Maxfield Connection Gives $3,000 to Newport Schools
MaxfieldThe Maxfield family formed The Jake Maxfield Connection (JMC) to honor Jake Maxfield who passed away in 2008. Mary Maxfield, co president of the foundation and mother of Jake says the nonprofit has three prongs, scholarships, community and literacy.
On Thursday, Mary Maxfield co-president of the JMC presented a check for $3000.00 to elementary school Principal Peter Durso at the Newport School Board meeting.
The money is to fund professional development in the area of Literacy instruction for Newport teachers. The Maxfield Connection’s adopted mantra is “Pass it on-Pay it Forward-Make a Connection”, to keep them focus on what is truly important in this crazy world we live in.

Public Hearings on NH’s Welcome Centers
There will be several Public Input Sessions across New Hampshire to hear public comments on New Hampshire’s Rest Areas and Welcome Centers. The hearings are part of a study on New Hampshire’s 16 state-owned Rest Areas/ Welcome and Information Centers. Information will be used to assess traveler uses and needs, identify needed improvements, and direct overall strategic direction of the Welcome and Information Center system. The nearest one in our listening area will be on December 8 from 5:30-7 pm in the Lebanon City Hall Council Chambers on North Park Street, Lebanon. Other hearing dates and places follow.
• December 1, 5:30-7:00 pm: NHDOT Office, 7 Hazen Drive, Concord
• December 3, 3:30-5 pm: Southwest Regional Planning Commission Office, 37 Ashuelot St, Keene
• December 15, 5-6:30 pm: North Country Resources Center, 629B Main Street, Lancaster
• January 5, 4:00-5:30 pm, Seabrook Library, 25 Liberty Lane, Seabrook
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Joanne Hughes Wins Inaugural Award
Joanne Hughes was the first recipient of the inaugural “Joanne Hughes Volunteer Excellence Award.” The award was presented to Hughes at the Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice Harvest Party. Before moving to New Hampshire, Joanne was involved with an upscale re-sale shop in New Jersey that supported a health care nonprofit. Her hope was to establish a similar venture in the New London area. A serendipitous meeting of one of its board members led Joanne to Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice … and the rest is history. The Renaissance Shoppe in New London opened in 2004 and has raised more than $1 million to support the vital services of Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice.

Walpole NH Man Leads Police on Chase
A Walpole NH man led Bellows Falls VT Police on a chase early Wednesday morning into NH. Police say they tried to stop David Forbes 65, for a traffic stop but Forbes refused to stop and continued into NH. NH State Police, Walpole, Charlestown, and Keene NH police departments responded to a call to assist Bellows Falls.
Forbes’ vehicle was stopped by the Bellows Falls Police on Rt. 12 near the Cold Water Bridge and Forbes was detained until the arrival of NH Officers.
David Forbes went to the Bellows Falls Police Department on the evening of 11-18-2015 and was issued a citation to appear in Windham Superior Court- Criminal Division to answer the charge of Attempting to Elude Police.