Two Arrested for Drug Trafficking in Bellows Falls
Bellows Falls Police seized cash, raw heroin and cocaine after a traffic stop on Rte 103 in Rockingham Monday night. Police found the driver John Feliciano of Springfield MA in possession of a large amount of U.S. Currency, 10 grams of raw heroin, and 4.9 grams of cocaine. Feliciano was charged with Trafficking Heroin, Transporting into the State, and Possession of Cocaine.
Passenger Christopher Buga of NYC was charged with Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin. The Vermont State Police assisted with the investigation and subsequent arrests.
Deliberate Session Spurs EMS/Ambulance Discussion
About 45 people attended Newport’s deliberative session Tuesday night to go over warrant articles being voted on next month. All articles stayed as written with little discussion until Article 14. Article14 was put on by petition by Heather Hardy and asked for any changes to the Town’s EMS Services or service providers be put to a town vote. Hardy said the article was put on because of actions of the Selectboard in past months, ending service to Lempster, Mount Sunapee, increasing rates to neighboring towns and asking the Town Manager to look into the feasibility of the cost of an outside ambulance service.
Outgoing Selectboard Chairman Gary Nichols and former EMS worker said a town vote could only be used as an advisory. Nichols added that after checking with two attorney, the town has the leverage to do so.
The town has no plans to disband the ambulance service and is looking to hire an outside firm to look into the efficiency of how the EMS/Ambulance service is run.