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Recall of Stromboli Products

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2017 – Stefano’s Foods, Inc., is recalling approximately 981 pounds of Stromboli products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains eggs, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

The frozen meatball Stromboli items, produced on June 24, 2017 and were incorrectly packaged in a box labeled as pepperoni and Italian sausage Stromboli. The following product is subject to recall:

18.5-oz. boxes containing two pieces of “SCREAMIN’ SICILIAN PIZZA CO. STROMBOLI SUPREMUS MAXIMUS PEPPERONI & ITALIAN SAUSAGE” with an “Enjoy by: 2/19/2018” date and lot code of 70010117517.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 19140” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distribution center in Wisconsin.

Anyone with questions about the recall can contact Kathleen Kirkham, Stefano’s Foods, Inc., Director of Corporate Communications, at (888) 295-8727.

Towns to Receive $30 Million For Road and Bridge Aid

Governor Chris Sununu announced on Monday the return of $30 million to towns and cities for road improvements. The funds are a result of signing SB 38, making an appropriation to the Department of Transportation for local highway aid and aid for municipal bridges.  Below is a list of amounts towns in WNTK’s listening area will receive.

BRADFORD  $76,730.84

CANAAN       $135,406.88

CHARLESTOWN $133,664.36

CLAREMONT$277,379.33

CORNISH      $85,333.36

CROYDON    $33,002.10

CROYDON    $33,002.10

DANBURY     $74,654.37

ENFIELD        $122,160.33

FRANKLIN     $176,447.66

GOSHEN       $26,532.71

GRAFTON     $76,764.90

GRANTHAM $57,836.53

HANOVER     $248,393.71

LEBANON     $273,615.37

LEMPSTER    $57,185.66

LYME              $82,896.45

NEW LONDON$116,424.76

NEWBURY    $100,501.82

NEWPORT    $153,815.88

PLAINFIELD  $99,290.51

SPRINGFIELD$50,713.24

SUNAPEE      $104,429.79

SUTTON        $95,299.14

TILTON          $54,428.79

WALPOLE     $119,999.51

WARNER       $111,248.88

WASHINGTON$53,479.93

WILMOT       $71,639.23

 

 

Keene Man Sentenced to 7+ Years for Child Porn

 A Keene NH man was sentenced to over 7 years in federal prison after being found guilty of possessing child pornography.  According to Acting US Attorney John J. Farley, Jeremiah Pless was sentenced on Monday after a jury found Farley guilty of the charges in April.

Court records showed that the Hinsdale Police Department obtained a search warrant for a Hinsdale residence in February of 2015 and during the search found evidence that Pless had downloaded child pornography.   A forensic review of Pless’ hard drive confirmed that the images were downloaded using the Shareaza file sharing program and contained images of known minor children.

Pless was also sentenced to ten years of supervised release that starts after he is released from prison and register as a sex offender.

The Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Hinsdale Police Department led the investigation

VT Teens Crash in Walpole NH

On July 22, 2017  just before 6:30 PM, Trooper Noah Sanctuary attempted to stop a 2002 Nissan Sentra for a motor vehicle violation.  The vehicle initially accelerated in an attempt to get away from Trooper Sanctuary, but soon caught up to traffic at which time it pulled over.  Trooper Sanctuary exited his cruiser and gave the driver verbal commands, however at that time the vehicle fled from the traffic stop, continuing northbound on Route 12.

After traveling a short distance, the vehicle attempted to make a turn onto River Road in Walpole, however was unable to negotiate the turn and proceeded over and down an embankment where it crashed.

The driver Jonathan L. Grady 18, of Vernon VT, and passenger Tanner Walden 18 of Brattleboro  left the vehicle then fled on foot into an adjacent wooded area.  A State Police K-9 was deployed to the scene.  The two were spotted in the woods by an assisting Walpole officer, and were eventually apprehended and detained by Walpole and State Police.  GRADY was identified as the driver and was arrested and charged with Disobeying an Officer, Conduct After an Accident, Misuse of Plates and Unregistered Vehicle.  Walden was found to have sustained a minor injury as a result of the crash.  He was released without charges and was transported to Cheshire Medical Center by the Walpole Ambulance.

 

Anyone with further information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Trooper Noah Sanctuary at (603) 223-8494.

