Lebanon Man Charged with Rape
rapeA Lebanon man was charged with two counts of Aggravated Felonious Assault late Monday night. Police say they arrested Romero De Jesus 35, of Hanover Street after an investigation that he sexually assaulted a former girlfriend.
De Jesus was transported to, and held, at the Grafton County Department of Corrections on $50,000 cash only bail




Claremont Citizens Express Concerns Over Bullpen Sculpture
About 40 people attended a public hearing, last night on a proposed sculpture in Claremont’s bullpen. Artist Ernest Montenegro had proposed the arch designed sculpture several months ago and was met with opposition for taking away the parking spaces.
Montenegro’s redesign of the project keeps the parking spaces with two18 foot high arches on the edge of the downtown square. It also keeps the fountain on the south and creates a gravity fed small waterfall on the north end.
Meg Hurley who moved to Claremont about 5 years ago feels Art brings vitality to a community.
George Caccavaro a forty-year resident of the City expressed his dislike for the location.
An $18,000 engineering study is needed in addition to the cost of the project. Montenegro said a very rough estimate for the art is $350,000, which will be raised through private funding.
The project needs the approval of the Claremont’s City Council before any engineering studies are done, and the project on the agenda for their May 11 meeting.

Springfield VT Man Arrested for Heroin Possession
A Springfield VT man was arrested for possession of heroin on Monday. Springfield police say Joseph Morin 33, was allegedly found in possession of heroin while officers were assisting Springfield Probation and Parole at Morin’s residence. Joseph was issued a citation for the alleged Possession of Heroin and Probation and Parole transported Joseph to Southern State Correctional Facility. Morin is scheduled to appear in Windsor Criminal Court on June 14 to answer the charges.