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Help out at the Claremont outdoor ice skating rink to keep it going this winter

Claremont Parks and Recreation Department photograph.

From Claremont Parks and Rec:

The Claremont Parks and Recreation Maintenance Crew have been hard at work making an Ice Skating Rink at Moody Park for the community to enjoy this winter. To help keep this rink going, we will need community involvement to help clear the rink after a snowfall, especially on weekends. Please feel free to help out and bring a shovel to help clear the rink before skating. We hope you enjoy the rink.

The Claremont Police Department will add a K-9 unit to its force in the spring

The Claremont Police Department will get a little bigger next year, thanks to a new grant that will add a K-9 officer to its patrols.

The department last had a K-9 unit some 14 years ago, according to Chief Mark Chase, and one before that, in the 1980s.

The grant will cover startup costs including the purchase of a dog and training with an officer, kennel facilities at the officer’s home and outfitting a cruiser for a K-9 unit.

The dog will train with Capt. Stephen Lee, according to Chase, and will be ready to head out on patrols in May.

Read more here.

Read the executive order related to Sununu’s new advisory council on diversity and inclusion

Gov. Chris Sununu has announced the establishment of an 18-person advisory board charged with making recommendations on ways to combat discrimination through legislative and other efforts, as well as the formation of a new civil rights unit within the New Hampshire Department of Justice. The executive order related to the former is below. Click here to read the Valley News’ full news alert.