Thursday, April 27, 2017

Man Accused of Assault Jailed for Contempt of Court

Man accused of assault jailed for contempt of court
A Springfield man charged with beating and threatening another man with a knife during a fight has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for contempt of court.

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A Springfield man charged with beating and threatening another man with a knife during a fight has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for contempt of court.

Gordon R. Briggs Jr., 34, is facing charges of aggravated assault and simple assault in connection with the fight that took place at a self-storage facility in Weathersfield on April 23.

Backyard Composting Workshops

It is not too late to sign up for a backyard composting workshop. There are four of them and they are all free. If you want to purchase a SoilSaver composter and/or Sure-Close kitchen scrap pail, you can buy them at the workshop, for $25.00 and $5.00, respectively.

• Rockingham Public Library - Wednesday, May 17
• Windsor Public Library - Wednesday, June 7
• Springfield Town Library - Thursday, June 8
• Fletcher Memorial Library in Ludlow - Wednesday, June 14

The workshop presentation is about 45 minutes in length with plenty of time afterwards for questions and answers. Cat Buxton will teach the workshops.

To sign up, call 674-9235 or email . Please bring a check or cash as we cannot process credit cards.

Andover belongs to the 14-town Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District which is hosting the workshops.

Weathersfield Aging In Place Neighbor Group

We are all getting older – let’s get together to support each other as we age.

Together We Shine

Please join us as we discuss forming a NEW

When:    Monday, May 8th, 2017
Time:     4:00 pm
Where:  Martin memorial Hall (ground floor)
             5259 Route 5, Ascutney, VT

Call Peggy Kehew with questions at (802) 263-9553

Weathersfield Historical Society Program, "We Remember"

Sunday, April 30

Weathersfield Historical Society Program:
“We Remember – Before and After the North Springfield Flood Control Project”

This will be a town hall-type meeting in which the public is urged to come tell and listen to stories, experiences, and reminiscences about farm and village life, businesses and bridges, and swimming holes and skating ponds before and after the construction of the flood control dam.

Refreshments will be served, and the new Historical Society publication with the above title will be available for purchase for $15.

Martin Memorial Hall, 2 pm.

VAN & Occupants Located, Weathersfield Police Looking to Identify Operator of White Work Van in Area

UPDATE: We have identified the van and the occupants

Weathersfield Police Department
We have had reports of a white work van in the area...

So far we have no indication that criminal activity has occurred but we would like to identify the operator.

If you notice a vehicle in the area that is acting suspicious please contact the Weathersfield Police Department

Non-emergency Police Dispatch - [802] 674-2185

National Volunteer Week - Thank You!!!

National Volunteer Fire Council
It's National Volunteer Week, and the NVFC is grateful for the service and dedication of the nation's volunteer fire and emergency services.

Thank you to the firefighters, EMTs, rescue workers, Fire Corps members, junior firefighters, and all those who protect and give back to their communities in this extraordinary way!

Stormwater Training Event on May 11th.

Black River Action Team
If anyone is interested and available, there is a stormwater training event in Weathersfield/Ascutney on May 11th!

The Vermont DEC Stormwater Program will be offering several training events on the new Stormwater Manual in May to support designers in their understanding of the new requirements and preparation of stormwater permit applications under the 2017 VSMM.

Each training event will include an overview of the new Manual with Stormwater Program staff, including applying the updated stormwater treatment standards under the new runoff-reduction approach and prioritized Water Quality Practice Selection framework.

The training will include a review of the stormwater treatment practice design requirements, including a review of changes to certain practices.

The training will also include a review of new application materials, supporting guidance, and application preparation tools, including design examples.

The trainings will be geared towards the design and engineering communities, although all stakeholders are welcome to attend.

RSVP to, unless otherwise noted below.

May 11, 2017. 9:00am - Noon (sign-in 8:30-9)
Where: Martin Memorial Hall, Weathersfield (5259 Route 5 in Ascutney).

Green-Up Weathersfield - Saturday, May 6th!!

  1. Green Up day is when the communities get together in each town across Vermont and work together to beautify each town.


