Chelsea Belliveau – Rochester New Hampshire News https://rochesternhnews.com Official News Portal Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:30:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 https://i2.wp.com/rochesternhnews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/114/2017/06/cropped-color-seal-correct.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Chelsea Belliveau – Rochester New Hampshire News https://rochesternhnews.com 32 32 129230579 *MEDIA ADVISORY* Rochester to Dedicate POW/MIA Display at City Hall https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/06/11/media-advisory-rochester-to-dedicate-pow-mia-display-at-city-hall/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/06/11/media-advisory-rochester-to-dedicate-pow-mia-display-at-city-hall/#respond Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:50:38 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1744 ROCHESTER -- City Manager Daniel Fitzpatrick is pleased to announce that the city of Rochester will be holding a dedication ceremony for a new POW/MIA Missing Man display later this month and invites the public to attend.

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ROCHESTER — City Manager Daniel Fitzpatrick is pleased to announce that the city of Rochester will be holding a dedication ceremony for a new POW/MIA Missing Man display later this month and invites the public to attend.

WHEN:

Thursday, June 21, at 9 a.m.

WHERE:

City Hall, 31 Wakefield St. (First floor, outside of the city manager’s office)

WHAT:

Gordon Oliver, chaplain of the Rochester Veteran’s Council, will be performing a dedication ceremony at City Hall for the new POW/MIA Missing Man Table display which will consist of a table and chair.

The chair was donated by the Rolling Thunder Veterans Organization and the Public Works Department will be donating a table and table settings to complete the display.

Together, the two donations are meant to honor all of America’s prisoners of war and personnel missing in action.

“We want to honor all those who serve in our military, especially those who were unable to return home to their families,” said City Manager Fitzpatrick. “By creating this display at City Hall, we hope to keep their memory alive.”

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Regional Warming Shelter Opens in Rochester, Donations Being Accepted https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/01/04/regional-warming-shelter-opens-rochester-donations-accepted/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/01/04/regional-warming-shelter-opens-rochester-donations-accepted/#respond Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:38:28 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1072 ROCHESTER -- The City of Rochester announces that a new 24-hour warming shelter has opened and will be accepting donations.

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ROCHESTER — The City of Rochester announces that a new 24-hour warming shelter has opened and will be accepting donations.

The new 24-hour warming shelter is located at the National Guard Armory, 106 Brock St. and will remain open for 24 hours a day until a decision is made to cease operations. Additional volunteers are needed for the duration of the shelter. Those who wish to sign up can do so by clicking here. To contact the warming shelter by phone, call 978-378-5094.

In order to assist with the ongoing homeless prevention efforts at the warming shelter and supporting agencies serving the homeless in the region, donations will be accepted at the Community Action Partnership of Strafford County office, located at 10 Cold Spring Manor. 

The Community Action Partnership of Strafford County office will be accepting donations on Friday Jan. 5 from 12-6 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The following items are needed:

  • Winter jackets (adult sizes small through plus size for both men and women)
  • Winter boots (outdoor boots men and women sizes 7-12)
  • Snow pants (men and women all sizes)
  • Ski gloves and mittens
  • Subzero sleeping bags (new)
  • Sleeping mats for camping (new)
  • Large and extra-large duffel bags

Note: Donations must be new or slightly used and clean.

Gift cards in amounts ranging from $10-25 for the following:

  • Gas cards
  • Rite Aid/Walgreens/CVS
  • Salvation Army
  • Goodwill
  • Walmart
  • Market Basket
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • McDonald’s or Wendy’s

Monetary donations to purchase the following:

  • Bus passes from COAST (agencies can purchase as needed, donors can designate)
  • Hotels for bitterly cold nights or when shelters are booked
  • Special supplies such as formula, medication refills, etc.
  • Documentation such as driver’s license, birth certificate, etc. to help obtain services, medical benefits, military IDs
  • Transportation for clients that can access permanent living out of state with family but do not have the financial means to get there

In addition, clients are in need of specific services to help obtain transportation and housing, such as:

  • Car repair assessment and possible donated work or at a reduced rate
  • Legal assistance for housing and criminal issues
  • Available housing that accepts Section 8, VASH, or sliding scale

“We are so proud to see the community coming together to help those in need during this terrible weather,” Mayor Caroline McCarley said. “Anyone who is able to donate, even a few items of clothing or volunteering their time, is encouraged to do so.”

