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Franklin Pierce University students moved in over the weekend, signifying the beginning of another busy school year.

Rindge: Card: FPU meeting goals

Monday, August 31, 2015

Franklin Pierce University is making strides in finances and student enrollment, but President Andrew Card says that more can be done to improve the school for its students. “We are meeting or exceeding many of the goals that we have set, but there are still financial challenges,” said Card. “I think that the university is poised for success. There is … 0

New Ipswich: Healthy river, healthy towns

Monday, August 31, 2015

It’s just after 8 a.m., and raindrops patter on the surface of the Souhegan River — stronger than a misting, but not quite a full-fledged … 0

Rindge: ZBA OKs three variances

Monday, August 31, 2015

Rindge’s Zoning Board of Adjustment approved variances for three projects at its Tuesday meeting. A variance was approved for Henry and Sharon Bock to build … 0

Peterborough: Construction of parking lot set to begin next summer

Monday, August 31, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Town officials expect to build the new parking lot off Grove Street near the GAR Hall next summer. Director of Public Works Rodney Bartlett said at a recent Select Board meeting that he hopes the design for the parking lot will be completed by October, and … 0

Greenville / New Ipswich / Wilton: Warmer temperatures, lower flows mark E. coli readings

Monday, August 31, 2015

Warmer temperatures and lower flows in the Souhegan and Merrimack rivers are producing generally expected seasonal E. coli readings in both rivers, according to the latest test done by the Souhegan Watershed Association. The Souhegan is a smaller river and reflects any pollution more quickly. The upper stretch … 0

Mason:

Monday, August 31, 2015

MASON — The Planning Board is drafting an ordinance that would create protections for the aquifer and wellhead protection overlay district, in response to a proposed natural gas pipeline that would affect that district. The Planning Board began … 0

Greenfield: ZBA denies variance for Allrose as wedding venue

Monday, August 31, 2015

A wedding venue isn’t a compatible use in the mostly residential district of Greenfield where Allrose Farm Country Weddings started doing business last year, the Zoning Board of Adjustment decided last week. “At the end of the day, there was really only one vote that we had to … 0

Peterborough: Town seeks feedback on website

Monday, August 31, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The Economic Development Authority is almost ready to unveil a website to attract businesses here. Before they do, though, EDA members wants some public feedback. They will seek the Select Board’s and public’s critique and ideas at the Select Board meeting today at 5 p.m. EDA … 0

Dublin: Town to take on garage fix

Monday, August 31, 2015

DUBLIN — Since no bids were submitted for widening of the three bay doors at the Highway Department garage, the Select Board has decided to see if it is a project that the town can complete itself. In March, voters approved $20,000 from the Town Building Maintenance Capital … 0

Hancock: Bell indicted in string of break-ins

Monday, August 31, 2015

A Hancock man has been indicted by a Hillsborough Court Superior Court grand jury on five felony burglary charges for a string of break-ins last fall and spring. Justin Bell, 20, was indicted on Aug. 20 on the Class B felony charges. Authorities allege Bell broke into four … 0

Jaffrey: FD investigating cause of truck fire

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Jaffrey Fire Department is searching for answers after a pickup truck’s engine compartment became engulfed in flames while sitting in a driveway over the weekend. Firefighters responded to a Bradley Court residence after receiving a call at … 0

Francestown: Douglas chosen to head police

Monday, August 31, 2015

Fred Douglas, who has become a familiar face at the Francestown Police Department in the last few months, will be taking the helm as its new chief. Since March of 2015, shortly after the resignation of former Police … 0

Jaffrey: Variance on ZBA agenda

Monday, August 31, 2015

Jaffrey’s Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet today at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Offices for three public hearings on residential projects. James and Sue Poplin of 123 Crestview Dr. are requesting a variance from land use code, section VI, 6.1 because their proposed shed has less than … 0