Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend Sept 23-24

New Hampshire’s Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend is this coming Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 2017. To participate, youth must be age 15 or younger and must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult age 18 or older. The adult may not hunt. The youth is not required to have a hunting license or duck stamp.

All regular season waterfowl regulations, including shooting hours, use of non-toxic shot, etc., apply during the youth weekend. Specific seasons and bag limits for various waterfowl are listed on the Fish and Game website here

Eight People Rescued in Canaan

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Canaan Fire, Canaan Ambulance Service, Enfield Fire Department, and Grafton Fire responded to a report of a stuck vehicle on Friday evening.  Officials say the vehicle was about two miles past the gate on New Colony Road in Orange.  Crews were able to successfully help all eight occupants out of the vehicle and back down the trail and brought to the fire station to wait for another ride. No injuries were received. Canaan officials would like to remind everyone that the New Colony Road is no longer a thru road to Hebron and is listed as Class VI road and GPS will not assist you on the road

Motorcycle Accident Closes VT Route 9

A motorcycle accident closed Vermont Route 9 in Marlboro for over three hours on Sunday afternoon. Vermont State Police say the accident happened between South and Church Hollow Roads when Aime J. Paquette of Lowell Ma, failed to negotiate a curve, struck a guardrail and flipped his Harley.  Paquette and his passenger Deborah Errico were thrown from the motorcycle and sustained incapacitating injuries. Paquette was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Errico was flown to Dartmouth Medical Center.   Route 9 was closed during the duration of the investigation and reopened around 3:00 PM.  This crash is still under investigation and the state police are requesting any witnesses to contact 802-254-2382 with information

Greenland Woman Killed in Route 1 Crash

On September 16, 2017 at approximately 2350 hours, the Hampton Police Department was notified of a motor vehicle collision on the Route 1 southbound interchange ramp to Route 1 north in Hampton.  Due to the seriousness of the crash Hampton Police requested the assistance of New Hampshire State Police Troop-A and the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction [C.A.R.] Unit.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1997 Dodge Dakota truck being driven by Keith Rogers, age 61, of Voluntown, CT had been traveling southbound on the northbound ramp to Route 1 north when the Dodge Dakota impacted a 2007 Kawasaki EX 250 motorcycle head on driven by Dawn Houston-Fields, age 32, of Greenland, NH.  Dawn Houston-Fields sustained serious injuries and was transported to Portsmouth Regional Hospital where she later died from the injuries sustained in the collision.

The Route 1 northbound interchange ramp was closed for approximately 4 hours as Troopers investigated the accident.

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction, [C.A.R] Unit was assisted on scene by members of the New Hampshire State Police – Troop A, the Hampton Police Department, the Hampton Fire and Rescue Department and the Office of the State Medical Examiner.

Anyone that may have further information related to this collision or witnessed this collision are encouraged to contact Trooper First Class Thomas Conlon at 603-223-8614 or via email at

Three Teens Rescued from Falling Waters Trail

On Thursday September 14, 2017 shortly before 9 PM Fish and Game Conservation Officers were advised of three missing hikers on the Falling Waters Trail in Lincoln.  A group of four students and a counselor from the Becket School in Plymouth became separated while in route to the summit of Little Haystack Mountain.  The counselor and one student made it safely back to the trailhead and called for assistance when the three other students did not return.  The three missing teens were poorly equipped for an overnight stay wearing only shorts and sneakers.  Conservation Officers started up the Falling Waters Trail at 10 PM and made contact with the three teens at 1120 PM.  They were located about a half a mile from the summit of Little Haystack Mountain and after equipping them with lights and clothing they were able to hike down to the trailhead where they arrived at 130 AM.  The trio reported that as they neared the summit they realized they would not make it out before nightfall.  They made it down as far as safely possible without any lights and hunkered down until help arrived.


