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Peterborough: Medical pot plant size slows process

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — Registration for the company certified to grow medical marijuana here has been delayed as the firm prepares its facility, which is more than twice the size of any other in the state, said its CEO. “Our facility is the largest by far in the state,” said John Glowik of Prime Alternative Treatment Centers of New Hampshire. “In the …

Mason: New police officers are a match

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

MASON — “We’re the two oldest rookies you’ll ever meet,” declares Patrol Officer Mark Hager of Mason. Hager, along with his shift partner Rich Fortin, …

Greenville / Temple: On-call positions suggested to cover police gap

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

TEMPLE — How much police coverage do the towns of Temple and Greenville need? The current budget funds four full-time and four part-time officers, with …

Temple: Town refuses to endorse school district budget

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

TEMPLE — The Select Board voted against endorsing the ConVal School District budget. The increase in ConVal’s budget this year is minimal, only about $55,000 more than the current $42.9 million budget. But with ConVal expecting to lose …

Hancock: Police staff gets summer boost

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

HANCOCK — The Select Board Monday authorized a part-time police officer to come on full-time this summer to relieve the short-staffed department. The board allowed Chief Andrew Wood to extend an offer to Shane “Joey” Sweeney on the …

Peterborough: Two-car accident

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A 2010 Ford Escape sits on a snowbank after it collided with a 2013 Hyundai Elantra on Jaffrey Road near Agway Tuesday afternoon. The driver of the Hyundai, Jessica Anderson, 40, of Peterborough, was brought by ambulance to …

Hancock: Sober living home faces code hurdles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

HANCOCK — A coalition formed by two pastors must address a litany of building code violations before it can turn farmhouse buildings on Elmwood Road into sober living residences, said the Select Board and town officials Monday. “It’s a disaster,” said Charles Stevenson, the code enforcement officer. “From …

Rindge/Peterborough: Fiorina at FPU today, Cruz at Town House

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

As presidential hopefuls descend on the Granite State in the five-day crunch before the primary, two Republican candidates will hold town halls in the region. Former executive Carly Fiorina will be at Franklin Pierce University today at 3:20 p.m. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will be at the Peterborough …

Police Log: Peterborough — Feb. 4, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Peterborough Monday, Jan. 25 Fender bender: A 2006 Jeep Commander reversed out of a parking space at Monadnock Community Hospital and into a 2001 Toyota Echo. The Toyota sustained moderate damage, and the Jeep sustained minor damage. The drivers, Maureen Grondin, 45, of Bennington, and Ruth Cleverdon, 64, …

Police Log: Francestown — February 4, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Francestown Wednesday, Jan. 27 Fraud: A resident of Campbell Hill Road said she received a call from someone claiming they were a Publishers Clearing House employee and that the resident had won money and a new car. Police suspected the call was a scam. They forwarded the complaint …

Temple: Jaws of Life in Temple

Monday, February 1, 2016

They’re small enough to be operated by one person, and powerful enough to rip apart a car. The Temple Volunteer Fire Department got its first training on Jan. 18 in its new Jaws of Life equipment — a …

Wilton: Increase in water rate to fund the capital improvement plan

Monday, February 1, 2016

WILTON — Wilton water users can expect a rate hike this year, as the Water Commission looks to fund an ongoing capital improvement plan. During a public hearing on Thursday, the commissioners took feedback on the proposed rate …

Mason: Article would OK outside concerts

Monday, February 1, 2016

MASON — After the Zoning Board quashed the summer concert series at Marty’s Driving Range earlier this year, a petition warrant article could bring the issue back to the fore. For the last few years, Marty’s has twice-weekly concerts at the business during the summer months. But Mason’s …