Bennington

Bill seeks to decrease drug overdose deaths

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A proposed bill would grant limited immunity to people who call 911 to report a drug-related medical emergency. Reporting a drug- or alcohol-related medical emergency could soon give the caller limited immunity from drug-related charges in New Hampshire — an effort intended to encourage the calling of 911 and the potential preservation of life. The bill’s intent is to try to put the brakes on hundreds of overdose deaths a … 0

Runners ready for Boston Marathon

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

John Singelais’s stomach was full of butterflies at the start of the Boston Marathon last year, on the first Patriot’s Day race since the deadly bombing. But once the starting pistol fired, and Singelais ran the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to Boylston Street, he was more than relaxed. He was invigorated by … 0

Bennington: Cleanup comes with a prize

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bennington’s 7th Annual Earth Day Cleanup will be unlike any other, with the chance to win a dump run by a Select Board member being offered as a prize for the most unique piece of trash found. “My understanding is that whoever brings in the most unusual piece of trash from the roadside...[a … 0

Peterborough: Brothers take first place

Monday, April 13, 2015

A panel of three judges sipped 21 varieties of maple syrup, closing their eyes between each taste to immortalize the syrups’ flavors. Meanwhile, several dozen audience members crowded around to sample the same syrups. This was the spectacle … 1

ConVal: Theater group signs MOU

Monday, April 13, 2015

The nonprofit Contoocook Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center is moving forward with a fundraising campaign to bring a bigger and better theater to ConVal High School and the region. The group settled a memorandum of understanding with … 0

conval: ConVal School Board adds student to its ranks

Monday, April 13, 2015

The ConVal School Board will soon have a new member: a high school student. “This is an opportunity to sit at the table with us, and start talking about how [an issue] affects kids,” said Chair Butch Estey Monday. “We can ask them how it affects them, and … 0

ConVal: Teaming up and taking steps for cancer research

Monday, April 13, 2015

Purple blanketed the red-and-white gym at Keene State College on Friday night, as hundreds of feet pounded pavement at the Relay for Life. No team raised more money at the fundraiser for cancer research than Team Carney. Emma … 0

Peterborough: Bank branch to close

Monday, April 13, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The People’s United Bank at the Route 202/101 intersection will close at the end of May, according to a letter the company mailed to customers April 10. “Obviously, this is a decision made by a multi-state business. It goes without saying that I’m disappointed in another … 0

BENNINGTON/FRANCESTOWN/DUBLIN: Village stores the heart of town

Monday, April 13, 2015

At the Country Store’s deli, you know better than to ask Mike Anderson what he wants for lunch. Anderson, a supervisor at JCL Septic Service in Peterborough, comes in the Bennington store for his second visit of the … 0

Region: Help available for fuel bills

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Although snowbanks are receding and temperatures slowly rising, Southern New Hampshire Services will be taking applications through April 30 to help renters and homeowners in paying past or future energy bills. Fuel assistance will pay for oil, propane, wood, pellets, kerosene, natural gas or electric heat costs. Payments … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Frost Heaves’ star talks, well, frost heaves

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Where are the worst frost heaves in the Monadnock region? According to humorist Fred Marple, they are on Rt. 124 in Jaffrey. “We conducted a rigorous scientific study, which consisted of asking people what they thought,” says Marple. … 0

CoNVal: Scholar-athletes honored

Thursday, April 9, 2015

ConVal scholar-athletes were honored by the NHIAA for their athletic and academic prowess at a ceremony last month. Back row, left to right: Keira Bell Allyson Boyd Mei Buzzell Andria Daragon Sarah Dugas Lara Matthias Kyler Mose Danielle … 0

Soccer: Registration open for SIlegy soccer camp

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Registrations are being accepted for the Tod Silegy Soccer Camp at its new location at Sargent Center in Hancock this summer. Former Franklin Pierce College men’s soccer Coach Tod Silegy, a physical education teacher and boys’ soccer coach at South Meadow School in Peterborough, is the director. The … 0