Green-Up Day, Saturday, May 6th!

On May 6th, we open for business at 9 am at the Dan Foster House (across from the Weathersfield Center Meetinghouse on Weathersfield Center Road).

Green-Up bags will be available, as well as a list of locations that may need special attention.

Remember to check with the attendant at the Transfer Station when dropping off your haul so you won't have to pay.

Let's keep our spirits high, knowing many of us are helping.

This is our 23rd year doing Green-Up in Weathersfield.

Steve Aikenhead

~~THANK YOU, Steve, for your YEARS of dedication and cleaning up Weathersfield!!!~~

Four Nuisance Properties Are Being Cleaned Up

SPRINGFIELD — Owners of four residential properties in Springfield have been issued “nuisance” violation tickets from the town, and are working now to clean them up as fines accrue each day until cleanup is complete.

Another 10 properties are also being reviewed and being considered for violation citations, all according to Springfield Town Manager Tom Yennerell.

“Some of them are close to satisfactory,” Yennerell said at a regular meeting of the Springfield Selectboard on Monday, April 24.

Did You Know Most Wildfires (84%) Are Caused by Humans?

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    You can make a difference in #wildfireprevention. How do I know? Because research shows most wildfires are caused by humans. #OnlyYou

Computer Virus Scam Seen In Vermont - Use Caution! Drains Bank Accounts

Happenings in and around Springfield VT
*Please pass this info onto anyone who may fall victim to this scam.

Best thing to remember is to never open any emails or click on links that you are unsure of....

Sometimes these scammers will hack your friends/family email accounts and send out a virus through an email you know, usually there is a link to click on, best thing to do is contact the person who sent it and see if it was something they sent, if not, delete it right away.

BUT even if you do get a virus, most likely it can be removed BUT not from someone on the phone or in a chat window online who ask for you money.

Contact a local computer repair shop or get a a friend to help you*

Computer virus scam seen in Vt.

Rutland Herald | April 22, 2017

MONTPELIER — Police are warning Vermonters of a computer virus scam that has drained the bank accounts of victims.

Vermont State Police on Thursday said the computer viruses will disable victims’ computers and a message will appear prompting them to call a number.

After calling, a person will either offer to clean the computer for a fee or try to extort money.

The victim may be asked to reveal bank account information, in which case their funds may be taken, police said.

Victims should call the police and seek a reputable computer specialist to clean their computer.

Action Alert! S.12 - Vermont House passed Bill- Take Action to Make it a LAW!

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    The Vermont House just passed S.12, a bill that bans animal sexual abuse and strengthens penalties for animal cruelty, such as the killing, tortur...e and mutilation of animals. The bill passed by a unanimous voice vote!
    However, the bill must still be approved by the Senate. WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW, to make sure the bill is passed before this session ends in two weeks.
    1) Call and email your Senator(s) and ask them to support S.12 as passed by the House. Look up your Senator here,
    2) Call the VT Sergeant-at-Arms at 802-828-2228 and tell them you SUPPORT the passage of S.12 in the Senate.
    Message: “As your constituent, I strongly support bill S.12 that prohibits the sexual abuse of animals and strengthens Vermont’s animal cruelty laws. I urge you to support passage of this bill before the end of this legislative session.”
    Thank You!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stranger Rape Survivor Fights to Establish New Sentencing Precedent

‘I remember thinking ... Am I really alive?’

She was walking with her children on Old Ferry Road in Weathersfield, when he drove by a couple of times before finally stopping and asking what road they were on. When she could not answer, he got out of his car while gripping a tire iron in one hand.

Up to 1M Gallons Sewage Released Into Black River

Up to 1 million gallons of partially treated sewage was released into the Black River last week.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Villagers on Saturday

You're Invited to

at Downers Four Corners
Weathersfield, VT


Saturday, April 22nd at 10:00 am
4261 VT Route 106, Perkinsville, VT

Out of the Darkness Walk Seeking Donations

If you are a business owner or know a business that would like to donate to our cause please read the following: Our Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329. AFSP’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 10545.

