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Two Windham County men busted in multi-state drug conspiracy

BELLOWS FALLS - According to WWLP-TV in Springfield, Mass., two Windham County men are among a group of men busted as part of an 14-month investigation into heroin and cocaine trafficking from Mexico to the Springfield, Mass., area. Lorenzo Deconinck, 59, of Jamaica, was charged with conspiracy to

BRATTLEBORO REFORMER - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Drug defendant to police: 'The stuff in that car puts me in prison for the rest of my life'

SPRINGFIELD -- Five men from Western Massachusetts have been charged in connection with a Mexican drug trafficking right that brought dozens of kilos of cocaine, heroin and pure Fentanyl to communities across the country including Greater Springfield. David Cruz, 40, of Westfield, was the first to b

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-22 15:43:50

Vermont resort for 'Bachelor Winter Games' ordered to close

WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A private Vermont ski resort that was the setting for "The Bachelor Winter Games" on ABC has been shut down for failing to pay taxes. The resort missed a required payment to the state and was ordered to close until it is paid, Meridith Dennes, a spokeswoman for The Hermitage C


Montague former police chief to remain on paid administrative leave until 2019

Montague Police Chief Chip Dodge MONTAGUE, Mass. (WWLP) - The Town of Montague released the minutes of their closed meetings with former Police Chief Charles Dodge. Chief Dodge asked the town to hold off on finalizing his separation agreement, so he could continue pursuing a police chief job in a

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-03-21 23:12:46

Police investigating report of water bottles purchased with puncture holes

BENNINGTON, Vt. (NEWS10) - Bennington Police are investigating a report of a case of water bottles that was purchased at a local Walmart with multiple punctures through the plastic wrapper and bottle caps. Police say a resident posted about the incident on Facebook on March 3. After locating the pos

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-03-22 14:46:32

Charges downgraded in Swanzey shooting

Prosecutors have downgraded the charges against a man accused of accidentally shooting his girlfriend in the stomach in Swanzey last month. Originally, authorities charged Matthew E. Brow, 26, of Winchendon, Mass., with two counts of first-degree assault, along with less serious alternative charges.

SENTINELSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-21 16:00:00

Baby's first jones: Expansion of local program helping opioid-addicted moms, newborns is a big step

T he president, who makes a splash wherever he goes and whatever he says - especially, it seems, if he does so by tweet - did so this week in the Granite State, where he arrived to talk about drug abuse. President Trump, who famously called New Hampshire "a drug-infested den" in a phone call with Me

SENTINELSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-22 16:00:00

Amid public push back, City Council slows downtown project's pace

Design and planning for Keene's downtown revitalization may not happen for at least another 15 months, as the City Council has voted down plans to accelerate the project's next phase. City officials, including Mayor Kendall W. Lane, City Manager Elizabeth A. Dragon and Public Works Director Kurt D.

SENTINELSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-22 15:30:00

Mazzaferro continues to thrive with coaching bug

Ron Mazzaferro offers pointers to his Groton School junior varsity boys' basketball team. SUBMITTED PHOTO When the calendar ticked into 2018 in January, Leominster's Ron Mazzaferro looked at the numbers and fondly remembered his first basketball coaching job in 1968 with the Murdock Junior High team

LEOMINSTERCHAMP.COM - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Public invited to free lecture at Keene State on homelessness

Keene State College will continue its Open College series of free presentations to the public this evening with "Homelessness in New Hampshire: More than Meets the Eye." Tonight's lesson will be presented by Professor Therese Seibert and will cover state and national trends in homelessness, the vari

SENTINELSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-21 16:00:00

Vermont State Police encounter pregnant woman injecting heroin at Springfield Park and Ride

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. - Vermont State Police say a woman, who is several months pregnant, was found to be injecting heroin at the Springfield Park and Ride Monday night. State Police noted the incident in a media release for a saturation patrol conducted throughout Windham County. In an email, Vermont St


Keene residents charged with endangering children

Authorities have charged two Keene residents with endangering children by allegedly keeping drugs and drug paraphernalia at home. Jonathan S. Chirichiello, 41, and Melissa Chirichiello, 34, each face a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child. The charge against Jonathan Chirichiello


Brattleboro Career Resource Center relocating to the Marlboro College Graduate Center Building

News Release - Vermont Department of Labor March 19, 2018 Contact: Suzanne Wagner Vermont Department of Labor [email protected] 802-522-6023 BRATTLEBORO - The Vermont Department of Labor's Brattleboro Career Resource Center is relocating to the Marlboro College Graduate Center Building at 28 Vern


Hemp/CBD Farmers Market in Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. - Following the success of multiple CBD Hemp Farmers Markets this winter, Heady Vermont is proud to bring Vermont cannabis, CBD, and hemp products - and their producers - to the heart of Brattleboro. Taking place at the gorgeous River Garden - 157 Main Street - on Sunday, June 17 fr


Letter: Invest in Brattleboro's youth and our future

Posted Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:54 pm Editor of the Reformer: As we prepare for Brattleboro's 2018 Representative Town Meeting, there has been much discussion of the importance of investments in our community. Whether we are considering the recent huge investment made for new police and fire faci


Belletetes appeal dismissed on technicality

A Keene court has dismissed a lawsuit over a zoning board decision to grant variances requested by a building-supply retailer hoping to expand its Jaffrey headquarters. The case's dismissal likely clears the way for the retailer, Belletetes, to move to the next phase of the approval process. The law


The Latest: Records show alleged gang member pleaded guilty

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Latest on the indictments of eight alleged members or associates of a white supremacist prison gang charged in a Louisiana killing (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Court records show a member of a white supremacist prison gang has pleaded guilty in Louisiana to a federal crimin


VSP: Cause of barn fire undetermined, but does not appear suspicious

TOWNSHEND, Vt. - Vermont State Police say a barn fire in Townshend does not appear to be suspicious. Townshend Fire Department got a call from the owner of the barn close to 1:00 a.m. Sunday, who said he saw flames coming from his barn, located across the street from his home. Fire crews found fire


Fire destroys barn, 3 goats dead, horses OK

TOWNSHEND - At just past midnight on Sunday, the Townshend Fire Department responded to a barn fire on Deer Valley Road. Upon arrival, firefighters found fire in the second floor of the barn that had already compromised the roof. Crews were able to knock down the fire, as it had already progressed


Brattleboro Career Resource Center relocating to the Marlboro College Graduate Center Bullding

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Labor's Brattleboro Career Resource Center is relocating to the Marlboro College Graduate Center Building at 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro. The new center will be open for business on Monday, April 2, 2018. This new location will provide an expande