Gilford BudCom member involved in Pa. motorcycle accident

GILFORD — Budget Committee member Harry Bean, his wife Priscilla and two relatives were involved in a double motorcycle crash in Pennsylvania Friday evening while returning home from a family event.

Bean, who has two broken ribs, said the two couples were on Rte. 81 near Pine Grove, Pa., in a construction zone when the car in front on them came to an abrupt stop.

He said he was able to swerve but lost control and landed in the grass near the highway. His relatives also crashed and landed in the grass.

"We were very lucky," Bean said.

He said his sister-in-law was admitted to a hospital for treatment for a broken collarbone and ribs. His son drove to the area and picked up his wife and relatives, but Bean was driving his motorcycle, which wasn't damaged, home.


Holderness begins search for new town administrator

HOLDERNESS — Efforts are underway to replace Walter Johnson, who has been appointed town administrator in Moultonborough after serving in the same capacity in Holderness for the past decade.

Shelagh Connelly, who chairs the Board of Selectmen said that town officials are working with the New Hampshire Municipal Association, Municipal Managers Association of New Hampshire and other professional employment services. Resumes will be accepted through September 1 with an eye to having a town administrator at work by the middle of October. Resumes should be forwarded to the Holderness Town Office, P.O. Box 203, Holderness, NH 03245.

Connelly said that "during the past 10 years Walter has been successful working with the Selecboard and committee members as well as staff and the community at large to improve the administration of town government here in Holderness. The board wishes him great success in his new position."

Robbery of $400 cash reported on South Main Street

LACONIA — Police are seeking help from the public in their investigation of a reported robbery that allegedly took place on South Main Street, near Vista Foods, shortly before midnight last Saturday.

The victim, described only as a local man, told police that a dark colored Pontiac Grand Am, driven by a woman, drew up to the curb and one of several men in the car got out. He claimed the man struck him with a crow bar and took approximately $400 in cash from his backpack. Police said the reported victim showed no visible signs of an injury.

According to police, the victim said he was set up by an acquaintance and insisted that the incident had nothing to do with drugs, but then turned uncooperative under questioning.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the Laconia Police Department at 524-5252.