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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 …

Francestown: Town to raise money for hall

Monday, February 1, 2016

FRANCESTOWN — The start date to restore the 169-year-old Town Hall has been put on pause while elected officials create a 501(c)(3) to fundraise more for it. “The project will get done. It will just take time,” said Lisa Bourbeau, a member of the Heritage Commission. Francestown hoped …

FRANCESTOWN: Budget is up 4 percent over 2015

Monday, February 1, 2016

FRANCESTOWN — The proposed operating budget is slated to be up about 4 percent, which has members of the Budget Advisory Committee worried. Two committee members voiced their concerns about the increase at the Select Board’s meeting Jan. 25 because, they said, the town will have more capital …

Keene: ‘Raising NH’ film screens

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

“Raising New Hampshire: The Early Years” will be shown on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Keene Middle School Auditorium, 167 Maple Avenue. The film, a co-production of N.H. Public Television and the Endowment for Health, examines the importance of health, early learning, and family support. Inspired …

Police Logs: Jaffrey - Jan. 28, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Jaffrey Thursday, Jan. 21 Theft: At 10:30 a.m., police arrested Sarah M. Theriault, 29, of Jaffrey, on two warrants, charging her with receiving stolen property and theft. Theriault initially refused bail and was later held on $1,000 cash bail after she was brought in front of a judge. …

Police log: Mason — Jan. 28, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Mason Sunday, Jan. 17 Assault: At 6:22 p.m., police took a report of an assault. Police determined the alleged incident had occurred in New Ipswich, and referred the resident to the New Ipswich Police Department. Monday, Jan. 18 Welfare check: At 10:22 a.m., police checked the welfare of …

Police logs: Antrim — Jan. 28, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Antrim Monday, Jan. 18 Bench warrant: At 12:15 p.m., police arrested Richard J. Brumaghim, 39, of Bennington, on two active electronic bench warrants out of the 6th Circuit Court, Hillsborough. Brumaghim was released on $500 personal recognizance on each of the warrants and given a court date of …

Police log: Wilton — Feb. 2, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Wilton Thursday, Jan. 14 Arrest: At 1:14 a.m., police arrested Timothy Fafard, 19, of New Ipswich, on charges of driving after revocation or suspension. Fafard was released on $1,500 personal recognizance and issued a court date of March 8 at the 9th Circuit Court, Milford. Accident: At 2:22 …

Police Log: Francestown — Feb. 2, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Francestown Tuesday, Jan. 19 Suspicious person: Police responded to a report of a suspicious person looking into a home on Wilson Hill Road at 4:59 p.m. The homeowner said they saw man look through the window near the front door, then move away from the door area. Police …

Police Log: Peterborough — Feb. 2, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Peterborough Friday, Jan. 22 Arrest: Kyle Larouche, 27, of Peterborough, turned himself in on a warrant charging him with conduct after an accident. Larouche was released on $1,500 personal recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 7. Arrest: Ginger St. Francis, 55, of Peterborough, was …

Peterborough: Aging equipment in need of repair

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — Aging equipment continues to pester the Highway Department. The department asked for $49,500 for vehicle and equipment repair and maintenance for next fiscal year — $24,000 more than this year. Blame it on the snowblower, says Leo Smith. “It’s one of the vehicles that’s always a …