New Hampshire State Police Arrest Plaistow Man for Allegedly Failing to Timely Provide Vehicle Title

New Hampshire State Police yesterday arrested a 42-year-old automobile dealership owner from Plaistow, N.H., who allegedly failed to provide a provide a certificate of title to a new owner within the time required by law. State Police said in a press release members of the Troop G Investigations Unit arrested Jordan T. Shallow, an owner of ISellTrux in Hampstead, N.H. They said investigators also determined Shallow failed to mail or deliver a certificate of title or application to the Bureau of Title and Anti-Theft within the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles in Concord more than four months from the date of sale, “far past the time required by state law.”

He was arrested on a warrant without incident and charged with two counts of Anti-Theft Laws: No Title to Transferee and Failure to Deliver Title/Application. Both offenses are misdemeanors. Shallow is scheduled to be arraigned Friday, June 28, at 8 a.m. in the Sixth Circuit Court—District Division in Concord. Investigators said they are concerned there may be additional victims who have not yet made reports to police.

Merrimack Valley Striders Honors 12 Area High School Students; Awards Scholarships

The Merrimack Valley Striders’ running club last week honored 12 area high school seniors as recipients of this year’s MVS Memorial Scholarship, supported by Schneider Electric. Students were honored May 8 at a dinner at Salvatore’s in Lawrence with guest speaker Becca Pizzi, an elite runner and champion of the World Marathon Challenge—seven marathons, in seven days on seven continents. “Honoring students for their hard work is one of our favorite activities as a nonprofit organization,” said Merrimack Valley Striders President Robin Condon. “These students inspire us not only for their love of the sport of running, but for their contributions to their school, their academic achievements and their strong character. We’re excited to see what the future holds for these talented individuals.”

Scholarship recipients are Aaliyah Anaskevich, Lawrence High School; Brenna Corcoran and Natanael Vigo Catala, both from Haverhill High School; Grace Silver and Peyton Acker, both from Salem, N.H., High School; Kaylie Dalgar, Pentucket Regional High School; Spencer Belson, Andover High School; Jack Courtney, Lowell High School; Anthony Danella, Methuen High School; Sydney Ng, Lawrence Central Catholic High School; Luke Manzi, North Andover High School; and Lexi Lippman, North Andover High School who was the recipient of the President’s Award Scholarship.

Atkinson Church Tonight Hosts Film, Discussion on Teens’ Mental Health Challenges

Local parents and grandparents who want to support their children’s mental health can learn more at a program hosted by Atkinson Congregational Church. Area mental health professionals will lead a discussion after guests watch the film, “What I Wish My Parents Knew.” It shows the individual struggles of 10 young people dealing with anxiety and depression. “We’re living at a time when anxiety, depression, and suicide seem to be rising at an alarming rate in young people,” said Pastor Jim Thomas.  According to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates for Americans ages 10 to 24 increased by 62% between 2007 and 2021, the latest date for which full statistics are available. “This event is meant to help parents and grandparents become more educated on sensitive mental health issues, while being able to ask questions and find resources in a safe environment,” Thomas said. The program, run in cooperation with Southern Rockingham Coalition for Healthy Youth, is on Tuesday, May 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Atkinson Congregational Church, 101 Main St., Atkinson, N.H. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and light refreshments will be served before the program begins.

Merrimack Valley Chamber Hosts U.S. Small Business Administration’s Awards Ceremony

Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce member Stephanie Vanderbilt, owner of Coastal Windows and Exteriors in Beverly, was awarded the Massachusetts Small Business Person of the Year award during a Friday event hosted by the Chamber. More than 300 people turned out for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Massachusetts Small Business Awards Ceremony with District Director Robert Nelson, state Economic Development Secretary Yvonne Hao and state Auditor Diana DiZoglio. Vanderbilt’s award earned her an invitation to the White House to join other winners from around the country. Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Vice President Michael Bevilacqua previously told WHAV the “Washington connection” is Marlene Cintron, appointed by the White House to be regional administrator, overseeing U.S. Small Business Administration programs in the Atlantic Region, and also currently serving as acting administrator for programs in New England.

Podcast: Groveland’s Langley-Adams Library to Host Mystery Book Con Saturday

For those who love a good mystery, the Langley-Adams Library in Groveland is co-hosting a Mystery Book Con this Saturday. The library will be joined by Kensington Publishing, an independent, family-owned book publisher based in New York City that is celebrating its’ 50th anniversary. Langley Adams Senior Library Assistant Lauren Towler, a recent guest on WHAV’s “Win for Breakfast” program, said Kensington Publishing features a number of mystery writers, but “They do other things as well. We’ve hosted their non-fiction authors and even some of the people coming here. One of the authors is a toxicologist; she teaches at Tufts.

Name of Late Essex County Deputy Sheriff Pasquarello to be Added to National Memorial

The name of late Essex County Deputy Sheriff Anthony Pasquarello will be added Wednesday to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C.

Sheriff Kevin F. Coppinger and members of the department will join the Pasquarello family Wednesday, May 15 for the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service. Pasquarello of Saugus died in the line of duty at age 37 on Dec. 9, 2021 from COVID-19. He was a 15-year veteran of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department and had been working in the department’s transportation unit at the time he contracted the virus. He was described as following the pillars of health, leading a healthy lifestyle, and his death was a shock to his family and the department.

Groveland Welcomes Two Officers Following Their Graduations from NECC Police Academy

The Groveland Police Department welcomed two new officers earlier this month following their recent graduation from the Northern Essex Community College Police Academy. Officers Jillian Terry and Lucas Purpora were welcomed by Groveland Police Chief Jeffrey T. Gillen. The officers are now certified full-time officers under the Municipal Police Training Committee Standards. “We are pleased to welcome Officer Terry and Officer Purpora to the Groveland Police Department, and I am proud of their hard work at the academy,” said Gillen. “I am excited to watch Officer Terry and Officer Purpora grow in their roles and careers here in Groveland.”

Terry is a Groveland resident and obtained a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Fla., while Purpora, of Dracut, received a bachelor’s in general management from Bridgewater State University.

Indie Retailer Bull Moose to Open Store in Plaistow Next Month, Plans to Host Local Poets, Musicians

Indie Media Retailer Bull Moose will open a store in Plaistow, N.H., in June, with the new location likely hosting performances by local musicians and poetry readings. With staff moving 10 miles from a Salem, N.H., shop closing May 18, President Shawn Nichols told WHAV, employees “collectively selected” the 34 Plaistow Road location, according to a press release. The retailer mostly carries records, CDs—including on consignment from local artists—books and games. During the pandemic, Nichols told WHAV they stopped hosting performances by local artists, but have started to get back into public events recently. “The thought around the space in Plaistow will be that it could be used for someone with an acoustic guitar, or a table for role playing games, or for a poetry recital.”

He added, “[In] the last year or so, we’ve started to really get back into it, but it’s rebuilding that old muscle memory.