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Francestown: Town seeks attorney fees

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The town is asking that five residents who brought a lawsuit against it be required to pay the town’s attorney fees, arguing that the suit was frivolous. Lisa Bourbeau, Dennis Orsi, Elizabeth Behrsing, James Gann and Prescott Tolman filed a petition in June seeking “injunctive relief” and asking the court to overturn a Select Board agreement with a Meredith-based consulting … 0

Wilton: Town eyes administrator post

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WILTON — Does Wilton need a town administrator? The Select Board has been considering the possibility, and has invited in both an administration consultant and … 0

WLC: Late start to school year for FRES

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WILTON — Florence Rideout Elementary School’s first day of school will be Sept. 8, a week later than the district’s other schools, to allow teachers … 0

Lyndeborough: Curbing vs. character in drain issues on town road

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

LYNDEBOROUGH — Is curbing the sensible solution to the water drainage issues the plague the narrow Mountain Road, or will it destroy the rural character of Lyndeborough? At a public hearing on Wednesday, town officials asked residents to weigh in on several practical and aesthetic points of ongoing … 0

New Ipswich: Lage fills Meiszner’s selectman seat

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A former Select Board member and current member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, David Lage, has been selected to fill the empty Selectman’s seat until March. “Having the experience as a former selectman and member of many … 0

Jaffrey: Town predicts higher tax rate

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

With the town’s overall property assessment set to decrease, taxpayers in the region will likely see a higher tax rate, according to town officials. Town Manager Dave Caron says it is too early to determine how much the tax rate will rise until the town’s assessment value has … 0

Rindge: Panhandlers now face arrest

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

After receiving numerous complaints from Hannaford Supermarket, the Rindge Police Department has put panhandlers on notice. Those found in violation of panhandling on the island at the entrance of the Hannaford and Walmart parking lot, which abuts Route 202, will first be assessed a warning. For subsequent offenses, … 0

Rindge: FPU adopts test-optional admissions policy

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Franklin Pierce’s own internal research has found what many test-optional colleges have discovered: that high school classroom performance is the best available screening device for applicants and for forecasting academic success in college. FPU’s analyses indicated that High School GPA was a significant predictor of Rindge student grades … 0

New Ipswich: $3 fee per child per sport covers potty costs

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — A fee will be added for field rentals at Memorial Park to defray Recreation Department costs. Recreation Department Director Deb Holmes approached the Select Board during its meeting Tuesday to ask them to approve a fee of $3 per child, per sport, for organizations outside … 0

New Ipswich: Vote muzzles planning commission

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — The New Ipswich Select Board voted Tuesday to ask Southwest Regional Planning Commission not to release any information about the town to a company in charge of environmental permitting for Kinder Morgan. Despite the board’s … 1

None injured as car rolls down embankment in downtown Peterborough

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A sedan veered off Granite Street, rolled over an embankment, and stopped in the bushes on the side of the Contoocook River at the Transcript Dam at about 8:52 p.m. Tuesday. All three of the sedan’s occupants escaped … 0

Peterborough: Shumlin stumps for Hillary

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With Sen. Bernie Sanders ahead of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, Gov. Peter Shumlin crossed the Connecticut River to stump for Clinton at a Cheney Avenue home Monday. “She’s a pragmatic progressive. She’s the right candidate for the right time,” said Shumlin, as he addressed a … 0

Police Logs: Francestown - Aug. 27, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Francestown Monday, Aug. 3 Stray canine: At 6:30 a.m., a citizen found a dog on Pleasant Pond Road and transported it to the police station. Police determined the dog’s owner lived on Old County Road South and returned it. Disabled school bus: At 2:36 p.m., police responded to … 0