| December 21, 2020
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By PAULA TRACY, InDepthNH.org
CONCORD - In a proposed change to the state's bail reform law, those accused of violent crimes against individuals would appear before a judge rather than go to a bail commissioner.The 2018 bail reform law is not working entirely and law enforcement and at least one mayor would like to see changes, they told the state Senate Judiciary Committee.For the most violent crimes, defendants should be detained until they can go before a judge, senators were told on Wednesday."Victims of crime deserve much more than we are giving them," said Allen Aldenberg, chief of Manchester Police who testified in support of Senate Bill 248.Sponsored by state Sen. Daryl Abbas R-Salem, a similar bill offered by Democrats, Senate Bill 252 was also heard.
By GARRY RAYNO, InDepthNH.org
CONCORD — Changes to the Education Freedom Account program split the House Education Committee Wednesday and will be debated on the floor of the House later this month.
Waypoint RAPID RESPONSE appeal: urgent need for survival gear for youth
February 1, 2023, Manchester, NH…With bitter cold in the New Hampshire weather forecast, and limited capacity to shelter youth experiencing homelessness, Waypoint is putting out this urgent request to the community for donations of survival gear including the following: sleeping bags, winter jackets, tents, hand and foot warmers, gloves, hats, and blankets.
Donations may be dropped off between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, this Thursday and Friday, at the agency headquarters at 464 Chestnut Street in Manchester, or at the Youth Resource Center on 3 Wallace Street in Rochester.
Waypoint made over 1,500 contacts with youth experiencing homelessness in New Hampshire last year and has seen an influx of young people since the opening of the agency’s new overnight emergency shelter and youth resource centers last fall. The agency’s 14-bed shelter cannot accommodate the current and growing need.
By CHELSEA HENSLEY, InDepthNH.org
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Moose’s Pals, a weekly column devoted to pets that are available for adoption at local animal shelters.