Mayor’s accident under investigation

MANCHESTER – Police are still investigating a minor traffic mishap involving Nashua Mayor Bernie Streeter, spokesman Mark Fowke said.

Streeter’s Crown Victoria, which is leased by the city, collided with a taxicab in a downtown intersection at 10:58 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The collision caused minimal damage, and no one was hurt, but the accident initially was reported as a hit-and-run, Fowke said.

Police spoke with the cabdriver at the scene, and Streeter came to the police station about two hours later and spoke with an officer, Fowke said.

Officer John Bachan has not finished investigating the incident, and police have come to no conclusion about who was to blame for the accident, or whether any violations or charges will be filed, Fowke said.

Officials want ambulance meeting
LYNDEBOROUGH – Members of the Board of Selectmen are suggesting a joint meeting between the board of directors of the Wilton-Lyndeborough-Temple Ambulance Service and the selectmen in the three towns, to work out problems with dispatch services after Lyndeborough leaves the Milford Area Communications Center.

Currently, Temple is dispatched by Keene Mutual Aid, the service Lyndeborough will switch to at the end of the year, while Wilton intends to remain with MACC.

The ambulance is owned by Wilton, which pays 60 percent of the costs.

“We need a single dispatch service to avoid confusion and delays,” Selectman Dwight Sowerby said.

Ongoing service problems with MACC caused Lyndeborough to leave the center, and Sowerby noted that the ambulance service had filed complaints about service in the past, one of the reasons for Lyndeborough’s decision.

He agreed, however, that changing dispatch services “will not be easy if Wilton is adamant about it staying with MACC.”

The ambulance service is a private entity, and can make its own decisions, he said.

Selectman Lorraine Strube said she would try to set up a joint meeting early in November.