New Hampshire: Have you seen Adam Camarato, 32, of Eliot, Maine? He’s missing.

Adam Camarato, 32, of Eliot was last seen around 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 in downtown Portsmouth, according to the city’s police department.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Police in New Hampshire are asking for the public’s help finding a man from Maine who went missing last weekend.

Adam Camarato, 32, of Eliot was last seen around 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 in downtown Portsmouth, according to the city’s police department.

Camarato was wearing a ball cap, a dark long-sleeved top, and jeans.

Anyone with information about Camarato’s location is asked to contact the Portsmouth Police Communications Center at 603-436-2145.

New Hampshire: Hit and runs lead to DWI arrest of Robert Harris of Vermont in Campton

26-year-old Robert Harris of St. Johnsbury, Vermont involved in a hit and run accident on Tuesday. Trooper Lori Terhune said after she stopped driver Robert Harris, she learned that he had hit and heavily damaged two other vehicles along the way.

CAMPTON, N.H. — New Hampshire State Police received several reports of a car driving erratically on Interstate 93 between Concord and New Hampton on Tuesday.

Witnesses who called in said the Hyundai Sonata was weaving from lane to lane, tailgating, and passing in the breakdown lane.

A short time later, state police say Trooper Lori Terhune spotted the car traveling on I-93 in the town of Holderness. As the car passed, Terhune noted that it was speeding and continuing to operate erratically. She caught up to and eventually stopped the car along Interstate 93 in the town of Campton.

The driver and sole occupant of the car was identified as 26-year-old Robert Harris of St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

Terhune said after she stopped Harris, she learned that he had hit and heavily damaged two other vehicles along the way. He had left the scene of both collisions.

Harris submitted to a field sobriety test and was subsequently arrested and charged with DWI, conduct after an accident, reckless driving, and resisting arrest or detention for fighting with Terhune during the booking process.

Harris will be required to appear in court on the charges.

Police say the investigation is active and on-going.

Anyone who was traveling on Interstate 93 Northbound in the area at the time, or who may be a witness to this incident, is encouraged to contact Trooper Lori Terhune at 603-223-8767 or Lori.Terhune@dos.nh.gov

New Hampshire: Hampton death of 34-year-old Juan Astacio Gonzalez ruled a homicide

Police were called to an apartment in Hampton on Saturday, April 20, where they found 34-year-old Juan Astacio Gonzalez unconscious with obvious injuries. Gonzalez was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
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HAMPTON, New Hampshire — The death of a man in Hampton, New Hampshire over the weekend has been ruled a homicide as police continue to investigate.

Police were called to an apartment in Hampton on Saturday, April 20, where they found 34-year-old Juan Astacio Gonzalez unconscious with obvious injuries. Gonzalez was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and ruled the death a homicide but police are withholding further details of Gonzalez’s death as they continue to investigate.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call the New Hampshire State Police at (603) 223-4381.

New Hampshire: Fatal car crash in Seabrook

The crash happened on Route 286 around 3:00am on Sunday.
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SEABROOK, N.H. — Seabrook Police respond to route 286 in the area of the Seabrook Waste Water Treatment Plant around 3:00am on Sunday.

Officers found a single motor vehicle that had crashed into a tree and fully engulfed in flames.

A sole occupant was found deceased in the vehicle after the fire department was able to put out the flames.

“This accident is particularly tragic, the Seabrook Police Department extends our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of the victim.” said Seabrook Acting Chief of Police Brett Walker in a press release from the department.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner scheduled for early this week.

Seabrook police is looking for additional information on this crash is asked to contact Detective Frank Brown at the Seabrook Police Department 603-474-5200 or Investigator Shana Clark at the Office of the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Bureau of Investigation 603-223-4289.

Maine: Legislative Update from Senator Brownie Carson

Banning disposable Styrofoam dishware 

This week in Augusta, the Maine House and Senate voted unanimously to ban disposable cups, plates, and other products made of polystyrene, otherwise known as Styrofoam. On the Senate floor on Tuesday, I spoke in favor of the bill, LD 289 “An Act To Prohibit the Use of Certain Disposable Food Service Containers,” sponsored by Rep. Stanley Zeigler:

“I think we all know the perils of polystyrene, how it stays in the environment if not forever, for hundreds of years; how it can’t be recycled; and the other problems that it has. I want to report that I had a brief conversation with the plant manager of Huhtamaki, the former Keyes Fibre plant in Waterville yesterday. That plant has been in business putting Maine people to work since 1903. Huhtamaki makes recycled and recyclable paper products including single use food containers.

