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


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


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


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


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...

Police investigating fire that destroyed home that was vacant due to road closure
09-21-2023 12:43 PM


NORWICH — Authorities are investigating a fire that burned down an unoccupied house at the end of Hemlock Road, which has been closed to traffic for two months because of damage sustained during July’s flooding.The fire occurred in the early morning...

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


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


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...

Police: Man’s death at festival in Bethel was accidental overdose
08-10-2023 1:42 PM

BETHEL — The death of a 35-year-old man at the Firefly Arts Festival in Bethel in July has been ruled an accidental drug overdose, police said in a news release on Thursday.Vermont State Police identified the man, whose identity had been withheld...

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


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...

Police: Boston man died at Bethel arts festival 
07-19-2023 4:17 PM

BETHEL — Police are investigating the death of a Boston man who died at an art festival in Bethel earlier this month.Vermont State Police said in a news release on Tuesday they learned at 11:26 p.m. on July 7 that the Bethel Fire Department and White...

Man dies in Newbury fire on Friday morning
07-14-2023 3:40 PM

NEWBURY, Vt. — A man was killed after he went back into a burning home early Friday morning. James Lacount, 77, of Newbury, was among the residents of a home at 2464 Bowen Road who initially escaped the fire. But he went back into the home to retrieve...

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

Cold spray on a hot day
06-22-2023 10:06 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...

Enfield firefighters open station for community event
06-05-2023 8:45 AM


ENFIELD — Dark clouds and a thick haze of rain did not stop the children attending the Enfield Fire Department’s Activity Day on Satur day at Huse Park from wanting yet another go with the fire extinguisher.For many of the kids who stopped by with...

High temperatures tax fire crews responding to Fairlee house blaze
06-03-2023 1:30 PM


FAIRLEE — It took more than 10 fire departments to put out a house fire in Fairlee on Quinibeck Point on Wednesday due to the heat, location and time of day, according to Orford Fire Chief Terry Straight.“Due to the extreme heat we needed a lot of...

Paying respect
06-02-2023 8:45 PM

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