Category Archives: Windsor County

Police chief in Hartford retiring

HARTFORD — The police chief in Hartford is retiring after 5½ years, saying the department has created more rigorous standards for police, formed a children’s program and been awarded nearly $1.1 million in grants.
Glenn Cutting is stepping down at the end of the month. Before coming to Hartford, he was with the Vermont State Police for 28 years.
The Valley News reports the department underwent retraining on domestic violence issues following the handling of one case, in which the town paid $32,500 to settle allegations of police brutality.
Police also set up the Hartford Area Youth Safety Fair, which includes anti-drug education and a bike rodeo.

North Springfield woman severely injured after hit by two cars

NORTH SPRINGFIELD — A North Springfield woman was severely injured Sunday evening after she was struck by two cars on Route 106 in the vicinity of the Cota & Cota store, Springfield police said.

Christine Harris, 46, was walking Sunday evening when she was struck first by a car operated by Stephen Moore, 69, of Weathersfield, and then by a second car operated by Alexis LaValley, 19, of Lempster, N.H.

Police said Harris was immediately airlifted by the DHART helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., due to the severity of her injuries. Harris was in critical condition as of Monday morning.

Police said that both Moore and LaValley were southbound on Route 106 when the accident occurred and it was dark.

Police also said it appeared that neither speed nor alcohol or drugs were involved.

Any witnesses are asked to call Springfield Police at 885-2113.