Local Thanksgiving Dinners
Wednesday November 25th
The Community School of South Tamworth is hosting a Thanksgiving communal feast. On Wednesday from11:30 to 1pm enjoy a traditional meal that is locally sourced and served by donation. For more information just call (603) 323-7000 or visit Click Here to visit their website.
Thursday November 26th
The American Legion Ralph W. Shirley Post 46 invites Veterans and the Community to a free traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner Thursday starts at noon at their Tasker Hill location. They are also looking for Volunteers to help out with Meals on Wheels for Thanksgiving. Those looking to help can call Post 46 at (603) 447-3927
North Conway the Stairway Café is presenting free Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 3pm call 603-356-5200
The Madison Church is serving Thanks giving dinner at Noyes Hall at Madison Elementary from 2pm to 4:30pm
First Christian Church of Freedom is sponsoring a thanksgiving dinner at the Town Hall from 12:30 to 3pm. No cost and everyone from the community is welcome. Call Patty Dumas at (603) 539-6484 or Sandy Boyle at (603) 539-7791
Berlin Gorham Area Celebrations
There is going to be a Sing-a-long version of the hit Disney Movie frozen at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook this Thanksgiving weekend. The film will be shown at 2pm on Saturday November 28th . Admission is just $3 per person at the Tilotson Center. For more details call 603-237-8576 or email [email protected]
Conway, NH – Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney came into the valley today (November 24) and stopped by the Radio Station to talk about the current state of the District. During our interview he talked about what it is the Council does, the 10 year highway plan, the newly created state drug task force, as well as other issues the council is concentrating on that effect the valley and the state. You can hear the interview below.
You can contact Executive Councilor Kenney by email him at [email protected] or calling him at (603) 271-3632
(Manchester, NH) – Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced emergency funding legislation to address the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic that is devastating communities in New Hampshire and across the country. Senator Shaheen’s legislation would provide supplemental appropriations totaling $600 million to programs at the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services.
From 2002 to 2013, opioid-related deaths have quadrupled nationally according to the latest data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In New Hampshire last year, there was a 76 percent increase in opioid-deaths. In most states, more people are now dying of fatal overdoses than vehicle-related deaths.
Senator Shaheen’s legislation would provide additional emergency funding to the following federal programs:
Department of Justice
- Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – $200 million increase to fund state and local initiatives on drug treatment and enforcement programs, law enforcement, and prevention and education programs.
- Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Anti-Heroin Task Force Grant – $25 million to assist state drug task forces deal with particularly high rates of heroin abuse. Established by Senator Shaheen, this program targets resources to support police operations on the ground.
Department of Health and Human Services
- Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant- $250 million in additional funds to distribute to states for programs related to prevention, treatment, recovery support and other services. For many states, including New Hampshire, this is the primary source of federal programs to address the misuse of alcohol and drugs.
- Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention for States- $50 million to support the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s work on prescription drug monitoring programs, community or insurer and health system interventions, and rapid response projects.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse- $35 million for targeted research on drug addiction and efforts to disseminate the results to improve prevention and treatment.
- Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success- $20 million to address underage drinking and prescription drug misuse and abuse among 12 to 25 year olds.
- Capacity Expansion for Medication Assisted Treatment for Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction – $10 million to help improve access in high risk communities to medication assisted treatment services for treating heroin and prescription opioids.
- Safe Schools/Healthy Students- $5 million to support school and community partnerships in efforts to create safe, drug-free and respectful environments for learning and to promote the behavioral health of children and youth.
- Recovery Community Services Program- $5 million to assist community organizations and develop organized statewide network for peer–to-peer recovery support including activities such as peer coaching, peer support groups, life skills workshops and peer-led housing and employment connector programs.
Fryeburg, ME – There was a lock down at Fryeburg Academy this afternoon. According Fryeburg Police they responded to a lockout procedure activated by the staff at around 10:30am.
Students were locked-in place for approximately 2 hours while police investigated a hand written threat of a gun reported by a student on a bathroom stall. Fryeburg Police were assisted by Maine State Police, Conway Police, Fryeburg Fire, and Fryeburg Rescue to close nearby streets while officers investigated the incident, interviewed students, and forensically processed the scene.
After 2 hours the school was re-opened for normal school activities once investigators determined the threat to be low level and non-credible.
Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin said “We take these incidents very seriously and fortunately my staff practices lockout/lockdown drills with our schools on a regular basis. Staff, students, and responders acted swiftly and brought this incident to a peaceful conclusion.”