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Former Listen director faces sentencing for embezzlement
07-23-2024 7:16 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

CONCORD — Federal prosecutors want the former head of Listen Community Services to serve 26 months in prison for embezzling money from the Upper Valley nonprofit, while the defense attorney is seeking a 12-month sentence.Neither side disputes the...

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Quick response and sprinklers prevent serious fire damage for Bridgewater furniture maker
07-22-2024 8:01 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

BRIDGEWATER — Furniture maker Charles Shackleton is crediting a fast response from Bridgewater and Woodstock firefighters along with a recently updated sprinkler system with dousing an “electrical fire” that broke out at the ShackletonThomas furniture...


Plainfield selectman keeps his seat
07-20-2024 4:01 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

PLAINFIELD — A month after he submitted it, Plainfield Selectboard Chairman Eric Brann said he would rescind his letter of resignation.Instead of departing, Brann said he would remain on the board until the next election at Town Meeting next March.In...


National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in Lyme
07-17-2024 8:01 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

LYME — Andrea and Tom Heitzman were in the kitchen of their home on Culver Hill Road in Lyme at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday when Andrea glanced out the window and noticed the wind begin to gust powerfully and remarked “my goodness look at those trees bend.”A...


Hanover eatery closes due to drop in business following COVID-19 pandemic
07-16-2024 7:46 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

HANOVER — Monday’s lunchtime rush at Cutting’s Northside Cafe was like old times: the parking lot was was full, people were eating their sandwiches at tables outside and inside the restaurant and the line was five-customers deep waiting at the counter...


Suspect in West Lebanon coin store robbery held without bail
07-10-2024 7:00 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

WEST LEBANON — A 52-year-old man is being held without bail after police said he smashed a front window of a West Lebanon business and entered the store to grab handfuls of cash from behind the counter before he was nabbed while riding as a passenger...


Following student’s death, Dartmouth suspends fraternity and sorority
07-09-2024 9:00 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

HANOVER — Acting swiftly, Dartmouth College has suspended two Greek organizations involved in a social event where heavy drinking was reported, after a student who attended the party is believed to have died by drowning in the Connecticut River on...


Body of Dartmouth student pulled from Connecticut River
07-08-2024 1:12 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

HANOVER — The body of a 20-year-old Dartmouth College student was recovered from the Connecticut River on Sunday and the circumstances surrounding the presumed drowning are being investigated, according to police.Won Jang, a member of the class of...


After crash, Tunbridge man seeks to retrieve glider from White Mountain National Forest
07-05-2024 7:01 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

BENTON, N.H. — Henry Swayze wanted to return to where he set out. That was a big mistake, he acknowledges.“I was of the mindset I wanted to get back to Post Mills,” Swayze said of the reason he decided not to land his glider which was losing altitude...


Woman to plead guilty in fatal I-89 crash
07-01-2024 8:00 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A 47-year-old Vermont woman will plead guilty to driving drunk when her vehicle crashed on Interstate 89 in Sharon, killing her 11-year-old son and injuring other family members.Dawn Baustert, of Essex Junction, Vt., will plead...


Plainfield Selectboard chairman’s abrupt resignation leaves questions unanswered
06-28-2024 6:30 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

PLAINFIELD — In a decision that left residents with more questions than answers, the chairman of the town’s Selectboard unexpectedly submitted his resignation earlier this month, stating that he could no longer continue in the job for ethical reasons,...


Wilder man involved in police standoff pleads guilty to misdemeanors
06-27-2024 6:01 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A 67-year-old armed Wilder man who threatened to shoot police when they responded to a call of domestic assault has pleaded guilty, barely five weeks after he engaged police in a standoff and threatened he would would only come...


Hanover asks judge to reconsider ruling on arrest reports
06-20-2024 2:26 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

HANOVER — The town of Hanover is asking a New Hampshire Superior Court judge to reconsider his decision last week in which he ordered the town’s police department to release its reports pertaining to the arrests of two Dartmouth College student...


A Life: Peggy Kannenstine embraced ‘life in the most upbeat and energetic way’
06-17-2024 3:05 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

WOODSTOCK — One particular phrase was often invoked by friends to describe artist Peggy Kannenstine.“She was a force to be reckoned with,” said Kannenstine’s longtime friend Linda Smiddy, explaining the phrase was not to be understood in a coercive...


Thetford Academy graduates celebrate an ‘unorthodox’ four-year journey
06-15-2024 7:53 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

THETFORD — They entered to pods and COVID and exited to pomp and circumstance: The past four years had not been easy for the senior class of Thetford Academy, but their graduation on cooling Friday evening was a time to remember, express gratitude and...


Cornish woman pleads guilty to giving false information to grand jury
06-12-2024 12:58 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

NEWPORT — A 52-year-old Cornish woman has pleaded guilty to involvement with a Medicaid fraud scheme and will spend three weeks behind bars for providing false information to a grand jury weighing charges in the case.Kimberly Patterson, of Beechwood...


Judge: Hanover wrong to deny right-to-know request
06-11-2024 7:31 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

NORTH HAVERHILL — The town of Hanover and its police department must release the arrest records of two Dartmouth students who were taken into custody on campus last year when staging a protest, a state court judge has ruled.Grafton County Superior...


Two dead in Charlestown fire
06-06-2024 6:01 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

CHARLESTOWN — A morning fire at a residence in Charlestown claimed the lives of two people as state emergency personnel continued to respond at the scene throughout the day.Crews were called to a residence on Crown Point Drive shortly before 7 a.m. on...


Family-owned Hanover pizza parlor to close this month
06-06-2024 5:01 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

HANOVER — Elaine Georgakopoulos doesn’t know how many pizzas she’s made in her life.“I couldn’t even guess,” she laughs when asked. “I know it’s a lot.”A lot, indeed.Georgakopoulos and her family’s pizza parlor, C & A Pizza, has been dishing out its...


Vermont man alleged to have stolen shuttle van outside DHMC pleads guilty to gun charges
06-06-2024 4:30 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

BURLINGTON — A Cavendish, Vt., man with a lengthy criminal history in Vermont who bolted out of the emergency room at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and drove off with an idling hospital shuttle van that was parked outside pleaded guilty to...


Cold case is hot topic in Newport
05-31-2024 8:47 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

NEWPORT — When a caravan of police vehicles descended early one morning last week upon a dilapidated red brick home behind a leaning, broken fence and overgrown weeds in the yard it did not take long for the public to take notice and assume...

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