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Tesla Super Charger Ribbon Cutting in Seabrook

The Seabrook Board of Selectmen, along with Planning Board Chair Jason Janvrin, Building Inspector Steve Zawlewski, Town Manager Bill Manzi and Deputy Fire Chief Koko Perkins, gathered to join DDR in cutting the ribbon on the new Tesla Super Charging Station located at Seabrook Commons. Tesla has installed more than 550 Super Chargers world wide, but only four in New Hampshire. These Super Chargers provide 170 miles of range in as little as 30 minutes.

From the Tesla Website:

Superchargers consist of multiple Model S chargers working in parallel to deliver up to 120 kW of direct current (DC) power directly to the battery. Typically, Model S uses its onboard charger to convert alternating current (AC) from a wall charger to DC that’s stored in the battery. As the battery nears full charge, the car’s onboard computer gradually reduces the current to the optimum level for topping off cells.

Charging each cell is like filling a glass of water without spilling. As the glass fills up, you reduce the flow to catch every last drop. In battery terms, this means reducing current in order to balance cell voltage, ultimately tapering down to a trickle as it nears full. The resulting charge profile is why we recommend charging to 80%, which is typically enough to reach a neighboring Supercharger station.

Using a Supercharger is as easy as using a Wall Connector. You simply plug in, walk away and in approximately 30 minutes you have enough range to get to your destination or the next station. Every new Model S includes Supercharging.
Engineered for Speed
Supercharging takes advantage of the unique battery architecture that makes Model S P85D the quickest sedan in the world. Accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds requires a strong draw from the battery pack to power the front and rear motors. The connections, cell chemistry, and battery cooling system are all engineered to move significant power out of the battery pack during hard accelerations and uphill driving.

Driving (discharging) and charging use the same systems to move energy out of and into the battery. Supercharging utilizes the car’s discharge capacity to flow a similar amount of power back into the battery pack through dedicated high voltage cables. The car’s onboard computer constantly monitors the battery during both driving and charging to ensure that Model S performs at its peak.

Model S is currently the only EV capable of charging at up to 120 kW, which equates to 170 miles of range in about 30 minutes.

The Planning Board worked with our Fire Department, Inspectional, and Tesla to bring this project to fruition, allowing this cutting edge technology to come to Seabrook. Our thanks to Jim Grafmeyer of DDR for setting up this ribbon cutting.

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FEMA Work Recognized

The Seabrook Board of Selectmen expressed their gratitude to Emergency Management Director Joseph Titone, DPW Manager John Starkey, Lynn Wilwerth of DPW and Kelly McDonald of Fire, for all of their hard work in securing over $100,000 from FEMA in reimbursement for some of the extraordinary expenses we incurred during last year’s very difficult winter. The application process is rigourous and time consuming, and these individuals went above and beyond the call of duty. A very big thank you for all of that work!

FEMA Recognition


The Seabrook Fire Department Recognized

On Monday November 16, 2015 the Seabrook Board of Selectmen recognized a group of Seabrook Firefighters for quick and heroic service that saved the life of a Seabrook resident. The Board of Selectmen presented Citations to each firefighter involved in the call. Chief William Edwards outlined the details of the call at the meeting, and those details are listed here. Congratulations to the Firefighters:

Capt. Harold Hewlett (Driver)
FF Rayenold Perkins (Secondary Pt Caregiver)
FF Barry Sargent (Dispatch)
FF Jeremy Wright (Primary Pt Caregiver)
FF Russell Eaton (Third Pt Caregiver)
On-Call Member FF Nathan Mawson (Ride Along)

The description of the event by Chief Edwards:

On August 30th the Seabrook Fire Department was called for a patient found unresponsive and pulseless by family members. The Family activated the emergency medical response system by calling 911. When Seabrook Fire arrived on scene the family was doing CPR on the Patient. The crew took over CPR and attached an EKG monitor. The patient needed to be intubated and then defibrillated (shocked) 9 times. The 9th shock returned the patient’s heart rhythm to a normal rhythm. Various medications were given by the the EMS crew both during and after the shocks were delivered. Weeks later this patient was able to return home. The patient’s return home is a combination of his family taking immediate action and also their early activation of the emergency medical response system.
Too many calls like this we arrive too late or our interventions are not successful. Thankfully this was not one of those times. I am extremely proud of our members hard work and dedication to their craft, their response during a very stressful and intense scene, and their ability to make sound, life saving decisions when seconds mattered. I would also like to take this time to thank the Board of Selectmen for recognizing this crew’s extraordinary actions on this call. The constant support our Board shows to all the departments in this town is what helps make this town such a great place to work and more importantly a great place to live.

