STRAFFORD COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS

WILLIAM A. GRIMES

Justice & Administration Building,

259 County Farm Road, Suite 204, Dover, New Hampshire 03820

PRESS RELEASE

April 3, 2020

Over the last several days, Governor Chris Sununu and State Epidemiologist, Dr. Benjamin Chan, Department of Health and Human Services, have advised the media/press of clusters of COVID-19 showing up in group living facilities. The Governor and Dr. Chan refused to name the facilities, indicating that it is the individual facility’s obligation to do so.

In Strafford County, we have taken great measures to protect our nursing home residents, detainees/inmates at the House of Corrections, and our employees. These measures include following all Federal and State recommended infection precautions and consist of employee screening prior to entering the work place, the use of masks and other preventative gear (PPE) beyond the basic recommendations, and good hand sanitizing. To date, we have had no cases of COVID-19 for Riverside Rest Home residents or House of Corrections detainees/inmates.

In order to offer full disclosure to the public, and to alleviate the concerns for the unknown from families and staff, we are pledging to immediately release numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 of our residents and/or detainees/inmates. The information will not include specific names, but will include general methods of treatment and the status of the resident and/or detainee/inmate.

Please remember to keep all employees who are working hard to keep you and those they serve safe during these challenging times in your thoughts and prayers.

We are in this together and we will get through this together.

                                                       Strafford County Commissioners

                                                          George Maglaras, Chairman

                                                          Robert J. Watson

                                                          Deanna S. Rollo, Clerk

 

IMPORTANT!

NOTICE OF BUILDING CLOSURE

EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020

Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Strafford County Courthouse will be closed to the public, with the following exceptions:

  • Individuals who need to do business with Circuit and Superior Court clerk’s offices;

  • Individuals involved in court hearings permitted by the New Hampshire Supreme Court Order dated March 16, 2020; and

  • Individuals with pre-approved business with County or State personnel.

For those entering the Courthouse, a brief survey will be conducted to ensure the health and safety of yourself and personnel.

All essential State and County personnel will be allowed into the building to conduct business. Please be supportive and patient as we work together to fight this pandemic and keep our personnel safe. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

Based on the potential devastating effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we are taking all steps suggested by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to deter the disease’s progress. Strafford County’s Team has been working diligently and the closure of the Courthouse was determined the best course of action to continue to protect staff from the likely spread of the Corona virus (Covid-19).

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        County Administrator

 

Office Events

Special Olympics Torch Run

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2008: 

Alex Casale, Will Britton, Jake Collins

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2010: 

Will Britton, Alex Casale, Jake Collins, Sid Bird

 

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 2011:

???, Jake Collins, Amanda Vachon, Will Britton, Kris Howlett, Jon Forcier, Chris Gowell

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2012:

Chris Gowell, Jon Forcier, Alex Casale, Will Britton, Ian Stringer, Kris Howlett, Jake Collins, Irena Catovic

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2014:

Will Britton, Chris Gowell, Alex Casale, Amanda Vachon, Jon Forcier, Kris Howlett, Andrea Mitrushi

 
   

Correctional Officer Academy Graduation

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 2009: Carrie Lover Conway

 

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2011: Alex Casale, and
Geoffrey Arnold

 COG3

2012: Jamie Preston

 

 COG4

2012: Amanda Vachon

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2013:  Heather Bragdon, and Zachary Tuttle

 

Kasey Locke 2016 Graduation

 2016: Kasey Locke

 

 

 

Adam Dionne Graduation.2015 

2015: Adam Dionne

 

 Emma Paciulli Graduation.2017

 2017: Emma Paciulli

 

 

 

 

  Conferences, Ceremonies & Activities

2007  National Associations of Counties—Strafford County received the “Award for Alternative to Incarceration Initiative”

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 2008 Crisis Intervention Team Training, Tennessee

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 2008 NAMI (National Association for Mental Illness) Walk-A-Thon

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2008 Strafford County Employee Appreciation Carnival 

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2009 New Hampshire Conference 

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2012 Presentation by Drug Court Graduates Ashley Drew and Brian Toof at Somersworth High School

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 2012 New Hampshire House Bill 1665—Adoption of The Model Drug Offender Accountability and Treatment Act

http://legiscan.com/NH/text/HB1665/id/507647

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2013 New Hampshire Conference

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January, 2013 Red Cross Blood Drive

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 2013 National Association of Drug Court Programs Conference

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 2013 Judge Daniel Capiello’s Retirement

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 2013 2nd Annual C&J 5K Road Race

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June 27, 2014 Sgt Stephen Burke’s (Rochester Police Department) 

Award Ceremony for his work with the CIT (Crisis Intervention Team)

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