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State Police should be assigned to ...
State Police should be assigned to investigate a shooting of the Rye home of International Longshoreman's Association President Bill Roach, said Portsmouth City Councilor and State Rep.
Left:A car parked at ...
Left:A car parked at Longshoreman's Association President Bill Roach's home in Rye was hit by bullets early Friday morning.His home was also struck.
Right: A facsimile of a tombstone, containing the letters R.I.P. along with Bill Roach's
initials, was recently left at the state port where Roach works.Courtesy photo
...PORTSMOUTH - A week before International Longshoreman's Association president Bill Roach's home and car were sprayed with six bullets, a facsimile of a tombstone with his initials on it was left at his place of business - the state-owned port.
Fifteen months prior to the August 24 shooting at his
Rye home, Roach
told the state Attorney General's office that Port Director Geno Marconi claimed to know a sniper he'd asked to "assassinate" Port critics.
By now I'm sure your aware of the drive by shooting that took place in Rye, at port employee Bill Roach's
stated that he
considered Mr. Marconi's statement to be serious," according to the AG's report."Mr.Roach
stated that he
did not report this matter to the police and that he
did not come forward sooner because he
feared retaliation from Mr. Marconi."
...Roach publicly urged Governor John Lynch not to reappoint Marconi to his job managing the Port, while pointing out numerous perceived shortcomings, including Marconi's use of racist and sexist language.
also published racist, homophobic and sophomoric emails sent from Port Authority computers to state- and city-owned computers used by Marconi
, Shattuck, Cumings and McQuate at their jobs.
also alleged Marconi
and other PDA employees used public vehicles for personal business, dropped private moorings using public forklifts, stored private boats on public property and accepted gifts of fish, fowl and liquor.
PORTSMOUTH - Police on Wednesday expect ...
PORTSMOUTH - Police on Wednesday expect to arrest the person who left a facsimile of a tombstone, bearing the initials of local International Longshoreman's Association President Bill Roach, at the state-owned Port on Aug. 17.
The police captain said the suspect will be released on personal-recognizance bail and issued an order to have no contact with Roach
Police said at least four rapid ...
Police said at least four rapid gunshots were fired at the home of William Roach III, 200 Sagamore Road, at 4:30 a.m., shattering the rear windows of a car in the driveway, piercing a hole in the siding and penetrating the house.Roach, a part-time harbormaster in Portsmouth, "told us a few things and we are doing some follow up on them now," Rye Police Chief Kevin Walsh said.
...Roach, union president for the International Longshoreman's Association, was one of eight Longshoremen who sought protection under the Whistleblower's Act after filing complaints against the Port Authority, citing misconduct by Port Director Geno Marconi -- specifically his use of racial slurs, sending of lewd e-mails and accepting gratuities.
Following an investigation by the state, Marconi
was reprimanded, but unanimously reinstated to his
post by the Executive Council last September after agreeing to take diversity training and apologizing to the council for his
use of derogatory language.
A week later, Roach
filed a complaint with the Department of Labor
, accusing Marconi
of retaliation against the union by kicking them off a job handling cargo from scrap metal ships in Portsmouth Harbor.
could be reached yesterday for comment.
is a public employee, the attorney general's office was alerted to the investigation.
The makeshift tombstone was placed at ...
The makeshift tombstone was placed at the port one week before someone sprayed the Rye home of union boss William Roach with bullets.Roach is the president of the local chapter of the International Longshoremen's Association and also works part time at the port.
was not working as a state employee," said Green.