Name Released of Victim in Walpole NH Fire
Officials have released the name of the 18-year-old victim that perished in the fire at 8 East Street in Walpole on Monday. The victim was identified s Daniel Underhill a resident of Walpole. An autopsy completed on Wednesday revealed that Underhill died accidentally from smoke inhalation.
Members of the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office, the North Walpole Fire Department, and the Walpole Police Department are still investigating the fire.
NH State Fire Marshal Degnan again reminds everyone that working smoke alarms save lives and to have an escape plan from your residence in case of a fire. When a fire is detected by smoke alarms, occupants only have minutes to escape before being overcome by the effects of smoke.
A Hartland VT woman was arrested early Wednesday morning for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. Vermont State Police said they responded to noise disturbance complaint in Hartland shortly after 3:00 AM and discovered Holly Smith 33, was acting in a loud and tumultuous manner. Smith was released on citation to appear in Windsor Criminal Court on March 20th to answer the charges.
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Parts of Lake Ave in Sunapee Will Be Closed Monday
A portion of Lake Avenue in Sunapee will be closed for about six hours on Monday, Feb. 12th. The road will be closed due to a construction project at 77 Lake Avenue between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Residents with house numbers greater than 75 will need to use Burkehaven Hill Road to access Lake Avenue. Indian Cave residents will have access from Sunapee Harbor via Lake Avenue as usual.
Sunapee Police Department asks that you plan your travel accordingly.

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Public Hearing for Newbury Fire Station
A Public Bond Hearing and formal presentation of updated plans for the Newbury Fire Station is being held on Monday, Feb. 12th at 6:00 PM in the Newbury Town Office. Architects Tennant Goucher have updated their drawings to include addition views and a revision of the floor plan discussed at the last meeting.
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Public Meeting in Springfield NH for Red Lined Bridge
The NH DOT is holding an Officials and Public Information l Meeting for a red lined bridge in Springfield. The meeting will discuss the rehabilitation or replacement of the bridge that carries Georges Mills Road over Star Lake Outlet in Springfield NH.
The meeting is slated for Monday, Feb 26th at the Springfield Town Offices. At 6:30 PM, interested parties can preview the presentation followed by a formal presentation at 7:00 PM.
The meeting will present citizens and public officials with information regarding the latest in-depth bridge inspection and the proposed project. Public input is needed to ensure that project decisions meet public transportation needs, community goals, and protect and enhance the environment. The NHDOT assures that this project will be administered according to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related statutes to ensure nondiscrimination
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Dartmouth Undergrads Help Middle School Students with STEM
Three Dartmouth undergraduate psychology majors are working to help about 300 rural middle school students become more engaged in science. The college students are designing and assembling kits called Build it Boxes aimed at sharpening STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills.
The undergraduate’s work is part of a research project led by Michele Tine an associate professor in Dartmouth’s Department of Education.

According to Tine, the kits are aligned with science standards used in VT and NH. The receiving students will receive the kit mailed to their home, once a month for a year.
A $25,000 Scholarly Innovation and Advancement Award from the Dean of Faculty Office and an equal amount from the Hanover-based Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation fund the Build-It Box program.