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Seabrook United Takes on Opioid Abuse

On September 21, 2017 the Seabrook Police Department held a wide ranging program dealing with opioid misuse, with speakers from across the spectrum of approaches to this scourge impacting Seabrook, New Hampshire, and our nation. I am very appreciative of the efforts of Police Lieutenant Kevin Gelineau, who put the program together. Thanks to Police Chief Michael Gallagher, Fire Chief William Edwards, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, the Director of the N.H. Police Forensic Laboratory Tim Pifer, Lt. Joseph Ebert of the N.H. State Police, Special Agent Jon Delena of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Doctor Cheryl Wilkie of the Farnum Center, Marty Boldin from the Office of Governor Chris Sununu, Kim Haney of Granite Pathways, Elizabeth Miller of Safe Harbor Recovery, and Olivia Dupell of the Seacoast Public Health Network. We had a special screening of the powerful film “Just the One Time” and we are so grateful that Jim and Jeanne Moser, who made the film about the loss of their son Adam were on hand to discuss the film, and the important lessons we can all take from their experience. (That film is below) Our sincere thanks to Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety in New Hampshire Robert Quinn, who gave so much of his time to make this night a success. The remarks by Senator Hassan are also below, and I will place additional video from the event in the days to come.

As we attack the misuse of opioids it is vital to remember that it is a complex societal issue, and that different approaches need to be made simultaneously to combat the problem. There are no easy solutions, and there is not a “one size fits all approach” that will bring victory.

Select Chair Theresa Kyle
Lt. Kevin Gelineau
Marty Boldin

Town Manager William Manzi


Radio Alarm Operators begin work at Fire Department.

The Seabrook Fire Department’s new Fire Alarm Operators have begun full time duties this week. They are Taryna Cody of Seabrook, Kassandra Lee of Amesbury, James Gettman of Seabrook, and Zach Annis of Exeter.

These four new employees are functioning in our Dispatch Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, answering calls for from the public for the many services provided by the Seabrook Fire Department. This is the first time in our Department’s history that we’ve been able to offer complete 24 hour per day dispatch coverage, guaranteeing that someone will be available to answer all incoming calls from the public, and helping Seabrook Fire and EMS to ensure the quickest possible responses to those calls.
We would like to thank the Town Manager, William Manzi for his hard work in this endeavor. We would especially like to thank the Seabrook Board of Selectmen, Theresa Kyle, Ella Brown, and Aboul Khan for their support and their unanimous vote to authorize the hiring of these vital positions.

The Board authorized these four positions from the ambulance revolving fund, enabling Seabrook to fill a critical, and unmet public safety need while affording Seabrook taxpayers some relief. The ambulance revolving fund is financed through revenues raised by our ambulance service.
“We really appreciate the Board taking the time to hear our department’s needs and for working to close the gap in those needs. It’s great we are able to do this and not burden the tax payers with it.” Chief Bill Edwards

The Fire Department Radio Alarm Operators begin work.

Seabrook United Takes on Opioid Abuse September 21, 2017

Please join us on Thursday September 21, 2017 at the Seabrook Community Center, 311 Lafayette Road in Seabrook, for a night of discussion on how to turn the tide on Opioid misuse. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will feature a multitude of speakers, including Senator Maggie Hassan, Special Agent John Delena of the DEA, and Marty Boldin from the office of Governor Chris Sununu. The Seabrook Police Department, with the strong support of the Board of Selectmen, has organized this event, and Police Chief Gallagher and Lt. Gelineau will discuss the future of policing centered on addiction in Seabrook. We hope to have a productive, and informative, session. The program will end at 8:00 p.m. and will feature a short Q&A session at 7:50. We look forward to seeing you.

Media Coverage of this event from the Newburyport News.

Media Coverage of this event from the Hampton Union.


Storm Chasing Program at Seabrook Library July 13

Storm chasing program at library

Seabrook Library will present a program by John Cafasso on Storm Chasing! on Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Cafasso is a local meteorology buff who has always had an interest in science. When he retired from Pratt & Whitney in 2013, he started traveling to chase storms, and has driven more than 13,000 miles in three years from Texas to South Dakota, from Wyoming to Florida. He will discuss how severe storms form, why people chase them and how it is done.

This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The library is at 25 Liberty Lane.


Families First Comes to Seabrook

The Board of Selectmen joined Families First at the ribbon cutting for the new facility at the offices of the Community Action Council in Seabrook. A great synergy, with vital medical services now available for Seabrook residents in Seabrook. Thank you to Families First, and Southern New Hampshire Services, for a terrific addition to Seabrook.


Portsmouth Hospital Opens Emergency Facility in Seabrook

Wonderful to welcome into Seabrook the Portsmouth Hospital Emergency Room facility, a 10,000 square foot state of the art medical facility that will bring world class medical care to Seabrook, and our region. The ribbon was cut with the help of Senator Maggie Hassan. Thanks to Dean Carucci and the great team at Portsmouth Hospital, Waterstone Development, the Seabrook Planning Board, and the Board of Selectmen, who were strong supporters of this project.


Seabrook Police Swearing In May 22, 2017

On May 22, 2017 the Seabrook Police Department, at the regular Board of Selectmen meeting, swore in Sergeants Patrick Smart and Justin Murphy, and Lieutenants Kevin Gelineau and Jason Allen. Congratulations to the new officers, who will assist Chief Gallagher in implementing his vision for serving the residents of Seabrook, and keeping them safe. Thank you to the Board of Selectmen for their strong commitment to public safety.

The media coverage of the Seabrook Police Department new officers.


Seabrook Recognizes Timberland for Community Center Effort

The Board of Selectmen, at the May 22, 2017 meeting, recognized Timberland for the magnificent work and contribution done to beautify the Seabrook Community Center. Timberland sent many volunteers, and donated much of the material used to spruce up the Community Center. The Board of Selectmen recognized Timberland for the this work, for their past generosity in donating boots to Seabrook school children, and for their corporate philosophy, centered on giving back, and creating green space in communities for all to enjoy. The Board presented Timberland with an official citation. The Board recognized and thanked Recreation Director Katie Duffey for all of her hard work in spearheading this effort.


Seabrook Fire: Swearing In of Richard Curtis

Congratulations to Richard Curtis, who was sworn in as a Seabrook Firefighter last month.


Water Restrictions Lifted by Selectmen April 2017

The Seabrook Board of Selectmen lifted the water restrictions that had been in place since last year on April 17, 2017. The lifting of these restrictions was recommended by Water Superintendent Curtis Slayton, who made a presentation to the Board. Superintendent Slayton indicated that Seabrook is currently outside of the drought area in New Hampshire, but asked residents to continue to use water carefully. The Board of Selectmen thanked the residents of Seabrook for their sacrifice and cooperation while the restrictions were in place. It enabled the Town Water system to recharge, and will aid the Water Department in meeting the increased demand that comes in summer months. A big thank you to all the residents.