Governor Hassan To Visit Claremont on Tuesday
Governor Maggie Hassan will be in Claremont today for the Unveiling and Dedication of Stevens High School Renovation. The event kicks off at 1:00 pm with a brief tour of the building by Stevens High School students followed by comments from city officials and a proclamation from the Governor. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) recently restored Stevens’ accreditation saying, the committee commends the completion of the renovation/construction project that fully supports the school’s core values and beliefs, its educational programs and services, and assures students have multiple opportunities to achieve 21st century learning expectations.
Border to Border Click it or Ticket Starts This Week
Vermont’s 2015 Border-to-Border Click-it or Ticket campaign starts this week. The VSP is partnering with other state and local agencies to promote seat belt use and awareness. Lieutenant Garry Scott, the Commander of the Vermont State Police Traffic Unit is supervising the extra state troopers patrolling the interstates and other roads. Lt. Scott asks motorists to, “Slow down, drive with common sense, leave early for your destination so you don’t have to rush, don’t drive if you are impaired, and please buckle up.”
To date 56% of VT roadway deaths statewide were not belted. Evidence supplied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that seat belts could have saved nearly one-half of the non-belted fatalities.
VT Women Charged with Heroin Possession
Two Randolph Vermont women are facing heroin possession charges after a traffic stop in Royalton for a criminally suspended license. Police say it is the 18th charge for Donna Colson 33, on driving with a suspended license. A search of the vehicle revealed that Colson had 10 bags of heroin in her possession and
24 year-old passenger Tara Bent was in possession of 70 bags of the drug. Both will appear to face the charges in Windsor Superior Court on June 30, 2015.
All NH Electricity Customers Can Go Green
Sustainable Hanover announced on Tuesday that the Hanover Green Power Challenge is open to all electricity customers in NH. The green power is Green-e certified. Green-e is the nation’s leading independent program for certifying and verifying renewable energy. Green-e power is generated without fossil fuels, nuclear power or large hydro. The mix supplied for this program is primarily biomass, wind and solar from the New England power pool. The cost of green-e on a fixed rate 20-month contract will be between 11.07¢ and 11.29¢ per kilowatt-hour (kWh) depending on the number of enrollments when this Challenge ends on May 28. ENH Power is registered with the NH Public Utilities Commission as an Energy Supplier and they will donate $5.00 to CHAD for every new customer this month. You can learn more about the program and register at http://www.hanover.org