Cornish Police Name Driver Who Damaged Historic Bridge
Dinglehill bridge damageCornish Police say that a 2013 Freightliner school bus was what damaged the Dingleton Hill Covered Bridge on Saturday. The bus driver Allan Henderson, 67, of Brandon VT, was lost while trying to find the Windsor VT High School. The Otter Valley Girls Basketball team was on the bus when it crossed the Covered Bridge trying to turn around. The bus had a 10’4” clearance requirement and had a weight of up to 15 tons; the bridge posted clearance was 7’3” with a 6 tons weight limit.
This investigation is continuing. Charges of Conduct after an accident, Over Height Vehicle and Over Weight Vehicle are pending against Henderson.

Jessie Levine Receives Ray Burton Award
Congratulations to Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine who received the Ray Burton Public Service in Government Award on Feb. 18. The award was presented at Church Landing Resort in Meredith where the Raymond S. Burton Legacy Fund held a reception to raise funds for several of the North Country charities dear to Burton.
The Public Service in Government Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and integrity and has been employed in the executive branch of government at any time over the last ten years. Levine who is battling ALS said Burton had been an institution for as long as she can remember and she was proud to be honored in his name.
Ray Burton served the North Country as Executive Councilor for over 25 years and passed away on Nov. 12, 2013

Dartmouth Student Charged with Arson
A Dartmouth Student was arrested for his part in a Streeter Dormitory fire earlier this month. Police reports say that two trashcans that were intentionally set on fire. Vikram Naidu 19 of Saratoga CA was arrested on charges of one Class A felony count of Arson and one Class B felony count of Reckless Conduct. . Naidu was released on $25,000 Personal Recognizance and $5,000 cash bail. He will be arraigned in 2nd Circuit Court Lebanon Division on April 4, 2016 at 8:15 am. arrest comes after a joint investigation of the Hanover Police and the NH Fire Marshalls office. The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this arson is requested to contact the Hanover Police Department at 603-643-2222 or the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office -Bureau of investigations’ at 603-223-4289.

Vermont Reduces Moose Permits
A total of 135 regular firearms moose season permits and 25 archery moose season permits will be issued for Vermont’s 2016 October moose hunt. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board approved the proposed regulation at their February 24 monthly meeting in Montpelier. The 160 permits proposed by the department represent a 40 percent decrease from the number of permits approved last year. Under the proposal, hunters are expected to harvest close to 70 moose.
The recommended reduction in permit numbers and a continuation of bulls-only permits in most of the Wild Life Management Units this year was based on biological data we collected on Vermont’s moose.