New London Police Officer Get Commendations
New LondonNew London Police Chief Ed Anderson presented two New London officers with Live Saving Commendations at Monday’s Selectboard meeting. On February 21, Officer MacKenna responded to a suicide call where he had to force entry and apply pressure to an unconscious man with a self-inflicted knife wound. The man was transported to a hospital and has recovered.
Officer Lamson received his commendation for a March 7 incident. Lamson noticed an impaired man not dressed for the extreme cold weather and tried to make contact. The men fled. While searching for the man Lamson received a call for a high priority incident. Lamson returned after that call and went back to where he first saw the man. Officer Lamson found man unconscious, suffering from hypothermia, and severe frostbite. Lamson carried the man out of the snow to an ambulance. He too has recovered.

Memorial Scholarship Helps Newport Students
A memorial scholarship for a Randolph VT teen will help Newport Students attend A.C.E. (Aviation career education) camp this summer. Heath Marsden manager of Parlin Field says Zachary Paroline became interested in flying after he took him flying.
Marsden says there is close to $2,000 in the fund and that will help send several Newport Students to the camp and also help with supplies. The camp runs from August 3-7 at the Parlin Field Airport and will have 30 returning and 30 first time students. Anyone wanting to make a contribution to the scholarship fund can do so by mailing donations to Newport School District, SAU#43, 9 Depot Street, Newport, NH 03773 for an Aviation Camp Scholarship in Zach’s memory.
Zach died last September after being hit by car in front of his Randolph VT home.

Dummerston’s Woman Totals Car
A Dummerston woman escaped injuries but totaled her car after it rolled over on Putney Mountain Road last evening. Police say Rebecca A Kerylow 22, lost control of her 2001 Honda after she hit a snow bank on the edge of the road which caused her car to overturn. Kerylow was wearing a seat-belt.

Cornice Blows Off Dickinson Block
The decorative top of the Dickinson Block in Claremont was blown onto the sidewalk from high winds on Tuesday. No injuries were reported but Claremont Fire Department blocked off the sidewalk and checked the building’s upper brickwork for safety. The building on Tremont Square was built in the late 1800’s and is on the historical register. No word if the decorative cornice will be replaced