Teevens named NE Head Coach of the Year
teevensDartmouth Coach Buddy Teevens was named New England Head Coach of the Year in the Bowl/Championship Division last Thursday, by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston. It is the first time a Dartmouth coach has received the honor since its inaugural year in 1999. Dartmouth’s quarterback Dalyn Williams was presented with the 77th annual George “Bulger” Lowe Award. Williams and Teevens will be among the players, coaches and officials that will be honored at the club’s annual Bob Whelan College Football Awards Night on Thursday, Dec. 17 at the Marriott Hotel in Burlington, Massachusetts.


Man Removed at Gunpoint
Springfield VT police removed a Charlestown NH man from his car at gunpoint, after they found him apparently passed out with loaded gun on his lap. Police say they found Matthew Baran 25, in his vehicle, while issuing parking tickets. Baran’s, sobriety test and preliminary breath tests showed signs of impairment. Baran, was processed for Driving Under the Influence and cited to appear in court on Dec.1 to answer the charge.

NH AG Warns of Fraud During Credit Card Change Over
NH Attorney General Joseph A. Foster is warning New Hampshire credit card users to be guarded against fraud during technology change over. A traditional metal strip credit card allows scammers to access additional information through hacking or a scanning devices to obtain duplicate cards.
The new EMV (short for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa the original creators of the chip) credit cards contain a small computer chip that creates a unique security code for each and each transaction. The unique security code is only valid for that transaction and cannot be reused.
Many retail stores are transitioning to the new EMV and all gas pumps will be EMV compatible by 2017. While the industry-wide transition occurs, consumers will be issued cards with the chip and the traditional magnetic strip. Making payments with the magnetic strip will not provide the security benefits of using the chip. However, the computer chip technology does not apply to out-of-store transactions and thieves can still use EMV card information to make fraudulent online and telephone purchases.

Sullivan County Employees Receive Awards
Three Sullivan County employees received recognition awards at the 2015 NH Association of Counties conference held earlier this month.
County Attorney Marc Hathaway nominated Cindy Vezina who received the received the County Attorney Employee of the Year award. Vezina is the Victim/Witness Coordinator for Sullivan County Attorney Office and is retiring later this year after a 22-year career.
Lori Keefe was awarded Department of Corrections Employee of the Year. Keefe has worked for the Sullivan County Department of Corrections for 28 years. She was nominated by her coworkers.
Jessie Levine, Sullivan County Manager received the County Administrator of the Year award. Commissioner Bennie Nelson made the nomination for the County said that Levine “hit the ground running” with union contract negotiations when she started in January 2014.
He also commended Levine for her success at changing behaviors and attitudes and pulling people together to work toward common missions.