Thursday, April 19, 2012
Thousands of officers honored Greenland's Mike Maloney,
Police officers and public safety officials don their uniforms before each and every shift, knowing potential dangers may lay ahead. A special kind of heroism is required to willingly run into that danger in order to protect others, which is why Hampton Police Detective Alex Reno was one of thousands of police officers who wanted Thursday to pay tribute to a man who lived every day trying to assist and protect others. Reno often choked up while reflecting on fallen Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney, a man he knew both professionally and personally, during a memorial service for Maloney, who was gunned down last week while trying to rescue wounded officers. One thing that brings "huge comfort" during a loss like Maloney's, said Reno, …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The school is hosting a special session on the issue.
Residents are invited to attend and contribute ideas to a special public forum on bullying on Thursday, April 19, at Hampton Academy. The information anti-bullying session begins at 6:30 p.m. in the middle school's dining hall. School Resource Officer Alex Reno will discuss state bullying laws and reporting procedures, as well as a review and facilitate discussion about the protective measures and strategies students, parents, teachers and community members can take. The forum is organized by the Hampton Upstanders, a group of students who stand up against bullying in the schools, according to the School Administrative Unit 90 website.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Hampton students placed well and displayed award-worthy sportsmanship.
Three Hampton Academy wrestlers qualified for the Youth New England Wrestling Championship through impressive performances in Sunday's "Meet of Champions" state championship tournament. First-place regional winner Ryan Boyle placed second Sunday in his weight class (140- pound class), while third-place regional winner John Ferrelli (103-pound class) placed fourth, and fourth-place regional winner Jared McCann (70-pound novice class) placed fifth, according to coach Alex Reno. Reno said he was honored to have those individuals represent Hampton at the New England tournament in Nashua on March 10 and 11, although he also said he took great pride in the performance of all of his wrestlers because collectively their spirit helped Hampton …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Several students placed well at the state regional tourney.
Hampton Academy student Ryan Boyle took home first place in his weight class and many other students took home high honors during the recent N.H. Middle School Regional Wrestling tournament in Concord. According to coach Alex Reno, 18 teams competed in the tournament, and the top six wrestlers from each weight class will advance to the "Meet of Champions" state championship in Litchfield on Sunday. Hampton Academy placed 6th in overall team points at the regionals, and the following is a list of the Hampton students who placed in the Top 6 in their respective weight classes: Reno said there was also a "great effort put forth" during regionals by Hampton students Cooper Pennfield, Cole Albert, Alex Larson, Connor Newton, Cole Marzinzik and …
Friday, November 11, 2011
A local veteran shares his thoughts on Veterans Day and why he enlisted.
In honor of Veterans Day and the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, we set out to talk with a local Middle East veteran about his service, the perception of veterans today, and how that perception shapes morale on deployments. Alex Reno, a patrolman with the Hampton Police Department and the Hampton Academy resource officer, served in Qatar as part of the Air Force, and he said he enlisted largely because of his family's military history as well as the events on 9/11. In the above video, Reno talks about the perception of veterans today compared other other military eras like Vietnam, what Veterans Day means to him, and why he feels the need to and think that others should thank local veterans. What does Veterans …