How Many Jo-Ann Stores Are Closing in Maine, New Hampshire in 2023?
JOANN Fabrics and Crafts, which began as a single store in 1943, has about 850 stores in 49 states, according to its website. The popular craft retailer has five locations in Maine and nine locations in New Hampshire. JOANN is reported to be closing some of its stores in 2023.
Swanzey man pleads guilty to violating state regs for asbestos removal
May 22—A Swanzey man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in Sullivan County Superior Court for violating state regulations for transporting, containing and disposing of asbestos. Aaron Doleszny, 35, was sentenced to 12 months in jail, all suspended for a period of three years, and ordered to pay a...
Police searching for wanted man known to frequent Peterborough area
Police are searching for a provincial offender known to frequent the Peterborough area. According to Central Region OPP, the Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement Squad (ROPE) is requesting the public's assistance in locating Mathew Lees, 33.
Brattleboro police arrest man for shoplifting, assault
Brattleboro Police made an arrest Wednesday after reports of shoplifting and assault. Police say Jeremiah Wilbur allegedly shoplifted in a business on Main Street around 11 a.m. and assaulted staff when confronted. Brattleboro Officers responded, but Wilbur took off. Around 1:32 p.m., police say Wilbur returned to the area and...
Kurn Hattin close to settlements over abuse allegations
The Westminster residential facility and school has reached agreements with “over 90% of the claimants,” according to an email obtained by VTDigger. Read the story on VTDigger here: Kurn Hattin close to settlements over abuse allegations.
Distinguished Educator, Parsons Recognized as ‘Model Teacher,’ ‘Inspiration,’ ‘A Blessing’
Dr. Chris Parsons, associate professor of English education and the coordinator of secondary English education, is the recipient of Keene State College Alumni Association’s 2023 Distinguished Teacher Award. A Keene State educator since 2017, Parsons was honored recently during a Faculty Excellence and Appreciation reception. The award recognizes excellence...
Local experts recommend leaving some tree-cutting jobs to trained professionals
CHESTERFIELD, N.H. — Tree experts in our region are discussing safety followingthe death of a Vermont woman in New Hampshire last week while she was cutting down a tree. If you’re getting ready to cut a tree down on your lawn, the Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association says in some cases, you should leave the job to the experts.
Gas prices are down a lot since last summer. Will they stay down?
GARDNER ― It's been a year since motorists across the country and in Massachusetts saw record high gas prices, but now an AAA spokesperson predicts stable gas prices throughout the summer, barring a major hurricane. Last summer gas prices increased rapidly due to the ripple effects of the pandemic...
New Hampshire man catches massive catfish in Connecticut River
CHARLESTOWN, N.H. — A Charlestown man is celebrating a massive catch from the Connecticut River. Derek Dromgoole, 23, said he caught a massive catfish at the Charlestown boat launch Tuesday. Dromgoole took it to New Hampshire Fish and Game in Concord Wednesday, where he said the fish was just...
Woman killed after landscaping incident in Chesterfield, police say
Police in Chesterfield are investigating after a woman was killed doing yard work while using a chainsaw Friday. According to the preliminary investigation, Marie Covey, 50, of Stratton, Vermont, was using a chainsaw when a portion of the tree separated and struck her, causing blunt-force trauma. The Chesterfield Police Department...
Brattleboro-Hinsdale Bridge Construction Update May 26, 2023
BF A004(152) TRAFFIC IMPACT: The planned closure for Vermont Route 142 is scheduled to be implemented on Tuesday morning, May 30, 2023 at 7 a.m. Until then, intermittent flagging operations and single lane closures will be encountered during working hours from the intersection with Royal Road and north, allowing for the entering/exiting of construction equipment to the work zones.
Fire officials looking for support in colleague’s cancer diagnosis
KEENE, NH – Local fire officials are rallying around a colleague who was recently diagnosed with cancer. According to a GoFundMe campaign, Lt. Aaron “Coop” Cooper of the Keene Fire Department was seeing his primary care doctor after a fall thinking he had a broken rib. His doctor ordered a CT scan of his chest, and the results showed signs of what appeared to be stage four metastatic lung cancer.
Woman accused in Vt. ax murder deemed not competent for trial
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (WCAX) - The woman accused of murdering a Brattleboro homeless shelter employee with an ax has been deemed not competent to stand trial. Zaaina Mahvish-Jammeh, 38, who faces first-degree murder charges, will be hospitalized following a competency hearing Wednesday in Windham County. According to court paperwork, Mahvish-Jammeh suffers...
Downtown recommendation heading for full council
KEENE, NH – The fate of the Downtown Infrastructure Improvement and Reconstruction project now lies in the hands of the full Keene City Council, as the Municipal Services, Facilities, and Infrastructure committee has made a recommendation. In a meeting Wednesday evening the committee proposed a motion stating that; Central...
Templeton Foster Mom Under Investigation Over Incident Involving Baby Boy
According to Boston25, the child stopped breathing for 15 minutes after choking on his vomit Friday, May 19. The foster mother allegedly did not attempt CPR while the child struggled the breath, the report said. The condition of the child is unknown. The Department of Children and Families and Worcester...
Judge dismisses assault charge against Vermont troopers
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont judge has dismissed one of the counts against two state troopers who were charged criminally after they fired bean bag rounds from a shotgun against a man who was acting irrationally. The man who was hit subsequently fell and suffered a head injury....
For now, defendant in Brattleboro ax murder found incompetent
The state can order a further competency evaluation, and if Zaaina Mahvish-Jammeh is released from Department of Mental Health custody, they will be held by the Department of Corrections, a judge wrote. Read the story on VTDigger here: For now, defendant in Brattleboro ax murder found incompetent.
Baby living in Massachusetts foster home hospitalized after serious injury
TEMPLETON, Mass. — An investigation is underway in Massachusetts over serious injuries suffered by an infant in foster care. Worcester County authorities aren't releasing much information, but 5 Investigates has learned this involves a 6-month-old boy who suffered serious injuries. The boy had been living in a foster home...
Letter: Will Brattleboro’s elected officials enable Vermont’s lawless lawmakers?
This letter is by Dale and Nancy Gassett, of Vernon. Vermont bill H.386 is seeking to reduce the Vermont constitutional requirements of the voting age in Brattleboro. Our question is especially directed to Brattleboro Town Clerk Hilary Francis. As the town clerk she is the main person who is responsible to organize and preside over Brattleboro Elections. Will she keep her oath of office to uphold the Vermont Constitution as the foundational and supreme law of Vermont? Or, will she enable the lawlessness of the Vermont lawmakers who are betraying their constituents and ignoring their oaths of office?
Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Warning – Board Retreat
(802) 251 – 8115. Streaming Online: https://www.brattleborotv.org/channel-1079-livestream. Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/brattleborotv. (please note that all times are approximate) 1. CONVENE REGULAR MEETING (9:00 AM) A. Welcome, Purpose, and Logistics (9:00 AM) 2. NEW BUSINESS (9:15 AM) A. Selectboard Icebreaker (9:15 AM) B. Brief Review of Town Accomplishments Over Past Two...
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