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Salmonella Bacteria under magnification. ~ Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) is informing consumers that The Kellogg Company is recalling all boxes of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal as part of an investigation into an ongoing, multistate outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating 73 illnesses across 31 states related to a specific type of Salmonella. The illnesses occurred between March 3, 2018, and May 28, 2018. Based on interviews of ill people, investigators have determined that the Honey Smacks cereal is the likely source of the outbreak. One case of salmonellosis has been confirmed in New Hampshire as part of this outbreak.

“Cereal has a long shelf life, so we are advising people to check their shelves and pantries to make sure they do not have any boxes of the recalled product,” said Beth Daly, Chief of the DPHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control. “Anyone who has Honey Smacks cereal should either throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.”

Salmonella causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps usually 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment. However, in some cases, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. In these patients, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites and can cause death unless the patient is treated promptly with antibiotics.

DPHS continues to follow this outbreak closely, including coordinating with the CDC and FDA to investigate reported cases, and will provide updates as they become available. To report a suspected illness associated with this outbreak, people should contact the DPHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496.

For further information, please visit the CDC webpage dedicated to the outbreak at https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/mbandaka-06-18/index.html.

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Drive Time Interview: Only the Brave Showing

by Tony Zore on June 18, 2018

Tony Zore sits down with Bill Kane to discuss an upcoming showing of, “Only the Brave,” to benefit the Eric Marsh Foundation. It’s happening at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg, Maine. Saturday, June 30th, at 6:30pm.

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The top male finishers (left to right), Eric Blake, Cesare Maestri and Sage Canaday . Maestri won with a time of 1:00:53. ~ Photo courtesy of Mt. Washington Auto Road

Pinkham Notch, NH – In typically high winds on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, Cesare Maestri of Italy became the first European to win the Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race. Making his first-ever appearance on the historic Mt. Washington Auto Road, Maestri, 24, of Borgo Lares, Italy, pulled away from three-time Mount Washington winner Eric Blake at the halfway mark and ran the rest of the way alone, winning in a time of one hour and 53 seconds. Blake, 39, of West Hartford, CT, ran shoulder to shoulder with Maestri for the first half of the race but then could not continue to match the Italian’s seemingly effortless pace. Blake finished second in 1:01:53.

Kim Dobson won the ladies again making this her 5th win. ~ Photo courtesy of Mt. Washington Auto Road

In the women’s race, Kim Dobson, 34, of Eagle, CO, dropped the rest of the field at the start and ran to the 6288-foot summit of Mt. Washington alongside some of the fastest men to finish in 1:11:43. Not only did Dobson win this grueling race for the fifth time in as many attempts, but she placed seventh overall, nine seconds behind former Mt. Washington champion Simon Gutierrez of Alamosa, CO.

Hers is the highest finish for a woman in the race’s 58-year history. Second was Heidi Caldwell, 26, of Craftsbury Common, VT in 1:14:55. Shelley Doucet of Quispamsis, New Brunswick, took third in 1:16:29.

“The first part was the most steep,” remarked Maestri, who was seeing the Auto Road for the first time. “In the next part it was more easy to go fast, but then the wind starts to get stronger, and it was very difficult to run, because the wind also changes direction.”

“That wind at times was so strong,” said Dobson, “that you throw your idea of time out the window and just say, ‘Well, here we go!’”

Jeffrey Allen, 17, of Litchfield and Kassandra Marin, 28, of Merrimack won the Crossan Cup, awarded to the first male and female New Hampshire finishers. Allen finished thirteenth overall and first in his age group with a time of 1:14:33. Marin placed fifth among all women in 1:17:13.

98-year-old George Etzweiler making his way up to the 6 mile marker in his 13th NEDD Mount Washington Road Race.~ Photo courtesy of Mt. Washington Auto Road

In the early going, Andy Wacker, 29, of Boulder, CO, set the pace along with Blake, passing the first mile in a brisk six minutes 45 seconds. Maestri, 2012 winner Sage Canaday, also of Boulder, and Lee Berube of Syracuse, NY, followed them. Wacker could not sustain the pace, and by three miles he dropped back as Maestri caught up with Blake while Canaday moved into third.

“I was looking to try to win,” said Wacker later, as the runners wrapped themselves in blankets at the summit. “I had been training hard. But there’s such great competition here.”

Canaday stayed within sight of the leaders for much of the way but could not close the gap. Having finished second here last year, he finished third this time in 1:03:11. “I like this race!” he said. “It’s a real healthy pain. My legs were burning the whole time.”

Like Maestri, Heidi Caldwell was seeing the ultra-steep Auto Road (average grade 12 percent) for the first time. “I started out cautiously,” she said later. “I knew it was hard, but I chose not to read any detailed descriptions of how hard!”

Top prizes for runners over the age of 40 went to two former Mount Washington champions. Gutierrez, 52, who won in 2002, 2003 and 2005, placed sixth overall this time in 1:11:34. Laura Haefeli, 50, from Del Norte, Colo., the 2013 winner, placed eighth among all women in 1:20:48.

Full race results are available at www.gsrs.com/results/3548

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Drive Time Interview: BBQ and Concert

by Tony Zore on June 15, 2018

Tony Zore sits down with Carly Goss to discuss the Arts Council of Tamworth’s upcoming BBQ and concert. It’s happening Sunday, starting at 7pm at The Preserve in Chocorua.

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Fay Sentenced To Serve No Jail Time

by Christian Mower June 15, 2018 Front Page News

  OSSIPEE, NH – The woman found guilty this spring of animal cruelty to dozens Great Danes in her Wolfeboro mansion will serve no jail time, but is responsible for paying back nearly $2 million for their care until they find new homes. Christina Fay was convicted in May of 17 animal cruelty charges. Prosecutors […]

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Drive Time Interviews: NCCC Summer Camp

by Tony Zore June 14, 2018 Drive Time Interviews

Tony Zore sits down with Ian Harmon and Jonathan Reid to discuss the N. Conway Community Center’s Summer Camp. They are currently accepting applications and the Camp itself starts June 25th. Click Here if audio fails. Click Here for more information. This Drive Time Interview was made possible by   Drive Time Interviews are a […]

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