Cyclist dies, woman arrested in hit-and-run accident

Police say a Keene woman has been arrested in a fatal hit and run that killed a bicyclist.

Tracy A. Burroughs, 41, was arrested Saturday on charges of negligent homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Police say 48-year-old Keon E. Ioannou was found dead on Route 101 by medical personal shortly before 2 a.m.

Burroughs was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail. She is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.


Winter shelter for homeless set to open a month early

A winter shelter for the homeless in the southeastern Vermont town of Brattleboro is going to open a month earlier than usual.

The shelter is due to open on Sunday morning.

Lucie Fortier, who runs the daytime shelter at the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center, said that when she arrives at 8 each morning there is usually a crowd of up to 10 people waiting to get in.

Vermont Public Radio reports the Drop In Center also sponsors the overnight winter shelter in the Baptist Church on Main Street.

It’s funded by donations and a state grant and it’s run by volunteers, social service agencies and the local interfaith clergy group.


U.S. Sen. Warren to listen to fishing-industry issues

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is planning to hold a “listening session” at the Statehouse to hear about challenges facing Massachusetts’ fishing industry.

Warren said she hopes to hear from fishermen, shore side businesses and the local marine science community about how science and fisheries management can be improved to sustain the fishing culture in the state.

Warren will be also joined at the Monday-morning hearing by fellow U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and Massachusetts U.S. Reps. John Tierney and William Keating.

The session comes as Congress weighs the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the law that regulates fishing in the United States.

U.S. Sen. Begich, an Alaska Democrat and chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard will also attend the listening session.

– From news service reports

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