call Trooper Michael Catalfamo at 603-223-8496

Peter Christian’s Sweeps Chowder Challenge

Peter Christian’s swept the 2015 Winners of Sunapee Chowder Challenge taking 1st Place in all three categories, judges’ choice, people’s choice, and kids’ choice. Salt Hill Pub took 2nd place in the Judges Choice, and Kids choice with The Common man taking 2nd place in the People’s Choice. Congratulations to all who participated.

Enfield Woman Charged with 4th DLS

An Enfield NH woman was charged for driving with a suspended license for her fourth time on Saturday. VT State Police say they stopped Kelsey Tracy 20, after they recognized her operating a black Toyota 4 Runner and knowing her license was suspended. Tracy pulled over on RT 12 in Bethel after seeing Troopers turn around and behind her vehicle. A VT DMV inquiry indicated that Tracy has three prior DLS convictions and has a suspended license for unpaid tickets. Tracy indicated that she was visiting friends in Bethel. State Police discovered that Tracy had a legally licensed driver in the passenger seat. Tracy was cited into Windsor Superior Court for DLS 4th to appear on October 27, 2015.

Work to Start on Sunapee’s Lower Main Street Bridge

The Lower Main Street Bridge in Sunapee will be closed for on Monday October 5 as work by Hansen Bridge begins. Hansen Bridge will be installing traffic control signs next week. For any questions on the project call Scott Hazelton at 603-7635060 or email him at

Decision on Mount Sunapee Expansion Expected Soon

Jeff Rose Commission of NH Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED) is expected to give a decision on the Mount Sunapee Expansion in the next couple of weeks. DRED received more than 700 comments from people representing many points of view after the draft compromise decision was announced in April.

Supporters of the expansion say it will allow a needed expansion of the resort while protecting natural resources. Rose’s draft acceptance allows the development of 150 acres of new ski trails in the West Bowl area of the mountain with four top-to-bottom trails and a 5,100-foot, high-speed, detachable quad chair lift, among other additions. The draft compromise would protect delicate areas on the lands, Rose said. It requires that no further development.

Opponents of the expansion are not giving up hope that Rose and Gov. Maggie Hassan might stop the expansion.