Photo: Bridgett Taylor, center, and Liz Hennig, center right, are joined by members of the Raymond Coalition for Youth and Community Alliance for Teen Safety (Derry, NH) at the Hart Office Building in Washington, DC
Oxon Hill, MD—Communities United Regional Network for Sullivan County (Communities United) attended the National Leadership Forum, an annual conference held by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) from February 3-6. At the conference, they had the opportunity to learn new information from experts in addiction and community prevention to help improve programs and collaborations within the community. They also had the honor of presenting a workshop to conference attendees. Read more ›
A Claremont NH man crashed his 1999 Honda Civic on I-91 just after 8:30 am on Sunday. Police say Kyle Shaban 23, was traveling north on I-91 in Windsor when his car hit a wet icy patch in the passing causing him to lose control and go into the median and then went airborne. Shaban and his passenger each received minor cuts but refused treatment. Shaban was issued a written warning for Traveling too fast for conditions and not wearing a seatbelt.
Lebanon Public Works will continue snow removal on city streets in Lebanon and West Lebanon beginning Monday, February 27th at 1:00 AM. Streets in Lebanon and West Lebanon include: Bank Street, Mechanic Street, Eldridge Street, Buckingham Place, Wellington Circle,
Nottingham Circle, Seminary Hill, Highland Avenue, Maple Street, and Tuck Road
Parents, Staff and students in grades 6-12 in SAU 6 school district are being asked to fill out a survey regarding the new grading system implemented this school year. The new grading system was adopted by the State in 2005 and piloted in Stevens last school year. Under the new system, students no longer receive letter grades, such as A, B, C, D, or F. Instead that has been replaced by proficient with distinction, proficient, partly proficient and below proficient. The new grading system was developed to end the practice of teachers letting children slip through the cracks
A committee of parents and staff be formed in mid-March to study our current grading system and the surveys will provide informative dated for the committee. A parent survey will be emailed to SAU #6 parents on Monday as well as a staff survey to all SAU 6 staff. These surveys will be open until March 5th. Grades 6-12 students will be asked to complete a brief student survey in school. SAU 6 Superintendent, Dr. Middleton McGoodwin said “The objective is to identify specific issues in order to make meaningful strategic changes. The outcome of this work will result in improvements to benefit students, parents and staff.”
Some of the PSNH crew members who worked to restore power to New York City residents. Left to right: Dan Cowette, Rick Simons, Mark Carignan, Chris Brien and Jay Yergeau. Missing from photo: Jeff Sullivan.
MANCHESTER, N.H., February 23, 2014 –After helping restore power to New York City residents, a crew of Public Service of New Hampshire workers returned Sunday to New Hampshire.
The PSNH staff members performed work on underground power distribution lines in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens over the past week. Numerous power outages had occurred there recently as a result of damage caused by salt used to treat roads and sidewalks.
The workers were part of a larger contingent from PSNH’s parent corporation, Northeast Utilities, including workers from NSTAR, Connecticut Light and Power and Western Massachusetts Electric Company. Read more ›
The following was sent to WNTK from Durham NH’s Town Administrator and although it is a bit out of our area the content could be applied to any of the towns in our area and snow removal.
February 19, 2014, marked the eleventh day of some sort of snow/ice event this month. Over the course of the previous week alone, it was the fifth day that municipal plow crews were either treating or plowing the roads, with 20+ inches of snow accumulation over the previous ten days. Let’s face it; everyone is getting tired of this winter! Residents are frustrated with shoveling, mailboxes getting hit, slippery sidewalks, limited parking due to snow, and no school days. Municipal plow drivers are tired too, after working 16-24 hour shifts, coming home to tend to their own shoveling, ice, mailboxes, and of course their spouses, who are also exhausted from doing everything solo, such as dealing with children who are acting out, because they are missing their dads or moms who work for local communities or the state keeping roadways safe. Read more ›
An unidentified young man was killed in a three car accident shortly after 6 pm Friday night in Merrimack on the Everett Turnpike. Police say a Mitsubishi 300 GT driven by Nghia Huynh 37 of Nashua lost control and hit a concrete barrier before rolling into the northbound lane and hitting a Hyundai Sonata driven by Bernd Eslner of Germany and causing Patricia Poliquin 55 Bradford NH to hit Eslner’s Hyundai.
The crash caused fatal injuries to an unidentified young male passenger in Mitsubishi who was pronounced deceased at the scene. Nghia Huynh, was transported to Elliott Hospital and Patricia Poliquin was transported to Catholic Medical Center for evaluation.
Nghia Huynh was arrested at Elliot Hosptial and charged with Felony Aggravated Driving under the Influence of Alcohol. Anyone that may have further information related to this crash please contact Trooper Thomas Conlon at 603-223-8490 or email at Thomas.Conlon@dos.nh.gov
(L-R) Steven Smith of WCNL and Dave Lance Distinguished Citizen of the Year
The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce officially honored David Lantz as their Distinguished Citizen of the Year during their Annual Banquet on Thursday night. Lantz who owns MJ Harrington’s Jewelers was recognized for his time and energy spent in making the Newport area a better place. Lantz said he was honored.
The Chamber’s also voted in Steve Smith of WCNL as their new president . Smith was also master of ceremonies for the event.
Marilinda Garcia one of the republican candidates seeking the New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District seat addressed a pack room Thursday night at Newport’s Richards Library. Garcia is serving her fourth term as a NH representative for Salem and is on the budget committee. The Salem representative addressed health care, the deficit, and government overreach. Garcia will face off in the NH primary against Colonel Gary Lambert a retired Marine and small business owner. Garcia however is concentrating on District’s 2 Congress woman Annie Kuster as her opponent. The event was sponsored by the Sullivan County Republican Committee.
A Rochester VT man was arrested Thursday for Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Death resulting. Police say they arrested Timothy Pratt 47 of Rochester VT after a lengthy investigation into the Jan. 15 accident that left George Goding 85 injured on the ground on Rt. 100. Goding told police he was struck by a white vehicle. The injured man was air lifted by DHART to DHMC but later died from his injuries. Pratt owns a White 2005 GMC Pick Up Truck Pratt was will appear in Windsor Superior Court, Criminal Division on February 21, 2014 at 12: 30 pm.
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