Intelligence Liaison Officer To Work in Newport
Chief Jim BurroughsNewport will be getting an Intelligence Liaison Officer. The Liaison Officer will gather and coordinate intelligent information with other NH law enforcement agencies and Homeland Security. Police Chief James Burroughs said Newport was chosen for the $30,000 grant program by the Department of Safety for the Western part of NH for its infrastructure.
Liaison Officers are already established in Berlin, Manchester, and Durham NH and the Newport Liaison Officer will serve the Western region of the state.
The Newport Selectboard unanimously voted to accept the grant and Chief Burroughs said now that the grant is approved the process of hiring the Officer starts. Burroughs expects the officer to start in mid January.
The position is part time and the Liaison Officer will work three full days a week.

New Fleet for Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department
Sullivan County’s Executive Finance Committee approved a replacement fleet for the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. High Sheriff John Simonds explained why he chose to replace the fleet with Impalas to the County Commissioners.
The 2016 fleet will actually cost $4,300.00 less then the when the 2012 fleet was purchased.
Prior to getting the new fleet, the cars need to be painted and equipped with police lights.

Arrowhead Seeks Directors
Arrowhead Recreation Area needs two Directors. One is needed for the Cardboard Sled Races and the Snow Sculpture contest during Winterfest in February.
Anyone interested can call Chuck Allen at Arrowhead 603-542-7016, or Michael Charest at Claremont Citizens Group, 603-995-1518.
Funny Money Found During Stop
A Brockton Massachusetts man was arrested on Monday after a traffic stop for having $1,000 in counterfeit money. Vermont State Police said they stopped a vehicle on I-89 in Royalton just after 3:00 pm and an investigation revealed the passenger Adam Chelluk 24, had $1,000 in counterfeit $20.00 bills. Chelluk was taken into custody and processed for the offense and will appear in Windsor Criminal Court on March 8 to answer the charges.