Donations can be made payable to Community Action Partnership of Strafford County. Please include Regional Emergency Consolidated Donations in the memo line. Donations can also be mailed to CAPSC, Attn: Advancement Office, PO Box 160, Dover, NH 03821-0160 or made online at straffordcap.org/donate. Please note Regional Emergency Consolidated Donations in the comments when making your online donation.

“This shelter will provide much needed relief for many residents in our community,” City Manager Dan Fitzpatrick said. “We hope that we will be able to serve even more people with the donation center opening tomorrow.”

Questions regarding donations should be directed to 603-435-2500 ext. 8138.

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Rochester Warming Center Update https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/12/30/rochester-warming-center-update/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/12/30/rochester-warming-center-update/#respond Sat, 30 Dec 2017 22:34:57 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1064 ROCHESTER -- The Rochester Warming Center has important updates. Effective Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, the following will be in place:

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ROCHESTER — The Rochester Warming Center has important updates. Effective Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, the following will be in place:

  • The warming center will be open 24 hours until Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at 8 a.m.
  • Starting Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, the warming center will only be open during the overnight from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily.
  • The coalition of providers and the City of Rochester will meet on Tuesday to determine the need for the duration of services for an overnight warming center.
  • Warm meals and showers will be available to anyone utilizing the center while in operation until Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.
  • There are no medical services available at the warming center. If you are in need of medical help, please seek help with your healthcare provider, urgent care or hospital.
  • The warming center is thankful for the generous donations. The center is not accepting additional donations as of Saturday, Dec. 30. We encourage everyone to donate to local food pantries and shelters to support the long term needs of the homeless in the county.
  • If you need assistance and cannot access the warming center, please call 211.

The community of providers and City are thankful for the outpouring of support for our most vulnerable residents during this extreme weather event.

Warming Center address:

  • Rochester Community Center, 150 Wakefield St., entrance in the back (opposite side of Spaulding High School)
  • Warming Center phone: 1-978-378-5094
  • Coast bus stop Route 6 and Route 2, bus stop if located outside of community center, across from England Pizza/McDonald’s.

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Rochester Water Treatment Plant Featured in Journal of The New England Water Works Association https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/12/19/rochester-water-treatment-plant-featured-journal-new-england-water-works-association/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/12/19/rochester-water-treatment-plant-featured-journal-new-england-water-works-association/#respond Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:02:21 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1029 The City of Rochester's Water Department was recently featured in the December issue of the Journal of The New England Water Works Association. Over a six-page spread, the article highlighted basic facts about the system, the history of the city's water department, sources of water supply, water treatment, distribution and management.

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The City of Rochester’s Water Department was recently featured in the December issue of the Journal of The New England Water Works Association. Over a six-page spread, the article highlighted basic facts about the system, the history of the city’s water department, sources of water supply, water treatment, distribution and management.

The city’s dual traveling bridge filtration and backwash system at its surface water treatment facility is featured on the front page of the journal — the system was recently redesigned and rebuilt between 2015-2016.

Click here to read the full article.

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City of Rochester Holds Successful Employee Holiday Drive https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/12/11/city-rochester-holds-successful-employee-holiday-drive/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/12/11/city-rochester-holds-successful-employee-holiday-drive/#respond Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:54:18 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1019 ROCHESTER -- City Manager Daniel Fitzpatrick is pleased to announce that Rochester's municipal employees donated a variety of items to the Families in Transition of the Rochester School Department program through a holiday drive.

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ROCHESTER — City Manager Daniel Fitzpatrick is pleased to announce that Rochester’s municipal employees donated a variety of items to the Families in Transition of the Rochester School Department program through a holiday drive.

Rochester City employees collected winter clothing and boots, personal care items, non-perishable food items and toys to donate to the Families in Transition program, which ensures students who are in transitional living situations have what they need to be successful in school.

The holiday drive began on Nov. 13 and wrapped up last Friday at a breakfast for city and school staff members who assisted with organizing donations from their departments.

“These employee holiday drives always prove to be successful thanks to the generosity of our city employees,” City Manager Fitzpatrick said. “I would like to thank everyone who assisted with organizing this drive to help make the holiday season more enjoyable for those in need.”

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Municipal employees of the City of Rochester collected food, clothing and toys to donate to the Families in Transition of the Rochester School Department program during the annual Employee Holiday Drive. (Courtesy Photo)

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Local Gym Collects 70 Bags of Donated Food for Spaulding High School Food Pantry https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/10/31/local-gym-collects-70-bags-donated-food-spaulding-high-school-food-pantry/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/10/31/local-gym-collects-70-bags-donated-food-spaulding-high-school-food-pantry/#respond Tue, 31 Oct 2017 19:42:50 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=796 ROCHESTER -- Spaulding High School Principal Justin Roy is pleased to announce that the Spaulding High School Raider Station student food pantry received a large donation of nutrient-rich foods through a drive at Athletic Instinct last weekend.

