Man Arrested in Concord for Excessive Speed on I89

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At approximately 1545 hours on June 7, 2019, Trooper Christopher Ball, of the New Hampshire State Police Special Enforcement Unit was monitoring traffic from the State Police aircraft on I-89 southbound in the Town of Hopkinton. Tr. Ball observed a vehicle traveling at an extremely high rate of speed and clocked it at 120 MPH in the posted 65MPH speed zone. Trooper Ball radioed to Troopers on the ground. The vehicle a 2013 Audi Q5 passed by the ground trooper’s location. It was subsequently stopped on I-89 in Concord. The Subject was identified as,

Rory Walsh
Age 36
Boston, MA

Sgt. Christopher Storm of the Special Enforcement Unit and Trooper Samuel Provenza of New Hampshire State Police Troop-D made contact with Walsh. The Troopers suspected that Walsh was impaired by alcohol. Walsh submitted to standardized field sobriety testing and was subsequently arrested for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated. An open container of alcohol was also located within the vehicle.

Walsh is due to appear in the Concord Circuit Court to answer to these charges on June 21, 2019 at 0800.

Community Award Presented to New London Residents Betsy and Sheldon Boege

NEW LONDON, N.H. – On Friday, May 17, Colby-Sawyer College President Susan D. Stuebner presented the 2019 Community Award to New London residents Betsy and Sheldon Boege during the spring meeting of the President’s Community Forum. The Community Award is presented annually to an area resident or organization who has demonstrated extraordinary involvement in, and made noteworthy contributions to, the college.

After living for more than 25 years in Asia and the Middle East, Sheldon and Betsy Boege moved to the New London area in 2001. Soon after, they became involved with the college’s Adventures in Learning (AIL) program. Over the past 18 years, Betsy and Sheldon have each taken on many leadership roles in AIL, and Sheldon has served as a group study leader and lecturer for more than 15 courses. This year, they collaborated with Professor of Fine and Performing Arts Jon Keenan to lead a course on the preservation of Japanese Art from the Meiji Period. In addition to their work with AIL, the Boeges volunteer at the annual Colby-Sawyer Chargers Club tennis tournament and are members of the President’s Community Forum.

In addition to the time and talent that Betsy and Sheldon have devoted as volunteers, Colby-Sawyer has also benefited from their tremendous generosity. In 2018, the Boeges made a significant gift to fund exhibitions and artists who visit the Center for Art + Design and to establish the Ernest F. Fenollosa Endowed Fund to support art-related internships for Colby-Sawyer students. This year, they chose to invest in one of Colby-Sawyer’s most important academic priorities: field studies courses, which provide students the opportunity to apply what they learn within the classroom during intense, hands-on experiences in an environment where they can explore a topic in person. The Boeges’ gift will help support the expansion of field studies offerings and underwrite some of the costs for students to participate in these unique learning opportunities.

“Sheldon and Betsy Boege exemplify the unique relationship that Colby-Sawyer enjoys with community members from the surrounding area,” Vice President for College Advancement Dan Parish said. “We are so fortunate to benefit from their expertise, energy and support, and we are grateful for all that the Boeges have done for Colby-Sawyer and Adventures in Learning over the past 18 years.”

New Hampshire Wins Wire Act Lawsuit

Concord, NH – Today, the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire issued a ruling setting aside the United States Department of Justice’s 2018 opinion regarding the Wire Act. The 2018 Opinion had found that the Wire Act applied to all forms of online gambling, including lottery sales over the internet. In its decision, the Court held that the Wire Act applies only to transmissions related to bets or wagers on a sporting event or contest. This ruling will save the State millions of dollars in public education funding.

“Today’s ruling is a historic victory for the State of New Hampshire and we are proud to have led this effort,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “New Hampshire stood up, took action, and won – all to protect public education in our state. I would like to thank the Attorney General’s Office and the Lottery Commission for their work on this critical case.”

Background:
On February 15, 2019, Governor Chris Sununu, Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, and New Hampshire Lottery Executive Director Charlie McIntyre announced that the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office filed a complaint on behalf of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission with the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire challenging the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) opinion that the 1961 Wire Act applies to lottery sales over the Internet. More details can be found here.