All donations to AFSP are tax deductible.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017
Springfield Transfer Station
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017
Ludlow Transfer Station
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Household Hazardous Waste Collections
Call 674-9235 for more information or

Only residents and small businesses from Andover, Athens, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Ludlow, Plymouth, Reading, Rockingham, Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor, and Windsor may participate.

Burned Ascutney Gas Station To Be Replaced
WEATHERSFIELD — The owners of an Ascutney gas station that was heavily burned following a burglary are hoping to replace it with a new, larger facility as part…

Greenbush School and Greenbush Village - Do You Have Pictures/Information?

Villages of Perkinsville, Amsden, Ascutney and Greenbush, Vermont
I'm forwarding this note from Anne Parent. We'd appreciate any information anyone has on the history of Greenbush where there was once a printing company and s...chool. If you have any info on the artists listed please let Anne know. There will be more postings about library events this summer. Thanks! ............................


I am a Facebook fan of the Villages page and hoping for some help in information/images related to the Greenbush School and Greenbush Village.

The Weathersfield Proctor Library is planning an event for fall 2017 focusing on these artists and their work. Enthusiasm for the event is building and I am excited to see it take shape.

The artists that we have been researching are Isaac Eddy, Oliver Tarbell Eddy, George White, Lewis (Louis) Robinson, and James Wilson.

We have been thinking about having a printmaking or letterpress demonstration (or activity for attendees.)

Ideas also include speakers, and an art show (with artwork from local students & artisans.)
Thanks so much and hope to hear from you soon.


Anne H. Parent
Secretary, Weathersfield Proctor Library Board of Trustees
5181 Route 5
Ascutney, Vermont 05030

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Waste Water Released into Black Rivery by Ludlow's Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plant

Most people were unaware of the wastewater released into the Black River by Ludlow's Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plant this past weekend. Clearly, if you are trout fishing, "catch and release" is the best option. Clean your gear with care as well.

We have been in touch with Black River Action Team (BRAT) as well as the town office. To make sure the public is informed in a timely manner, multiple people in town will now be receiving the Alerts from the Agency of Natural Resources.

You can do this as well by signing up at

If a discharge should occur again, we will post immediately to Cavendish Connects blog, Facebook and Update subscribers. Further, we were pleased to learn from Kelly Stettner of BRAT that Okemo will be under writing the costs of the testing of the Black River this coming season. These results will appear weekly in the Update. 

 In the event of a reading that indications unsafe conditions, we will use the same measures to alert the community.

Vermont Waste Water Inventory, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Robert Marcotte, 86

PERKINSVILLE - Robert Vernon "Bob" Marcotte, 86, died April 10, 2017, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, after a lengthy period of deteriorating health.

He was born Dec. 1, 1931, in Springfield. Mr. Marcotte served with the U.S. Army Second Infantry Division during the Korean War.

Survivors include two children, Cherie, of Springfield, and Rob, of Ryegate; a granddaughter and grandson; a brother, Gordon, of Springfield; and a cousin.

At his request, there will be no funeral or calling hours.

Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield. -

See more at:

Larry W. Griswold, 64

Larry W. Griswold, 64, of North Springfield, passed away Tuesday evening April 11, 2017 at the Springfield Health & Rehab Center in Springfield, Vermont. He was born August 12, 1952 in Springfield, Vermont the son of William and Eleanor (Simonds) Griswold.

He attended Springfield Schools, graduating from Springfield High School class of 1971. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam, stationed in Germany. He served 3 years active duty and 10 years in the Guard Reserves.

On September 10, 1977 He married Sueann Sanford at the Weathersfield Center Church in Weathersfield, Vt.

Larry was employed on the assembly floor at Bryant Grinder Co. in Springfield for 23 years. He later owned and operated his own construction and excavating business for many years.

He enjoyed hunting, woodworking, four wheelers and raising miniature ponies and donkeys.

He is survived by his wife Sueann of North Springfield, one brother Christopher Griswold, of North Springfield, one sister Elaine Erskine of North Carolina, and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents, and also by his son Shawn Griswold in 1997.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday April 22, 2017 at the Assembly of God Church in Springfield, Vt. Reverend Marc Aube Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield, Vermont.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont.

