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Antrim: $12.5M Fred Fuller deal goes through

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Customers of Fred Fuller Oil and Propane Co. will not have to worry about staying warm this snowy weekend. Rymes Propane and Oil’s purchase of the home heating oil company seeking bankruptcy was finalized in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Antrim-based Rymes is now the largest oil company in New Hampshire. Bill Gannon, Fred Fuller’s attorney, said Wednesday that Rymes Propane purchased Fuller Oil for about $12.5 million. Gannon … 0

Power outages plague the region before turkey day

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A blanket of white snow Wednesday morning quickly turned into a winter whiteout for drivers, businesses and residents on the day before Thanksgiving. The weather was brought by Winter Storm Cato, which moved up the Eastern U.S. throughout the day. By about 4 p.m., Cato had already dumped seven inches of wet, heavy … 0

ANTRIM: Sentences in forgery, drug cases

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Two area residents have been sentenced to serve time in the Cheshire County House of Corrections, according to recent dispositions on file at the Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene. Paightlin Bergeron, 21, of Antrim was sentenced on Sept. 10 to a minimum of 18 months to three years in the New Hampshire State Prison; her jail time was suspended for five years … 0

ConVal: Board talks equality in district programs

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The ConVal School Board continued to chew over which extracurricular activities it should and shouldn’t provide for in the budget it is drafting for next school year. At their meeting at the SAU offices Wednesday, the board continued to voice concern over how each of their choices would … 0

Learning about going green

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Harris Center in Hancock was remodeled 11 years ago to the highest green and energy-efficient standards. So you think that even close scrutiny of the building wouldn’t turn up much to fix — but you’d be wrong, … 0

Reimers Reason: Just passing through: the story of fracked gas, the Northern Pass, and tar sands in New Hampshire

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

With no east-west interstate and a wild northern section, New Hampshire has long been more of a destination than a pass-through state for human travelers. However, fossil fuels are passing through all the time. Several existing pipelines already … 0

ConVal: SAC backs athletic fees waiver

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

After the ConVal School Board narrowly approved doing away with fees for high school students to play sports, selectmen from the school district’s towns probed the board’s decision at the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee Thursday at SAU offices. But, … 0

Peterborough: Solar array construction is now underway

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Construction began last week on the largest solar array in New Hampshire, which will have about 3,100 solar modules on the former sewage lagoons on Pheasant Road. Jordan Macy, Borrego Solar’s site superintendent for the project, … 0

Keene: Conservation District to hold annual meeting

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Cheshire County Conservation District and partners at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will honor Windy Hill Farm of Marlow as the Cooperator of the Year and Michael and Kathy Nerrie of Distant Hill Gardens as the 2014 Educators of the Year at the district’s upcoming annual … 0

Jaffrey/Peterborough: A one-of-a-kind experience

Monday, November 24, 2014

On Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, big box stores put on a show nationwide, hoping customers will flood their stores and fight over heavily discounted products. But local store owners say they have something better to offer. … 0

Hillsborough: Belliveau promoted at local bank

Friday, November 21, 2014

TD Bank has promoted Tia Belliveau to store manager of its office in Hillsborough. She will be responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel and overseeing the day-to-day operations. Belliveau has 27 years of … 0

Nelson: Apple Hill raises $16K for cabin

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music’s online campaign to raise the funds needed to replace an aging cabin surpassed its $15,000 goal for a total of $16,063. The newly rebuilt six-person Pleyel cabin, named after Austrian composer … 0

Viewpoint: Showing up, being present

Friday, November 14, 2014

I attended the Community Conversation on poverty at Bass Hall in Peterborough on Nov. 11. All present were interested in getting at the roots of poverty, while we recognize that “Band-Aids,” such as food pantries and emergency and transitional shelters, are necessary. A response to poverty at its … 0