Memorial Service for Former Wilmot Police Chief
A memorial service for Wilmot’s former police chief David “Bucky” White will be held on June 27, 2015 at 10:00 am at The First Baptist Church in New London. Mr.White died unexpectedly in his home this past Friday. White retired in March from his duties as a police chief after serving Wilmot for 15 years. Mr. White began his law enforcement career in 1988 with the New London police department, and in 2000, became the first full time Police Chief for the Town of Wilmot. During his career, he was awarded the NLPD Life Saving Award in 1998 for rescuing an elderly gentleman from his burning home and the NH Emergency Medical Service Life Saving Award in 2008. White was also a certified rescue diver and had been a member of the Lake Sunapee Dive Rescue Team.
Body Pulled from Lake Sunapee
A body pulled from a private beach early Friday afternoon in New London has yet to be identified. Police say they responded to a report of a car stuck in the sand. After the officer found the stuck in the sand, he explored a small water inlet and found a body. The New London Fire Department recovered body which was about 10 feet off shore. A New London detective and the NH medical examiner invested the incident and determined it to be an accidental death by drowning. We will update you on this story as information becomes available.
Newport’s New Town Manager
Shane P. O’Keefe will take the helm as Newport’s Town Manager on July 27, 2015. The Board of Selectmen announced the appointment of O’Keefe late Friday afternoon. Mr. O’Keefe is currently the Town Administrator of Swanzey NH, a position he has held for the past three years. Mr. O’Keefe will be introduced at the July 20, Selectboard meeting and begin his duties on July 27, 2015.
Third Annual Kelly Robarge Benefit Ride
The third Annual Kelly Robarge Benefit Ride will take place on Saturday, June 27, beginning at 11:00 a.m., at Granite State Harley-Davidson, 351 Miracle Mile, Lebanon. Proceeds will go to the Turning Points Network. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., with kickstands going up at 11:00 a.m. Kelly Robarge was murder by husband James Robarge on June 27, 2013 after she filed for divorce. James Robarge was sentenced to 30 years to life in April of 2015 for the second-degree murder of his wife.
Claremont Man Arrested in VT
A Claremont man was arrested for driving with a criminally suspended license. Vermont State Police say they stopped Herman Young for a traffic violation in Thetford on Interstate 91 Sunday morning.
Checks with Vermont Department of Motor showed Young’s privileges are criminally suspended. Police took Mr. Young custody and released on a citation. He will appear in Orange County Court on August 5, 2015 to answer the charge.