The Merrimack Police Department announced it will be enforcing School Zone speed limits this week. The department is advising residents to be watch out for kids at bus stops, too. They’ll be out in force as schools open today in town.
Also in Merrimack, the town has organized a Candlelight Ceremony to recognize the 15 th Anniversary of 9/ 11. The ceremony will be held at Abbie Griffin Park on Sunday, September 11th, at 7:00 P M. Town Council Chairman Nancy Harrington will serve as emcee. Many Merrimack groups will participate including: The Merrimack Police Department, Merrimack Fire and Rescue Department, Merrimack Concert Association, V F W Post 8 6 4 1, American Legion Post 9 8 and the Merrimack Girl and Boy Scouts. Candles will be provided for all who attend. The entire community is invited to participate.
The Manchester Police Department’s Community Policing Division announced its 2 0 1 6 Fall Senior Walks. These walks allow seniors to exercise and experience Manchester with the city’s police officers. Walks are held Monday mornings at nine, unless otherwise noted, starting this coming Monday on September twelfth and running through November fourteenth. The walks are approximately two to three miles and take about an hour to complete. We’ve posted their press release with all the details at Girard at Large dot com and linked to it from this news read for your convenience.
The Subcommittee on Finance and the Committee on Curriculum and Instruction of the Manchester Board of School Committee are scheduled to meet in joint session tonight in the Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall beginning at six to discuss additional funding for CityYear. At issue is whether or not a onetime grant of two hundred thousand dollars should be used to expand the program. Following the meeting, the Committee on Curriculum and Instruction will meet to consider a pilot science curriculum for its elementary schools and review recent test scores.
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In a region where unpredictable weather is a part of life, New Englanders know severe storms can strike at any time. As Eversource recognizes National Preparedness Month, the company is reminding customers and businesses to take the time to plan for unexpected emergencies.
“Advanced planning is the key to staying safe during storms and extended outages,” said Peter Clarke, Senior Vice President of Emergency Preparedness at Eversource. Clarke said Eversource routinely conducts statewide emergency drills and collaborates with community leaders to reinforce storm and safety response protocols and use multiple communication channels, including social media, to get important information to the public.
Eversource is asking any customer using a home medical device powered by electricity to plan for continued use of the device during a power outage and to alert local emergency responders to their use of the device. Customers who depend on electricity for critical medical needs should also sign up to receive direct notification when major storm events are anticipated by calling Eversource at 8 0 0 6 6 2 7 7 6 4.
To help residential and business customers plan for emergencies before, during and after a storm, Eversource provides important information on its website, including tips for building an Emergency Kit with essential items, staying safe during an outage and safety hazards to watch for after an outage or storm.
Eversouce tree crews are working to identify trees that have been weakened by the severe dry weather and pose a threat to power lines. The company’s tree trimming programs, which include removing hazardous trees along critical lines that serve high numbers of customers, play an important role in identifying and removing drought-stressed trees along overhead electric power lines. In New Hampshire, Eversource will spend thirty million dollars this year trimming more than 2, 8 0 0 miles along overhead power lines and removing hazardous trees. So far, the company has completed more than 1, 7 3 0 miles of tree work. The company services 11, 000 miles of overhead power lines in the state, where trees account for more than 60 percent of all power outages.
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