Daily Archives: March 27, 2011

Lasko Fans Recalled for Potential Fire Hazard

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC), in cooperation with Lasko Products Inc., has issued a recall for box fans. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. The CPSC would like to remind consumers that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell products that have been recalled.

About 4.8 million box fans, manufactured by Lasko Products Inc. of West Chester, Pennsylvania, are being recalled. The fans pose a potential fire hazard due to an electrical failure in the fan’s motor. Lasko has received seven reports of fires associated with the motor, including two house fires and one barn fire, that resulted in extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The recall includes Lasko fans with model numbers 3720, 3723, and 3733, as well as Galaxy fans with model number 4733 that have a date code of “2002-03″ or “2003-04″ stamped on the bottom of the metal frame. “Lasko” or “Galaxy” are stamped on the front of the fan and the model number is either stamped or printed on the bottom of the fans. The fans involved in the recall were sold at mass merchandisers from July 2002 through December 2005 for between $12 and $25.

Consumers should stop using the recalled fans immediately and contact Lasko for a free fused plug safety adapter. Lasko can be contacted at 877-445-1314 anytime or visit Lasko’s website. To see this recall on the USCPSC website, click here.


Londonderry Breaking News for March 20th – 27th 2011

  • Breaking News: ENG5, MED1 Responding to Eliot Urgent Care for Medical Aid. Time out 2:32 p.m. #
  • Breaking News Update: Companies on scene 2:34 p.m. MED1 transporting to Elliot Hospital 2:44 p.m. #
  • Welcome To Spring! First full day, Forecast Snow 3-5 inches in Ltown, Heavy at times NWS Weather Advisory, Slick Roads, Pwr Outages, Trees #
  • Snow Expected to move in between 11 am and noon heavy at 1-4 pm departing at 8pm, possible mix/rain end tonight http://bit.ly/LDweather #
  • Police Log Bits; “Subject stopped in to report a plastic turtle with a slow children sign in roadway” Officer brought turtle back to station #
  • SCHOOL CLOSINGS:Afternoon Kindergarten in Londonderry is canceled today March 21st due to the coming snow storm. #
  • Weather; Temp in Central Ltown now down to 33.4 and falling, drive with care, local roadways snow is melting, lawns covered. 1:16pm #
  • NH Traffic ALERT: Winter Speed Advisory 45MPH maximum, in effect for I-93 north of the Tilton area. Reduce speeds and drive carefully. #
  • All Londonderry School Afternoon and Evening Activities are Canceled today due to the weather. Monday March 21st 2011 #
  • Breaking News: ENG3, MED1 Responding to Berkshire Lane for Medical Aid. Time out 5:00 p.m. #
  • Breaking News Update: Companies on scene 5:02 p.m. Services no longer needed 5:04 p.m. #
  • Cancellations: St. Jude’s woman’s Guild evening of reflection has been postponed until next Monday, All evening events at schools canceled. #
  • Breaking News: ENG5, MED1 Responding to 40 Buttrick Rd (Eliot Urgent Care) for Medical Aid. Time out 7:25 p.m. #
  • Breaking News Update: Companies on scene 7:27 p.m. MED1 transporting to Elliot Hospital. #
  • Breaking News: MED1, CAR2, ENG3 Responding in the area of 140 High Range Rd for an MVA. Time out 9:12 p.m. LPD also en route. #
  • Breaking News:Londonderry Fire and LPD headed to 140 High Range Road for a MVA with injury, Near Royal. 9:13pm #
  • NewsRoom standing down, thanks to Cory Nader for breaking news tonight, be sure to see his rescue story publishing Tuesday! #
  • Breaking News Update: Companies on scene 9:16 p.m. Vehicle vs. Tree w/ heavy damage. Patient out of vehicle. Minor injuries. #
  • Breaking News Update: Possible status 4. ENG3, CAR2 reporting no hazards in service. #
  • Traffic ALERT: Slippery road conditions. LPD Responding to multiple vehicles off roadways. Use CAUTION while driving. #
  • Storm Total at Mack’s U-Pick 2 One inch, frosted trees this morning glinting in the sun between clouds. Robins picking through the snow. #
  • UL Newsstand:Model airplane group, town renew relationship;The New Hampshire Flying Tigers have been using landfill Auburn Road since 2008 #
  • UL Newsstand:Group’s littering fight is more than trash talk;A new committee is hoping to get the community involved in keeping town clean. #
  • South School just had a fire drill! Ask how it went at dinner tonight. 1:16pm Remember, mom’s and dad’s know everything! At least k-5 #
  • Breaking News: ENG5, MED1 Responding to Holly Lane for Medical Aid. Time out 4:27 p.m. #
