BELMONT — A Loudon man suffered what police described as minor injuries and was cited for illegally overtaking on the right when the car he was driving struck a tractor trailer on Route 106 at Higgins Drive yesterday.
According to police, the tractor trailer, owned by All Metals Industries, Inc. of Belmont and driven by Leonard Pickering, 43, was making a right hand turn from Route 106 on to Higgins Drive, where the firm is located. As Pickering turned, Junru Feng, 25, of Loudon, driving a four-door Honda Civic tried to pass his truck on the shoulder. In the collision, the front-end of the Honda wedged itself under the step on the passenger side of the truck.
Feng was transported to Lakes Region General Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. The step and the fuel tank of the truck were damaged, but the fuel tank was not ruptured.
Officers from the New Hampshire State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (Troop G) assisted with the investigation.
Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 03:35
LACONIA — The southbound lane of Union Avenue was closed and northbound traffic slowed to a crawl between Lakeport Square and McIntyre Circle for about an hour after two vehicles collided in the center of the roadway just south of Lake Street shortly before noon yesterday.
A Honda Ridgeline, driven northbound by Karen Craver, 51, of Gilford and a Jeep Liberty, driven southbound by Zachary Pearson, 20, of Laconia, collided obliquely near where the center lane on Union Avenue ends and the left turn lane to Lake Street (Weirs Blvd.) begins.
Neither motorist was with a passenger and both were treated for non-life threatening injuries at Lakes Region General Hospital. Both vehicles suffered severe damage. Police officers from both Laconia and Gilford diverted traffic around the scene of the accident for nearly an hour.
Lieutenant Rick Simmons said that the cause of the accident remains under investigation.
CAPTION: Both vehicles suffered severe damage, but their drivers escaped without serious injury when they collided nearly head-on on Union Avenue near McIntyre Circle around noon yesterday. Traffic crept along Union Avenue for nearly an hour until the vehicles were towed and the roadway cleared. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Michael Kitch).
Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 03:32
A story published on the front page of our Saturday, July 27 edition about the untimely death of 20-year-old Laconia resident Lance Reason contained inaccurate information about his relationship to the woman in whose house he was living. The story stated that Mr. Reason was in the home of his foster mother at the time of his death. In fact, Aprill Morgan was originally a foster mother to Mr. Reason but she legally adopted him as her son in 2008.
Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 03:28
LACONIA — Although Justice Timothy Vaughan of Grafton County Superior Court ruled that the Belknap County Convention violated the state's "Right-to-Know" law by electing its officers in November 2012 by secret ballot, Tom Tardif and Dave Gammon, who brought the suit, are seeking punishment as well as vindication. Last week the pair, representing themselves, asked the court to reconsider its decision not to impose one of several penalties authorized by the law.
Vaughan agreed that the convention "directly violated" RSA 91-A:2, II, which prescribes that all meetings of a public body shall be open to the public and that "no vote while in open session may be taken by secret ballot." But, he found that the convention "realized their error" and held a second election, which with only one exception mirrored the outcome of the first and held that to strike the election and order another "would be an exercise in futility and a further waste of resources". Likewise,the justice found no evidence that the convention acted in bad faith and declined to impose civil penalties or order that its members undergo remedial training in the law.
In their motion for reconsideration, Tardif and Gammon remind the court that in 2007 the Belknap County Convention elected Sheriff Craig Wiggin by secret ballot, prompting a legal challenge that was decided against the convention by the New Hampshire Supreme Court. At the same time, they claim that because the original election was conducted contrary to law, the convention was not properly organized, casting doubt on the legitimacy of its subsequent actions. They ask the court to require "any elected officer, employee or other administrative of Belknap County" to undergo remedial training in the interpretation and application of the "Right-to-Know" law at the county's expense. They also asked the court to order that secret ballots cast in the original election be disclosed to the public.
Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 03:24
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