Four Escape Injuries on Sinking Boat
Four Nashua residents escaped injuries after a boat they were riding in sunk in Lake Sunapee on Saturday night. Sunapee Police Department’s Sergeant Neil Cobb said he received a called of a sinking boat about 9:30 pm and used the police boat to go to the scene along with Sunapee Fire Department. Cobb said that after hitting a rock the boat started taking on water and that the driver of the boat Devin Champagne 18 of Nashua NH drove to the nearest dock so all occupants were unharmed.
Osborne’s Marine attempted to raise the boat Saturday night but it was too dark. They returned on Sunday morning and used two boats for the recovery. Richard Osborne owner of Osborne Marine says they recover about 3 boats a year and it is important not to have rust develop in the engine.
t was the first time the Sunapee Police boat was used for a call and Chief David Cahill said, “This was a great use of the Towns resources with the Sunapee Police Boat working together with the Sunapee Fire Department.”
Announcement for Newport’s Town Manager Expected Soon
Newport residents can expect an announcement soon as to who will be Newport’s new Town Manager. At their June 1 Selectboard meeting Chairman Gary Nichols said they would vote on candidates Angus Jennings and Shane O’Keefe in a non-public meeting that night.Members of the Selectboard met with the both candidates and their families and said either candidate would be a choice for Newport as expressed by Selectman Bill Wilmot. The Selectboard said they were impressed with the quality of the candidates that the Town Manager Search Committee presented.