  • Breaking News Update: Companies on scene 4:30 p.m. MED1 Transporting to Parkland 4:43 p.m. #
  • Londonderry Police (several units) are now on Londonderry Road following reports of a man walking with a rifle in the area. 5:56pm #
  • Update on Londonderry Road “rifle” issue, youths with airsoft guns. 6:03pm #
  • The Ponds Skimmed over last night in Ltown, overnight Lows South 27deg, Central 25.1, North 28.8. Temps coul… (cont) http://deck.ly/~ea0UL #
  • Look Macks to have pots RT @macksapples:Seeds planted in our greenhouse. On track for 4″ pots of veggie plants to jump start garden by May #
  • Found! Isabella Oleschuk, 12 Orange, CT http://bit.ly/hTkNjG Story Update Wednesday March 23, 2011 early afternoon Video of Press Conferance #
  • Breaking News: ENG2, MED1 Responding to Winding Pond Road for Medical Aid. Time out 9:28 p.m. LPD also responding. #
  • Snow A No Show in Ltown: The 1-4 inches passed over and evaporated due to the dry air. Sun today Highs up to 40. Friday & weekend Highs 30′s #
  • Ltown has a intense snow squall right now. This is snow coming in back off the ocean from the storm that passed over us last night. 3:10 #
  • Traffic Alert: LPD reporting Old Derry Road at Hunter Mill is down to one lane. Time 3:13 PM #
  • Breaking News: ENG1 MED1 Responding to Rockingham Road for Medical Aid. Time out 7:55 p.m. ENG1 on scene 7:59 p.m. #
  • Breaking News: ENG2 MED3 Responding to Vista Ridge Drive for Medical Aid. Time out 8:07 p.m. (2ND MEDICAL) #
  • Breaking News Update: MED1 Transporting. ENG1 Taking Vista Ridge Call. MED3 on scene 8:13 p.m. #
  • Breaking News: ENG2 w/ Derry MEDIC Responding to Gordon Drive for Medical Aid. Time out 8:22 p.m. (3RD MEDICAL) #
  • Breaking News Update (3RD MEDICAL): Londonderry ENG2 on scene 8:24 p.m. #
  • Breaking News Update (3RD MEDICAL): Derry MED1 on scene 8:30 p.m. #
  • Well it ain’t much like spring in Ltown, Snow Squalls followed by overnight Lows of; South 28deg, Central 24.4deg, North 27.5deg at 7am #
  • UL Newsstand:For mom and daughter, a special gift is returned;For LHS jr. Caroline Case and mother, Debbie Tarr, the Pantene experience… #
  • What Great Weather!, Cold freezing nights! 40 in the day = Hank’s Sugar Shack Smokin and open for visitors http://bit.ly/hLBvTW Visit Ltown #
  • NH Trafic ALERT – On I-93 Southbound before Exit 10 the two through lanes are split to the left onto the Northbound Bridge. Drive carefully #
  • Breaking News: LFD toned out for MVA near Route 102 and Exit 4 off Interstate 93. 1 patient in respiratory distress. Time 3:57 PM #
  • Exit 4 Off Ramp Accident Update: LFD on scene. Appears to be 2 cars involved, located on Northbound off ramp. NHSP also on scene. Time 4:02 #
  • Exit 4 Off Ramp Accident Update: LFD reporting Status 4, no transport, patient. Time 4:08 PM #
  • Tnx for RT @CentralDerry: Guess the #londonderry landmark. RT @londonderrynh: Londonderry Landmarks Black and White http://bit.ly/eJSlgh #nh #
  • Cold night in Town tonight. Lows in the teens with a wind making it feel colder. #
  • Breaking News: ENG2 Responding Mutual Aid to the City of Nashua for Station Coverage. Time 10:25 p.m. #
  • Breaking News: Truck 1 Responding Mutual Aid to the City of Manchester for Station Coverage. Time 10:38 p.m. #
  • Only online and outdoors in Londonderry! Hank’s sugar shack smokin’ this weekend. Sap flowing with great weather for sweet maple syrup. #


Green Thumb Team Seeks Local Volunteers

The 4-H Green Thumb Team (an initiative of the NH 4-H Common Ground Garden Project) is seeking caring, energetic volunteers to become Garden Docents. Docents contribute to our youth gardening program as teachers/mentors to youth from the Greater Manchester Area. The learning and growing takes place in our 4-H Children’s Teaching Garden located on the beautiful grounds of the Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn. The project provides fun, hands-on, gardening lessons with a focus on the environment to approximately 150 youth three days a week for eight weeks, donating a significant share of the produce (5,513 pounds in 2010) to the NH Food Bank.After being screened, volunteers attend a four-week, hands-on spring training, which includes information about the curriculum, child development, group management, safety, and basic gardening. The volunteers we seek love and respect children, have flexible schedules, enjoy working as a team with wonderful people, and have an overall willingness to learn and share. Physically, volunteers need to be able to function outdoors in hot and/or rainy summer weather and to perform typical garden tasks such as bending, carrying, walking, and handling tools and wheelbarrows.

