Somersworth Elks Drug Awareness Trailer: Community News Update


Elks bring drug awareness trailer to Somersworth Children’s Festival

SOMERSWORTH – On June 17-18, the town of Somersworth, NH, celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Children’s Festival. The Rochester NH Elks #1393 were there with the state drug awareness trailer.

On Friday, Deanna Souza, Esteemed Loyal Knight, and Mark Guilmett, Past Exalted Ruler and Lodge Trustee, represented Elks Lodge. Representing Saturday morning was Matt Sanborn, Exalted Ruler; Souza and Guilmet.

Information leaflets on the dangers of illegal drug use were distributed to attendees viewing the drug awareness trailer. Elroy the Elk mascot was also on hand to welcome festival-goers.

The Elks National Drug Awareness Program strives to teach all children and parents about the dangers of illegal drug use and to prevent the abuse of legalized and prescription drugs. As the largest voluntary drug awareness program in the United States, the

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Portsmouth Public Works Water Division publishes annual water quality reports

PORTSMOUTH – The City of Portsmouth DPW Water Division has released its 2021 Drinking Water Quality Report, with copies posted on the city’s website:

Portsmouth report:

Small report:

Report of the new castle:

The Environmental Protection Agency requires community water systems to provide a Consumer Confidence Report, also known as an Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, to their customers each year. The City’s 2021 reports, which were recently mailed to water customers, provide information on the quality of their drinking water from the previous sampling year, including a summary of contaminants detected, compliance and educational information. There is an annual drinking water quality report tailored specifically to each of the Portsmouth, Pease Tradeport and New Castle water systems.

For more information, contact Al Pratt, Water Supply Operations Manager at 603-520-0622.


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