James E. Williams, 74

James E. Williams 74, passed away on Wednesday Morning March 22, 2017 at the Elm Wood Center in Claremont, N.H. He was born December 13, 1942 in Rutland, Vermont the son of Edward and Ann (Crahan) Williams. He attended Springfield Schools.

He was active with 4-H while attending school. He later served in the Chester Army Reserves.

He owned and operated Williams Fence Company in Weathersfield, Vermont for 40 + years.

He was an avid bass fisherman, competing in and winning many tournaments over the years, catching several trophy bass. In later years he enjoyed shrimping and ocean fishing while wintering in Florida.

He was an avid camper, fisherman, enjoyed spending winters in Florida, A devoted family man who loved his grandchildren.

He is survived by two sons – Edward Williams of Weathersfield, Richard Williams and his wife Suzanne of Pittsford, daughter Vickie Wyman of Keene, N.H. Soul mate and companion of 32 years Nadine Leet of Springfield, two step-daughters Kathy Leet Kennedy and Michael Martin, and Lisa Young and her husband Larry all of Pembroke, N.H. Two sisters – Barbara Williams Shepard of Derby, Vt. and Mary Williams of Pembroke, MA. 15 grandchildren, 2 nieces, 1 nephew and countless others Jim took in over the years.

Friends may call at the Davis Memorial Chapel on Sunday evening April 2, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Monday April 3, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield, Reverend Peter Williams pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield at a later date.

Contributions may be made in his memory to Vermont 4-H 655 Spear St Burlington, Vermont 05401.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt.

Marguerite B Bryant Davis, 92

Marguerite Basso Bryant Davis, 92, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Cedar Hill Health Care Center in Windsor. She was born May 2, 1924, in Springfield, Vermont, the daughter of Arthur E. and Marcella (Witherall) Basso. She attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High School Class of 1942. She later attended courses for computer and business training.

On Jan. 23, 1946, she married Everett E. Bryant. He predeceased her March 11, 1994. On Oct. 6, 1995, she married Earl E. Davis Sr. He predeceased her Jan. 23, 2008.

She was employed as a secretary with the Bellows Falls Hospital for several years, a bookkeeper with Chester Plumbing & Heating for eight years, and also worked at the Springfield Phone Company and the Baltimore School.

She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Springfield, a 70-year member of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Grange.

She enjoyed her time with the Eastern Star and Grange and also enjoyed sewing and sewed many of the gowns for the Eastern Star.

She is survived by two sons, Arthur Bryant of Perkinsville and George Bryant of Olatha, Kansas; two brothers, Edmond Basso of Ascutney and William Basso of Chester; four grandsons, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Nancy Bryant.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Springfield, Vermont. Burial will follow at the Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield, Vermont. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Calvary Baptist Church Memorial Fund 156 Main St., Springfield,VT 05156. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield,Vermont.

Julie Kay Gibbs, 55

Julie Kay Gibbs, 55, died unexpectedly at her home in Springfield, Vermont on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Julie was born on May 4, 1961 in Springfield, Vermont, the daughter of Leonard Almon and Carmen May (Johnson) Stillings.

Julie grew up in Ludlow, Vermont, later living in Andover, Ascutney, and Springfield. She graduated from Green Mountain High School in Chester, Vermont. After graduating, she began working at the Gill Home in Ludlow before beginning her 30-plus-year career at Mack Molding, Inc. in Cavendish, Vermont. Julie also worked part-time at Okemo Mountain Resort for a number of years.

In addition to being a dedicated worker, Julie enjoyed running, snowboarding, boating, riding her motorcycle, puzzles, traveling to Florida to visit her father, spending time with family, and spoiling her grandson Elias.

