Two Killed in Head-On Collision in Croydon

Two Vermont residents lost their lives on Route 10 in Croydon Flat just before 11:15 pm on Friday. Police say Michelle J. Fenimore 20 of Brownington VT and Nicholas Carpenter 18 of Coventry VT were pronounced dead at the scene after being hit head-on by Kristina Lake 22 or Sharon VT. An investigation showed Lake was traveling on Route 10 North when she drifted into the southbound lane and hit Fenimore’s Volvo head-on. Both cars landed on a mound off the southbound lane.
Lake received minor injuries and arrested on two counts of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, and Negligent Homicide. Lake was released on $50,000.00 personal recognizance and will be arraigned in Newport District Court on Oct. 3rd to answer the charges.
The State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit (C.A.R. Unit) are handling the crash investigation. Anyone that has further information related to this collision is encouraged to please contact Trooper Michael McLaughlin at (603) 419-0130.

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Claremont Man Arrested and Another Injured in Fiery Crash in VT

One Claremont man was arrested and another man injured on Friday, after a fiery crash in VT. The Windham Sheriff’s Department said they received several calls reporting a Toyota Pick-Up truck driving erratically just missing a small child in the beach area of the Mt. Vernon dam.
The driver of the Toyota, Christopher P. Lessard left the area and went south on Fort Bridgeman Road. Lessard then lost control crashing near the Vernon Town Highway Department and causing the pickup to burst into flames.
A witness pulled Lessard from the truck, but passenger Evan J. Kennett was trapped behind flames. Deputy David Upton used his fire extinguisher to extricate the Kennett to safety.
Kennett was taken to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital before being airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon New Hampshire. During the crash, it appeared that Kennett received serious injuries but they were later determined to be non-life threatening.
Lessard was arrested for DUI, gross negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and reckless endangerment. Lessard was released on $1,000 bail. He will appear in Windham Court on Nov. 7th to answer the charges.

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Paving in Lebanon

Lebanon Public Works will be conducting minor repairs and general maintenance to isolated sections of Mill Road on Monday, September 25th and Tuesday, September 26th between the hours of 7 AM and 3 PM. Travelers should use caution while traveling in the work area. Any questions regarding this Notice should contact Bruce Temple, Assistant Director of Public Works at 603-448-3112.
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Rehabilitation of Sunapee Harbor Parking Lot and Boat Launch
The rehabilitation of the Sunapee Harbor Parking Lot and Boat Launch Ramp begins today. Those who use the facility should be aware that the Harbor parking lot will be closed starting today through Friday, Oct. 13th. There is parking available adjacent to Main Street above the Harbor Parking Lot and above the Gazebo.
The Harbor boat launch will be open through Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. It will be closed from Tuesday, Oct. 2nd, – Friday, Oct. 13th. Please use the George’s Mills boat launch for boating access to the lake between Tuesday, Oct. 2nd – Friday, Oct. 13th.
Pedestrian access to and from the MV Mount Sunapee II Tour Boat and MV Kearsarge Restaurant Ship will be maintained via the sidewalk located in front of the Harbor bathrooms.
The Harbor bathrooms will remain open, as well as the picnic area below and behind the bathrooms.
Contact Scott Hazelton, Highway Director, and (603) 763-5060 Ext. 11 if you have any questions.