More Details on Last Week’s Fatal Accident in Newport
Newport Police said the person killed in Friday’s fatal car accident in near Barton Whitney Rd in Newport was Baylee Allard 29, of Newbury NH.
The accident occurred shortly after midnight when Allard’s 2001 Ford Ranger truck struck a tree and caught on fire. One canine died along with the owner in the crash but the Scottish terrier who survived without injuries has been released to the family.
The contributing factors and cause of the collision remains under investigation by the Newport Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team.
VT State Police to Conduct Practice Amber Alert
After an action review of the successful Amber Alert last month, Vermont State Police will conduct an Amber Alert exercise this Wednesday (tomorrow) at 1 pm. Law enforcement will implement changes made since the September 5 alert after 4-year-old Kaleiya Hardy of Vermont was found safe in New York two hours after she went missing.
One major change will be in the system used. State Police will use the VT Alert as the main operation because of software technical problems in the old Amber Alert. VT Alert is the system used by Vermont Emergency Management to warn citizens of impending weather, road, and other emergency conditions. Not all aspects of the Amber Alert system such as phone alerts can be used due to Federal Regulations. The exercise is expected to last 2 to 3 hours.
Anyone who wants to receive Amber Alerts including the latest up-to-date information at the time of the alert can register to for a free account at https://users.vtalert.gov
Bellow Falls’ PD Seeking Angels
The Bellows Falls Police Department is accepting applications for their “Adopt an Angel” program, starting November 1st. This program helps families in need, with providing gifts for the holiday season.
Any families that are interested in applying can stop by the Bellows Falls Police Department and pick up an application. Applications are due back to the Bellows Falls Police Department by Dec. 18 at the latest.
Anyone that is interested in adopting an “Angel” please stop by the Bellows Falls Police Department and select an angel off of their Christmas tree, or you drop off a new unwrapped gift that will be given out to a child in need. If you are selecting an “Angel”, gifts are due back to the Bellows Falls Police Department, unwrapped, by December 20, 2015.
Dog is Focus on List of NH Newest Historical Places
New Hampshire has a new and unusual place listed on the National Historic Register that was announced on Monday.The gravesite of Obo II, a dog considered the father of the American Cocker Spaniel has put Rollinsford Grade School in Rollinsford NH on the National Historic Register. The marble block on the edge of the Rollinsford Grade School’s playground marks the remains of Obo II, who was born in the United States in 1882 and died in 1895. He was the offspring of two cocker spaniel show dogs from England. His owner, James Willey, owned part of the land now occupied by the school. The historic register application discusses the gravesite, which predates the school’s construction and serves as a gathering spot for schoolchildren during recess and after school. Obo II won a silver cup for Best Cocker Spaniel at the New Haven Kennel Club in 1884.