Trescott Water Supply Lands In Hanover Has Re-Opened
trescottThe Trescott Water Supply Lands in Hanover are once again open to the public for recreation. In September, multiple violations forced the Trescott Company to close the lands to everyone except for hunters. The Trescott Recreation Committee worked with the Hanover Department of Public Works to safely re-opening the lands by surveillance cameras throughout the property, clearly marking the 250’ reservoir boundary, updated maps and signs, and trained volunteer to great visitors and explain rules.
The Trescott Recreation Committee asks the public to help keep this beautiful area open for all to enjoy, by observing the simple rules for use that protect the community’s drinking water quality. The Trescott Recreation Committee is composed of representatives of DPW, Hanover Conservancy, Upper Valley Trails Alliance, Hanover Parks, and Recreation Dept., and interested neighbors.

Sunapee Gears Up for 250th Anniversary
Sunapee is gearing up for its 250 Anniversary in 2017. At a recent Select Board Meeting Chairman Sestercentennial Committee Ron Garceau, said the committee had several meetings to discuss ideas and possible events to celebrate the 250 Anniversary of the founding of Sunapee. They hope to have a 3-day week-end event on August 17, 18 and 19-2018. Garceau also made a budget request of $15,000, to go on the town warrant in March 2017. The monies would be used for street banners, advertising, band deposit, fireworks deposit, and other items.

VT and NH Make Top Ten of Best States for Drivers
Vermont is ranked the 5th-best state for drivers, according to a new report from Bankrate.com. High scores for having the least number of auto thefts fewer incidents of car fatalities and below average insurance costs gave Vermont the top five rank. The cost of gasoline is higher than most states and repairs in Vermont are about average. Insurance in Vermont also tends to be relatively low. New Hampshire ranked 8th in the report. The Granite State is among the safest states for both cars and drivers with a low car theft rate is third and the state has the fifth lowest rate of driving fatalities in the nation, with just 0.73 deaths per 100 million miles driven, less than half that of the deadliest states.
Iowa is ranked the best state for drivers and California ranked last. The study evaluated 50 US states based on several factors that impact drivers, including commute time, annual insurance premiums, gas expenditure, cost of car repairs, car thefts and auto fatalities.

US Attorney -VT District Collected Over $1.7 Million In 2016
The US Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont collected over $1.7 million dollars this year. The monies come from over $900,000 collected from criminal actions and over $800,000 from civil actions.
Additionally, Vermont worked with other U.S. Attorney’s Offices and components of the Department of Justice to collect over $161,000 in cases pursued jointly. Of this amount $16,000 was collected in criminal actions and over $1490,000 collected from civil actions.
The U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the department’s litigating divisions, are responsible for enforcing and collecting civil and criminal debts owed to federal crime victims. The law requires defendants to pay restitution to victims of certain federal crimes who have suffered a physical injury or financial loss.