Two Arrested in Lebanon for Drugs
A Canaan woman and Lebanon man are facing drug charges after they were arrested on Saturday. Lebanon police asked for a search warrant for a Mascoma Street residence after a drug investigation that began on Friday. Inside the Mascoma Street, home officers found heroin, cocaine and evidence of drug sales. Police arrested John Demers 38 who was charged with two counts of possession of controlled/narcotic drugs with the intent to distribute and 30-year-old Amanda Pelletier who was with one count of possession of controlled/narcotic drugs.
Pelletier was released on personal recognizance bail and will appear in Lebanon District Court on May 23, 2016.
Demers was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections and will be arraigned in Lebanon District Court today (Monday).
Keene Homeless Couple Arrested After Standoff
A Keene NH homeless couple was arrested on multiple charges after an unarmed robbery in Keene on Saturday. Police say Brandon Boswich 28, and Jennifer A. Sherrick 36, had barricaded themselves in a bedroom of a 16 Martin Street residence. Officers believed the two might have been armed. Police backed out of the house when a male jumped out a second story window and took off on foot. Officers pursued him and took Bostwick into custody.
Sherrick was taken into custody by the Keene Police Department Tactical Team, New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire Fish and Game and the Swanzey Police Department after she refused to come out on her own.
Bostwick was charged with Resisting Arrest, Forgery (KPD warrant) three district court warrants for Driving after suspension, Shoplifting and Willful Concealment, one Superior Court warrant for nonappearance in court and two warrants from the Claremont NH Police Department for Habitual Offender and Willful Concealment.
Bostwick is being held without bail and will appear in the Keene District Court today (Monday) at 8:30 am.
Sherrick was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail for an April 21, 2016 appearance in Keene District Court.
Work on Charlestown/Springfield Bridge to Start
The rehabilitation work on the bridge between Charlestown, New Hampshire and Springfield, Vermont will take place in mid April. The bridge expansion joint replacement work will initially require daytime lane closures and one-way alternating traffic. Two-way traffic will be restored at the close of work daily.
At the completion of the concrete structural work, the bridge will be paved. This will require the bridge to be closed to traffic for five days. Advance notice will be given prior to this work.
Miller Construction, of Windsor, Vermont is the contractor for the $695,000 project. The expected completion date is August 26, 2016.
Bradford Looks to Move Offices Back to Town Hall
The Bradford NH Selectboard is looking to move town offices back into the Town Hall. The offices were moved to the Community Center in the fall of 2011 after needed repairs were stopped until a comprehensive study could be completed.
Bradford voters have consistently voted down monies for renovations to the building that once served as a schoolhouse for the town.
Kelly Gale, architect for the Bradford Town Hall restoration met with the board to review what needed to be fixed before the move takes place. The plan is to address only that which is necessary to occupy the building and with the final restoration in mind. The Board hopes to move back in within 5 weeks.