Zappos Loves Hanover
About 1,800 Hanover residents were surprised and puzzled on Tuesday when they found Zappos.com boxes with products on their doorsteps and near their mailboxes. The boxes were lined along Rte 10 mailboxes and were packed with headphones, socks, cold weather accessories, backpacks and sunglasses among other things. According to Zappos, they were showing their appreciation since Hanover has a placed many orders with the company.
Hanover Town Offices was busy with calls from residents who did not want the products or could not use the items. Sarah Packman a Hanover resident has offered to pick up the unwanted item and take them to Listen for their upcoming Holiday Basket program. Items can be dropped off at the Hanover Public Works Department, 194 Lebanon Street, Rte 120 or the Hanover Town Hall, 41 South Main Street and Packman will pick them up.
VSP Seek Information on Burglary
Vermont State Police are looking for information on a burglary that occurred on Davidson Hill Road in Westminster on Friday. Police say the theft happened between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:30 pm. Police ask that anyone that saw any suspicious behavior in the area should contact the State Police.
Pedestrian Hit in Springfield VT
A pedestrian received serious injuries after being struck by a car in front of McDonald’s in Springfield VT on Monday evening. Police say the accident happened shortly after 8 pm and the driver of the vehicle remained on scene.
The victim was taken to Springfield Hospital and later airlifted to DHMC. The accident remains under investigation. Police are asking that anyone who witnessed it to contact Sergeant Gregory Molgano at 802-885-2113.
Select Board Voices Support for Croydon’s School Board
The Croydon SAU Withdrawal Committee presented their plan to withdrawal from SAU#43 last night. The plan would save Croydon over $10,000 the first year and $20,000 in the second year. The committee will present their plan to the Newport School Board on Thursday and then it will go to the NH Board of Education for their approval on January 7, 2016. If approved it will need to go on the Croydon School District Warrant where it need a 3/5 vote to pass. The presentation was followed by a school board meeting where the Select Board of Croydon expressed their support for the Croydon School Board in their fight for school choice. Selectman Tom Howard read the board’s letter of support.
The School Board voted to have public hearing on Monday, Nov. 23 to accept donations of over $20,000 raised for their court costs. The court date for a preliminary and permanent injunction by the NH Board of Education against the Croydon School District to stop sending students to private school will be heard November 30, in Stafford County Superior Court.
Update on Hartford VT Man’s Death
A Hartford VT man who was found unconscious and later pronounced dead on Monday died from a heart attack. Vermont State Police say the preliminary autopsy result shows no signs of trauma that indicate a physical altercation between Thomas Casey and William Roberts. Roberts called 911 after he found Casey unconscious and told police that they had an altercation after a drinking on Sunday evening. The Office of the Medical Examiner indicated the cause of death to be a heart attack. Investigators will await the final autopsy results to officially close the case.