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PSU hosting counter-terrorism conference

 

PLYMOUTH – A major conference zeroing in on topics related to security measures and terrorist activity -- both here and abroad -- will be conducted on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Plymouth State University Welcome Center and Ice Arena.

Several of the nation's top federal, state and local experts will present a wide range of current topics during this Northeast Summit on Cyber Security, Critical Infrastructure and Counter-Terrorism. The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will feature speakers, including Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen, New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Perry Plummer, New Hampshire Fusion Center Director and State Police Sgt. Chris Scott and several other law enforcement, cyber security and terrorism experts.

Global-threat Research LLC is presenting the summit at which law enforcement, emergency management, first responders, infrastructure companies and utilities will hear and speak with top counter-terrorism authorities.

Speakers headlining the summit include an FBI special agent who will speak on critical infrastructure protection, and PSU Assistant Vice President and Information Officer Richard Grossman who will speak on cyber crime prevention and strategies. Also an FBI supervisory special agent will speak on critical infrastructure protection.

PSU Special Investigator Jennifer Frank will speak on social media problems, and a U.S. Secret Service special agent will be speaking about counter-terrorism.

Several displays of materials featuring many important programs will be featured, including a CD, "The Grand Deception," recently produced by Steven Emerson, executive director of The Investigative Project. Authorities will also speak on networking, crypto, cyber and banking security.

The summit is being produced by the Global-threat Research LLC team led by Managing Director Richard Dion, Ph.D.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 07:58

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Spaghetti dinner to benefit Joyful Footsteps Preschool

ALTON — Joyful Footsteps Preschool will hold a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, October 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Community Church of Alton. The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children, and free for kids under 8 years of age. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 07:46

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LRGH Auxiliary Fall Craft Fair is on October 18

LACONIA —The LRGH Auxiliary Annual Fall Craft Fair being held on Saturday, October 18 at Laconia High School from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

Since 2002 it has been the commitment of the LRGH Auxiliary to provide breast cancer patients with a "comfort" tote bag of products and informational materials to help with recovery following surgery. Hundreds of patients have been helped by the Auxiliary's effort in the past twelve years.

The gym and hallway will be filled to capacity with vendors selling a wide variety of handcrafted creations, artwork and home cooked foods. Some terrific new vendors have joined the event to enhance variety and add to the talented works of our returning vendors. Shoppers need to arrive early to shop for the best selection. Plenty of parking is available and the event is handicap accessible.

The annual bake sale will offer a huge selection of delicious baked goods. The craft raffle this year will feature over 50 items, which have been donated to us by our vendor participants, area merchants and friends of the Auxiliary.

Once again a "Dine the Lakes Region" door prize will be awarded. It is valued at $100 and features gift certificates to Lakes Region restaurants. Anyone that attends is eligible to enter to win. Entry tickets for the door prizes will be available at the main entrance. You do not have to be present to win the door prize. Food and drink will again be offered by Annie's Café and Catering. A variety of breakfast and lunch selections and baked goodies will be for sale. Annie will again offer a "Pink Plate Combo Special" with a portion of the proceeds donated to help the Auxiliary provide "comfort" bags. Annie will offer food and beverages from the start of the fair until 2:30 p.m. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 07:40

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Dining at Patrick’s Pub Oct. 5-9 will help family recover from accident

GILFORD — A dining-out benefit is being planned to help a local family struggling to pay its bills following a serious accident.

The event to help Michelle Maslanka and her family will take place Sunday, Oct. 5, through Thursday, Oct. 9, at Patrick's Pub and Eatery.

Maslanka and her 6-year-old daughter where involved in a traffic accident on July 22. The daughter was released that evening from the hospital. However, Maslanka is recovering from a broken neck and her colleagues at Awakening Chiropractic in Tilton wanted to help her and her family reduce stress by providing financial assistance to them.

Those who wish to help can do so by dining at Patrick's Oct. 5 through Oct. 9, and telling their server they are there to help the Hook/Maslanka Family. Patrick's will then donate 25 percent of the bill to the family.

Organizers said they are very grateful to Patrick's their support of the effort to help the family.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 10:26

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