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Rochester Public Schools
Michael L. Hopkins, Superintendent
31 Wakefield St.
Rochester, NH 03867

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

Media Contact: John Guilfoil (City of Rochester)
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Local Gym Collects 70 Bags of Donated Food for Spaulding High School Food Pantry

ROCHESTER — Spaulding High School Principal Justin Roy is pleased to announce that the Spaulding High School Raider Station student food pantry received a large donation of nutrient-rich foods through a drive at Athletic Instinct last weekend.

Left to right: Athletic Instinct Trainer Heather Bollinger, Spaulding High School Principal Justin Roy, Athletic Instinct Owner Ben Higgins and Athletic Instinct Trainer and Optimal Nutritionist Evan Cook. (Courtesy Photo)

Athletic Instinct, a local gym and training facility, hosted the food drive on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their headquarters, 27 Hancock St. Gym members and residents donated enough items to fill 70 large grocery bags, which were given to the Spaulding High School Raider Station student food pantry.

“We are fortunate to have our community support the Raider Station,” said Principal Roy. “The overwhelming response from Athletic Instinct is heartfelt and greatly appreciated. Our students will greatly benefit from this partnership.”

Members from the Rochester City Council, school board and Spaulding administration were in attendance to accept donations in exchange for Athletic Instinct branded apparel. The gym partnered with the Rochester Hannaford supermarket so that community members could fill special bags in the store and purchase items the pantry needs most. Bags were available in three different sizes — small, medium and large — each corresponding with a type of clothing. A small bag equaled a tank top, a medium bag equaled a t-shirt and a large bag equaled a hooded sweatshirt.

“I truly believe that a core value of our community is the amount of support and care that we collectively are willing to give to our school system. I have a great deal of passion and want to help or assist in a major shift in the culture of Rochester,” said Ben Higgins, Owner of Athletic Instinct. “I am glad to have been part of something that directly impacts the students of Rochester. The members of Athletic Instinct all seem to want to do the same thing and was a group effort to collect everything we have to give to Raider Station.”

The pantry, which opened in Spaulding’s basement in 2014, assists approximately 100 students at the high school during the year.

“Each and every day we are honored to be surrounded by some of the most dedicated. compassionate and generous people I have ever met,” said Evan Cook, a trainer and optimal nutrition coach at Athletic Instinct. “To every AI member and the entire community of Rochester, we love you. Thank you for your selfless generosity for those who need it most.”

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City of Rochester Launches News and Events Portal https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/10/12/city-rochester-launches-news-events-portal/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/10/12/city-rochester-launches-news-events-portal/#respond Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:36:32 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=677 ROCHESTER -- City Manager Daniel Fitzpatrick is very pleased to announce that the City of Rochester has launched a brand new online news and events portal and encourages residents to visit the site to keep up-to-date with the latest happenings in Rochester.

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  City of Rochester
Daniel Fitzpatrick, City Manager
31 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 03867

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

City of Rochester Launches News and Events Portal

ROCHESTER — City Manager Daniel Fitzpatrick is very pleased to announce that the City of Rochester has launched a brand new online news and events portal and encourages residents to visit the site to keep up-to-date with the latest happenings in Rochester.

The new website features the latest community news in each City department including city services, business, schools, arts, recreation, and public safety. The site also includes a community-wide events calendar so residents, visitors and business owners can explore upcoming events happening in the City, all in one place.

A clean, user-friendly and mobile responsive layout allows for easy navigation throughout the site where visitors can view all Rochester City news or choose to view the latest posts from a specific department.

Each department has a specific color, with the latest news featured at the top and individual department news throughout the homepage and on their own section pages.

“We are so excited to be launching this new resource for our community where we can share news and events across city departments,” City Manager Fitzpatrick said. “I encourage residents to check out the news portal and share it with their social networks to spread the word about our newly designed site!”

The website was designed and created by John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC (JGPR) as part of the company’s ongoing contract with the City of Rochester to provide communications and digital services for the city. In addition to the city news portal, JGPR recently created a new website for the Rochester Fire Department and has also begun developing a new website for the Rochester Police Department.

