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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 …

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 …

Peterborough: Town reviews apps, IT budget

Monday, February 1, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — If a utility operator needs to pinpoint a water main break or a firefighter needs to track down the nearest hydrant, the information they need is as close as a smartphone. Mobile apps developed for the …

Jaffrey: Monitoring to continue at Elite Laundry site

Monday, February 1, 2016

The town is one step closer to eliminating groundwater contamination near the Elite Laundry site. The Select Board Monday approved the creation of a groundwater management zone, an area where the town will continue to monitor groundwater contamination. …

PARENT WISE: Prevention starts at home

Thursday, January 28, 2016

I am all for drug and alcohol prevention being taught in our schools and taught early. The article in the Ledger-Transcript on Jan. 11 forces us to take a cold, hard look at the problem we are facing-and, …