David Brooks Key Note Speaker at Dartmouth Grad
Political commentator and author David Brooks will deliver the Key Note Address at Dartmouth’s 2015 graduation. The commencement takes place on Sunday morning, June 14, on the Green. Before working at The New York Times, Brooks wrote for The Washington Times and before that The Wall Street Journal. You may have seen or heard Brooks as a commentator on The PBS News Hour, NPR’s All Things Considered, and NBC’s Meet the Press.
Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon ’77 will deliver the Valedictory Address to the graduates. A student valedictory speaker will be announced the week of the commencement after the final grades are calculated.
Donald Trump At NE College on Friday
Business mogul and potential presidential candidate Donald Trump will lead his first Town Hall meeting at New England College next Monday, April 27, 2015. The free and public event will begin at 3:00 pm in the Simon Center Great Room, located at 98 Bridge Street in Henniker, NH. Seating is first come-first served and will be open to the media.
The event is sponsored by New England College’s Center for Civic Engagement that leads numerous Town Hall events, political debates, and a nationally reported Polling Institute. Trump has yet to announce his candidacy.
Lempster Man Indicted on Two Felonies
The Sullivan County Grand Jury indicted a Lempster man on two felony charges on Wednesday. Michael Hutchings 32 of South Hill Road was indicted for Theft by Deception with a weapon, and possession of morphine from an incidence on March 23 at the Claremont Market Basket. The indictment states that Hutchings took a purse belonging to Eileen Duffy from a shopping cart while having a Raven 25 caliber pistol. Hutchings was also found to have the illegal drug morphine on him. .
Attorney General’s Office Gets Injunction Against Veterans Museum
NH Charitable Trust obtained a preliminary injunction on Tuesday against the Veteran
Museum of New Hampshire and its president Henry T. Pratte. The organization is registered with the state but the injunction was filed after a complaint was received on March 27. .The complaint alleges the defendants committed violations of statutes concerning solicitation of donations and composition of the board of directors. It is alleged the defendants maintained a website; veteransmuseumofnh.com that sought donations to build a museum across from the Veterans Cemetery, on land they did not own and for an organization does not have tax-exempt status. Pratte also filed a false report with the Charitable Trusts Unit claiming that the organization fielded a full board of directors. Attorney General Foster asks that anyone who has donated money or military artifacts to Veterans Museum of New Hampshire to call the Charitable Trusts Unit at 271-3591.