Claremont Woman Receives Presidential Award
awardShannon Carney of Claremont received The Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award for her work with veterans and their families. The award was presented to Carney at the Sullivan County Commissioner’s Meeting on Monday. Chair Jeff Barrett presented Carney with a letter from President Barack Obama, a certificate, and a medal.

 

Task Brook Bridge in Sunapee is Re Opened!
Good news for those that travel Bradford Road, Task Brook Bridge is reopened. Sunapee’s Highway Director, Scott Hazelton told Selectboard members on Monday night that after the DOT said no to keeping the bridge two lanes with decreasing the lane width, and weight limit he met with the Highway Safety Committee on Saturday.
The bridge is now one lane with signage on each end.
Hazelton said he is still looking at Bailey Bridges noting that the State’s Inspection process could make it so other bridges are closed.
Noting that last year’s and this year’s inspection report of the Task Brook Bridge is the same.
Changing travel to one lane over the Task Brook Bridge kept costs at a minimum, about $1,400.00. The Selectboard signed a preliminary application to start the process of getting the Task Brook Bridge repaired or renovated using the State’s Bridge Aid program.

Annie Kuster Visits New London
Congresswoman Annie Kuster held a Town Hall Forum at Colby Sawyer College Monday afternoon. Kuster was there to talk about the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act a bill she helped introduce. The Bill would let students refinance their loans at a lower rate, which could reduce the loan burden on Granite State students and their families. Students and faculty also had the chance to share their thoughts and ideas on other ways Congress can work to increase college accessibility and help reduce student loan debt. Kuster said she looks forward to bringing the student’s feedback to Washington.

CT Charged With Heroin Possession
A Hartford CT man is facing charges of heroin possession after a traffic stop for an expired registration. Police say they stopped Robert Riggs 31, on I-91 in Weathersfield and found he had a suspended license. During a search of his person, police found 20 bags of heroin and a civil amount of marijuana. Riggs was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of $2,500 bail. Riggs will also appear in Windham County Court on April 28, to answer the charge of heroin possession.

Bellows Falls Police Seize 333 Bags of Heroin.
Just before 6:30 pm on Monday Bellows Falls Police stop a car on US Rt. 5 in Rockingham for a traffic violation. During the investigation Officer Mario Checchi and his K9 Caesar performed an exterior scan of the vehicle for drugs. K9 Caesar gave a positive alert for the presence of drugs in the vehicle. One of the passengers, Jimmy L. Camacho of Jersey City, NJ was in possession of 333 bags of Heroin. The Heroin seized has a street value of over $3000 in the Bellows Falls area. Camacho was arrested and charged with Trafficking Heroin and Transporting Heroin in the State. Another passenger, Mohamed H. Ebraheem of Springfield, VT was arrested and charged with Aiding Commission of Felony. Camacho was ordered held on $5000 cash or surety bond and was held at the Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of bail. Ebraheem was issued a citation to appear at a later date