‘It’s going to backfire’ – Concord, NH city councilors not keen on mandatory masks

“I think a lot of people inappropriately have made this into a point of resistance for their own personal reasons, which I think potentially places our law enforcement, as we saw in the incidents at the Rollins Park playground, into the position of being a point of confrontation with people who have an ax to grind or a point to make,” Champlin said. 

…“If we are going to go down this road at any point, we need to consider the fact that I think there’s likely going to be a legal challenge to whatever town ordinances are implemented,” Councilor Nathan Fennessy said. “Just a note of caution there.” 

Councilor Rob Werner agreed. 

“I’m very skeptical that we or any municipality has the ability to do this,” he said. 

‘It’s going to backfire’ – Concord city councilors not keen on mandatory masks


COVID-19 update for Thursday: Sununu issues ‘stay-at-home’ order through May 4, extends school closing, shuts beaches

New Hampshire’s four-Democrat congressional delegation is criticizing federal health and emergency management agencies for delays in receiving medical supplies – some of which had already expired — to help the state deal with the coronavirus.

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas said it is their understanding that one supervisory error at the Federal Emergency Management Agency resulted in a request sitting unprocessed for four days.

When New Hampshire received supplies in response to its March 17 request, some of it was expired, and the 16,000-plus gloves that were sent were latex, “which are unusable in the medical setting due to latex allergies,” according to the letter sent Wednesday to the heads of FEMA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The delegation said between this shipment and a prior one this month, the agencies have provided only 28% of respirator masks requested, one-third of nasal swabs needed, about 26% of surgical masks and no ventilators.

COVID-19 update for Thursday: Sununu issues ‘stay-at-home’ order through May 4, extends school closing, shuts beaches


COVID-19 Was Catalyst in Fight to Free Detained Americans

“Sen. Shaheen was involved from Day 1. New Hampshire should be proud of a senator like this – who will not put up with one of her constituents being unlawfully detained,” Atallah said.

…Shaheen, along with several other senators, also was deeply involved in the push for the release of North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson, who was detained in Turkey for two years on trumped up charges and released in late 2018.

…With Fakhoury en route home, Shaheen late last week thanked Atallah as well as National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, NSC staffer Virginia Boney, Roger Carstens, the presidential envoy for hostage affairs who replaced O’Brien in that position, as well as Shea and several other top State Department officials, including Pompeo and Schenker.

“This is exactly how our government should work,” she told reporters. “… Congress and the administration came together on a bipartisan basis to work together to help Americans in need.”

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