“It perplexes me that hikers who start as a group do not finish as a group, by simply following the hiker

SSCF Inmate Charged with Two New But Separate Crimes

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An inmate at the Southern State Correctional Facility was charged with two unrelated crimes on Wednesday. Timothy Allen Wainwright was first charged with being in possession of a controlled narcotic and transportation of a regulated drug into a correctional facility. Wainwright was cited to appear in Windsor County Criminal on Oct. 31st, to answer to the charges

The second charge came later on Wednesday when Wainwright was charged with being a fugitive from justice. Vermont State Police said Wainwright currently has three outstanding felony warrants from the State of New Hampshire.

Two of the arrest warrants may be out of Lebanon where two known arrest warrants were issued. One was an extraditable arrest warrant, issued for Wainwright by Lebanon Police in February for theft of various merchandise from the West Lebanon Wal-Mart.

Lebanon Police issued a second warrant in March for an $800.00 theft from Kohl’s with Frank Merrell from Goshen NH. Merrell taken into custody but Wainwright escaped.

Wainwright was cited to appear in Windsor County District Court on September 19th to answer to the charge of being a fugitive from justice.




10th Annual VT Emergency Preparedness Conference

WATERBURY, VT – More than 200 individuals involved in emergency response will meet at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee September 15 & 16 for the 10th annual Vermont Emergency Preparedness Conference.  The event is organized and hosted by Vermont Emergency Management (VEM) and the Vermont Homeland Security Unit.


Attendees will include those in traditional emergency response like Fire and Police, and many from industries and organizations that are not always associated with emergency response.  Hospitals, colleges, schools, electric utilities, ski areas, transportation companies, and others will send representatives as part of their continual emergency planning efforts. 

“We continually see the need to partner with those outside of the traditional world of emergency response,” Vermont Emergency Management Director Erica Bornemann said.  “We always make a point of inviting anyone who may have a role in emergency planning or response to this conference.  It’s always better to meet during an educational event like this than at the scene of a disaster.”

Education is the primary focus of the conference.  Breakout sessions offer instruction on a myriad of topics, like cyber security, the use of social media in emergency response, and school safety planning.  There will be more than 50 educational sessions and demonstrations. 

The conference begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, September 15th and will conclude at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Closes Route 11

Route 11 in Andover was closed for more than three hours on Thursday due to a fatal motorcycle crash. NH State Police said they were notified about the accident on Route 11 near the intersection of Route 4A shortly after 4:30 PM.

The initial investigation revealed that the motorcycle operator was traveling east on Route 11 and then suddenly crossed the center lane and then crashed into the rear driver’s side of the truck. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Andover Police Department and the Andover Fire and EMS and New London EMS assisted troopers on the scene.

No information is being released on the motorcycle or the operator pending family notification.

The NH State Police is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying any other witnesses to the crash or the vehicles actions prior to the crash. Anyone with information should call Trooper Raymond at 603-271-1162

Lebanon Police Seek Information on Graffiti

Over the past few weeks, the Lebanon Police have seen an increase in criminal mischief reports in the form of graffiti. The graffiti is being found on both private and city owned property located in the downtown Lebanon mall area and surrounding neighborhoods.
The police department is asking anyone who may have information about the person(s) responsible for the graffiti to call the Lebanon Police Department at
603-448-1212 or by submitting an anonymous crime tip to 603-448-CLUE (2583).

Son Charged with 1st Degree Murder

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Travis Frink of Warwick RI was charged with the 1st Degree Murder of his mother Pamela Ferriere in Grafton Superior Court on Thursday.

Dartmouth Officials said, Ms. Ferriere was expected to go home on Friday and Travis Frink drove from RI to Dartmouth to see his mother. Frink asked his stepfather, Robert Ferriere to give a moment alone with his mother and shortly afterwards there were shots were fired and a code silver was called. According to officials, one Nurse witnessed the shooting.

Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Jennie Duval completed the autopsy on Pamela Ferriere and determined that Ms. Ferriere was shot four times with wounds to the chest, abdomen,  and pelvis. Her cause of death was gunshot wounds causing blood loss and her manner of death was ruled a homicide.

Travis Fink is being held without bail.