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Claremont trio

L-R Brooks, Doody, and Hollywood

Three Men Claremont Men  Arraigned on Drug Charges
Two Claremont men were arraigned on drug charges yesterday for arrests this past weekend. Jason Hollywood 36, of 47 Myrtle Street was arrested on Friday and charged with operating a clandestine meth lab and with a felon in possession of a firearm. Hollywood had Pleas of not guilty entered for him and bail was set at $100,000 cash with special conditions.
William Brooks, age 20 of Gambier Street was arrested on Saturday and charged with three felony counts of sale of controlled drug marijuana. Brooks plead not guilty and bail was set at $10,000 personal recognizance with special conditions.
These arrests were the result of combined efforts of the Claremont Police Department and the NH Attorney General’s Drug Task Force. In February they arrested Ross Doody, age 24, of Cat Hole Road, Claremont on two felony charges of sale of controlled drug heroin and marijuana. Ross pleaded not guilty on Feb 17 and his bail was set at $10,000 personal recognizance with special conditions.

Options Discussed for Reopening Bradford Road Bridge
Scott Hazleton Highway Director for Sunapee closed the Bradford Road Bridge last Friday, after Sunapee received a critical notice from NH DOT. Hazelton inspected the bridge with Jason Ross of HEB Engineers on Monday and reported to the Selectboard with several options at their Monday night meeting. Sunapee needs a new bridge but it will take awhile to get into the NH DOT Bridge Aid Program. Hazleton said engineer Jason Ross made the following recommendations, which would allow local traffic to travel over the bridge until a new bridge is built.

Keep the bridge at two travel lanes and decrease width to 8 feet and post for a 6 ton limit for local traffic only.

The second option was one that DOT recommended but with a lower ton limit.  Make bridge a single lane with appropriate lane width.  Post for local traffic only with a 6 ton limit.

Hazelton is also considering installing a Bailey bridge if the DOT does not approve two-way traffic on the bridge. The Bailey bridge would be installed over the old bridge if the DOT permits only one-way traffic. Hazelton said the cost of Bailey bridge is less than putting up two stoplights for one-way traffic over the bridge. The highway director will report to the selectmen after the engineer talks with DOT.

Rt 11 Bridge in Charlestown Scheduled for Rehab
Charlestown BridgeResidents of Charlestown NH and Springfield VT can look forward to having the RT 11 Bridge closed for five days. The bridge crossing the Connecticut River is on schedule for rehabilitation. New Hampshire DOT says work is needed on the bridge deck and will require up to eight weeks of one lane alternating traffic in addition to closure for five days. Detours during the closure will be over the Church Street Bridge in Walpole, and the NH Route 12 and 103 Bridge in Claremont. A public informational meeting is scheduled for Wednesday April 1, at 6:30 pm, as part of the regularly scheduled Selectmen’s meeting, at the Charlestown Community Room, 26 Railroad Street, in Charlestown, New Hampshire.

Congratulations to Ed Winters, assistant director of the Hogan Sports Center/Recreational Sports. Winters was given the Dr. Robert L. Laurence Award by New England Rugby in recognition of his outstanding dedication and devotion to the promotion and advancement of Collegiate Rugby in New England. Ed has provided varsity level game management at every home match, which has impressed many of the officials and clubs who have competed at Mercer Field.
Ed came to Colby-Sawyer in 2001 and has a B.S. in Sport Management from Southern New Hampshire University and an M.S. in Sport Management at California University of Pennsylvania.