The Goffstown Police Department issued a “Public Safety Alert” yesterday afternoon. The department said that during the preceding thirty six hours, it had seen a spike in suspected drug overdose calls. They reported that the Goffstown Fire Department had transported several suspected overdose victims believed to have ingested contaminated opiates to the hospital. The department said it had yet to confirm the opiates were contaminated, but issued the alert to urge members of the public to warn those they may know with an opioid addiction of the danger and to seek help for their affliction.
On July 21st, forty year old Jason Kelloway of 7 Curtis Court in Bedford, was arrested by the Bedford Police Department on a Candia Police Department arrest warrant charging him with felony theft from a building. Candia’s finest have issued several public notices regarding a rash of burglaries that have hit the town. A personal recognizance bail of five thousand dollars was set. Kelloway is scheduled for an arraignment in Candia District Court on September 7th.
The Manchester Police Department announced the results of an undercover prostitution sting it launched last week. The department had received complaints from residents surrounding Enright Park about the activity. Arrested for accepting money to perform a sexual act, a k a prostitution, was thirty three year old Kristen Carmon of two twenty two Amherst Street, twenty one year old Catherine McDonald of no fixed address, twenty seven year old Kristin Soukone of four fifty seven Lake Ave., twenty seven year old Joshua Calabria of one fifty eight Youville Street and thirty four year old Hari Prasa Paudel of three thirty four Holilcee Street, Springfield, MA. All were released on one thousand dollars personal recognizance bail pending their appearance in Manchester District Court on August twenty fifth.
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The Rockingham County Republican Committee will host a county-wide Candidate Meet & Greet on Sunday, July thirty first at the American Legion Hall in Epping. The doors open at three forty five and the event begins at 4:00. All candidates for governor, executive council, state senate, state representatives and all other state offices have been invited to speak. Candidates must register in advance so they can be given a speaking time. Specific times will be assigned and posted in advance. For additional questions, please contact the Events Chairman, Diane Bitter, at d d bitter at aol dot com. Candidates must register in advance, by emailing e a thomas at comcast dot net.
On the eve of the Democratic National Committee’s presidential nominating convention, party boss Debbie Wasserman Shultz announced her resignation. Apparently, Wikki Leaks’ release of about twenty thousand emails, many of them hers, showing the party conspired with Hillary Clinton’s campaign to sandbag Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid was just too much baggage to carry. Sanders had often accused D N C officials of colluding with Clinton’s campaign. Looks like he was right! And, in a move that’s bound to make Texas Senator Ted Cruz look like an even bigger jackass, Sanders, who didn’t get beat fair and square like Cruz did, issued a statement saying Shultz had made the right decision for the the party and that quote
While she deserves thanks for her years of service, the party now needs new leadership that will open the doors of the party and welcome in working people and young people. The party leadership must also always remain impartial in the presidential nominating process, something which did not occur in the 2016 race.
Sanders, who has endorsed Clinton, will speak tonight at the convention. According his campaign Sanders will, quote
make it clear that Hillary Clinton is by far superior to Donald Trump on every major issue from economics and health care to education and the environment.
The statement says he’ll also quote “rip into Trump” end quote on energy policy and global warming, I mean climate change because the planet’s warming stopped about twenty years ago.
Among tonight’s speakers is Pam Livengood from Keene, who is raising her grandson because if her daughter’s struggle with addiction.
The convention will feature a citizen and her illegal immigrant mother who, with her illegal immigrant father, lives in fear of deportation every day.
First Lady Michelle Obama will cap off the night with Vegas odds makers taking bets on whether or not she’ll go sleeveless to show off those sexy arms one more time in Prime Time before leaving the White House.
Also scheduled are quote “The Mothers of the Movement,” including Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontré Hamilton; Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis; Lezley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown;Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, mother of Hadiya Pendleton; and Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland.
Eric Garner died of a medical issue while resisting arrest. Dontré Hamilton was shot when he disarmed a police officer and beat him over the head with his weapon. Michael Brown was shot while attempting to kill a police officer. And Sandra Bland committed suicide in her jail cell. The others were killed in non-law enforcement related incidents.
In response to the lineup, the Web site Blue Lives Matter wrote quote: “When somebody tries to murder a cop, they don’t get to be called a victim because the officer protected themselves from being murdered. Labeling these people as victims just continued to perpetuate the false narrative of Black Lives Matter and continues to contribute to officers getting killed.
Philadelphia’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 President John McNesby issued a statement saying he and the union’s membership were “shocked and saddened by the planned choice of speakers” at the upcoming convention. McNesby said the were quote:
insulted by the exclusion of police widows and family members as speakers at the convention…It is sad that to win an election Mrs. Clinton must pander to the interests of people who do not know all the facts, while the men and women they seek to destroy are outside protecting the political institutions of this country. Mrs. Clinton you should be ashamed of yourself if that is possible.
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