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Groveton receives grant for ventilators

by Tara Giles
Sports reporter - Coos County Democrat and Berlin Reporter
September 10, 2020
GROVETON — At the last Select Board meeting in Groveton, Selectman James Weagle updated those in attendance on current emergency statistics. According to Weagle, calls are up from last year. To date, there have been 364 calls, up from 42 from this time last year.

Currently there are no cases of Covid-19 in Northumberland. Weagle stated that opportunities from Covid-19 resulted in a grant for two ventilators.

In other town news, Ocean State Job Lot has donated PPE to the Groveton EMS and Northumberland Police Department.

A report from Police Chief Peter Pelletier stated that there have been 73 car stops made, five investigations, two crash investigations and 11 arrests this year.

"There is one criminal investigation going on that I'm proud of. Officers Mattson and Bishop did great for taking this on with the help of Officer Tetreault. This involves Federal, State and County authorities. About 66 hours or more have been devoted to this investigation," said Pelletier.

Due to nature of the incident, details cannot be shared at this time.

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