Joyce Maynard, who lived with J.D. Salinger at his home in Cornish in 1972, when she was 18 and he was 53, writes about the troubling reaction to her 1998 memoir about her experience, and how her story might have been received today. Read her essay in The New York Times.
Cornish-Windsor covered bridge has reopened after it was closed due to ‘a truck damaging the interior’
UPDATE: Here’s the Valley News report.
A truck driver was using a GPS navigation system when he drove an oversized-box truck through the historic Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge this morning, causing thousands of dollars of damage, police said. #uppervalley #NH #VT https://t.co/wugju5r8Xl
— Valley News (@VNewsUV) July 19, 2018
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The temporary closing this morning was announced by the Cornish Fire Department.
Here’s the Cornish Police news release:
In the latest Upper Valley bear news, we are sad to report a young bear was shot and killed on Monday in Cornish after it attacked some chickens being kept at a Center Road home. From today’s Valley News:
Cornish Police Chief Doug Hackett said the bear started to become a problem on Saturday when it killed at least one chicken at a home off Center Road and wouldn’t leave the area when spooked.
“I responded four times on Saturday. There was constant conflict back and forth,” Hackett said on Wednesday. “(The bear) was unafraid of humans.”
Hackett said the bear was involved in “more conflict” on Monday, so after consulting with Fish and Game Conservation Officer Kevin Bronson, Cornish police Sgt. Corey Stevens shot the bear around 8:30 p.m.
Read the full story here.
The victims have not yet been identified. Read more here and find a full report in Friday’s Valley News.