Apr 3, 2017
City of Portsmouth and The Gas Light restaurant are going to court May 12. TGL is suing Portsmouth to prevent them from forcing an enclosure to be built around their outdoor deck space. Portsmouth health dept ordered its outdoor deck to be enclosed, saying that was part of the permitting process. But this is this the first time the HD has requested it in 26 years of operation.
"Attny Sullivan (op Ports)replies in his answer to the suit, "The city has worked with many proprietors of outdoor restaurants and all of them have worked with the city to create appropriate barriers to protect the equipment uses in outdoor bars and restaurants from the health risks of rats, insects and other vectors of disease that can injure public health, which includes not only the citizens of Portsmouth but its visitors."
And of course Attny Sullivan says: ""The Health Officer has the authority to prevent the use of unprotected equipment not only because it fails to protect the public health by eliminating the access of rats, other rodents, birds, insects, pollution, intentional tampering and contamination by people, but also presents a public health nuisance by providing food, water and harborage to these pests, which attracts and sustains their population." By any means necessary is what he means
A correctional officer was arrested after allegedly attempting to bring heroin into the county jail on Wednesday, according to law enforcement. Bryant Shipman, 25, of Rochester, was charged with delivery of articles, a felony, according to a release from the Strafford County Sheriff's Office. Shipman was detained before entering the housing area of the facility.
Sheriff David Dubois said Wednesday night the investigation has been ongoing for about a month. He would not comment on whether investigators believe Shipman was providing the controlled drug to inmates or how much heroin was alleged to been found on him. Dubois did say future charges are possible.
Shipman is being held on $35,000 cash bail at the Strafford County jail where he worked.
MA prosecutors are taking this step because drug lab chemist Annie Dookahn pled guilty in 2012 of falsifying test results in favor of law enforcement and tampering with evidence over a nine year period starting in 2003. That adds up to 1 in 6 drug cases in MA during that time period.
The MA chapter of the ACLU pressed the court to vacate en-masse because they said it would take 48 years to assign public defenders to each defendant.
The court declined this but ordered state prosecutors to dismiss all cases they would not or could not re-prosecute. They have 90 days to comply. On April 18th.
Go Banking dot com survey results say that It’s cheaper by far to own and operate a car in New Hampshire than anywhere else in the nation.
The three-year cost to own an average car here is $9,021 which is $1,067 less than in North Carolina, the second most affordable state.
Here’s how New Hampshire stacked up in the major
• Auto Insurance: $941 per year, fifth lowest in the U.S.; Maine was lowest in the nation, Michigan highest with an average bill of $2,738. New Hampshire does not mandate automobile insurance coverage and it’s a fault state, meaning rates are raised for those who cause accident claims;
• Repairs: $389 annually, 22nd lowest in the US; Maine was fifth lowest and the U.S. average was $387
• Taxes: $0, New Hampshire is one of only four states that does not levy a sales tax on car sales.
However, the survey didn't include the municipal registration fee which varies town to town. A new 3000 lb. Vehicle is $540 in Concord
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