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May 21. 2012 11:25PM

New Hampshire News In Brief

Welding spark causes small fire



DERRY -- A small fire caused by a spark in the welding lab at Pinkerton Academy was quickly extinguished on Monday morning.

The incident took place on the bottom floor of the school's Low Building, where a number of Career and Technical Education classes are held, according to Chip Underhill, Pinkerton public affairs director.

The fire produced smoke, which triggered the fire alarm when it entered the building's ventilation system.

The building was immediately evacuated of staff and students, and there were no injuries, according to Underhill.

Nashua biker airlifted after crash



NASHUA -- A local man was airlifted to a Boston hospital Sunday night after he crashed his motorcycle on High Pine Avenue.

Christopher McEleney, 31, was riding west on High Pine Avenue at Cypress Lane when he struck a guardrail, police said.

He was not wearing a helmet and suffered serious injuries, according to police.

He was taken to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and was then airlifted to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where on Monday he was in the intensive care unit.

Lyme Disease film airs Thursday in Nashua



NASHUA -- The documentary film “Under Our Skin” by Andy Abrahams Wilson will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Nashua Public Library.

The free showing is hosted by Pam Brown, a Nashua resident and Lyme Disease survivor, and will include David Hunter, a Lyme educator and facilitator of the Greater Manchester Lyme Disease Support Group.

The public is invited to attend; there will be a question and answer session following the movie, along with free literature.

The library is at 2 Court St.

Charlestown motorcyclist hurt in Acworth crash



ACWORTH -- A Charlestown man was seriously injured Sunday night when he crashed his motorcycle into a tree on Charlestown Road, according to state police.

Arthur Wright, 50, of Hemlock Road lost control of his Harley-Davidson just after 11 p.m. on Charlestown Road at the intersection of Luther Hill Road.

Wright hit a tree and landed in a culvert, state police said.

Wright was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

The collision remains under investigation by New Hampshire State Police Troop C.


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