Bellows Falls Police Seize 599 Bags of Heroin
heroin bellows fallsBellows Falls police seized 599 bags of heroin and crack cocaine after obtaining a search warrant on a CT car. Police say they stopped Kevin Chapman 28, of New Britain CT and passenger Veronica Rivera 29 of Hartford CT for a civil violation at the Penguin Mart Gas Station just after 10 pm on Thursday. The couple gave police consent to search and found a small amount of cocaine and 19 packets of an unknown substance. Chapman fled the scene but was later apprehended. Pending a search warrant the Police seized the vehicle. During the warrant search, 599 bags of heroin and over an ounce of crack cocaine were found. Chapman and Rivera face charges of Trafficking Heroin; Transportation of Heroin in the State; Attempting to Allude: and Possession of Crack Cocaine-Greater than 1 oz. Police said further charges will be forthcoming and this case remains under further investigation.

Cruz Wins 603 Alliance Caucus
Over 700 conservatives attended the 603 Alliance Caucus on Saturday at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds. Senator Ted Cruz was declared the winner with over 72 percent of the votes. Cruz was also the only candidate in attendance. Presidential candidates knocked out in the first round with zero votes were Bush, Christie, Gilmore, Santorum, Pataki, Huckabee and Graham. Also failing the first round of voting with less than 10 votes each were Kasich, Jindal, Paul, Rubio, and Trump. Carly Fiorina was out after the second vote, which left Cruz coming in first and Carson coming in second in the final round. It was the first caucus event and exceeded its expectations of 500 attendees. The 603 Alliance is dedicated to restoration of Constitutional Principals in all levels of our government.

Claremont Superintendent Loses Challenge
Hope that Superintendent Middle McGoodwin looks good in orange. On Saturday, he lost a bet with Superintendent Cindy Gallagher. Gallagher made the challenge to McGoodwin two weeks ago, saying if Newport lost the Chambers Cup on Saturday, she would wear a red Cardinals Sweatshirt during the upcoming televised Newport/Claremont Joint Board meeting. Likewise, if Newport won McGoodwin would have to wear an orange Tigers Sweatshirt at the meeting. Well Newport won big 42-12, and it means Superintendent McGoodwin will also have to buy SAU#43 subs for dinner.

Feds Seize 88 Lbs of Heroin in VT
Federal Authorities seized 88 pounds of Heroin that was targeted for Burlington Vermont according to the Burlington Free Press. Agents took a Guatemalan man into custody on Oct. 8, in Manchester VT., after he received a package from a federal agent acting as a courier. Diego Walther Anibal Mejia Paredes, 33, is charged with knowingly possessing the heroin in Vermont with intent to distribute. Paredes is in the country on a B2 visitor visa and arrived in New York from Guatemala on Oct.5 the same day the heroin was shipped from Guatemala to the US. Border Control and US Customs Agents in Miami FL opened and inspected the original 132 lb package when it first arrived in the US on Oct. 6.
Paredes is jailed at the Northwest State Correctional Facility in St. Albans VT. The seizure represents 1million individual doses of heroin.

Sunapee Seeking Input on Schools
The Sunapee School Board is seeking feedback through a survey to serve the community and schools better. The survey can be found at the school web site, and answers will remain anonymous. The school board is using a third party to collect and tabulate responses. The Board hopes to use this information to help establish its goals for the upcoming year and to see what they are doing right or wrong.
If you have no experience with Sunapee schools, please answer on what information you know about Sunapee schools and your perception. If you have no knowledge on a question please feel free to leave it blank.