Public Safety

LONDONDERRY - The town of Londonderry has executed a contract for 20 hours of weekly policing services with the Windham County Sheriff’s Office, effective since Tuesday, July 13.
Residents at the 2021 Londonderry Town Meeting overwhelmingly voted to support the $41,000 one-year contract,...
BENNINGTON- The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation has awarded Bennington College a $10,000 grant to support the Incarceration in America think tank that will be held October 1 and 2. 
This think tank will focus on building a continuing education program for students with long-term or...
WINDHAM COUNTY - During this year’s national Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign, which will take place through June 6, the Windham County Highway Safety Task Force (WCHSTF) teamed up with law enforcement nationwide for a Border to Border (B2B) kickoff event. The B2B initiative aims to increase...
Arrested on child sex charges
READSBORO- On Tuesday, June 3, Vermont State Police arrested Eugene Peterson, 63, of Readsboro, on a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. The arrest followed an investigation, in conjunction with the Vermont Department of...
Townshend man charged in two incidents
TOWNSHEND- Police charged Andrew Persson, 44, of Townshend, with two counts of domestic assault on Tuesday, May 25, after they investigated a complaint of incidents that reportedly took place on Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, May 9...
“The saddest thing about getting very old is that you outlive all your friends.” That was said to me many years ago by Evelyn, the 95-year-old mother of my closest friend. Her advice was, “Start making friends with people 20 years younger than you are once you hit your 70s.” 
Evelyn was...
Died from natural causes
WILMINGTON- At about 4:30 pm on Tuesday, April 27, police responded to a house in Wilmington for a welfare check on a resident who had missed an earlier appointment.  Police were not able to locate or make contact with the resident at that time.  ...
VERMONT- April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Vermont State Police, county sheriffs, and local police departments will be joining forces across the state to focus enforcement efforts on texting and distracted-driving laws, and to raise awareness about the dangers and...
State officials are urging hikers and bikers to avoid muddy trails during spring runoff.
State officials are urging hikers and bikers to avoid muddy trails during spring runoff.
VERMONT- The  Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation and its partners remind hikers of mud season at this time of year and ask for the public’s help protecting Vermont’s trails. This year, COVID-19 is still a dominant concern, even with more people vaccinated. FPR and partners are asking...

Burke
Sexual assault charges filed
WARDSBORO- Police arrested Christopher M. Burke, 59, of Wardsboro, on charges of aggravated sexual assault, lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, and lewd and lascivious conduct upon a juvenile.  
According to police reports, on...

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