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Rindge / Jaffrey / Wilton: More tests questioned in online certifications

Monday, July 6, 2015

Three more Monadnock region police officers’ Breathalyzer certifications have come into question after the state found a second glitch in the state-mandated online recertification test. Officer Thomas Bishop of Jaffrey and officers Todd Moriarty and William Hickerson III of Wilton were three of nearly 150 officers named in the latest list of officers released by the state; Rindge police officer … 0

Sharon: Town, clerk disagree on hours

Monday, July 6, 2015

SHARON — The town clerk and tax collector has changed her office hours, a move selectmen criticized in a recent notice sent to residents and … 0

Greenville / New Ipswich / Wilton: Some parts of Souhegan River unsafe for swimming

Monday, July 6, 2015

Testing of the Souhegan River turned up high — at points dangerously high — levels of E. coli in Wilton, Greenville and New Ipswich. The … 0

Jaffrey: Hiker injured on Monadnock

Monday, July 6, 2015

A Massachusetts hiker was injured on Mount Monadnock over the weekend after slippery conditions caused her to fall, according to N.H. Fish and Game. On Saturday at 2:15 p.m., N.H. conservation officers responded to Mount Monadnock on White Cross Trail in Jaffrey after Denise Butler, 56, of Franklin, … 0

Jaffrey/Wilton: Aucoins plead not guilty

Monday, July 6, 2015

A state police officer and his brother, both arrested on charges of domestic assault in May, have waived their right to an arraignment and pleaded not guilty. Christopher Aucoin, 44, of Wilton, who is a major in the N.H. State Police, is accused of attempting to choke his … 0

Francestown: Branley moves to Swanzey post

Monday, July 6, 2015

Town Administrator Mike Branley will be resigning his position at the end of the month, to take up another town administrator position in Swanzey. Branley has been working as the town’s administrator for three years — the first … 0

Hancock: ‘Leave it to Beavers’ film showing

Monday, July 6, 2015

Featuring underwater and in-lodge footage, the Harris Center will be sponsoring a showing of the hour-long PBS Nature documentary, “Leave it to Beavers.” The documentary tells the story of beavers in North America — their history, their near extinction, and their comeback as modern day “eco-heroes” with the … 0

Lyndeborough: Funds raised to purchase Rose Mountain

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thrills may be found on Blueberry Hill, but the blueberries are found on Rose Mountain. Rose Mountain is named for Abram Rose, and was once used to support sheep flocks, and later was the site of dozens of … 0

Rindge: Town looking to sell land

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Town officials are working to sell some town-owned land in order to recoup back taxes and put properties back on the tax rolls. The town owns 44 properties, according to a recently completed inventory, nearly half of which are used by the town in some capacity. Town officials … 0

Francestown: Taylor land donation will go to vote

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The decision whether or not to use donated funds to purchase land for a future cemetery will now be put in the hands of the voting public. The land, located on the 2nd New Hampshire Turnpike, across from town cemetery number three, is currently owned by the Taylor … 0

Mason: ZBA again denies rehearing for Marty’s

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Zoning Board of Adjustment has now twice denied a request for a rehearing from Marty’s Driving Range. Marty’s, co-owned by Martin Ruggiero and his daughter Nicole Ruggiero, both of Mason, applied for a variance last month to hold twice-weekly outdoor concerts at the business, which includes a … 0

Peterborough: Campers cut wood for those in need

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A dozen teenagers from the Barbara C. Harris Camp in Greenfield gathered at the River Center in Peterborough Tuesday to cut, split and stack firewood for needy families. The River Center Wood Bank has been operational for the … 0

Jaffrey: Motorcyclist injured in crash Friday

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A New Ipswich man was injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon, when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle. At 1:15 p.m., police responded to an accident report where Douglas Griffis, 28, of New Ipswich, was driving his 2012 Kawasaki KLR650 west near 315 Mountain Road when he … 0