Unity Family Loses Home to Fire
A mobile home on 9 Page Road in Unity was gutted by fire yesterday afternoon. Heavy smoke was rising from the structure upon arrival of the Unity Fire Department. Mutual aid companies from Departments Unity, Goshen, Lempster, Claremont, Marlow, Newport, Acworth, Washington 2 alarm fire were called to the scene shortly after 11:30 AM.
There was only one-person home at the time and they were able to get out safely with the family pets. However, the family of five lost everything they owned. A firefighter was treated at Valley Regional for smoke inhalation. A grease fire was given as the cause of the blaze.
A Donation Drive for the family is being held today from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at the Unity Fire Station. The family of is in need of gift cards to local restaurants, grocery stores, and Wal-Mart to get the day-to-day items. A list of other items needed by the family will be posted on the Lempster Ladies Auxiliary Facebook page. The Red Cross is assisting the family with lodging.
Royalton VT Arrested for LSA
A Royalton VT man was arrested yesterday for an accident on May 28th. Vermont State Police said that after an investigation they arrested Chandler Pierce Hewitt for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash. The accident occurred on Route 14 in Royalton, and when police arrived, Hewitt had left the scene. Hewitt was issued a citation and is due in Windsor Criminal Court on July 25th to answer the charge.
VSP Arrest MA on I-91
Vermont State Police arrested a Massachusetts man after a traffic stop on I-91 in Rockingham on Tuesday. Police said Richard Oathout was driving with a criminally suspended license and had an active arrest warrant out of Washington County VT. Oathout was issued a citation for Driving with a Suspended License and is being held at the Southern State Correctional Facility for the arrest warrant. He is scheduled to appear on July 18, in Windham County to answer to the charge of Driving with a Suspended License.
NH Fish and Game Stock Small Ponds
Yesterday the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department completed its annual aerial stocking of remote trout ponds. Each year, Fish and Game contracts a helicopter to stock remote ponds, from the Sunapee Region to Pittsburg. During this one-day event, nearly 50 remote ponds are stocked with brook trout fingerlings from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Operated Hatcheries.
The stocking of remote ponds in the backcountry of New Hampshire provides a unique angling opportunity for those anglers seeking a true wilderness experience. Serene remote ponds not only produce beautiful brook trout with high catch rates, but also give the outdoor enthusiast an opportunity for wildlife viewing, hiking, camping or simple solitude.