Fake COVID-19 website + landfill issues + beach welcome


Happy Sunday, Bedford! Here’s what’s happening in Bedford today.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Sunny, with a few clouds in the afternoon. Top: 25 Bottom: 16.

Snow Sunday night: Cloudy with snow after midnight. Winds 15-25 mph with higher wind gusts possible. Snow accumulation 3 to 5 inches. Chance of snow 100%.

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Here are today’s top Bedford stories:

  1. Crooks pretend to be a state agency ask for information about COVID-19 vaccination. Thieves use a fake website with official seals, according to the Attorney General’s Office. In a press release Thursday, the New Hampshire AG office alerted the public that thieves are sending cellphone text messages that link to a fraudulent website called “Validation of New Hampshire State’s Covid-19 Vaccine Status.” When people walk into their personal informations on the website, such as social security numbers, dates of birth, and uploaded images of their driver’s licenses, thieves steal their information. Senior Assistant Attorney General Brandon Garod said his office was contacted Wednesday about the fake website and text messages by the Department of Security. Garod said the scammers were likely operating outside of the United States, which made it difficult to track and stop. “That doesn’t mean we won’t try,” he said. If someone asks for money or your personal information, Garod said, assume it’s a scam. You can find out more here (with a subscription): (The union leader)

  2. A lawsuit for alleged pollution in a Bethlehem Landfill, New Hampshire was resolved this week with a $50,000 settlement. Landfill owners also agreed to remove sediment from a drainage channel, but the problems highlighted in the trial are “bigger than the Bethlehem dump”, noted Tom Irwin, director of the Conservation Law Foundation. New Hampshire has steadily increased its landfill capacity, and the landfill approach “threatens the health of our communities and natural resources like the Ammonoosuc River,Irwin noted. A bill from the current New Hampshire legislative session, HB 1420, would to forbid the state to issue new landfill permits until New Hampshire updated its solid waste management plan, which dates back to 2003. You can read more here: (NHPR)

  3. If you are heading towards Hampton Beach and go through the I-95 rest area, you may discover a new visitor center. the national liquor commission wants to sell approximately 88 acres of land to Hampton to construct liquor stores and other welcome center features, such as a gas station, shops, and restaurants, but Hampton planners oppose the idea of ​​hotels and casinos in redevelopment plans. The redevelopment plan is inspired by the Hooksett Visitor Centers along Interstate 93, which opened in 2014. You can read the story and learn more about the “Interstate 95 Corridor Overlay District” plans here: (Yahoo finance)

From my notebook:

  • Tony Schinella, Patch Team: “Tough night for the Mountain View Middle School Lions in Goffstown on Tuesday as the Concord Wrestlers beat the Middle Schoolers, 13-5. The Lions also battled the Merrimack Tomahawks. Keep fighting, team!” (Room)

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You now know this Sunday. I will contact you early tomorrow morning.

Paula Constance

About me: I am a freelance writer, author and media producer. I am engaged in media projects that empower, engage and help make the world a better place.

This article originally appeared on the Bedford Crest

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