Sanbornton administrator not invited back

SANBORNTON — The Selectboard has chosen not to renew Town Administrator Bob Veloski's contract, The Daily Sun has learned.

Veloski has been the town administrator for seven years and will leave the office after July 31. He has served in the same capacity in Bristol, Tilton, and Hopkinton before coming to Sanbornton to replace Bruce Kneuer.

Board Chair Dave Nickerson was unavailable for comment yesterday and no additional information was available at press time.

6 to be interviewed for Moultonborough position

MOULTONBOROUGH — The field of 38 candidates who applied to succeed Carter Terenzini as town administrator as been winnowed to a half-dozen, who will interviewed today and tomorrow, after which the Board of Selectmen will interview as many as three finalists on Thursday.

The six semi-finalists will first be interviewed by a panel consisting of five residents and two town employees, then by officials of Municipal Resources, Inc. (MRI), which has assisted the town with the search for and screening of candidates. The selectmen could reach a decision after interviewing the finalists on Thursday, but have also agreed to meet on Monday morning if necessary.

In May the Board of Selectmen held a public forum and conducted a public survey to solicit the perspectives about the qualities and characteristics residents expected in the town administrator.

Ternzini resigned in March after dodging several attempts to oust him. Since then Scott Kimmond, Highway Agent and Director of Public Works, has managed day-to-day operations as "administrative liaison" while Carol Granfield, once town manager in Meredith who works with MRI, has worked two-and-a-half days a weeks in an interim capacity.

Man said to have caused $3k in damage to car while fleeing from Laconia police on foot

LACONIA — Police here charged a Franklin man with one count of misdemeanor criminal mischief and one count of resisting arrest on Sunday night for allegedly running from police and damaging a car while fleeing.

Affidavits filed in Circuit Court said police responded to Dunkin' Donuts on South Main Street at 11:33 p.m. for a report of a man wearing a white T-shirt who was acting suspiciously by repeatedly walking in and out of the store. The caller said Gregory Brock, 28, of 11 Pine Street Apt. 1 also appeared to be "under the influence of drugs".

When an officer arrived, he saw Brock, who fit the description and was walking out of the store. Brock gave the officer his name and date of birth, but noted in his affidavit that Brock appeared "very nervous" and continued to make "furtive movements".

The officer learned Brock was wanted on an outstanding warrant but affidavits said when he went to place him under arrest, Brock ran in the direction of the nearby Meredith Village Savings Bank. While running, police said he dented the side door panel of a car that didn't belong to him, causing about $3,000 in damages.

After his video arraignment in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division, Brock was ordered held on $5,000 cash bail.