Dartmouth Opposes Proposed Zoning Amendment
A proposed zoning amendment that is going before Hanover voters on May 9th would change the definition of “residence”. Article 9 would end the existing requirement of Dartmouth College’s recognition and supervision of those living in a residence, and allow fraternities, sororities, and other organizations to operate residences while having no connection to the College, and no oversight by college officials.
An attorney representing two derecognized fraternities organized the petition drive for the amendment. Hanover’s current zoning ordinance allows no more than three unrelated persons to live together, unless an exception applies. An exception has been allowed for fraternities and other student houses that are affiliated with, and supervised by Dartmouth.
The Hanover Zoning Board and Dartmouth College do not recommend the amendment. Hanover residents will vote on this and other articles during the Ballot Voting portion of their Annual Town Meeting on May 9, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 pm at Hanover High School.
NH Fire Marshall Investigating Wilmot Fire
The New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire in Wilmot that seriously injured one person. The fire was fully involved when firefighters arrived at the Route 4-A home shortly after 8:00 am. Officials are trying to determine what caused the fire, and are investigating reports of an explosion.
It is believed the fire started just after the victim entered the home, according to Fire Officials. Mutual aid companies were called to the scene and one person was rushed to D.H.M.C. The fire destroyed the home.
Keene Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn
A Keene man pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography in Federal Court on Monday. Court Documents show that after a February 2016 investigation into an upload of child pornography into a drop box, Keene Police seized Andrew Beezub’s phone and computer.
Forensic analysis of Beezub’s phone showed a link to the Dropbox account where videos of child pornography were stored.
Beezub’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 14th, 2017. Beezub is currently in custody of U.S. Marshals, pending his sentencing hearing.
NH Fish and Game Moose Photo Survey
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s spring moose survey is underway. New Hampshire Fish and Game is asking the public to submit photos of moose taken in New Hampshire from May 1st through May 15th.
Images submitted should show one entire side of the moose, and not from the front or back of the animal. In addition, the images must be taken only during the May 1st through May 15th survey time. Photos may be from regular cameras or trail cameras.
Fish and Game wildlife staff monitor moose around the state during the spring to help evaluate tick loads. These results are tabulated in the Moose Spring Hair Loss Survey. In an effort to expand the amount of information gathered in the survey, this year the Department is including photos taken by the public.
Submit your photographs and learn more about the survey at wildnh.com/surveys/moose.
Motor Vehicle Stop Leads to Arrest
A motor vehicle stop on Interstate 91 in Westminster Vermont Sunday night lead to an arrest of a Hartford Vermont man. Vermont State Police say after an investigation, they discovered the passenger, Peter Wiggins, in possession of heroin and cocaine.
Police issued Wiggins a citation to appear on May 27th in Windham County Criminal Court to answer the charge.