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NEw Ipswich: Two will vie for Lawrence’s seat

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NEW IPSWICH — George Lawrence remembers the early days of his Select Board tenure. Before the town had a zoning code. Before computers were part of the everyday business of the town and everything was written by hand. When residents would bring dead porcupines to Select Board meetings to collect the town’s bounty on them. Lawrence has been a staple …

Antrim: Two-day event slated to identify town needs

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Antrim’s future is in the hands of its residents. Together with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Antrim residents have begun a process to …

Peterborough: Rec department sees revenue dip

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The Recreation Department expects to collect about $50,000 less revenue next fiscal year, as the population in town continues to age. “There are …

Peterborough: Registration rate increase would fund projects

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — Road paint for bike lanes and crosswalks. A pedestrian bridge. Bicycle racks. A capital reserve fund financed just by a slight increase in vehicle registration fees would ensure these projects aren’t neglected in town. Ivy Vann, Peterborough’s state representative and Planning Board chair, wants the Select …

Peterborough: Bartender says driver in crash was not impaired

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A bartender at the Jaffrey VFW who was with a Jaffrey man hours before a car accident in which he was charged with aggravated DWI says he was not drunk when he left the post. “There is no way he was impaired. I’d bet my life on it,” …

Peterborough: It’s never too late to vote

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ken Wetherbee celebrated two milestones the week — his 60th birthday and his first time voting. Wetherbee, who said his dad, Ken Sr., was an Independent, is no political neophyte — he has plenty to say about candidates, …

New Ipswich: Fire Department rescues dogs from icy water

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NEW IPSWICH — The fire department saved two Labradors after they went through the ice on Water Loom Pond yesterday. Lora DePlante of New Ipswich was walking her two yellow labs, Maddie and Hunter, on the backside of …

Greenville: Residents defend joint force

Monday, February 8, 2016

GREENVILLE — Voters here say they wish they had more input in the town’s decision to not recommend the renewal of the joint police force’s contract. The lack of input into the process was a chief concern of …

Greenville: Water pump replacements on warrant

Monday, February 8, 2016

GREENVILLE — With the majority of Wednesday’s public hearing taken up with discussions about the future of the police department, residents had little else to say about this year’s warrant. The operating budget, not including police costs, is set this year at $1.5 million. Taking into account the …

Cap on net metering before House

Monday, February 8, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — David Fisch, a former Wall Street compliance officer, assessed a solar installation on his home as he would any stock or bond. “Spending money on this was a better return than if I invested my money …

Peterborough/Jaffrey: DWI charge is driver’s third

Monday, February 8, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — A town plow truck driver is facing his third DWI charge in 11 years after he sideswiped an SUV and collided head-on with another vehicle on Route 202 Jan. 30, according to police documents. Leonard Gonthier, …

Peterborough: Debt service numbers up, payments down

Monday, February 8, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — While proposed expenses associated with the debt service are up more this year, the amount of these repayments that would be paid through taxes is down. Revenue from several sources has lowered the net proposed debt service $6,239 — from $455,025 this fiscal year to $448,786 …

Well School: Keep it 100

Friday, February 5, 2016

Well School students in grades kindergarten, first grade, and second grade participated in activities including the number 100 to celebrate the 100th day of school on Feb. 2. Students strung 100 Fruit Loops on a string, build a …