GORHAM – The semi-annual DEA Drug Takeback was a resounding success, Gorham Police Lieutenant Jennifer Lemoine said. The most recent takeback was held Saturday, April 27, and 33.5 pounds of medications were collected.
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By Debra Thornblad
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Written by Barbara Tetreault
BERLIN – Two Berlin police officers will be honored as heroes and will receive a Union Leader Hero Award next week in Concord.
Sgt. Nathan Roy and Officer Matthew Carter are being recognized for entering a burning Western Avenue home in the early morning hours of Sept. 16, 2012 and rescuing Cynthia Gagnon.
City Manager Patrick MacQueen Monday night reported the city has been notified Roy and Carter will each receive a Hero Award in a ceremony at the state house next Wednesday that will be attended by Gov. Maggie Hassan.
The award is given annually to residents who have risked their lives to save or attempt to save the life of another during the previous year. MacQueen called it a great honor for Roy and Carter and the city.
In an interview with The Berlin Daily Sun the day after the fire, Carter said the back of the building was engulfed in flames when the officers arrived at the scene. Knowing Gagnon lived in the building, the two immediately went to see if she was in the building.
Carter said he went to the front door while Roy kicked in a side entrance. Once in the building, Roy could hear Gagnon yelling for help. She was on the floor but Carter said the heavy smoke in the building prevented Roy from being able to see her clearly. Gagnon stuck her hand out and Roy grabbed it as Carter came over to help drag her from the building. Minutes after the two men pulled Gagnon to safety, the front part of the house where she was found caught fire.
The actions of Carter and Roy were noted by the Berlin Fire Department, which sent a letter to the city council following the fire.
"The two officers made a split second decision to enter the structure and rescue the occupant. They most definitely saved this individual's life. Sometimes it is easy to forget that the first responders in our community face difficult challenges on a daily basis. But this morning Sergeant Roy and Officer Carter answered this challenge heroically," the letter stated.
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By Debra Thornblad
Suzanne Brown, 47, Conway, was indicted on a charge of issuing bad checks. According to the indictment, on July 31, 2011, she wrote a check for over $1,500 drawn on the account of New Hampshire Institute of Agriculture and Forestry, knowing there wasn't sufficient funds in the account to cover it.
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