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YCN News: Kearsarge Area News Update 2/9/17

Weare Man Injured in Snowmobile Accident

A Weare, New Hampshire man was the victim of a snowmobile accident on Sunday, February 5th just after 4:30pm. Weare Police notified the New HAmpshire Fish and Game of a reported snowmobile crash on frozen Horace Lake. The operator of the snowmobile was identified as William Arnold, 36 of Weare. He was taken to Concord Hospital by Weare Ambulance and Rescue and responders say Arnold was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and that alcohol may have been a factor. The extent of Arnold’s injuries has not been released. Though helmets are not required for operators over the age of eighteen, the New Hampshire Fish and Game highly recommends it.

NH State Police Cruiser Sideswiped Along I89 by Dartmouth Student

A State Police cruiser was side-swiped on Friday morning on Interstate 89 going southbound in Hopkinton. The report says 21-year-old, Dartmouth College Student George Anthony Day-Reiss of Sailsbury, Connecticut was driving between 75 and 80 miles per hour when his 2003 Saab swiped the cruiser, which was parked in the breakdown lane with its emergency lights on. The trooper, who was not named in the press release from the state police, was outside of his cruiser making a traffic stop when the cruiser was hit. No one was injured. State police are now actively applying for a search warrant to review Day-Reiss’ cell phone records during the time of the crash.

Newport Mill Named to National Register of Historic Places

A local building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Dexter Richards and Sons Woolen Mill in Newport, built in 1905 is one of the latest additions to the national list. The mill is the last surviving textile mill in Newport and was one of the city’s largest and most successful industries and employers. Many of the buildings original features are still in place including wooden beams, windows with wheels and rod mechanisms to open transoms, beadboard enclosed staircases, and steel sliding fire doors. The addition to the national list means the owners of the mill can now be eligible for tax credits and grants for redevelopment.

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