Lempster Man Sentenced for Child Porn
A Lempster NH man was sentenced in a Vermont Federal Court on Thursday for possession of Child Pornography. U.S. District Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford sentenced Kevin Gobin to 40 months in Federal Prison, 10-years of supervised release and order Gobin to pay a $100 special assessment fee after he pled guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. According to court records and proceedings, in April 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a warrant to search Gobin’s residence for evidence of child pornography. During the search, numerous computers and other digital media were seized. During a forensic examination of his seized media, the FBI found thousands of images and videos of child pornography. The FBI also found evidence that Gobin belonged to a website that catered to people who wished to trade in child pornography, and that Gobin directly traded child pornography with other offenders over the Internet.
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Swanzey Man Wins At Claremont Speedway
Long-time New Hampshire racer Russ Hersey, of Swanzey, accomplished what he set out to do almost 14-years ago. – to win a Valenti Modified Racing Series race and it finally happened Friday night, July 7, at historic Claremont Speedway, Claremont, NH.
The win is also the first VMRS victory for car owner Warren Mordenti, who with his late father “Billy” has fielded modified racecars since the series inception in 2003.
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Sunapee Holds Needed Blood Drive
Sunapee Fire and EMS are hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on July 24th at Sunapee Safety Services Building. The blood drive will be from noon-5 pm and will be in the donor motor coach, so space will be limited. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged and will have first priority.
You can make an appointment by going to redcrossblood.org and selecting Sunapee as the host site, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Donors can speed up their time to donate by completing a Rapid Pass registration online by clicking on the Rapid Pass Registration Page.
The Red Cross announced this weekend that it is in dire need of blood donations with blood supply levels abnormally low. The organization says the shortage is due to summer months since 20 percent of donations come from college and high-school blood drives
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Prouty Exceeds Fundraising Expectations
Fundraising goals were exceeded at the 36th Annual Prouty on Saturday with over $3 Million dollars for cancer research raised. More than 4,000 cyclists, walkers, rowers, and golfers and 1,200 volunteers gathered in Hanover on Saturday for the annual Prouty. Despite a lunchtime storm burst, spirits remained high as participants walked or cycled through neighborhoods and roads in New Hampshire and Vermont, rowed on the Connecticut River, or took to the links at the Hanover Country Club.
Scientific research at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) has been supported by Prouty funds and the research was highlighted in a “Thank You Tent,” with poster displays of recent discoveries and cancer prevention findings.