Julie is survived by her two sons Jonathon Gibbs and girlfriend Vanessa Chaffee, Jay Gibbs and wife Jemma and their son Elias all of Charlestown, New Hampshire, her father Leonard Stillings of Plymouth, Vermont, her brother Sam Stillings and wife Jane of Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania, her two sisters Melissa Moore and husband Tony of Plymouth, Vermont, Lenora Wilkins and her husband Scott of South Londonderry, Vermont, her best friend Tony Parker of Springfield, Vermont and three nieces and four nephews. She is predeceased by her mother Carmen Stillings.

The graveside service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in Plymouth Notch Cemetery, officiated by the Rev. Margo Marrone and followed by a gathering at the home of Tony and Melissa Moore, 4342 Route 100, Plymoth, Vermont.

Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 2000 Commonwealth Ave. Suite 205, Newton, Massachusetts 02466 or by visiting Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vermont. An online guest book can be found at

Mary V Bellows, 98

Mary Virginia Bellows, 98, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Vernon Advent Christian Home in Vernon, VT, with her son and daughter by her side.

She was born April 30, 1918, to Wilbur and Mae Handy. She attended and graduated school in Springfield, later attending and earning her degree in education from Castleton State College.

She returned to Springfield to work in the school system there and in Perkinsville, VT, until her retirement. She and her late husband, Clarence "Stub" Bellows, were foster and adoptive parents, maintaining their small dairy farm, raising chickens, goats and pigs, along with their full-time jobs.

They were avid "birders," extremely active in the Congregational Church, both in Springfield, and their adopted retirement community of Fort Myers, FL. They travelled and camped extensively throughout the country in their retirement. "Ginny" also loved Jeopardy, Scrabble, puzzles, reading, gardening, crafting, singing in the church choir and crocheting.

Ginny was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Bellows, and her son, Richard Prouty. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Lou Prouty, of London, KY; her son, Woodrow Prouty and his wife, Linda, of Charlestown, NH; her son, Mike Bellows and his wife, Nancy, of Shrewsbury, MA; her daughter, Janie (Bellows) Aremburg and her husband, John, of Springfield, VT; as well as many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service and celebration of life reception in the spring, details to be announced later. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Vernon Advent Christian Home Music in Memory Program, 61 Greenway Drive, Vernon, VT 05354.

Ann D. Hamel, 85

Ann D. Hamel, 85 of River Street died Saturday, February 25 at the Springfield Health and Rehab Center. She was born April 18,1931 in Bellows Falls, Vt. the daughter of Nicholas and Jovenina (Estrimonte) Romano.

She attended school in Bellows Falls and worked at the Duck Inn, the Windham Hotel Coffee Shop, Springfield Dry Cleaners and the McGirr’s Nursing Home.

On June 3, 1961 at the St. Charles Catholic Church in Bellows Falls, Vt. Ann married Charles E Hamel who survives. Also surviving are their three daughters Victoria of Bellows Falls, Jennie of Perkinsville and Valarie of Springfield. Ann has seven grandchildren Felicia, Michael, Melanie, Mark, Jamie, Desiree and Anne. She also has seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.

There will be a funeral mass for Ann on Thursday, March 2 at 11 a.m. at the St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls, Vt. Followed by a burial in the St. Charles Cemetery in Westminster, Vt. The Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls ,Vt. will be handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ann’s name to Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center, Springfield, Vt. 05156.

John Timothy Curran, 59

John Timothy Curran, 59, of Springfield, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He was born in Glen Ridge, N.J. on March 5, 1957, to Franklin E. & Nancy (Scrimgeour) Curran. Tim grew up in and attended school in Amherst, Mass. and attended Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, N.H.

He lived with and cared for his mom and dad as they aged. He enjoyed their relationship; he maintained their farm and saw to it that his parents did not go without. He adored all dogs, especially his puppy Huckleberry. When time allowed he enjoyed fishing. All who knew him knew him to be a kind and caring person.

He is survived by his daughter, Grace Berkhoudt; and granddaughter, Lilianna of Norfolk, Va.; his father, of Springfield; and brothers, Michael Curran and his wife, Barb of Fairlee, Peter Curran and his wife, Sandy of Williamson, N.Y.; and sisters, Susan Korbet and her husband, Peter of Perkinsville, and Amy Caldwell and her husband, Bruce of Ascutney; nephews, Jim and Frank Curran and Joe Rozicki and their families; nieces, Sarah Curran Busch and Martha Korbet Hammond and their families, nieces Karen Johnson, Elysia Korbet, Matilda and Georgia Caldwell.