NH Fish and Game’s Online Survey: Report Wild Turkey Brood Sightings

CONCORD, NH — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking for the public’s help in tracking wild turkey broods in New Hampshire this spring and summer. It’s easy to take part, and the survey opens June 1. If you observe groups of turkeys with poults (juvenile birds) between June 1 and August 31, report your sightings on NH Fish and Game’s web-based turkey brood survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019_Brood_Survey.

“The information survey participants provide helps us monitor the turkey population,” said Kent Gustafson, NH Fish and Game Wildlife Programs Supervisor. “This survey results in reports from all over the state and adds to the important information biologists gather to monitor changes in turkey productivity, distribution, abundance, turkey brood survival, and the timing of nesting and hatching.” In 2018, summer brood survey participants reported seeing 577 broods with an average of 4.15 poults per hen, up from 3.32 poults per hen in August 2017. The average 2018 hatch date was June 20.

Biologists are especially interested in getting more reports of turkey broods in the three northernmost New Hampshire counties: Coos, Carroll, and Grafton.

The term “brood” refers to a family group of young turkeys accompanied by a hen. New Hampshire hens generally begin laying eggs sometime from mid-April to early May and complete their clutch of about 12 eggs in early to mid-May. Incubation lasts for 28 days, and most eggs hatch from late May to mid-June. If incubating turkey eggs are destroyed or consumed by predators, hens often lay a replacement clutch of eggs that hatch late July through late August. Reports of adult male turkeys are not being requested at this time.

Many factors can affect turkey productivity in any given year. Young turkey chicks are extremely sensitive to cool temperatures and rain, both because it can impact their health, and also because these conditions can adversely impact insect populations that are a critical source of nutrition for young turkeys. Since spring weather is highly variable, survival of the annual hatch of wild turkeys is also highly variable.

Turkey populations depend on a large annual influx of young turkeys to sustain themselves over time, so the number of young turkeys that survive to be “recruited” into the fall population is of great interest to turkey managers. A large sample of turkey brood observations collected throughout the summer provides turkey managers with insight into the size of the “graduating class” of turkeys that will become adults.

To learn more about the survey, visit: www.wildnh.com/surveys/turkeybrood.html.

13 Arrested in Claremont on Drug and other Charges

On May 30, 2019, the Claremont Police Department, in conjunction with the New Hampshire State Police Mobile Enforcement Team, New Hampshire State Police Troop C, New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, and New Hampshire Probation and Parole, conducted a joint enhanced patrol targeting criminal activity associated with several locations within the city of Claremont. Over the past several months, the Claremont Police Department has received numerous tips and complaints from the public regarding these particular locations.

Based on information gathered during the course of this joint patrol, investigators received search warrants for three residences on Sullivan Street and Pearl Street in Claremont. A variety of controlled drugs and other associated evidence were seized pursuant to those warrants. The following thirteen subjects were arrested as a result of the investigation.

 

 

Throughout the evening, investigators received additional evidence regarding the narcotics trade within the city. As such, the investigation continues and further charges are imminent. Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to call Claremont Police Detective Colby Casey at (603)542-7010 or e-mail ccasey@claremontnh.com.

American Red Cross announces fundraising partnership with The Common Man Family of Restaurants

Concord, NH, Throughout the month of June, The Common Man Family of Restaurants is partnering with the American Red Cross in New Hampshire on a “Give $10, Get $10” campaign to help raise funds for a new Bloodmobile.

For every $10 donated to the Red Cross online, by phone or in person at the non-profit’s Concord headquarters, the Common Man is giving a $10 Do Good bonus card, good for $10 off your bill at any Common Man location (excluding the Hooksett Welcome Centers and The Flying Monkey in Plymouth). Do Good cards will be given in $10 increments, up to 25 bonus cards, for donations up to $250.

The Red Cross in New Hampshire relies on its Bloodmobile to collect nearly 10% of all blood donations. The current vehicle is 15 years old, and is no longer adequate to meet demand. As a result, there has been a 32% drop in collections.

“We know there is a critical blood supply shortage here in the Granite State,” said Erica Murphy, Director of Communications and Community Relations for The Common Man. “The Bloodmobile plays a crucial role in getting out to communities and encouraging donors to give blood. A new vehicle will help the Red Cross build up needed supplies and reach more potential donors. We hope Granite Staters will join us to Do Good for the Red Cross in New Hampshire.”

