Fundraiser For Dog Found Emaciated
hope rescuedA Fundraiser has been set up for Hope an abandoned pit-bull mix that was found emaciated early Thursday morning in Claremont. Cathy Sullivan of Lost My Way Animal shelter said the dog was laying near the railroad tracks near death when she was recovered and it is possible someone dumped her there. Claremont Police say it is unclear whether the dog was abused or neglected. However, Sullivan says there are signs that the dog was under someone’s care and “It takes a long time for a dog to get in this shape.” Hope has made some progress over the weekend and took three steps by herself. You can visit Hope’s GoFund me page here. Claremont police asked anyone with information about Hope to contact them at 603-542-9538.

Uncertain Future for New London’s 1941 Building
The future of New London’s 1941 school building is still undecided. New London’s Selectboard member, Janet Kidder informed board members that the Kearsarge School Board wants New London Selectboard, and planning board’s approval to raise the building for more parking. A committee for the 1941 building was active in 2014 and contacted United Way hoping to form a partnership to service members of the community. An article for the restoration of the Old Central School building never made it to the 2014 Town Warrant. The Selectboard asked Town Administrator Kim Hallquist to write to the Kearsarge school board requesting a joint hearing to present the plan to the public and ask for input.

VT Law Enforcement Do Compliance Checks
On Friday evening, Vermont law enforcement conducted 103 Sex Offender Registry compliance checks throughout Windsor County. The checks were coordinated by the Windsor County Special Investigations Unit (SIU) on sex offenders registered with the Vermont Sex Offender Registry. Law enforcement officers from Chester Police, Hartford, Ludlow, Norwich, Royalton, Springfield, Weathersfield, Windsor, the U.S. Marshal’s Service and the Vermont State Police and Vermont Sex Offender Registry took part in the operation. An updated tally will be released once Windsor County SIU completes it.

New App For Traffic in NH, ME, and VT
New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announced on Friday that Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are sharing traffic data through an app.
All three states have partnered with Waze a free navigation app that will provide real-time traffic information for commuters, commercial drivers and visitors.
Waze will receive input from road sensors and information on closures, construction alerts and other traffic-related events. Waze then sends public available incident and road closure reports from its platform back to the three states.
NHDOT Assistant Commissioner Bill Cass said, “More than ever, motorists in New Hampshire and neighboring states are looking for the latest accurate traffic information so they know what to expect in their travels.” To download the free Waze app for iOS or Android, visit