Tim was predeceased by his mother and a sister, Mary Ann Rozicki.

There will be no calling hours or funeral services. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Springfield Vermont Humane Society would please Tim. An online guest book is available to leave Tim’s family a message of condolence by visiting

Marianne I Buckingham, 92

Marianne I. “Max” Buckingham, 92, died Feb. 18, 2017, at the home of her caregiver, Kathleen Fellows, in Perkinsville.

She was born Feb. 26, 1924, in Bad Godesburg, Germany, the daughter of Friedrich and Else ( David) Sell. She emigrated to the United States with her family in 1938 as refugees fleeing the Nazis.

She graduated in 1946 from Mount Holyoke College in in South Hadley, Massachusetts, where she majored in zoology.

On June 14, 1947, she married Eliot “ Bucky” Buckingham.

Mrs. Buckingham was active in the Santa Claus Club, sang in the Springfield Community Chorus and was a member of the Congregational Church.

She enjoyed international travel, was an avid reader and supporter of arts and music.

Survivors include four children, Lynn Meins, Stephen, Christine Rolland and Glenn; s i x grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband and her sister, Cornelia Abelman.

There will be no services. Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

Clean Water Brown Bag Lecture Series, Free, Open to Public

The Department of Environmental Conserservation is hosting a monthly brown bag lecture series to inform stakeholders about the Vermont Clean Water Initiative.

These lectures will focus on a different topic related to clean water activities every month. They are free and open to the public, both in p...

Thursday Apr. 27, 2017 11:00 AM-Noon Winooski Room
Rivers Projects & TMDL Implementation Speaker: Staci Pomeroy, DEC

Thursday May 11, 2017 11:00 AM-Noon Winooski Room
Wetlands Projects & TMDL Implementation Speaker: Laura Lapierre, DEC

Thursday June 8, 2017 11:00 AM-Noon Winooski Room
Update on Regional Conservation Partnership Programs (RCPP) in Vermont Speaker: Alli Compagna, DEC

Local Firefighter Delivers Toys to CHaD
Lebanon, NH – For kids undergoing hospital treatment, having as normal a life as possible is a key to their recovery. Thanks to a Claremont, NH, firefighter, a…

New Baby Goats on the Farm :)

Baby goats on the farm.
Clockwise (12 oclock) 1 year old Lily, 10 day old Oaklee and 11 day old Lilac
Nigerian Dwarf Goats

Claremont, NH - Dominos Pizza Delivery Driver Stabbed, Robbed - Police Requesting Information

Claremont Police Department's post.
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In the early morning hours of Saturday, April 15, 2017, Claremont Police units were dispatched to Trinity Street for a report of an armed robbery....

Through the investigation, the police learned that a food order had been placed with Dominos, and that two suspects, both of whom were brandishing weapons, attacked the delivery driver when he arrived at the apartment. 

During the attack, the victim was stabbed several times and a small amount of money was stolen from his possession. 
The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Valley Regional Hospital and has been released.

The Claremont Police quickly identified
Debra Pitts
Age 31
Claremont, NH
as one of the two suspects in this attack.

The attack was interrupted by an alert neighbor who intervened and exclaimed that she was going to call the police.

The suspects fled the scene on foot, running up Trinity Street in the direction of Franklin Street.

Ms. Pitts has long dirty blond hair, which was held up in a bun. She was said to be wearing a red and gray sweatshirt or jacket.

The other subject appeared to be of slender build and wearing a dark colored jacket and some type of a hat.

We are currently viewing surveillance footage from a nearby location.

The NH State Police and the Charlestown Police Department were both very helpful during the infancy of this investigation, and we thank them for their continued assistance and professionalism.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Claremont Police at 603-542-9538 or the tip line at 603-542-7026.

Submitted by
Captain Brent Wilmot