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Rochester Police Department: Business Phone Lines Down https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/09/23/rochester-police-department-business-phone-lines/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/09/23/rochester-police-department-business-phone-lines/#respond Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:55:04 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=590 Our Business phone (non-emergency) lines are down (603-330-7127….all extensions with 330-71**). This outage does not affect emergency 911 calls. All 911 calls will still be answered by an emergency dispatcher. If you need to reach dispatch with a non-emergency issue, please call 603-332-2354. That number will ring into our dispatch center. This outage of our …

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Our Business phone (non-emergency) lines are down (603-330-7127….all extensions with 330-71**).

This outage does not affect emergency 911 calls. All 911 calls will still be answered by an emergency dispatcher.

If you need to reach dispatch with a non-emergency issue, please call 603-332-2354. That number will ring into our dispatch center.

This outage of our non-emergency numbers is expected to last 24-48 hours. We will advise when they have been restored.

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Rochester Fire Department Extinguishes House Fire https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/08/26/rochester-fire-department-extinguishes-house-fire/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/08/26/rochester-fire-department-extinguishes-house-fire/#respond Sat, 26 Aug 2017 17:26:17 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=498 Rochester Fire Department Mark Dupuis, Interim Chief 37 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH 03867 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 Contact: John Guilfoil Phone: 603-471-3154 Email: john@jgpr.net Rochester Fire Department Extinguishes House Fire ROCHESTER — Interim Chief Mark Dupuis reports that the Rochester Fire Department extinguished a residential basement fire this morning. At approximately 10:26 a.m., …

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Rochester Fire Department
Mark Dupuis, Interim Chief
37 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 03867

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 603-471-3154
Email: john@jgpr.net

Rochester Fire Department Extinguishes House Fire

ROCHESTER — Interim Chief Mark Dupuis reports that the Rochester Fire Department extinguished a residential basement fire this morning.

At approximately 10:26 a.m., the Rochester Fire Department responded to a home on Hilton Lane for a report of smoke coming from the basement.

The Rochester Fire Department extinguished a basement fire at a residence this morning. (Courtesy Photo)

Engines 3 and 5, and Truck 1 responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, firefighters observed smoke coming from the basement of the home and made an interior attack. All occupants of the home had safely evacuated prior to the fire department’s arrival.

Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the fire, which originated in the boiler room in the basement. The home has smoke damage throughout, but fire and water damage are confined to the basement area.

No injuries were reported. Residents are staying with family while repairs are made to the home.

“Firefighters did an excellent job of quickly extinguishing this fire to prevent any further damage to the rest of the home,” Interim Chief Dupuis said. “Thankfully, no one was injured as a result of this incident.”

The cause of the fire remains under active investigation by the Rochester Fire Department.

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Rochester Fire Department Unveils New Website https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/07/28/rochester-fire-department-unveils-new-website/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/07/28/rochester-fire-department-unveils-new-website/#respond Fri, 28 Jul 2017 18:42:47 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=466 ROCHESTER -- Interim Chief Mark Dupuis is pleased to announce that the Rochester Fire Department has launched its new website, giving residents an updated and modern space to access department news, resources and safety information.

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Rochester Fire Department
Mark Dupuis, Interim Chief
37 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 03867

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, July 28, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 603-471-3154
Email: john@jgpr.net

Rochester Fire Department Unveils New Website

ROCHESTER — Interim Chief Mark Dupuis is pleased to announce that the Rochester Fire Department has launched its new website, giving residents an updated and modern space to access department news, resources and safety information.

The new site has a clean, user-friendly design featuring large photos, a news blog and easy access to fire prevention resources.

“Our new website will provide the community with an updated platform to follow what’s happening in the department and access important safety information,” Interim Chief Dupuis said. “I hope residents will take a moment to browse the new site, become familiar with its features, and read our latest news posts.”

Sections featured on the website include department history, a complete roster and permit information. Residents can also visit the news blog to stay up to date with all of the latest fire department news and updates.

The website was designed and created by John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC (JGPR) as part of the company’s ongoing contract with The City of Rochester to provide communications and digital services for the city. JGPR designs websites and performs communications, social media, and media relations services tailored to government agencies, police and fire departments, non-profits, and small businesses. The company and city will next be unveiling the Rochester City News Portal before the company embarks on a new website design for the Rochester Police Department.

Members of the Rochester Fire Department also attended a training session recently with JGPR, where they learned how to use the WordPress software to make updates to the website in a timely fashion.

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