Gilford doctor charged with DWI after car runs off Route 11-A

GILFORD – Police said Tuesday the man who lost control of his car while headed east on Route 11A near Gunstock and landed 15 feet down a steep embankment at 4:20 p.m. on Monday was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Dr. James H Clifford, 69, of 7 Portwalk Ave. Apt. 1307, in Portmouth was not injured in the wreck but needed to be extricated from his car by fire and rescue personnel.

Police confirmed Clifford is a physician at the Hillside Medical Park in Gilford. His online biography says he is a family practitioner.

– Gail Ober

Stamping Technologies of Laconia awarded NH Job Training grant

LACONIA — Stamping Technologies, Inc. is among seven companies in New Hampshire to receive a grant from the the New Hampshire Job Training Fund this month.

The grant of $4,500, which the firm will supplement with matching funds, will provide training for three employees in the ISO 9001 Collaborative of the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership. ISO 9001 refers to the criteria for quality management system set by the International Organization for Standardization.

More than a million companies in 170 countries, including Stamping Technologies, are certified to ISO 9001. Certification enables firms to compete in competitive global markets.

Founded in 1990, Stamping Technologies specializes in the manufacture of metal packages that house the computer chips and circuit boards that have become commonplace in modern industry. The company works with materials that can withstand extreme pressures and temperatures and to exacting stanof plus or minus one ten-thousandth of inch, or eight times smaller than a single strand of human hair.

– Michael Kitch

Laconia drug sweep nets 16, warrants out for 17 more

LACONIA — Police arrested 16 people yesterday for various counts of sales of controlled drugs in an early morning roundup that was widely spread throughout the city.

Capt. Matt Canfield said the arrests stem from multiple investigations into drug sales done by narcotics detectives over the past four or five months. In the past few years the city has conducted other similar wide-sweeping drug raids.

Canfield said the police had arrest warrants only and no additional drugs were confiscated. He said police charged Nicole Beaule, 30, of 24 Baldwin St. with being a felon in possession of a gun. He said police found the loaded .22 caliber hand gun while they were arresting her.

Others charged with conspiracy to sell drug or sales of controlled drugs were Justin Franquie, 24, of 26A Winter St; Brandon O'Brien, 22, of 17 Bay St.; Christopher Miles, 43, of 103 Blueberry Lane #86; Melissa Sylvia; 47 of 72 Batchelder St. #3; Frederick Sanborn, 42, of 72 Batchelder St; Emmie Landry, 21, of 99 Merrimac St.; Ashley Goyette, 24, of 32 High St.; Austin Brue, 23, 85 Sheridan St.; Tyler Young, 24, of 381 Union Road in Belmont; Nathan Greene, 23, of 12 Winter St. #3; Joseph Gillis, 22, of 16 Rowell St.; Damon Farriss, 24, of the Belknap County House of Corrections; Joseph Costello, 23, of the Belknap County House of Corrections; Kory Morrissette, 25, of 99 Merrimac St.; and Heather Daigneau, 26, of 479 Meadow Pond Road in Gilmanton.

Laconia Police also have arrest warrants for 17 addition people: Christopher Hodges, 40, of Laconia; Ashley Huckins, 37, of Laconia; Moniker Kemper, 31, of Laconia; Stephen Brue, 42 of Laconia; Ashley Murgatory, 29, of Laconia; Tirar Tortorello, 45, of Laconia; Katie Reinholtz, 30, of Laconia; Jessica Patten, 35, of Laconia; David Desbian, 23, of Laconia; Joshua VLK, 35, of Tilton; Jonathan Thayer, 33, no address given; Scott MacKay, 45, no address given; Krystal Sanborn, 33, no address given; Phay Pheuychandauong, 52 of Northfield, Myranda Clifton, 31, no address given; and William Kimball, 25, of either Laconia or Manchester.

Police said the locations of the people with outstanding warrants are where they possibly live. Anyone with any information about their whereabouts is asked to call the Laconia Police Department at 524-5252 or their local police department.