Dingleton Bridge Damaged Again!
dingle-bridgeFor the third time in 12 months a vehicle has caused damage to the historic Dingleton Covered Bridge in Cornish. The damaged occurred to the top of the bridge on the Root Hill side. Witnesses describe a full size white pick-up truck having landscaping markings on its side and towing a trailer with a generator type item. Several large pieces of wood went through the bridge about 1:30 pm on Monday. The suspected vehicle was traveling from Mill Village Rd to Root Hill Road and across the bridge.
The covered bridge was first damaged last February when a school bus made a wrong turn, and then again in June by an unknown vehicle.
Anyone with information on this vehicle is asked to call the Cornish Police Department at (603) 543-0535 or email at Cornish.Police@Comcast.Net.

Medical Call Leads to Air Quality Tests in Hartford
On Wednesday, Hartford VT and Lebanon NH fire departments performed air quality tests at Hartford’s Wendell A. Barwood Arena after an unresponsive individual was found. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to DHMC. Fire crews were concerned about atmosphere problems, since the arena was in process of making ice for its Oct.9 seasonal opening and the patient was unable to provide information. Nothing abnormal was found with the building’s operating system and it was deemed safe. The patient’s condition was not connected to the building or operations being performed. The Wendell A. Barwood Arena offers skating and hockey from mid Oct – mid March.

Kissinger to Speak at UNH for China Town Hall
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is speaking at UNH later this month. Secretary Kissinger is giving a live webcast at the University’s 10th Annual China Town Hall on October 18. The 7pm event at the Murland Hall’s Richards Auditorium is free and open to the public.
Kissinger served as the US National Security Advisor from 1969-1975 and was the 56th Secretary of State serving from 1973-1977. He was the first major American representative to meet with Chairman Mao Zedong in July of 1971 which led to President Nixon’s trip to China in 1972 and diplomatic recognition in 1979. Kissinger received the Noble Peace Prize in 1973.
After the live webcast, Douglas G. Spelman will comment on Kissinger’s talk and provide his personal insights on current Sino-American relations.
China Town Hall is sponsored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the UNH Department of Political Science, and the UNH Asian Studies program.

Franklin Woman Sentenced for Social Security Fraud
A Franklin NH woman was sentenced on Wednesday to one-year probation for social security fraud. Tonya Daily 44 plead guilty to the fraud in June of 2016. Court records state Daily began collecting SS disability benefits in 1999 and returned to being self-employed in 2010. Ms. Daily reported earnings she made as a bartender but not her self-employment income which would have disqualified her for the over $30,000 she received. Daily was sentenced by US District Court Judge Steven J. McAuliffe.