NH Reps Pen Legislation
Representatives Frank Guinta (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) are on the same side of one issue. The two are co-chairs of the Bipartisan Taskforce to Combat the Heroin Epidemic and have introduced Stop the Overuse Problem Already Becoming a Universal Substance Epidemic (STOP ABUSE) Act. This bipartisan legislation presents a comprehensive approach to treating and stopping the heroin epidemic that is threatening states and communities across the country, including New Hampshire.
The STOP ABUSE Act addresses several aspects of combating the growing heroin epidemic. It includes the establishment of the Interagency Task Force on Heroin Addiction, reauthorization of vital drug crisis grants, and the revision of treatment administration guidelines for individuals who are unable to receive take-home treatment, among other provisions.
Representatives Guinta and Kuster have previously partnered on mental health and veterans initiatives and believe that their latest partnership can help create lasting solutions for communities around the country that are impacted by the heroin epidemic.
Franklin Urges Residents “If You See Something, Say Something”
Franklin officials are urging residents to report anything suspicious in wake of a fire on set by a tenant on Sept. 16. New signs with “If You See Something, say Something” are posted around town listing the phone numbers of Franklin Police, New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center Agency ( NHIAC), that provides strategic and tactical information on most serious threats to the state, NH State Police and NH Department of Homeland Security and Emergency
Management. The city adopted the slogan in light of the Sept fire at 36 School St the destroyed the structure and displaced tenants. A former tenant, Amber Cowan, 28, is charged with starting the fire by using gasoline. Cowan was seen by witnesses buying gas at a nearby gas station, and carrying a red plastic gas container into the building.
Claremont Looks to Be Destination for Tourists and Cyclists.
Claremont is seeking to be a destination for cyclists and tourists. Today at 11:30 am there is a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the new Amtrak Waiting Pavilion at Claremont Junction. The glass-enclosed pavilion is the result of businesses and individuals donating their time and resources to improve the Claremont Amtrak Stop.
Also at the Junction on Saturday at 10 am is the 1st annual Claremont Tire Tracks a bike tour with three separate routes. Part of the proceeds will go to improve the bike trails at Moody Park.
To help raise funds for further improvements at the train stop and Moody Park’s bike trails, a raffle is being held. First prize is for two adult roundtrip tickets from Claremont to NYC via Amtrak and second prize is for a brand new bike or $400 toward a bike of your choice from Claremont Cycle Depot. Each ticket is $20 and can be purchased at Claremont Savings Bank, Claremont Community Center, Claremont Junction Amtrak Stop and the Cycle Depot. The drawing is at 1 pm at the bike tour event. You can register for the bike event here: https://www.bikereg.com/claremont-tire-tracks.
Newport Receives Grant to Restore Old Town Records
The Town Clerk’s Office in Newport received a moose grant for over $9,800.00. Application for the grant began in January and it was a group effort of all who work in the clerk’s office. The grant is for restoration and preservation of six of Newport’s oldest town record books. Town Clerk Liselle Dufort said they chose the oldest and most damaged books for the project. All of the books are from the mid 1800’s.
After the books are restored, a digital copy will go to the NH State Library and the NH State Archives, which is required by the grant. Durfort said they are also getting digital copies to have at Richards Library and Newport Historical Society, and eventually on line. The town clerk also thanked all of the people who bought the moose plates, making the grant possible. Moose grants are available to municipalities and NH conservation organizations.