Hiker Rescued In Lebanon
boston lotAn 18-year-old female hiker was rescued in Lebanon early Sunday morning. le. Lebanon Fire Officials say they were called to an area off the Boston parking lot just after 8:30 am for a hiker who was injured. The Hanover Fire Department was called for additional personal to carry the hiker with an injured ankle was out on a rescue liter basket. The hiker refused transportation to the hospital.

Accidents Shut Down 1-89 in Enfield and Lebanon
A Friday night snow squall and freezing temperatures resulted in multiple collisions on I-89 in Enfield and Lebanon. NH State Police say 12-14 crashes occurred including one rollover, causing a 2-hour closure of northbound lanes of I-89 closed between Exit 15 and the VT border. Several people were transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The NH Department of Transportation treated the roads and worked with the state Police, emergency services and towing agencies to clear and open the road. A number of drivers were issued summonses for driving too fast for the conditions, which police say wee causal factors in the crashes.

Windsor Police Bust Grow Factory
A Windsor VT couple was arrested on multiple charges in connection with a marijuana grow operation. Windsor Police say they located the sophisticated grow operation in the apartment of Steven Mann and his girlfriend Leona Hunt and an underage child at155 Main Street in Windsor.
Discovered inside were 50 marijuana plants with a street value of approximately $75,000, numerous bags of marijuana packaged for sale, quantities of Hallucinogenic mushrooms, Hashish and U.S. Currency. Steven Mann and Leona Hunt were charged with Marijuana Cultivation, Possession of Hallucinogenic drug, Possession of a Depressant or stimulant, and Cruelty to a Child.
The child was taken into custody by Department of Children Services.
There will be a meeting of the Sunapee Board of Fire Engineers on Monday, February 22 at 7:00 pm at the Safety Services Building.

Sled Dog Rides on Claremont Rail Trail
What do you do when you have dog sled rides scheduled and no snow? Craig Carmody owner of Great River Outfitters in Windsor VT took his two dog teams to Claremont’s rail trail.
Carmody said he became interested in sled dogs 11 years ago when his daughter took an interest in them. Great River Outfitters uses 10-12 Siberian Huskies per team. You can learn more about them at greatriveroutfitters.com

Newport to Reduce Tax Rate by 75 Cents
The Newport Select Board met on Thursday and voted unanimously to direct Town Manager Shane O’Keefe to cut .75 cents from the town’s proposed budget. In an amendment, money from the cuts may not come from the budgets of the Recreation Department, Library, or the road overlay project which are all level funded.
Newport’s current tax rate is $11.55 with a proposed tax rate of 45 cents. The 75 cents budget cut would drop that rate down by 30 cents. Town Manager Shane O’Keefe will work on the revised budget, which is still in review and present it at the next budget meeting on February 29.