GORHAM -- Two candidates have filed for the one year Gorham seat on the GRS Cooperative school board. Edwin Giron and Lori Boisselle have filed.
Both candidates were asked to write a brief piece outlining their backgrounds and explaining why they were running for school board. The Berlin Daily Sun did not receive a response from Boisselle.
Dr. Edwin Giron
My name is Dr. Edwin Giron and I am a general dentist working at Gorham Family Dentistry in Gorham. I've been working there since we opened the office in 2002. Before that I worked in a dental office in North Conway from 2000 to 2002 after finishing my dental education at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. I've been married to my wife, Victoria Barnett Giron since 2001. I haven't held school or town offices before.
I am a firm believer in education because a good education will open doors to opportunities not always available to everyone. I feel that an important part of the job of the school board is to support initiatives that will further education for the students. We live in a
global economy and the reality is that many of our students will be competing with people from all over the world for some of the positions they will seek. The better prepared they are the better their chances will be to succeed.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:38
DUMMER -Incumbent selectwoman Dianne Labbe has filed for re-election to the board. She is being challenged by Richard Ouellette for the position. Both candidates were asked to write a brief piece outlining their backgrounds and explaining why they were running for the board. The Berlin Daily Sun did not receive a response from Labbe.
Richard “Gus” Ouellette
I have lived in Dummer for the past nine years. I am married and have two boys. I work at Berlin Foundry and Machine and have been there for the past 18 years.
The job of a selectman is to be a part of a team that oversees the day to day operations of a town. The basic function consists of calling town meetings, proposing budgets to town meeting, calling elections, setting certain fees, and creating basic regulations. Most importantly, we should be there to listen to the people of our town and make decisions based on what is best for those people.
I had several people approach me and ask me to run for selectmen. They feel it is time for a change in how our town is being run, and I agree. I’m not one to sit around and complain. If you want to see a change you have to be willing to make that change yourself.
We have several big projects that are currently on the table. I can’t promise that it will go one way or the other if I’m elected. What I can say is that I will go with what the voters want. I will take their decision and look into what would be the most cost effective way to get the job done. It’s time to start making decisions for our town based on what is in the best interest of the town.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:36
Written by Barbara Tetreault
PITTSBURG - A teen was injured in a snowmobile accident on Primary Trail 142 Thursday afternoon.
Tyler DeMond, 19, of Moultonborough was a passenger on a snowmobile operated by Taylor Smith, 19, of Meredith. Smith failed to navigate a left turn, causing the right ski of the snowmobile to go off the trail. Both teens were thrown off the snowmobile. DeMond struck a tree and suffered severe injuries.
Colebrook Dispatch Center received a call reporting the accident at 3:19 p.m. Fish and Game Officers Glen Lucas and Eric Fluette responded to the scene along with the 45th Parallel EMS and Pittsburg Fire and Rescue. DeMond was transported to Upper Connecticut Hospital in Colebrook where his injuries were described as non-life threatening. Smith was uninjured.
Fish and Game said inexperience was the main contributing factor in the accident. Both teens were wearing helmets.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:35
ERROL - A Dummer woman was reportedly operating a snowmobile at a high rate of speed on Lake Umbagog when she was injured Saturday afternoon.
Roxanne Bonney, 43, was thrown from her snowmobile after it struck a rock wall that was exposed due to the water level. The impact stopped the snowmobile abruptly according to a press release issued by N.H. Fish and Game. The accident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. Errol Rescue responded top the scene and transported Bonney by ambulance to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. A report on Facebook indicated Bonney suffered a bruised lung, fracture in her back and compression fractures in three vertebrae
Fish and Game warned that while most frozen bodies of water do not have designated speed limits, operation is required to be reasonable and prudent under existing conditions to avoid collisions.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 00:19