Alcohol and Speed Factors in Walpole Crash

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On July 22, 2017 at approximately 3:43 PM, the New Hampshire State Police responded to a single vehicle collision on Route 123 in Walpole in the area of the Walpole Transfer Station.

The initial investigation revealed that a 1977 Chevrolet Corvette was traveling north on Route 123 when it failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.  The vehicle left the roadway and impacted a large tree.  Raymond J. Gosetti 19, of Langdon NH was the driver.

Gosetti was transported to the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

A passenger in the vehicle, Zachary Ledrew 19 of Walpole NH was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon via air ambulance.  Ledrew  suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Alcohol and speed appear to be factors in the collision.  Gosetti has been charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated and was released on personal recognizance bail pending arraignment in Cheshire County Superior Court.

Route 123 was closed in this area for several hours while the scene was investigated.  The NH State Police were assisted on scene by the Walpole Police Department, the Marlow Police Department, the Bellows Falls, VT Police Department, the Walpole Fire Department, and Diluzio Ambulance Service.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Trooper Aramus Caraballo at (603) 223-8494.

VT Man Leads Lebanon Police on Chase

On July 19, 2017 at approximately 5:05PM, Lebanon Police Officer Dan Gaspard was traveling south on Plainfield Road when he observed a black Ford Mustang exit a plaza parking lot recklessly at a high rate of speed, then slide sideways across two lanes of traveling while accelerating rapidly.
Officer Gaspard activated his emergency lights and attempting to stop the Ford Mustang, but the vehicle began to flee. The vehicle turned off Plainfield Road momentarily in an attempt to elude the officer, then traveled back onto Plainfield Road before turning onto the I89 southbound on-ramp. The vehicle spun out and side swiped another vehicle on the on-ramp before fleeing once again, this time with a flat rear tire.
The Ford Mustang continued to flee from the officer on the highway until losing control at the I89 SB rest area, where it crashed through the fencing in front of the State Weigh Station. Michael Polito, age 28, of Chelsea Vermont, was taken into custody outside his vehicle in the lot of the Weigh Station.
Polito is charged with Reckless Conduct, a Class B Misdemeanor, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, Disobeying an Officer and Conduct after an Accident, all Class A Misdemeanors. He is also charged with Reckless Operation, a Violation. His bail was set at $10,000 cash and he was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections pending arraignment.

VSP Seeks Information on Runaways

The Vermont State Police and the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department request the publics assistance in locating two missing/runaway juveniles. Trystine Brennan-Hess, 16 year old female and Darren Dunwoody, 17 year old male who are thought to be together due to their relationship. They ran away from their respective parent/guardian(s), one on June 21 and the other on June 22, 2017. Brennan-Hess from Eden Mills and Dunwoody from Hyde Park. While there is indication of some communication, they have not been seen since they left, they are still on the run & there is concern for their safety.

 

When Dunwoody left he was wearing a black hoodie, brown jogging type pants, black and white high top sneakers, he also left with a dark colored backpack that had a Copley Hospital logo on it. The limited information regarding attire of Brennan-Hess is she was wearing jeans and black and white Adidas sneakers.

 

If anyone has information regarding either juvenile’s location, they are asked to contact the Vermont State Police or the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department with information: (802) 524-5993/(802) 878-7111 or (802) 888-3502.

Cyanobacteria Warning for Lake Monomonac, Rindge, NH

Concord, NH – An elevated cyanobacteria cell concentration has been measured in Lake Monomonac, Rindge, NH. Samples collected from July 17, 2017 revealed that the state threshold of 70,000 cells/ml or greater of cyanobacteria was exceeded. The cyanobacteria were identified as Anabaena, Aphanocapsa and Woronichinia. As a result, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) has issued a cyanobacteria warning for those who recreate on Lake Monomonac. The current bloom is variable with some lake portions free of scum sightings, while other areas have small blue-green clumps, clouds and surface streaks in the water. The heaviest bloom areas were observed near shorelines, with blooms surfacing and dissipating periodically. Please continue to monitor your individual shoreline for changing conditions. Further inspections will continue.

