Dartmouth Receives $5 Million in Gifts for Sports
Dartmouth College announced on Monday that three alumni and their families made gifts totaling $5 million. Gregg Lemkau ’91 and his wife, Kate established the Bobby Clark Head Coach of Men’s Soccer position with a $2 million endowment. Russell Boss ’61 and his wife, Marjorie, created the Marjorie and Russell Boss 1961 Family Head Coach of Women’s Tennis position with a gift of $1.5 million and an anonymous donor endowed the head coaching position of the men’s Nordic ski team with a $1.5 million gift. The gifts are to endow three head coaching positions at the college.
Dartmouth is now $3.5 million away from its goal to raise $20 million in permanently endowed coaching positions to increase the school’s ability to attract and keep the best coaches and athletes in the Ivy League.

Charlestown Student Named Presidential Scholar
Presidential-Scholar-medalCongratulations to Thomas J. Pilvelait of Fall Mountain Regional High School who is one of 141 Students in the Presidential Scholar Class of 51(been 51 years since inception). Each year the scholarship committee selects honored scholars based on academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals. Of the three million students expected to graduate from high school this year, over 4,300 candidates qualified for the 2015 awards. Candidates were determined by outstanding performance on the College Board SAT and ACT exams, and by nominations made by Chief State School Officers or the National YoungArts Foundation’s YoungArts™ competition. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored the nation’s top-performing students with the prestigious award given during the annual ceremony in D.C since 1964. The 2015 ceremony is on June 21, when each honoree will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion.

Sullivan County Welcomes New Employees
sullivan county gatheringSullivan County officials and residents gather to meet the new Assistant County Attorney Felix Tarango and new Department of Corrections Superintendent David Berry. Tarango hails from Texas, but attended UNH and graduated in 2003. County Attorney Marc Hathaway said Sullivan County is lucky to have him.
Hathaway continued and said that Tarango is also a gentlemen
Dave Berry was the Assistant Correctional Superintendent at Belknap County and is a strong supporter of the Trails Program. Berry is ready to take the program into more encompassing role, but is not yet ready to announce the new program.

Newport’s Top Dog
Top Dog NewportThe winner of Newport’s 1st Annual Top Dog Contest was drawn at Monday’s Selectboard Meeting…. And the winner is Sheba, owned by Lynn Boudreau. Boudreau and Sheba will receive a $100.00 gift certificate from Pleasant Lake Veterinary Hospital, a doggie gate, and the converted #1 dog license number. Sheba will also have her photo on display in the town office. Liselle Durfort Newport’s Town Clerk said they had 467 dogs registered during the month of April for the TOP DOG contest… up about 20 percent from last year. Durfort said anyone who has not registered their dogs should do so during May since the town is offering a waiver of all past and current fines through the end of the month.