 Donations to fund a new Bloodmobile as part of the “Give $10, Get $10” campaign can be made until June 30 online at: https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/thecommonman-pub.html ; in person at the Red Cross office at 2 Maitland Street, Concord, NH 03301 or by calling Shannon at: 603-223-7367.

The Common Man’s Do Good bonus cards will be mailed within 7-10 days by the American Red Cross of New Hampshire to the address provided on the donation form. Multiple bonus cards can be used in one visit. The bonus card has no cash value, no change back. Card must be presented and surrendered at time of purchase. Cannot be combined with other coupons, offers, or promotions. Not valid for purchase of Common Man gift cards. May not be used to pay for alcohol, tax or gratuity. Cannot be used to purchase wine at the Company Store. May not be applied to previous purchases. Not valid at Common Man Roadside at the Hooksett Welcome Center or the Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center in Plymouth. Cannot be used towards events/catering. Do Good card expires 12/31/19.

Saturday – June 1st is Free Fishing Day in NH

Concord NH – On Free Fishing Day, you can fish anywhere in New Hampshire – freshwater or saltwater – without a fishing license. Plan to get out and enjoy the day fishing with your family and friends. Both state residents and nonresidents may participate. All other fishing regulations must be followed, including season dates and bag limits. Anglers participating in a state-approved fishing tournament that day will still need to purchase a license.

“Free Fishing Day is a great opportunity for anglers to take someone interested in ‘testing the waters’– or for friends and families to plan a day enjoying the outdoors together,” said Jason Smith, Inland Fisheries Chief for the N.H. Fish and Game Department. “They are sure to be ‘hooked’ after a relaxing day of fishing.”

For details on fishing rules for various waters, consult the New Hampshire Freshwater and Saltwater fishing digests, available at www.fishnh.com/fishing/publications.html.

Find lots more information about fishing in New Hampshire at www.fishnh.com/fishing. You can see lists of waterbodies that have been recently stocked with trout, brochures with regional fishing destinations, public access sites where you can launch a boat or kayak, and much more.

Update -Missing Juvenile Found Safe

Concord NH – The NH State Police say 15-year- John Diamond has been found safe.

 

On Thursday May 30, 2019, the NH State Police responded to the town of Dalton for the report of a missing 15 year old boy, John Diamond of 305 Harriman Road in Dalton NH.

John Diamond was last seen by his mother at their residence, in Dalton, on Wednesday May 29, 2019 at around 8 o’clock p.m.  When his mother checked on him on the morning of the 30th to wake him up, he was not in his bed.

He was not seen leaving the home so his direction of travel is unknown at this time.

Anyone with any information on John Diamond or who have recently spoken to him, are asked to call the NH State Police Troop F at 603-846-3333

Lebanon’s Solid Waste Manager wins Award

Lebanon NH – Congratulations to Marc Morgan, Lebanon’s Solid Waste Manager, for his well-deserved receipt of the “2019 Environmental Stewardship Award” from New Hampshire the Beautiful. Morgan’s knowledge and dedication have made him an asset to the community and New England Region.

New Hampshire the Beautiful Inc. Is a profit non profit charitable trust founded in 1983 that develops comprehensive programs to address litter issues, recycling challenges, environmental awareness and education.

Governor Sununu declares 529 Unique College Investing Day

Concord NH – Gov. Chris Sununu declared May 29 as 529 UNIQUE College Investing Day in New Hampshire (A Proclamation Acrobat Reader)

“For the past 20 years, the 529 UNIQUE College Investing Plan has helped families save for college by letting those investments grow free from state and federal taxes,” Sununu said. “In partnership with Fidelity Investments, New Hampshire’s UNIQUE College Investing Plan has grown to one of the largest 529 plans in the country with more than $18 billion invested.”

529 plans allow families to defer taxation on funds invested for educational expenses, and then withdraw those funds free from federal income tax or New Hampshire’s interest and dividends tax. The plan is open to New Hampshire residents and non-residents. Earlier this month, Sununu and the New Hampshire Executive Council recognized Fidelity Investments for its two decades of exceptional management of New Hampshire’s 529 UNIQUE College Investing Plan.

“New Hampshire has one of the most highly-educated workforces in the country, and the 529 plan is an innovate way to make education more affordable,” added Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut.

For more information go to the 529 College Savings Program.