This warning is not based on a toxin evaluation and is intended as a precautionary measure for short term exposure. NHDES advises lake users to avoid contact with the water in areas experiencing elevated cyanobacteria cell conditions typically where lake water has a surface scum or blue-green flecks. NHDES also advises pet owners to keep their pets out of any waters that have a surface scum or blue-green or bright green flecks.

NHDES routinely monitors public beaches and public waters of the state for cyanobacteria. Once a cyanobacteria warning has been issued, NHDES returns to affected waterbodies on a weekly basis until the cyanobacteria standards are again met. Cyanobacteria are natural components of water bodies worldwide, but blooms and surface scums may form when excess phosphorus is available to the water. Some cyanobacteria produce toxins that are stored within the cells but released upon cell death. Toxins can cause both acute and chronic health effects that range in severity. Acute health effects include irritation of skin and mucous membranes, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Chronic effects include liver and central nervous system damage.

The warning went into effect on July 20, 2017, and will remain in effect until additional samples reveal cyanobacteria levels have diminished.

Cyanobacteria Warning for Long Pond, Pelham, NH

Concord, NH – An elevated cyanobacteria cell concentration has been measured in Long Pond, Pelham, NH. Samples collected at the Pelham Town Beach on July 17, 2017 revealed that the state threshold of 70,000 cells/ml or greater of cyanobacteria was exceeded. The cyanobacteria were identified as Anabaena, Microcystis and Woronichinia. As a result, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) has issued a cyanobacteria warning for those who recreate on Long Pond. The current bloom is variable with some lake portions free of scum sightings, while other areas have accumulations of cyanobacteria along the shorelines or beaches. Samples collected on July 19 were clear; however the bloom had resurfaced on July 20 in high concentrations. Follow-up sampling on July 21 showed that the beach had cleared, but cyanobacteria are still concentrated in the lake. Please continue to monitor your individual shoreline for changing conditions as the bloom comes and goes quickly.

This warning is not based on a toxin evaluation and is intended as a precautionary measure for short term exposure. NHDES advises lake users to avoid contact with the water in areas experiencing elevated cyanobacteria cell conditions typically where lake water has a surface scum, clouds or blue-green flecks. NHDES also advises pet owners to keep their pets out of any waters that have a surface scum or blue-green or bright green flecks.

NHDES routinely monitors public beaches and public waters of the state for cyanobacteria. Once a cyanobacteria warning has been issued, NHDES returns to affected waterbodies on a weekly basis until the cyanobacteria standards are again met. Cyanobacteria are natural components of water bodies worldwide, but blooms and surface scums may form when excess phosphorus is available to the water. Some cyanobacteria produce toxins that are stored within the cells but released upon cell death. Toxins can cause both acute and chronic health effects that range in severity. Acute health effects include irritation of skin and mucous membranes, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Chronic effects include liver and central nervous system damage.

The warning went into effect on July 20, 2017, and will remain in effect until cyanobacteria levels have further diminished.

Red Cross Gives Tips To Beat The Heat

Concord, NH / Burlington, VT. Thursday, July 20, 2017 — Hot weather is predicted for the New Hampshire and Vermont region today and tomorrow, and the American Red Cross reminds everyone of the steps they should take to stay safe when the temperatures rise.

“High temperatures, humidity and hot, indoor environments can quickly cause heat-related emergencies,” said Lloyd Ziel, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for the American Red Cross in New Hampshire and Vermont. “Excessive heat can lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.”

The Red Cross has some simple steps to help beat the heat:

  • Never leave children or pets alone in vehicles. The temperature inside can reach a dangerous level within a few minutes.
  • Slow down, take frequent breaks and drink more water than usual – even if you’re not thirsty.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • If working outdoors, take frequent breaks and use the buddy system.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone, or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
  • If possible, bring animals inside. If not, frequently check to ensure they are comfortable and have water and a shady place to rest.

LEARN MORE The free Red Cross Emergency App provides instant access to expert heat safety tips. Users also have the option of receiving alerts for excessive heat watches, warnings and heat advisories. The Red Cross Pet First Aid App has steps pet owners should take to help keep their furry friends safe during hot weather. People can find the apps in their app store by searching for American Red Cross and at redcross.org/apps.

People can learn how to prevent and respond to heat-related and other emergencies by taking a Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED or Advance Child Care Training course. A variety of online and in-class options are available. Course and registration information is available at redcross.org/takeaclass.