Hartford Residents Parking on Sidewalks Will Be Fined

Hartford VT residents can expect fines if they are found parking their vehicles on the sidewalk. Police say they have received complaints of vehicles parked on the sidewalks on South Main St. and they will be monitoring the area.  Fines can range from $7.00-150.00 and vehicles could be towed.


Deadline Extended for Scholarships

The Center for the Arts in New London is seeking qualified applicants for their 2017 Scholarship Program. The application dead line has been extended to May 1 for both for Grades 7-12 and seniors entering College in 2017. Scholarships are offered in three different categories: Students in grades 7-12, Adult Artists and Lang Memorial Scholarship for seniors attending college who are pursuing the arts. Interested students can find applications on line at www.centerfortheartsnh.org.


Franklin Couple Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

A Franklin couple was arrested on drug and child endangerment charges Monday.  Franklin Police officers executed arrest warrants for 32 year old Sidney Mudgett and 28 year old Ashley Laroche of Franklin and both were taken into custody at their home. During the arrests the couple’s infant daughter was found in a room that contained marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  After a consent search police also located what appeared to be Crystal Methamphetamine, smoking devices and marijuana near the infant’s crib. As a precaution, officers took the child into Protective Custody and then to the Franklin Regional Hospital Emergency Room for further evaluation. DCYF responded to the ER and the child was released to a family member.  Mudgett and Laroche were arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Drug and Child Endangerment.

Indoor Shooting Range and Convenience Store Hearing Postponed

The Warner planning board postponed the public hearing for the indoor gun range and convenience store. The hearing is postponed for two weeks since at least one of the abutters was not properly notified when the zoning board heard the proposal in March.  A motion for a rehearing filed by the attorney for Norm Carlson, owner of abutter MadgeTech Inc.,  stated that the state of New Hampshire was not given notice when the state’s Department of Recreation and Economic Development owns a plot of land called the Davisville State Forest across from the proposed location of the range, and also a state Department of Transportation shed near the property.

At their Monday meeting Hopkinton Select Board voted to send a letter to Warner questioning whether they should have been notified.

The hearing is rescheduled for April 17 at 7 p.m. at the town hall.