They buy newsprint on the open market, bring it to Maine, make pulp out of it, and make trays for multiple cups of coffee or other beverages. They make food trays that are both from recycled material and compostable, and importantly they make some, but not all, of the single use food containers such as paper plates. They are safe, they are made from recyclable material, they are recyclable themselves, and Huhtamaki in Waterville, Maine puts 500 men and women to work with good paying jobs. I urge you please to follow my light and vote ought to pass.” The bill faces a final vote in the Senate before it is sent to Governor Mills.

Expanding mental health education in Maine schools 

One of my top priorities this session is to ensure that health education in Maine schools includes lessons about mental health. A bill I sponsored, LD 1024 “An Act To Include Mental Health Education in Maine Schools,” was approved by the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee on April 8.

It is rare that we pick up a report on children’s health today that does not reference mental health.

Teaching our kids how to be more conversant about mental health will surely bring this subject out of the shadows. It will help kids who are experiencing mental health problems to recognize them and seek counseling or peer support more often. LD 1024 would require health education instruction in elementary, middle, junior high and high schools to include lessons in mental health and the relationship between physical and mental health. The bill now faces votes before the Maine House and Senate.

Lowering the cost of prescription drugs 

This week I also testified before the Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee in support of legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs in Maine. Getting prescription drug prices under control is critically important because prescription costs drive up overall health care costs. In order to provide relief to Maine people, we must properly regulate pharmacy benefit managers — companies that are taking advantage of Maine people by manipulating the prices of drugs to their own benefit.

The cost of prescription drugs is one of the biggest drivers of rising health care costs in the country. In the U.S., one in four Americans struggles to pay for their prescription medication while one in ten Americansdoes not take their medicine as prescribed to stay afloat. According to the National Academy for State Health Policy, about 200 bills have been filed in 42 state legislatures to address the cost of prescription drugs. Of those bills, 88 have to do with pharmacy benefit managers, 25 are related to wholesale importation, and 13 are related to drug affordability review or rate setting.

Studying the proposed CMP Corridor 

On Wednesday, the Environment Committee voted in favor of my bill to require a study of the CMP Corridor’s impact on greenhouse gas emissions. The bill, LD 640, was approved by a 10-3 vote. It now heads to the House and Senate. I feel that this study is absolutely crucial as legislators, regulators, and the public consider whether this project should move forward or not.

Creating a paid family and medical leave program 

Finally, I testified as a cosponsor this morning on Speaker Sara Gideon’s paid family and medical leave legislation, LD 1410. I believe this legislation is important for many reasons. This program will provide employers with a higher likelihood of experienced employees returning after time off because of illness or family leave-making for a more stable and seasoned work force for that employer. Maine workers will also feel more valued and respected: paid family and medical leave will allow them to tend to important responsibilities without having to leave, or be fired from, a job because they need to care for a new child or an aging parent.

Some Maine workers have paid family and medical leave now through employer-designed programs or collective bargaining agreements. But many do not. All Maine workers should have this benefit.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, you can reach me at Brownie.Carson@legislature.maine.gov or (207) 287-1515. You can also follow me on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/BrownieForMaine/. I look forward to serving you in the coming year.

Best regards,

Maine: Casco’s Kate Hall wins national long jump title

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Casco’s Kate Hall added another title to her trophy case, winning the women’s long jump at the 2019 Toyota USATF Indoor Championships in Staten Island, New York Saturday.

Hall won the long jump with a 6.51m leap.

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The Casco native, who had an impressive career start while at Lake Region High School, will be forgoing her senior season at the University of Georgia to train in Maine for the 2019 World Championships and a shot at qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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Maine: N.H. man Shawn Hunt hit by shotgun pellets while rabbit hunting in Maine

Shawn Hunt, 36, of Lebanon, New Hampshire, was on a guided hunt Tuesday in Pleasant Ridge Plantation when he was injured, authorities said.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Game wardens say a New Hampshire man was struck in the head with shotgun pellets while rabbit hunting in Maine.

Authorities say 36-year-old Shawn Hunt, of Lebanon, New Hampshire, was on a guided hunt Tuesday morning in Pleasant Ridge Plantation when he was injured.

Lt. Kevin Adam with the Maine Warden Service says Hunt had instructed a teen to shoot a hare. He was hit with several pellets from the teen’s gun.

Hunt was taken to a hospital in Skowhegan for treatment. Adam says the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Game wardens are still investigating.