Grafton NH Man Facing Multiple Charges
A Grafton NH man is facing multiple charges after driving the wrong way on I-91 in Hartford VT early Sunday morning. Vermont State Police along with Hartford Police deployed spike strips and stopped vehicle at mile marker 71 on I-91 southbound. Jacob Gregorio 22 was charged with DUI Refusal, Excessive Speed, Careless and Negligent Operation, Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement Office, and DUI. Bail was set at $5,000 and Gregorio will appear today (Monday) at 12:30 p in Windsor Criminal Court to answer the charges.

Goffstown Man Arrested on Drug Charge
A Goffstown man was arrested Saturday morning for Possession of a Narcotic. NH State Police say they stopped 30-year-old Christian Browne on I-93 in Bedford just before 7:30 am for speeding and defective equipment. During the stop Trooper Czyzowski learned Browne had a warrant for his arrest in addition to possessing 5 grams of Fentanyl. Brown is scheduled for a May 15, arraignment in Manchester District Court to answer the charge.

March of Babies Coming to CHaD
Close to a dozen Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICUs) from Maine to Nevada will hold reunions of their graduates during the March of Dimes, March for Babies this spring. March for Babies is this year’s March of Dimes Foundation signature fundraising event. The March of Dimes NICUs Family Support® program offers information and comfort to families during the NICU hospitalization of their newborn, the transition home, and in the event of a newborn death. It also provides professional education for NICU staff, and promotes neonatal family-centered care in NICUs. Nearly 500 March for Babies events will take place this spring including one on June 3 at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD). For more information and to register, visit marchforbabies.org.

NHTI To Host Police Cadet Academy
New Hampshire Technical Institute will host the 44 Annual NH Police Cadet Training Academy this summer. The New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police will conduct the program from Saturday, June 24 to Friday June 30, 2017. The weeklong overnight program aims to help young adults ages 14-20, develop skills and knowledge of law enforcement in addition to refining their life skills for the future.
The enrollment fee is $200 and financial aid may be available to some applicants. Those interested can visit the NH Chiefs of Police web site at http://www.nhchiefsofpolice.com/calevents/cadetacademy.

Bids for Newport Parking Lot Due Wednesday
A reminder that sealed bids for improvements to the Newport Parking are due this Wednesday, April 26. Bids must in the Office of the Sullivan County Manager at 14 Main Street in Newport by noon time. The invitation to bid was issued on March 30, but Addendums One and Two were issued on April 18, and April 21. Interested parties are urged to check the additional documents on line at http://www.sullivancountynh.gov/index.php?n=requests_for_proposals.

Scheduled Water Shut Off for Sunapee
Attention Sunapee residents. The Sunapee Water Department has scheduled a water shut off for April 24- 26 starting at 9:00 pm The water will be turned back on 5:00 am the following mornings. The important repair project will affect customers on the following roads:
Lower Main Street
School Street
Pleasant Place
Lower Winn Hill Road
Winn Hill Road
North Road
Brandywine Drive
Bishops Landing
Wendell Overlook
West Court Road
and some residents on Route 11 in those areas.

Vermont Ranks Number One For Health in Nation
Vermont ranked number one in the nation for its health security preparedness.
For the second consecutive year Vermont scored highest among the 50 states and District of Columbia in public health protection readiness according to the National Health Security Preparedness Index. The Index released on Friday, measures the nation’s ability to keep people safe and healthy in the event of epidemics, food borne disease outbreaks, terrorism and other large-scale public health emergencies.
Vermont scored 7.7 out of 10 points, compared to the national average of 6.8. States were rated on 139 measures. Vermont was rated higher than the national average in five of six index domains and matched the national average in the other. The overall preparedness level in New Hampshire stands at 7.3 for the 2017 Index release well above the national average of 6.8.
The Index is issued by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation in cooperation with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).