EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 22, 2013

Lightning strikes home in Windham


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — WINDHAM — Lightning struck a home in Windham yesterday, but no one was injured.

Fire chief Tom McPherson said the homeowner reported the strike at about 11:45 a.m. and said there was an odor of wood burning in the attic.

The call came from 18 Orchard Blossom Road.

“Firefighters located an area on the roof where lightning had entered and traveled down the electrical wiring,” McPherson said.

Fire detectors and circuit breakers were damaged.

Town property records identify the owner as Samir Khanna.

Londonderry man hits island with boat

LONDONDERRY — The state Marine Patrol said a Londonderry man was involved in a boating accident early Monday at Chip Island in Tuftonboro on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Michael Peterson, 18, of Londonderry struck the island while taking six passengers to Cow Island in a powerboat, the Marine Patrol said.

One of the passengers was taken to the hospital, but the extent of that person’s injuries was unknown, the Marine Patrol said.

The accident, which happened about 12:30 a.m., is under investigation, but officials have ruled out alcohol as a factor.

There was limited visibility at the time of the collision because of rain and fog, the Marine Patrol said.

Donations sought for dog’s surgery

HAMPSTEAD — Animal Control Officer Sheila Johannesen is seeking donations for a stray German shepherd requiring surgery for the removal of a tumor.

The dog, nicknamed Bear, has been in foster care after she was found near Acropolis Pizza in March.

An Ohio man, who lost his 10-year-old dog while visiting Salem, drove approximately 1,000 miles to Hampstead last month after he believed the German shepherd was his pet. But it was not his dog.

Johannesen said the dog was diagnosed with a tumor on her mammary gland. Medical care will cost about $700 to $900, she said.

Donations in Bear’s name can be made to: Edgefield Animal Hospital, 1 Gigante Drive, Hampstead, 03841.

For more information, contact Johannesen at 329-5700.

Bridge dedication is June 2 in Pelham

PELHAM — The Main Street bridge will be dedicated in memory of fallen Army Sgt. Daniel Gionet during a ceremony 1 p.m. Sunday, June 2.

Gionet was killed in June 2006 while serving in Iraq. A reception will be hosted afterward by the Pelham VFW Post 10722.

Items needed for Salem’s Senior Safe Night

SALEM — Donations of food, water and raffle prizes are needed for Salem High School’s Senior Safe Night on June 12-13.

Senior Safe Night is an all-night party sponsored by the Salem Youth Committee. This 20th annual event will allow more than 300 seniors to celebrate together without alcohol or drugs.

There will be a hypnotist, magician, disc jockey, games, food, raffles and gifts at no cost to seniors.

Parents of seniors cannot chaperone, but traditionally donate items for the event.

To donate food and water, contact Kathy Loffredo at 401-8183. To donate raffle items, contact Angela Genna at 893-5113.