Two Arrested in Ludlow Drug Bust

ludlowLudlow VT Police Department along with the Southern VT Drug Task Force seized 100 bags of heroin, marijuana, prescription narcotics firearms, and 500 rounds of ammunition on Wednesday. Police say they arrested Richard M. Taylor 37 and Kimberly H. Ashley 31 both of Ludlow on multiple drug charges. The investigation into drug trafficking began in February after noticing a lot of activity at the residence.   Richard Taylor was charged with Sale and Distribution of Heroin (2 counts) Possession of Heroin, Possession of Narcotics

Possession of Marijuana and is incarcerated at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Lieu of $25,000 bail. Kimberly Ashley was charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Narcotics

Possession of Marijuana and is incarcerated in lieu of $5,000 bail. Both will be arraigned in Windsor County Superior Court, Criminal division on September 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm.


Public Hearing for Work on Saint Gaudens Road

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) is holding a public informational meeting in Cornish on Sept. 22.  The meeting will discuss the proposed reconstruction of Saint Gaudens Road from Rt. 12 A to Saint Gaudens National Historic Site. The meeting will present citizens and public officials with information regarding the proposed project and solicit public input.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm, at the Cornish Town Hall, 488 Town House Road, in Cornish, NH.

If you have any questions or need any additional information regarding the proposed project, call (603) 271-2171. Other information about the project can be found on the NHDOT web site at


No Charges for Officer who Shot Pit Bull

No criminal charges will be brought against a Hartford VT Police Officer who shot and killed a Pit Bull on June 26 at the Watson Upper Valley Dog Park. According to the investigation report off-duty Hartford PD Officer Logan Scelza was at the Watson Upper Valley Dog Park with his two huskies, Kato and Echo along with Cheryl Gray with Justin Demers’ pit bull, Diesel.. Kato growled at Diesel and the dogs began fighting with Diesel biting and latching onto Kato’s neck. Several attempts were made by Scelza to physically get the pit bull off his dog before he fired warning shots and eventually shot the pit bull with his service weapon. Kato was brought to a local veterinary’s office for treatment of injuries to the throat that included a laceration requiring sutures and two perforations. The Attorney General’s Office concluded that Scelza was reasonable in his belief that killing Diesel was reasonably necessary to prevent injury to his dog. Scelza used a variety of non-lethal options prior to resorting to the use of his firearm. Under those circumstances, Scelza’s decision to use deadly force was reasonable and justified