Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Mt. Royal Academy
lewyMount Royal Academy has invited Holocaust survivor Stephen Lewy to speak at the school on Friday at 12:30 pm. Kathy Prieto organizer of the event said the idea to get a Holocaust survivor for a speaker came to her after 5th and 6th grades students read the book “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Tenboom.
Stephen Lewy 90, currently lives in Manchester. Lewy escaped Germany, joined the US Army, and participated in the liberation of Buchenwald in 1945. The public is welcome to attend the event.

VT State Police Warn of Fentanyl Laced Heroin
fentanylThe Vermont State Police are warning heroin users about the fentanyl laced heroin and pure fentanyl. The pure fentanyl has been in various areas of Vermont and seized in several investigations in addition to being responsible for several deaths. The fatal fentanyl overdose incidents have been in Burlington, St Johnsbury, Royalton and one is suspected in Williston. The fentanyl-laced heroin or pure fentanyl is being sold in various packaging. Police are concerned over a batch of heroin making its way through the New England area marked “Ronald Reagan”. The use of a fentanyl-laced batch of heroin, or especially pure fentanyl, can easily lead to overdose and death and police caution those who use heroin on a daily basis to be extremely careful of the product they buy. Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and a few grains can stop your breathing.

Lebanon FD Now Offers Online Burning Permits
The Lebanon Fire Department is participating in the State of New Hampshire Division of Forest and Lands Online Burn Permitting System. Using the online process, residents can purchase an open burning permit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing permits are being issued. Although online burn permits can be purchased at any time, open burning is only allowed after 5pm and before 9am.. Please read the minimum requirements on your permit carefully and make sure you have selected the proper location before starting your fire. Permits purchased for the wrong location are invalid. The online service is easy and payment by credit card is quick and secure. Residents will be able to print your permit at the end of the online process. Visit https://nhdflweb.sovsportsnet.net/ to obtain your permit.

New London Town Clerk Offices Closed on May 6
The New London Town Clerk and Tax Collector’s Office will be closed on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. The office is closed for the town clerk to attend the annual Spring Training. The office will reopen on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

Cavendish Fire Dept. Battles Brush Blaze
A tree falling on a power line caused a 2-Alarm brush fire and left 150 homes without electricity last night in Cavendish VT. The fire between Center and Brooks Roads on VT Rte 131 started about 6:00 pm with three power lines down. Proctorsville, Ludlow, Reading, Weathersfield and W. Weathersfield fire departments helped with the blaze and they were released before 8 pm.