Sunapee Woman Attacked by Rabid Bobcat
A Sunapee woman is recovering after being attacked by a rabid bobcat on Sunday. Elsie Dabowski, 80, was gardening at her Sunapee residence and putting her chickens away when the bobcat approached and lunged at her. Dabowski suffered cuts to her face, arm, back, and wrist. Dabrowski’s son subsequently shot the bobcat.
NH Public Health Lab tested the bobcat and found it to be rabid. If you know of anyone bitten recently by a bobcat, or a pet or livestock animal recently bitten, please contact the NH Fish and Game Department at 271-3361 or the Sunapee Police Department at 763-5555. For your information, a bobcat’s territory generally ranges anywhere from 8 – 25 square miles.

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Hartford Police Investigate Wilder Home Invasion
Hartford VT Police are investigating a home invasion that left one Hartford Avenue resident injured early Tuesday morning. Police said it was reported that two men dressed in dark clothing and wearing masks entered the residence and struck a male resident with a metal pipe, leaving two females unharmed. The men then left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The men were described as white males of average height with athletic builds. The male resident was taken to D.H.M. C. where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police believe this is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public. Anyone with information on the incident should call the Hartford Police Department at 802-295-9425

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Franklin Woman Indicted for Possession of Carfentanil and Fentanyl
A Merrimack County Grand Jury indicted a Franklin woman for possession of carfentanil and fentanyl earlier this month. NH Attorney General Gordon MacDonald and Franklin Police Chief David Goldstein said in a press release yesterday that police arrested Jillian Broomstein on April 11th after police discovered the drugs in her apartment. The NH State Police Forensic Lab confirmed that they were carfentanil and fentanyl after testing. Broomstein is scheduled for arraignment on July 12th in Merrimack County Superior Court.
The New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General has been actively investigating and prosecuting the sale and possession of carfentanil cases throughout the State for the past several months.
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US Supreme Court Justice to Speak in Plainfield
US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and part time Plainfield resident will speak at Plainfield’s Fourth of July Celebration. Justice Breyer will be reading the Declaration of Independence on the steps of the Town Hall on Route 12-A at 10:00 AM. In case of rain, the Justice will speak under a tent at the church. Breyer’s appearance will be followed by the annual town parade at 11 a.m. A link for the complete list of Plainfield’s Fourth of July Celebration is on the WNTK’s Facebook page. http://www.plainfieldnh.org/_documents/2017July4Schedule.pdf