New Haven

06/25/2020
NEW HAVEN — Vermont’s Chief Medical Examiner has ruled that the death of a New York man struck by a tanker truck in New Haven last month was a suicide. Marcin J. Kosz, 40, of Lake George, N.Y., died instantly when struck by the truck on Route 7 near Town Hill Road in New Haven about 10:46 p.m. on May 5, Dr. Steven L. Shapiro, Vermont’s chief medical examiner, reported last week.  Shapiro said death was due to blunt impact to the head, torso and extremities. Vermont often experiences a few deaths each year that initially appear to be due to motor vehicle crashes, but upon further investigation...
06/19/2020
Editor's note: This story was updated on Thursday, June 25, to add in the GoFundMe campaign and other more up-to-date details. NEW HAVEN — A fire early this past Friday morning destroyed the kitchen and caused extensive smoke damage to Tourterelle, a prominent restaurant on Route 7 in New Haven. The building was empty and no one was hurt. On the scene as firefighters checked for hotspots that morning, Tourterelle owners Bill and Christine Snell said they would put their restaurant and three-room hotel back together. Their assurance hadn’t waivered nearly a week after the blaze. “We are going...
06/18/2020
NEW HAVEN — Vermont’s Chief Medical Examiner has ruled that the death of a New York man struck by a tanker truck in New Haven last month was a suicide. Marcin J. Kosz, 40, of Lake George, N.Y., died instantly when struck by the truck on Route 7 near Town Hill Road in New Haven about 10:46 p.m. on May 5, Dr. Steven L. Shapiro, Vermont’s chief medical examiner, reported last week. Shapiro said death was due to blunt impact to the head, torso and extremities. Vermont often experiences a few deaths each year that initially appear to be due to motor vehicle crashes, but upon further investigation...
05/07/2020
NEW HAVEN — A man Vermont State Police said was in the northbound lane of Route 7 in New Haven was struck and killed by a motorist late on Tuesday night. Police said the accident occurred near the intersection of Route 7 and Town Hill Road. VSP as of Wednesday morning had not identified the victim, who they said was hit at about 10:45 p.m. by a Freightliner tanker truck driven by Arthur Derosia, 54, of Swanton. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said according to their preliminary investigation Derosia was traveling at the 50 mph speed limit at the time of the accident, and...
03/05/2020
NEW HAVEN — On Town Meeting Day, 706 ballots were counted in New Haven and several incumbents maintained their seats. Incumbent Taborri Bruhl defeated John Hamel for a three-year term on the selectboard, 367–286. Incumbent John Roleau defeated Bruce Many for a two-year term on the selectboard, 401–231. The following officers were also elected on Town Meeting Day: •  Treasurer: Danielle Cummings. •  Delinquent Tax Collector: Sylvieasue Ford. •  Lister: Jay Best. •  Moderator: Pam Marsh. •  Library Trustees: Katherine Cahill and Michaela Granstrom. On the spending front, New Haven voters on...
02/27/2020
NEW HAVEN — New Haven’s 258th annual town meeting will take place Monday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Haven Town Hall. Voting by Australian ballot to approve the town budget, elect town officers, approve the unified school district and regional technical school budgets, and choose presidential primary candidates will take place in the same location Tuesday, March 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters are asked to approve Fiscal Year 2020 General Fund expenses of $702,749 (a decrease of $19,618, or 2.7%), plus a School payment of $390,000, for a total General Fund budget of $1,092,794. Road...

JOHN HAMEL, RIGHT, is challenging incumbent Taborri Bruhl for a three-year term on the New Haven selectboard.
02/17/2020
NEW HAVEN — On Town Meeting Day, March 3, New Haven voters will choose from among four candidates for two seats on the town selectboard. In one of the two contested selectboard races, John Hamel is challenging incumbent Taborri Bruhl for a three-year term on the board. Bruhl was first elected to the selectboard in 2017. He is a former officer in the Marine Corps and a combat veteran. He currently teaches economics, civics and history at Rutland High School. Hamel is a veteran, husband, father and grandfather who worked in information technology, primarily for the aerospace and defense...
02/06/2020
NEW HAVEN — The New Haven selectboard has censured one of its members, Jim Walsh, after he allegedly threatened town office staff in an incident town officials deemed serious enough to report to the Vermont State Police. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, during a closed-door session with Town/Zoning Administrator Aaron Brown, Walsh allegedly threatened to have Brown fired from both of his jobs, then went on to physically threaten another town employee, said selectboard chair Steve Dupoise, reading from a prepared statement at the board’s Jan. 21 meeting. “I want all of our employees to know that any...
01/30/2020
NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Conservation Commission will hold its first Armchair Naturalist talk of the year on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Town Offices on North Street. The talk, “Let’s get Wet,” by Jim Andrews, will focus on the amphibians of New Haven.  New Haven has a wide variety of amphibians, including some rare species. It also has one of the most significant amphibian road-crossing areas in the state. Topics will include the identification, natural history, and conservation of a selection of New Haven species and how residents can help provide useful data. Information on New...
01/20/2020
NEW HAVEN — Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) has proposed building a backup operations facility in New Haven. The 18,000-square-foot, two-story building, which VELCO hopes to begin constructing this summer, would be located on property it already owns — 760 Main St., just east of its current substation — and would be set back roughly 500 feet from the road, according to the 45-Day Notice of Project Filing the company sent to the Vermont Public Utility Commission (PUC) on Sept. 24, 2019. VELCO presented the project to the town of New Haven on Oct. 7 and has met with the selectboard and...

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