Croydon Prepares Plan for SAU Split
croydon village schoolThe Croydon SAU Withdraw Committee met on Tuesday night to approve their plan to present to Croydon residents. Jim Peschke withdraw committee member says he expects Croydon to have a substantial savings.
Currently Newport pays 90 percent of the SAU cost with Croydon paying 10 percent for SAU services including special education administration. According to Newport’s own report, Newport receives over 96 percent of those administration services. Also included in the savings is a change on how Croydon is charged, since according to NH RSAs Croydon’s 10 percent is unlawful. Under the formula provided in the Statutes, Croydon’s new percentage would be over 13 percent.
Peschke said the public hearing for presenting the withdraw plan is on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Copies of the plan will be available on the SAU#43 website, the Coniston Store, and Croydon Town Offices.

Wardsboro Man Airlifted to DHMC aftet Crash
A Wardsboro VT man was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) after a single vehicle accident on Gilfeather Rd in Wardsboro late Tuesday afternoon. Police say Staib 71, was driving with husband Donald Staib 82 when Mrs. Staib fell asleep and went off the dirt road and crashed into a ditch. Mr. Staib was airlifted due to head injuries received and Mrs. Staib was transported to Grace Cottage with minor injuries. Neither of the two were wearing seatbelts.

Lebanon Time Capsule to Be Opened

A Time Capsule was found under the granite steps of Lebanon City Hall while work was being performed on the steps this month.
The Time Capsule will be opened on Wednesday, November 4 at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers of City Hall, prior to the regular Council Meeting. The public is welcome to stop by to view the opening.

Vermont Man Arrested as Fugitive from NH
A Vermont man was arrested as a fugitive from justice after a traffic stop on Tuesday in Royalton VT. Police say they stopped Christopher O. Hollis of Sharon and Newbury VT for speeding. During the stop police, learned Hollis was driving on an expired permit and wanted on a NH warrant for felonious, aggravated sexual assault. The charge was from a Grafton County Grand Jury indictment on Oct. 16, with the arrest warrant issued on Oct. 19. The New Hampshire charge carries a penalty of 7-15 years.
A Windsor County Vermont judge ordered Hollis held without bail pending an arraignment on Weds. Hollis is lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield awaiting extradition.

Sunapee Highway Department Patch Paving
The Sunapee Highway Dept. is patching the pavement in the locations where culvert pipes and catch basins were replaced. Starting today (Wednesday) and continuing through Friday the following roads are closed and detours are posted or will be limited to one lane traffic with a flagger present:
1. Main Street (closed between Route 11 & High Street)
2. The intersection of Burkehaven Hill Road and Lake Avenue
3. Jobs Creek Road
Please email Scott Hazelton, Highway Director at or call 603-763-5060 with any questions or comments.

Claremont Firefighters Battle Grass Blaze

Claremont Firefighters were out last night battling a blaze that started shortly before 9 pm. The fire started after a tree took out a transformer on Sullivan Street and grass caught on fire near Airport hill. Eversource was called to turn off the electric. Sullivan Street closed from the airport to Twistback Road and people were without electricity on Maple Ave Woonsocket Ave. and Plains Road.