North Hartland VT Man Arrested on Third DUI

A North Hartland VT man was arrested for his third DUI early Saturday morning. Police say they arrested Joseph T. Hamel 28, after his car was found unoccupied in the intersection of County and Rice Roads in Hartland.   Hamel who was taken to Mt. Ascutney hospital told officers he was tired from shoveling and plowing snow for the past two days and pulled his vehicle over to take a nap. Troopers determined Hamel was currently under criminal suspension for two prior DUI convictions.  After a field sobriety test Hamel was charged with DUI #3 and driving with a suspended license.  Hamel will appear on April 18 in Windsor County Superior Court to answer the charges.


New Castle NH Woman Critically Injured in Hartford VT Accident

A New Castle NH woman received critical injuries after a three car collision on I-89 in Hartford VT on Friday.  Police say the accident happened just before 3:00 pm and according to witnesses,  Rebecca Schwartz 29, was driving south in a Ford Focus when she left the travel lane and crossed the median into northbound traffic.  Schwartz’s car was hit on the driver’s side by the front a Toyota Tacoma driven by Keith Duquette of MA. Another car, driven by Mark Delaney of Quebec was also hit by one of the vehicles and received minor damage.  Both Schwartz and Duquette were taken to DHMC.  Schwartz was listed in critical condition and Duquette suffered minor injuries to his arm and neck. Delaney reported no injuries.


April is Archeology Month in NH

April is New Hampshire Archeology Month and many events are taking place across the state.  The New Hampshire Archeological Society, the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation have a calendar of the upcoming events.

Archeology Month hopes to generate local interest in archeology, and inspire the public to engage in activities, presentations, and demonstrations.

This year, hands-on activities at the University of New Hampshire’s Open Archaeology Day on April 8, features flint knapping, food sampling, mock excavations, and atlatl throwing.

Also being offered is an array of topics and geographic locations, including Nicaraguan ceramics, Russian bathhouses, underwater investigations in Mexico, and mills on New Hampshire’s Lamprey River.

A complete listing of the events during the month can be found at


Dartmouth College Sees Decline in Regular Admissions

Dartmouth College offered admission to 2,092 students for the Class of 2021 on Thursday. The College received 20,034 applications and the acceptance rate was 10.4 percent. Although it is the lowest rate of admissions since 2013, early admissions were up 3.7 percent this year and represent 47 percent of the 2021 class.

California is the most represented home state, followed by New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Florida.

There will be more foreign students with 255 students from 63 foreign countries, a 38 percent increase. Of international students’ home countries, the United Kingdom, Canada and South Korea are the most represented. Nearly half of international students will be offered need-based financial aid.

Fifty-one percent of U.S accepted students are students of color a trend continued from last year where 51.6 of accepted students from the Class of 2020 were of color, then the most racially diverse class in the College’s history. Of the anticipated majors, engineering, economics, biology, government or international relations and English are the most common.