Lessig Announces Presidential Run in Claremont Today
Today, Harvard Law School Professor Larry Lessig will be in Claremont NH to officially announce his run for President. The announcement follows Lessig’s success in raising $1 million by Labor Day via kick-start to crowd-fund his run as a candidate on the democrat ticket.
Lessig appeared on This Week with George Stephanopoulos this past Sunday and said if elected, he will be the first “referendum president,” promising to serve only as long as it takes to pass his Citizens Equality Act of 2017. The bill is aimed at reforming campaign finance, voting rights, and Congressional representation. Once passed, Lessig said he would step down, handing over the reins to his vice president. Lessig’s web site says he will make the announcement at the Bourdon Center in Claremont the site where President Bill Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich agreed to form a bipartisan commission to address the problem of campaign finance reform. The e-ticker who reports they received word on Tuesday afternoon says Lessig will be at the Common Man and will make his announcement in their courtyard at noon.
Grafton Man Charged with DUI and Endangering Welfare of Child
A Grafton NH man was charged with driving under the influence and Endangering the Welfare of a Child on Tuesday. Bristol Police say Officer Francis noticed an unconscious male behind the wheel of a parked car along with two juveniles with the man just after 3 am. Officer Francis determined Michael Brownell 30, was intoxicated arrested him at the scene.
Seeking Volunteers for Upper Valley Day of Caring
Granite United Way is seeking Volunteers throughout the Upper Valley for the Day of Caring on Sept. 11 The Haven, Listen Center, The Family Place, Willing Hands, The Upper Valley Human Society and 15 additional agencies requested help in completing projects. Help is requested starting at 9 am and continuing throughout the day. There will be a wrap celebration for the Day of Caring at 4 pm.
For a list of volunteer opportunities, project descriptions and to register, visit http://www.graniteuw.org/news-events/day-of-caring-upper-valley-region. You must register to participate. The Granite State United Way Day of Caring is taking place throughout NH on the following dates. Wednesday, September 9th Merrimack County & Southern Regions Thursday, September 10th Northern NH Region Friday, September 11th Upper Valley Region Tuesday, September 15th North Country Region (tentative) Friday September 18th
Two Injured in Cavendish Crash
Two people were sent to Springfield Hospital after a car crash on Rte 103 in Cavendish Vt. Officials say the crash happened just after 1:00 pm when 51-year-old Lyndon Lewis crossed the centerline hitting another car and causing it to spin out and land in a grassy area. Lewis and his passenger were taken to Springfield Hospital for minor injuries. Lewis was charged with negligent operation and was ticketed for pot possession the other driver was charged for driving without a license. Proctorsville Volunteer Fire Department and Ludlow Ambulance assisted with the crash.
Sunapee Select Board Approves Livery Sale
The Sunapee Select Board voted unanimously on Tuesday to sell the Livery Building to the Sunapee Harbor Riverway. The draft deed along with covenants will now go to the Harbor Riverway for their approval. The building will be assessed with the covenants listed in the deed for the 2016 tax year.
The Washington Police Department has recovered an abandoned bicycle off South Main St. If you are missing a bicycle, please contact the Police Department at 603-495-3294 with identifying information so they can get it back to you.