Dartmouth Honors Vets
Dartmouth College is honoring veterans with a week of activities. Dartmouth’s week of events in honor of Veterans Day starts with a remembrance breakfast Friday morning at the Hanover Inn. Later on Friday, there is a formal military retreat and drill ceremony by Dartmouth ROTC on the green from 4:45 to 5:15 PM The Dartmouth Veterans Banquet takes place on Saturday night with James Wright Award presentation in Boston, following Friday’s Dartmouth versus Brown football game at Fenway Park.
The week finishes with Honor the Heroes at the 242nd Marine Corps Birthday Ball: Sunday, Nov. 12, from 5:30 to 11 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Hanover Inn.
Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon ’77 said Dartmouth is proud to honor the veterans who have served our country so nobly and so ably, allowing us to enjoy the freedoms that are the hallmark of our great nation.
For a full list of events, visit Veterans Events at https://www.dartmouth.edu/veterans/events/
Newport Considers Tax Incentive
The Newport Select Board is considering the merits of a new tax incentive to spur downtown revitalization. The incentive is the 79-E Community Revitalization Tax Incentive, a development credit established through RSA 79-E. It allows municipalities to provide a tax break for the value added to under-utilized buildings.
In order for it to be applied, it must be adopted through a warrant at the May Town Meeting. Members of the Board said they would begin researching the effectiveness of the incentive to decide whether it should go on the ballot.
Planning and Zoning Administrator Julie Magnuson briefed the Board on the program at Monday’s meeting, noting that Claremont and Lebanon have already adopted the provision.
Newport’s current Master Plan contains language supporting the adoption of the incentive; Magnuson said and could apply to various efforts in the town.
VSP Seeking Stolen Skis
Vermont State Police are seeking information on a Birches Way theft in the town of Peru. Police said someone took a pair of black and orange Rossignol skis and eight pairs of ski poles from a locker inside the residence between 10-15-2017 and 11-04-2017. Anyone with information on the theft should call Trooper Shepley at 802-722-4600.
Intoxicants May Have Played Role in Hartland Crash
An intoxicated driver may be the cause of an accident in Hartland Vermont Tuesday night. Vermont State Police said the accident happened shortly before 9:00 PM on Route 12 South between a Honda Sedan and a Tractor Trailer. During the investigation, Craig Arnesen of Quechee, driver of the Honda was found to be under the influence of intoxicants. Arnesen was taken to DHMC for a precautionary measure and processed for suspicion of DUI. A court date has not yet been determined.
Judge Drops Charges for Joseph Furlong
All charges against Joseph Furlong, 41, of Sunapee, have been dismissed. In his decision, Newport District Court Judge Gregory Michael said that the state “failed to properly investigate the facts related to the alleged crime… and wishes the court to endorse its failure. This court will not do so.” In the initial investigation, Sunapee Police Chief David Cahill charged that Furlong had altered an e-mail in an attempt to affect the 2016 school board election. The case was in conjunction with the NH State Attorney General’s Office.