Thank You,

William J Edwards,
Fire Chief


The Swearing In of Fire Captain Kevin Janvrin

On Friday November 13, 2015 the Seabrook Fire Department had the swearing in of Fire Captain Kevin Janvrin, held at the Fire Department. The ceremony was attended by area Chiefs, as well as by the Board of Selectmen, and was the first to be held right at the Seabrook Fire Station. Captain Janrin was “pinned” by his mom. We look forward to Captain Janvrin’s continuing service to the citizens of Seabrook.

Captain Kevin Janvrin Sworn In.
Fire Captain Kevin Janvrin sworn in at the Seabrook Fire Station November 13, 2015.

Seabrook Library Adult Coloring Program

The Seabrook Library will be offering a program on Adult Coloring on Thursday, November 19 at 3:30 pm. We will provide all materials. Coloring programs have appeared all over the world as a method of stress relief, comparable to meditation. Come join us at the library and get lost in your artistic creation in a relaxed, stress-free environment. Call the library at 603-474-2044 for details; no sign up required.


Seabrook Fire Open House for Explorer Program

The Seabrook Fire Department will hold an open house to launch its new Explorer program at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Youth from ages 14 to 20 are welcome to attend. Guardians are asked to accompany youth under the age of 18. Explorer posts are part of the Boy Scouts of America’s Learning for Life program. More information can be found at www.nhscouting.org/exploring, or by calling Seabrook Fire Department at 474-2611.


The Town of Seabrook Independent Audit Report

The Town of Seabrook had the independent audit firm Plodzik & Sanderson come to make their annual independent audit presentation to the Board of Selectmen. My thanks to Finance Manager Carrie Fowler and Rita Donaldson for all of their work.


Kiki Evans on CrimeLine for the Hamptons

It was great to have Kiki Evans come in for a live Periscope to discuss Crimeline for the Hamptons. Crimeline is a terrific non-profit that does such important work, which Kiki was good enough to discuss during this broadcast. I have attached below some information on a very important Domestic Violence Forum, which is coming up on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 6:15 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Lane Memorial Library in Hampton, NH. Kiki also talked about the anonymous text tip line. Crimeline’s anonymous tip line to report information about any non-urgent illegal activity can be accessed by visiting https://www.tipsubmit.com and selecting “Hamptons” as the region or by texting the word “CRIMES” (274637) with the keyword “Hamptons.” You can check out their Facebook Page by following this link. Thank you Kiki Evans!!!

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Seabrook Library Presents Muttville Comix

The Seabrook Library will present a comedy dog show called Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix on Wednesday, Oct.14, 2015, at 7:00 pm in the Library Meeting Room.
A Ringling Brothers Clown College graduate, Johnny Peers has been working with dogs since he got his first puppy from the Humane Society in 1972. Since their 1980 debut, the Muttville Comix have appeared on the David Letterman Show and venues as swank as the White House. See Daphne, the world’s only skateboarding basset hound; Squeaky, the ladder-climbing fox terrier; Mr. Pepe, who only responds to commands in Spanish; and Sir Winston, the pointer mix who only answers to “Sir.” Free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served.
This program is free and open to the public.


Police Chief Lee Bitomske Announces Retirement

Police Chief Lee Bitomske came to the September 21, 2015 meeting of the Board of Selectmen and announced his retirement. He has put in over 30 years of service to Seabrook. On behalf of the Board of Selectmen we wish Chief Bitomske the very best in retirement. He has served his community with honor and distinction.