Dartmouth Hitchcock Has New CEO
Joanne M. Conroy, MD, begins her tenure as CEO and President of Dartmouth-
Hitchcock Health system (D-H). Conroy is a 1977 graduate of Dartmouth College and fondly remembers her time in Hanover and the Upper Valley.
Dr. Conroy said, “It is wonderful to be back in a place I love. As the new President and CEO, I am committed to building upon the D-H tradition of excellence, and together we will strive to find new ways to improve the Dartmouth-Hitchcock experience for the people of Vermont and New Hampshire”
Conroy comes to D-H from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA, where she served as CEO. Her career also includes leadership positions at the Medical University of South Carolina, Atlantic Health System, and the American Association of Medical Colleges.
Grantham Police Seek Information on Recreation Park Vandalism
Grantham Police are looking for information on the person or persons who vandalized Grantham’s Recreation Park. Police say significant damage was done to various parts of the Recreation Park between August 7th and 8th. Anyone with information or may have seen anything out of the ordinary in the area of the park should contact the Grantham Police at 603-863-6844.
Townshend VT Man Hospitalized After Breaking Into Home
A Townshend VT man was ordered held at a mental health facility after he broke into a Dummerston residence early Tuesday morning. Vermont State Police say the Riverside Drive homeowner was locked in a bedroom while an intruder was inside the home yelling and banging on objects in an upstairs bathroom. After several minutes of verbal commands from officers, Benjamin Labrie was taken into custody. Due to mental health concerns, Labrie was take to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Brattleboro Retreat.
Labrie faces charges of Burglary, Unlawful Trespass and Resisting Arrest. Labrie was ordered held at a mental health facility until his arraignment on August 15TH, 2017 at Brattleboro Superior Court.
Hartford Police Warn of New GMP Scam
The Hartford Police Department is warning of a new scam involving Green Mountain Power. GMP customers are receiving phone calls about alleged power disconnect notices. Upon calling back, customers are prompted with a nearly identical voice prompt system to GMP. Customers are then informed they are past due on payments and will have their power shut off and demand payment over the phone.
GMP ensures its customers that they will never demand payment over the phone. GMP advises if you suspect a call is a scam to hang up immediately and call 1-888-835-4672.
Vermont Police To Increase Highway Presence After Fatal Accidents
Vermont State Police issued a press release on Tuesday concerning five motor vehicle accidents that resulted in eight fatalities over the past few days. While the causes of these crashes are still under investigation, police said that seven of the eight people who died were not wearing seatbelts. Police noted that statistically a person wearing a seatbelt is 50 – 70 percent more likely to survive a crash than those who do not buckle up. They are asking all of VT drivers to insist on seat belts for all passengers.
Impaired driving is the greatest threat to highway safety, according to the release with drivers using their phones, speed, or driving while intoxicated from drugs and/or alcohol.
Law Enforcement officers believe the greatest threats to highway safety continue to be drivers impaired by drugs and alcohol, drivers using their phones or other hand held devices, and drivers who speed. VSP announced that State and local police departments would be increasing visibility on the highways and exploring ways to increase the message of the importance of driver responsibility and safety.