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Mayor wants to close park, citing drug overdoses

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Mayor wants to close park, citing drug overdoses

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire, wants to close a park that’s been the site of some overdoses by the synthetic drug called spice.

WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/VI0RHz) according to Mayor Ted Gatsas, Bronstein Park would only be open to Manchester Central High School faculty, students and parents from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days. Others would be arrested for trespassing.

The proposal would need to be approved by Manchester aldermen before it could be enforced.

Manchester School Superintendent Deborah Livingston said she supports restricting the park, which is an extension of Central High, if it will keep kids safe.

Gov. Maggie Hassan has declared a state of emergency to allow public health officials to investigate and quarantine synthetic drugs linked to recent overdoses in Manchester and Concord.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com

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BC-NH — Drug Overdoses-Park,129

Mayor wants to close park, citing drug overdoses

Eds: APNewsNow.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire, wants to close a park that’s been the site of some overdoses by the synthetic drug called spice.

WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/VI0RHz) according to Mayor Ted Gatsas, Bronstein Park would only be open to Manchester Central High School faculty, students and parents from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days. Others would be arrested for trespassing.

The proposal would need to be approved by Manchester aldermen before it could be enforced.

Manchester School Superintendent Deborah Livingston said she supports restricting the park, which is an extension of Central High, if it will keep kids safe.

Gov. Maggie Hassan has declared a state of emergency to allow public health officials to investigate and quarantine synthetic drugs linked to recent overdoses in Manchester and Concord.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com