Julia Alvarez Named 2017 Sarah Josepha Hale Award Medalist
Julia Alvarez writer and poet is the 2017 Sarah Josepha Hale Award Medalist. She will accept the award on Saturday, August 19th at 8:00 PM. at the Library Arts Center.
Alvarez graduated Middlebury College in VT and she went on to earn her Masters in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. She returned to Middlebury in 1988 and is now the Writer-in-Residence at Middlebury College. Alvarez has written How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies, ¡Yo!, In the Name of Salomé and Saving the World.
Alvarez will read from her work, answer questions and sign books. Morgan Hill Book of New London will have copies of several of books for sale that evening. Tickets are still available for the reception and dinner prior to the award event. If you are interested in attending the reception and dinner, please contact Andrea Thorpe at 603-863-3430. The 8:00 PM award ceremony is free and open to the public.
Two Vermont Women Arrested on I-91
Two Vermont women were arrested yesterday morning after a traffic stop on I-91 in Westminster. Vermont State Police say they stopped Tasha Benware of Springfield VT for a traffic violation and discovered she was driving with a suspended license. Passenger Krystle Holmes of Rockingham VT had an active arrest warrant for failure to appear for sentencing for criminal charges of False Impersonation. She was also charged with giving False Information to a police officer.
Holmes was cited to appear today in Windham Criminal Court today for the arrest warrant.
Benware and Holmes were each cited to appear in Windham Criminal Court on September 26, Benware for Driving with a suspended license and Holmes for giving False Information to a police officer.

Tuftonboro Man Arrested for Upper Valley Voyeurism
A Tuftonboro man who worked as a tree trimmer in the Upper Valley was arrested for voyeurism and stalking last Friday. Hartford VT detectives, assisted by the NH State Police located 29-year-old Robert Black of Tuftonboro, New Hampshire and charged him with 11 counts of voyeurism and 11 counts of stalking.
The arrest comes after Hartford Police investigated reports of Voyeurism in the Hemlock Ridge/Barrister Drive area where a male was trespassing and watching people in their residences. The voyeurism reports began in May of 2017 but police say an investigation revealed the incidents have occurred for several years and possibly involves more victims.
During the investigation, the suspect was captured numerous times on video surveillance, which ultimately led to him being identified.
Black was arraigned in Windsor County Criminal Court yesterday where he entered innocent pleas to a single felony count of lewd & lascivious conduct, eleven counts of voyeurism and a single misdemeanor count of stalking. Black was released after signing an unsecured $10,000 appearance bond. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information or feels they may have been a victim should contact Detective Adams at the Hartford Police Department at 802-295-9425.