Lebanon Home Receives Damages from Garage Fire
Lebanon Fire rescueA garage fire on Crafts Hill in Lebanon last night quickly went to a 2 Alarm. Lebanon Fire Chief Chris Christopoulos said heavy fire was visible on the 2 story wooden structure when they arrived shortly after 10:00 pm. Fire fighters were able to knock down the main body of the fire and called a second alarm for water supply and manpower to keep the fire from spreading to the main portion of the home. Although the homeowner and pets were able to escape without injuries the home received substantial damage. The fire was under control shortly after11:30 pm. Lebanon units were assisted by the Hanover, Plainfield, Enfield, NH and Hartford and Norwich, VT Fire Departments on scene. Canaan and Lyme Fire units provided station coverage.
The fire is not considered suspicious and under investigation by the Lebanon Fire Department and the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Death Investigation
Lebanon Police along with NH Major Crime Unit are investing a death of 28-year-old man. Lebanon Police Chief Richard R. Mello said officers went to a 4 Etna Road residence on Friday afternoon for a wellness for a man who hadn’t been heard from for several days. After gaining access officers discovered the male was deceased. The circumstances surrounding the victim’s death are currently being investigated, but there is no threat to general public.

Newport Guidance Counselor Arrested for Exposure
A Newport Middle and High School Guidance Counselor was arrested for indecent exposure on Friday. Sunapee Police say Thomas Mauzy, of Maple Avenue in Sunapee turned himself in on an arrest warrant. Mauzy faces charges of seven counts of Indecent Exposure and Lewdness. The arrest is the result of a month long investigation where Mauzy is alleged to have exposed himself to the reporting party in this investigation on several occasions. Nothing in this investigation has led law enforcement to believe that any minors were involved or are at risk. . Mauzy was released on Friday on $10,000 personal recognizance bail and issued an arraignment date of March 1, 2016 in Newport District Court.
SAU # 43 Superintendent Dr. Cindy Gallagher announced on Saturday that Mr. Tom Mauzy is on administrative leave and reminds the community that Mauzy was arrested for off campus conduct.
Gallagher said, “This is a personnel matter and the District will make no further comment. “
The Superintendent assures the public that the District staff is working collaboratively to ensure that all students’ needs are met. Questions about students’ guidance concerns should be directed to the Guidance Office at (603) 865-9657 or to Principal, Linda Sutton at lsutton@sau43.org.
If anyone has any information regarding similar incidents to these, please contact the Sunapee Police Department at 603-763-5555

Special Newport School Board Meeting
The Newport school board is having an emergency meeting on Monday Jan 18, at 5 pm. The meeting to discuss an error found in the tax rate calculation for Warrant Article 3 – The Operating Budget that was presented at the Budget Hearing last week.
Superintendent Cindy Gallagher said that on Friday morning the SAU staff in collaboration with Town staff identified the error in the tax rate calculation. The error has a significant effect on the tax rate on the proposed budget and default budget. The Board will address this topic at the meeting Monday night tonight at 5 PM in the Lou Thompson Room at the Newport High School CTE.
If you cannot attend, the meeting will be televised on NCTV. You can send emails to schoolbudget17@sau43.org or to cgallagher@sau43.org. You can use the ROAR button on the web site at http://www.sau43.org. We encourage all families, staff and community members to be aware of this concern.

Marco Rubio Visits Rugers
Republican Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio stopped by Rugers in Newport Friday Afternoon. Employees were anxiously waiting Rubio’s arrival. Kim White plant engineer was hoping to shake Rubio’s hand. White said he does not remember any democrat candidates stopping at the plant but he wishes they would. Rubio spoke about the second amendment and how people are more aware of the importance of self-protection.)
After leaving Rogers, Rubio address a large crowd at the Common Man in Claremont