Dartmouth Students Petition for Certified Kosher Food
DartmouthDartmouth Students have started an on-line petition for more kosher food offerings. The petition states that The Pavilion’s kosher supervision is unsatisfactory to many of the Jewish Students at the college and that Dartmouth is the only Ivy League School not providing an Orthodox Jewish certificate. The petition’s creators want an Orthodox certification for the kosher food at the college in order to have equal opportunity in dinning, without compromising their religious integrity. A link to the petition can be found at WNTK.com.

VT Fire Chief Looking for Boy Who Missed Fire Truck Ride
Dana Durkee, Sharon VT’s Fire Chief is looking for a disappointed young boy. The Chief says the boy never received the free ride in a fire truck he won. Durkee said the boy attended the Customer Appreciation and Cruise Night Event at Sandy’s Drive In, in Sharon on August 16. If anyone knows the lad they are asked to contact Chief Durkee at (802) 763-7331 and he will personally come and pick him up for the ride.

Teen Charged with Vandalism of Church Gets PR Bail
Zachery Underwood 18, was released on$25,000 personal recognizance at his arraignment and bail hearing on Monday. Underwood was arrested on Sunday after he and another youth vandalized St.Mary’s Church in Claremont in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Judge John Yazinski who released Underwood on personal recognizance also set a number of conditions. Yazinski warned Underwood that he will go to jail if he violates any of the conditions–no drugs, no alcohol, and he cannot leave the house except to go to his job. A Probable Cause hearing is set for Sept. 14, and Underwood’s trial will start on Nov. 9.

Newport Zoning Board Decision Challenged
On August 14, Richard D.Kelley Jr. filed a Petition for an Appeal in Sullivan Superior Court of a decision by the Newport Zoning Board. On June 18 after a hearing, the Zoning Board of Adjustments denied Kelley’s appeal to have a hay farm at 566 Unity Road. The zoning board denied Kelley’s hay farm since it would be using septage obtained from another business owned by Kelley. On Aug 4 the Zoning Board voted 4-1 against a second appeal for Kelly. Kelley’s attorneys argue that the land is zoned for farming and how crops are fertilized does not make a difference. A hearing on the Merits of the case is scheduled for November 12, 2015 at 9:00 am, each side will have 15 minutes to present its case.

One Pot Meth Information Session
The Washington Police Department is sponsoring a community informational session on the hazards of one pot meth labs and bottle bombs. This is focused towards our DPW crew and citizens who participate in roadside cleanup programs. One pot meth labs have been found during clean up activities in other parts of the State and with meth production increasing in NH and Sullivan County and it will just be a matter of time before a one pot lab is found on the side of the road during clean-ups.
The session is on Aug 27 at 3 pm at Camp Morgan Lodge. Officer Joshua Boone of the Newport Police Department and a member of the area Clandestine Lab team will give the presentation. There is no charge to attend and it is open to all. Please contact the Police Department at 495-3294 or police@washingtonnh.org if you will be attending.