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

FRANCESTOWN: Moratorium on ATVs set to begin after December 15

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — After briefly being allowed to ride his ATV bike on Francestown’s Class V and VI roads, Daniel Lewis of Francestown — and all other Francestown OHRV riders — won’t be permitted to ride on town roads much longer. That’s what the Select Board decided at their … 0

Dublin: Finding a tempo

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

They first heard that guest interviewee was “a poet who liked birds and had just published his first book.” They came because it was a chance to observe how a “real” interview is conducted. They admitted honestly and … 0

Francestown: Crotched Mountain Ski season opens today

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The roof racks are on the car. Ski pants on the ready, draped over the chair; next to them, alpine socks stuffed in boots where you left them last spring. It’s only Thanksgiving weekend, but if you live … 0

Moment of bliss: Time to hunt the kangaroos

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

During the Thanksgivings of my early youth, an old friend of my mother’s came from Baltimore to stay the weekend. She took my room, and I climbed to a favored place in the attic. On Christmas Eve, relatives … 0

Viewpoint: Needed: 2,000 students for ConVal School District

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

In 2003, I proposed building a new ConVal High School in Antrim to handle the exploding enrollment in the high school. We now know the ConVal district enrollment peaked about that time, while now we have lost almost one-third of that enrollment. In 2003, we had 278 teachers … 0

Viewpoint: Talk about long-term care plans during the holidays

Thursday, November 20, 2014

As Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday time approaches, and families gather to celebrate the events of the past year, family discussions about the future are bound to come up. As a member of Monadnock at Home, I was recently reminded that holiday time is also a critical time to … 0

Editorial: Retail store owners mean business

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This weekend retailers across the country are competing for your dollars, including our downtown merchants and other locally owned stores. The Plaid Friday and Cider Monday campaigns, designed to win over shoppers for the independently owned shops the weekend after Thanksgiving, have been making strides in recent years. … 0

Viewpoint: ConVal Quest is making a difference

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

On behalf of the ConVal Quest Committee of the Peterborough Rotary Club, I’d like to thank the members of the ConVal School Board for their vote last week to join us in sponsoring the program for the coming year. ConVal Quest offers a sleep-away, outdoor educational camp to … 0

Letter: How to get to the public good

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

To the editor: I noted a theme that ran through the Nov. 13 article “Pipeline option causes concern”: Whatever happens, it should be for the public good. How reassuring. That would mean everyone is clear that we need to look beyond the short-sighted “we-have-a-high-and-growing-demand-for-natural-gas-and-electricity” view to a longer … 0

Letter: ConVal ‘theater’ is inadequate

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

To the editor: Congratulations to ConVal students, staff and volunteers on an outstanding performance of “Les Miserables.” The singing, casting, choreography, accompaniment, costumes, set design and whatever else I’ve forgotten, combined to provide an evening of inspiring, poignant entertainment, all for $5 at the senior admission rate. Now … 0