Claremont City Council Approves Fundraiser
mt viewThe Claremont City Council authorized a proposal from Tina Rock to start a fundraiser for solar lights in Mountain View Cemetery. Rock said some individual graves have solar lights and she would like to universal lighting of the area. Rock says the project won’t be a cost to taxpayers. Rock’s son, Brandon died along with two other teens in a Unity car crash last August and is buried there. Rock hopes this will spur others to work on light projects at other cemeteries. Donations for the lighting project can be mailed to Cemetery Lights c/o Claremont City Hall, 58 Opera House Square Claremont, NH 03743

New Elementary School Principal for Newport
Peter Durso is the new principal for Richards and Towle Elementary Schools in Newport. Durso has 14 years experience as an elementary school teacher with experience in special education. The new principal also has 18 years administrative experience. Durso comes to Newport from Seacoast Charter School where he was head of the school. Prior to his position at the Charter School He was the assistant principal from 2001-2014 at Nottingham West Elementary School in Hudson NH. Durso says he has an open door policy and invites parents and community members to drop in anytime. The Newport School Board voted 4-1 to hire Durso. School board member Daniel Bailey voted no because he felt the process was rushed. Bailey continued to say that need to fill the position should not trump the process, and his no vote had anything with do with Durso’s qualifications.

Sunapee’s Town Clerk Closing Early
Sunapee’s Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s office is closing early today July 24. The office will close at 4:00 pm and reopen on Saturday with hours from 9:00 – 11:30 am.

Blood Drive to Honor Rod Chandler on Monday
Sunapee Fire and EMS Department is sponsoring a blood drive in memory of Rod Chandler. The blood drive is on Monday July 27 at the Safety Services Building from noon- 5pm. There are still a few appointments left and can be obtained by going to redcrossblood.org.
There are also s openings for 2 double red cell donors. Double red cell donation is similar to a whole blood donation, except a special machine is used to allow you safely to donate two units of red blood cells during one donation while returning your plasma and platelets to you. Each donor whether plasma or double red cell can save as many as 3 lives with each donation.

Attorney Generals Work to Stop Spam Phone Calls
On Wednesday, Attorney General Bill Sorrell and NH Attorney General Joseph Foster joined 42 state’s attorney generals in urging 5 major phone companies to offer call-blocking technology. Illegal telemarketing calls continue to be a major source of consumer fraud scams and are a major source of anxiety and annoyance to consumers, particularly senior citizens. In a joint letter to AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and CenturyLink, the attorneys general stated: “Every year, our offices are flooded with consumer complaints pleading for a solution to stop intrusive robocalls. Your companies are now poised to offer your customers the help they need. We urge you to act without delay.” The attorneys general took action as the phone carriers had previously claimed they could not offer such services. “The FCC has made it clear that phone companies can assist us in our fight against unwanted, annoying, and sometimes expensive calls,” said Attorney General Sorrell.

 

Portion of Rte 11 maybe renamed for Bucky White.

Heather McCarthy approached the New London’s Selectmen for support in naming a section of Route 11 from Shaker Road to the Andover town line in honor of former Wilmot Police Chief David “Buckeye” White. The Wilmot Selectmen and White’s family have given their approval, as did the New London Board by a unanimous vote. The effort now needs state approval. Bucky White died unexpectedly on June 19 of this year.