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Downtown Lebanon fire crews begin temporary relocation
07-16-2024 5:24 PM

LEBANON — The city’s began relocating its downtown fire station this week to temporary sites on city-owned land that will house personnel, equipment and apparatuses during the construction of a new firehouse to replace its aging facility on South Park...

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Upper Valley weekend fires damage grandstand, apartment and barn
04-08-2024 8:15 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST LEBANON — Firefighters in the Upper Valley had a busy weekend, in which three separate structure fires — in Claremont, Hanover and Canaan — occurred on Sunday afternoon.At noon, the Claremont Fire Department responded to Barnes Park on North...


South Royalton family loses home in weekend blaze
04-01-2024 7:01 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

SOUTH ROYALTON — A Saturday morning fire rapidly engulfed and consumed a home on Broad Brook Road, displacing the residents who are now sheltering at a hotel in White River Junction.Evan Burnham said that he discovered a fire in the utility...


Discord spurs Orford Fire Department departures
01-26-2024 5:19 AM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ORFORD — Unexpected competition for the role of fire chief last March has divided some residents into opposing factions, reduced the ranks of the Fire Department and left the town of 1,200 without a Planning Board.Orford’s voters in 2014 authorized...


Investigation of Newport overdose death leads to charges against Claremont woman, arrest warrant for another
01-24-2024 5:06 PM

NEWPORT — The overdose death of a Newport resident has led to charges against one woman and an arrest warrant for another.First responders found 33-year-old Maryanne Baldauff dead in an apartment building at 62 Sunapee St. on Tuesday, according to a...


Driver escapes
12-15-2023 2:18 PM


Excavator fire in Hartford
11-29-2023 12:13 PM


Rock slide along Interstate 91 damages cars in Hartford
11-24-2023 2:24 PM

HARTFORD — A rock slide on Interstate 91 on Thursday night resulted in damage to several vehicles but no injuries, according to the Hartford Fire Department.State and local emergency crews, including the Hartford Fire Department, Vermont State Police...


Fire displaces Newport residents
11-14-2023 4:16 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

NEWPORT — A trio of residential fires in Grafton and Sullivan counties kept firefighters busy over the weekend, with numerous departments providing mutual aid during multi-alarm calls within hours of each other.The first was a two-alarm fire at a...


Hartford Fire Department considers adding community nurse 
11-10-2023 9:41 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford is considering hiring a community nurse in hopes of reducing demand for emergency services.Amid increasing calls for aid in recent years, the town is seeking to better address people’s health issues before they become...


Sinking feeling in Weathersfield
11-10-2023 9:35 PM


Lebanon Fire Department seeks grant for 8 new positions
11-03-2023 10:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — Concerned that city’s two fire stations are understaffed, city councilors have authorized Fire Chief James Wheatley to apply for federal grants to hire up to eight new firefighters.Wheatley initially asked to apply for enough funds to...


West Newbury family of fire victim gets new smoke alarms from Red Cross
10-30-2023 8:51 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WEST NEWBURY — Over his decades as a firefighter, Corinth Fire Chief Ed Pospisil has noticed a shift in how fast it takes for a fire to consume a structure.“Years ago, 10, 15 years ago — even further than that — you’d have enough time to get out....


Vermont Department of Health to hold meeting on regional emergency medical services in Hartford
10-13-2023 10:02 AM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Vermont Department of Health is holding a series of meetings on regional emergency medical services this month, including one in Hartford on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m.The meetings are intended to give community members, EMS and...


New downtown Lebanon fire station won’t come cheap
10-06-2023 3:38 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — Construction of a new fire station in downtown Lebanon would be a costly but necessary project to protect the health and safety of the city’s firefighters and other employees, according to city officials.Fire Chief James Wheatley is seeking...


Ailing plane lands safely at Lebanon Airport
09-08-2023 3:18 PM

WEST LEBANON — An inbound private jet from Nantucket landed safely at Lebanon Municipal Airport early Thursday evening after experiencing electrical failure as it was a short distance away from touching down.The Lebanon Fire Department and other Upper...


Lebanon seeks support for new downtown fire station
08-27-2023 2:05 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — Concerned about the city’s aging and outmoded firehouse, Fire Chief Jim Wheatley is proposing replacing the Central Fire Station with a new facility that meets modern operating and safety standards.A 2019 study of Lebanon’s public safety...


A Life: Robert Pollard Sr. ‘was a kind and generous person’
08-14-2023 2:01 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

ENFIELD — When Robert Pollard was 16 years old, he was hired to work at Don’s Cash Market in his hometown of Enfield.Don Crate, owner of the market, was the Enfield’s fire chief and introduced the young Pollard to firefighting and even took him on...


Massive fire burns Claremont warehouse 
08-07-2023 2:02 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — A storage warehouse sustained significant damage in a fire that broke out west of downtown just after 6 p.m. Saturday and drew a response from more than 20 area fire departments. When the first crews arrived, the building was heavily...


No boat left behind at Mascoma Lake
07-13-2023 8:20 PM


Two injured in Claremont motorcycle accident
06-05-2023 8:53 AM

CLAREMONT — Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident on Main Street in Claremont on Thursday afternoon, according to a news release from the fire department. The city’s fire and police departments, as well as Golden Cross Ambulance, responded...

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