Communications #1 Topic at Newport School Bus Driver’s Meeting

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Dianne Callum listens at the Newport School District Bus Drivers Public Hearing

Communications and respect ruled last night’s meeting of the Newport School District’s bus drivers. The drivers have been vocal about the dismissal of their long time bus terminal manager Dianne Callum and the hiring of Chad Howe as transportation administrator. Bus driver and CDL trainer Arnold Howard expressed his concerned over lack of communications.
Dianne Callum who was absent from the previous meetings was present last night and spoke about the lack of communications
School board member Daniel Bailey asked bus driver Kurt Minick what he wanted to do moving forward. Minick called for Callum’s reinstatement as manger until her term ends on June 30 and for the school district to honor her.
Since the meeting was a public hearing, no votes or decisions were made.

New London Round About Named for Jessie Levine
The Round About in New London is getting a name. New London Selectmen will honor Jesse Levine, the former New London Town Administrator with a Proclamation naming the Newport/County Road Round-About in her honor. Levine was New London’s town administrator when the roundabout was constructed in 2009.

National Trails Workday – Saturday in Hanover
A National Trails Workday takes place this Saturday at Mink Brook Nature Preserve in Hanover. Volunteers are needed to record survival rate of native species, remove protective sleeves from plants, pull invasive glossy buckthorn and garlic mustard seedlings, remove selected flagging from Preserve and enjoy a beautiful morning among the flowers.
Interested parties should go to the the Brook Rd parking area at 8:30 am on Saturday. Gloves and bags provided. Please bring snacks and water. Late arrivals can follow the Quinn Trail until you spot other volunteers.

Emergencies Practices in Sunapee
Don’t be alarm if you see a mass of emergency vehicles in the Fisher Bay Area of Lake Sunapee on Sunday. The Sunapee Fire Department is holding a joint emergency training session with the Sunapee Police, New London, Newbury and Enfield Fire Departments. Also taking part in the drill will be the Lake Sunapee Area Dive Team along with the MV Kearsarge Restaurant Ship and the MV Mt Sunapee II Tour Boat.
This type of training provides the best possible response and public safety in the event of a real emergency. .Divers will be in the water and boaters are reminded that they shall remain a minimum of 150 feet away from any posted dive flag. The training is expected to end at noon.

On June 5, 2015 the Sunapee School District and Sunapee Emergency services will be conducting a drill at both the Sunapee Central Elementary School and Sunapee Middle High School. During these evacuation drills emergency vehicles will be responding to the school and may be officers directing traffic on Route 11. Citizens who have “scanners” may hear radio traffic pertaining to issues at the schools during the hours of 1pm to 3pm, which will pertain to the drill.