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Pelham police hosting rape defense workshop

June 19. 2013 8:43PM

PELHAM -- The Pelham Police Department is hosting a free Rape Aggression Defense class for women.

The class is designed to empower women through self defense, awareness and avoidance.

The three-night class begins tonight and continues on June 24 and 26.

Participants are required to attend each class in order to successfully pass the course. The classes will be held at the Pelham Police Department, located at 14 Village Green, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. each night.

For more information, contact Officer David DeRoche at 635-2411 or

Dog dead, another missing after Hampstead fire

HAMPSTEAD -- One dog was killed and a second is missing after a two-alarm fire heavily damaged a house Wednesday morning.

No one was home when the fire broke out just after 10 a.m. at a single-story residence at 10 Aruda Road.Sandown Fire Chief Wilfred Tapley, whose fire crews responded to the initial call because it appeared the house was in Sandown, said one pug dog was found dead and a second pug hasn’t been located.The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but Tapley said it doesn’t appear to be suspicious.

The fire was knocked down in about 20 minutes, Tapley said.

Public Safety Pelham

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