Claremont Firefighter Donates Toys to CHaD
A Claremont businessman and firefighter’s donation brightened the day for CHaD kids. The kids at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) received a truckload of new toys thanks to Nicholas Koloski. Koloski who had two eye surgeries as a child at what was then Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, recalls the relief he felt visiting the toy room during his stay.
Giving toys to children who are patients is something Koloski has always wanted to do since his hospital experience. The firefighter used his yearly stipend from Claremont to purchase the toys. In addition members of the Claremont community dropped toys off for truck load that Koloski organized and delivered Tuesday afternoon.
CHaD’s Amie Marsh said the donation will supply the toy shelves at CHaD for six to nine months. CHaD uses the toys to help normalize their patients’ day and to give them encouragement, play and a sense of comfort while they are away from their home.

Fire at Springfield NH Power Plant
A fire in a hopper at the Springfield NH Power Plant on Fisher Road caused minimal damage according to Springfield NH Fire Chief Peter Lacaillade. Lacaillade said firefighters arrived on the scene about 3:45 pm and the fire was up high in machinery at the top of a hopper. Mutual aid fire companies from Sunapee, Sutton, Warner, Grantham, New London, Hanover and Lebanon were called to aid with their ladder engines. Fifty firefighters fought the blaze that was contained in machinery. The fire was deemed under control about 7:00 pm. Although the exact cause of the fire is unknown it started in the hopper and remained contained. Chief Lacaillade thanks all the mutual aid companies.

Brattleboro VT Man Convicted of Possessing Child Porn
A Brattleboro VT man was convicted in Federal Court of possessing child pornography. Jeremiah Pless 33, was found guilty Tuesday, after a two day jury trial. Evidence showed that Hinsdale NH Police Department obtained a search warrant for 31 Gateway Drive in Hinsdale on probable cause that the residence was connected to the download of child porn.
Evidence found showed that Pless possessed child porn he had downloaded using Shareaza, a file sharing program. An examination of his hard drive showed child porn images and images of known minor children. Pless’ sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 25, 2017.