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Free gun locks available at Berlin PD

BERLIN – Berlin police have 200 free gun locks to give way to members of the public.
Deputy Chief Brian Valerino said the department applied for and received a grant that provides the gun locks. He said the gun locks are available on a first come basis at the police station on Green Street. Along with the gun locks, recipients will also receive literature on safe gun handling and storage.
Valerino said the gun locks will work on both handguns and rifles He said the department recommends gun owners use gun locks to prevent accidental discharge especially if there are children in the house. Gun locks can also discourage thieves.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015 22:08

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Wildcat Mountain last ski area open in state

By Tom Eastman
PINKHAM NOTCH — Wildcat Mountain is once again the last ski area in the Granite State to be offering lift-serviced skiing and riding for a ninth season in a row.

Following a brief weather closure on Tuesday and Wednesday, Wildcat reopened Thursday, upholding its reputation as New Hampshire's spring ski area. It is scheduled to operate through the weekend and is offering 21 trails and two lifts, including the high-speed Wildcat Express summit quad and the Snowcat triple chair.

Spring discounted ticket rates are $49 for adults and $39 for young adults, juniors and seniors, but the area is also offering a "Youth Pay Your Age" discount for kids ages 6-18 on Sunday, April 26.

Wildcat Mountain is scheduled to close Monday through Friday, April 27-May 1, but is planning to reopen for the May 2-3 weekend, conditions permitting. Wildcat was the first ski area to open in New Hampshire for the 2014/15 season on Nov. 9.

Up-to-date information, including snow report, spring ticket rates and discounts, is available at www.skiwildcat.com. In addition, 2015/16 season passes, valid at all three New Hampshire Peak Resorts ski areas including Wildcat Mountain, nearby Attitash Mountain Resort and Crotched Mountain, are now on sale.

In other New England spring ski area news, Sugarloaf in Maine had 86 of 160 trails and two lifts open as of Friday. It plans to remain open through May 3, conditions permitting. For further information, call (207) 237-2000 or visit www.sugarloaf.com. Fellow Boyne Resorts Maine ski area Sunday River, meanwhile, had 31 trails open. It will reopen April 25-26, then close midweek and reopen for the final day of the season May 2 for its annual Ski Maynia free day. Call 800-543-2754 for information.

In Vermont on Friday, Jay Peak had 49 of 78 trails and six of nine lifts, Killington had 40 of 155 and two lifts, Sugarbush had 16 of 111 trails and two of 16 lifts, and Okemo had 39 of 120 trails and two of 19 lifts.

For ski conditions in Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington, check www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org. U.S. Forest Service Snow Ranger Chris Joosen was reporting "considerable to moderate" avalanche danger in the ravine on Friday.Wildcat Mountain

 

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015 21:48

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Police investigate incident at CCFHS

BERLIN – Berlin police are still investigating a physical altercation between two men at Coos County Family Health Services on 133 Pleasant Street Monday.
Berlin Deputy Chief Brian Valerino said police were called to the health care provider's medical offices early afternoon Monday. No one was injured in the incident but Valerino said Tim Moreau, 29, was arrested on possession of drug charges following a preliminary investigation. The deputy chief said the investigation is continuing and additional charges may be filed.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015 21:48

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Berlin District Court news

 

Stephen Gregory, 27, Berlin, was found guilty of disorderly actions for a Jan. 28 incident in Berlin and was fined $100.

John Demers, 24, Berlin, was found guilty of the unlawful possession of alcohol for a Sept. 12, 2011 incident. He was fined $744. A charge of breach of bail was placed on file for one year pending good behavior.

A charge of simple assault against Kim Montgomery, 47, Berlin, was dismissed as the alleged victim and witness did not appear in court. The charge stemmed from a Nov. 24 incident in Berlin.

Mark Buber, 37, Gorham, was found guilty of driving in Berlin on Jan. 24 after the suspension of his license and was fined $620.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015 21:47

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