Trial Date Set for Dartmouth Professor
Martin FavorDartmouth English and African Studies Professor J. Martin Favor, 49, pleaded not guilty to a felony count of possessing child pornography in U.S. District Court in Concord last week. Two weeks ago, Martin was a federal grand jury indicted on the charge. Martin was arrested in September and released on $10,000 recognizance bail after his arraignment in Claremont District Court.
On the instruction of the court, Favor is undergoing counseling with a New Hampshire-based sex therapist. The professor has been on paid administrative leave and banned from the campus since his arrest. His trial is slated for January 5.

IRS Issues Warning for Tax Professionals
The IRS has issued a warning regarding a bogus email to tax professionals. The email asks them to update their IRS e-services portal information and Electronic Filing Identification Numbers (EFINs). The links provided in the bogus email to access IRS e-services appear to be a phishing scheme designed to capture your username and password. The IRS e-services program did not generate this email and the IRS asks tax preparers to disregard this email and not to click on the links provided.

MA Man Ordered to Sober Up in SSCF
A Ludlow Mass man spent part of his Thanksgiving sobering up at the Southern State Correctional Facility. Vermont State Police say they found Anselmo Ramos 42, shortly before 3 am asleep in a commercial van parked on the side of I-91 in Rockingham.
While speaking with Ramos, police noticed the smell of odor of intoxicants and administered field sobriety exercises and a breath test. Ramos’ Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) registered approximately 0.205 percent. Police arrested Ramos on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence first offence and ordered Ramos held at SSCF until he was sober.

Newport Food Pantry Needs Donations
Newport Food Pantry is in desperate need of donations. Critical items needed are cereals, soups, spaghetti sauce, shampoo, soaps, deodorant, diapers for older toddlers and other personal care items. Donations can be dropped off in foyer of Grantham’s Town Hall. Monetary donations should be mailed to Newport Food Bank, PO Box 672, Newport NH 03773.