If you would like to join our team and enjoy the outdoors at the same time please contact us. We also have other volunteer positions available to support the project. The NH Common Ground Garden Project is cosponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension and the Massabesic Audubon Center. For information about becoming a Garden Volunteer contact Carol Martin-Ward at Carol.Martin-Ward(at)unh.edu or 641-6060 or Julia Steed Mawson at Julia.Mawson(at)unh.edu or 660-6373.UNH Cooperative Extension provides New Hampshire citizens with research-based education and information, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions that strengthen youth, families and communities, sustain natural resources and improve the economy. For more information or to learn more about educational programs in Hillsborough County call (603) 641-6060 or visit their website.


Londonderry Company Honors Employees with Ozzie Award

Prudential Verani Realty, a long-standing real estate firm with a reputation for innovation and exemplary customer service, recently recognized their top performing agents at their annual Verani Awards ceremony where 300 associates from 13 different offices celebrated their teammates’ commitment to customer service and delivering extraordinary results for their clients.

Thirteen leading Prudential Verani associates were honored with the company’s prestigious Ozzie Awards at the ceremony, which was held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. Prudential Verani leadership also recognized their Londonderry office as the Office of the Year and acknowledged agents that have been with the company for 10, 20, and 25+ years.

“The mood was celebratory and we were delighted to showcase our top agents in front of their peers, giving them much-deserved recognition for their hard work, dedication, commitment, integrity and superior customer service,” said Giovanni Verani, Vice President of Prudential Verani Realty. “We also recognized other agents’ impressive achievements, including lead generation, referrals, and Rookie of the Year.”

The evening’s top award, referred to as The Ozzie Award, was named after company founder Osvaldo Verani (aka Ozzie) who established the core principles that have driven Verani’s business since 1967. Ozzie urged his team to embrace the company’s sense of family by regularly acknowledging and celebrating their team’s success.

Prudential Verani services its agents by creating an agent-centric environment where positive people and positive attitudes combined with market reach, agent support tools, and training to assist agents in reaching their full potential. As a direct result, Prudential Verani delivers superior value to its customers every day, from the quality of the brand, the strength of its marketing, to the breadth of its training programs and resources, and to the strength of its award winning agents.

“Having access to a variety of exclusive resources and tools such as the V-Kit, VSA reports, and E-Showings system at my disposal has saved me hours of time and headache while expanding my ability to reach the most up-to-date information so I can respond quickly and intelligently to my clients,” said Val Munoz of the Londonderry office and recipient of the Ozzie Award.

“Prudential Verani’s top notch training and education has kept me extremely informed and highly knowledgeable throughout my tenure,” said Linda Hutton from the Concord office, and recipient of the Ozzie Award. “I can continue to be confident that I have the most up-to-date information and insight to provide top notch service and information to my clients, plus they love our website www.verani.com.”

“Prudential Verani recognizes that time is precious and provides everything we need to make our lives easier so we can focus on what counts the most – being responsive to and giving our clients the best service possible,” said Lori Aurora from the Bedford office and recipient of the Ozzie Award.

A full list of award winners is available by clicking here.

Prudential Verani Realty is an award-winning, full-service real estate firm that has been delivering top quality real estate services for customers throughout New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts since 1967. Known for its innovation and exemplary customer service, Prudential Verani has a long-standing reputation for the length they go to provide for their agents’ needs, offering the tools, technologies and training necessary to ensure their success. Prudential Verani’s cutting-edge technologies include their proprietary V-Kit and VSA reports, which provide snapshots of the current marketplace, statistics and other relevant data. Prudential Verani agents and clients appreciate the company’s high-quality brand, full suite of marketing tools, the depth of their resources and strength of their team. Prudential Verani continues to receive awards for excellence such as NHBR’s Best of Business Award, The President’s Award for CIBOR, the JD Powers Seller Award, and for the 9th year in a row, the Gibraltar Circle Award (as the 34th Largest Company Nationally). Of the 2200 Preaffiliates in the world, Prudential Verani is proud to be at number 34.

For more information about Prudential Verani, please visit Prudential Verani online. Prudential Verani is social. Be sure to visit: the Verani Blog, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.