Built For Speed
Corvette Clocked At 161 mph In Ashland
Also on today’s menu:
On The Water
Keeping The Faith
Thirty-year-old Alejandro Zapata-Rebello of Danbury, Connecticut, apparently likes speed. Or perhaps it’s just part of owning an orange Corvette.
State Police Trooper Shawn Slaney clocked Zapata-Rebello driving 161 mph on Interstate-93 in Ashland on July 31 and, unable to catch up, he put out a BOLO (be on the lookout) alert.
Woodstock police got in position on the highway and clocked the vehicle at 130 mph as it passed. The vehicle got stuck in traffic at Exit 32, and police were able to detain the driver until Trooper Slaney arrived to make the arrest.
Zapata-Rebello faces two State Police charges of reckless driving and one charge of disobeying an officer. Woodstock Police Department also charged him with reckless driving. Zapata-Rebello was released on a summons to appear in court in Plymouth on September 22.
On The Water
Thinking about purchasing a pontoon boat? The Laker has published a guide on things to consider, since it’s a little more complicated than picking out a nice-looking vessel.
The article is based on what we learned as novice boaters who, like many others, decided that getting out on the water would be a good thing to do during the pandemic.
An expensive boat is not necessary to enjoy the water, though. We could have been happy sticking to the kayaks, which provide a nice, quiet experience with an opportunity to slip into quiet backwaters and observe the animals without disturbing them.
Keeping The Faith
Representative Mike Sylvia has set aside his dispute with Gunstock — at least for now — to allow the christian music festival known as SoulFest to go forward with the recreation area’s former management back in place.
Asked what his next step will be, with a majority of the Belknap County Delegation standing with the management and ousting the two members of the Gunstock Area Commission that have been blamed for the July 20 walkout, Sylvia focused on SoulFest instead.
“At this point I'll focus on the great news that SoulFest looks to be on track and might just restore some faith in the community,” he said.
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