Francestown

Vanessa Amsbury-Bonilla gives a tour of the  tower and town clock in the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Clock agents keep clock ticking

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — For 160 years, the four faces of the clock on the Unitarian Universalist Church have watched over Peterborough while a clock agent has watched over the clock. At least twice a year, the clock agent climbs the fusty tower, resets the clock, oils the capstan and marvels at the machine’s longevity and the storied history of the tower. … 0

Indictments handed down in three cases

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Four men were indicted in July in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester in connection for various crimes committed in the region. Brett Flagg, 26, of Greenfield, was indicted by a grand jury on the charge of driving after being declared a habitual offender. Peterborough police arrested Flagg in June 2014, following a motor vehicle stop on Grove Street in Peterborough. The habitual … 0

Mac the quack

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Students of Bob McQuillen, who was both a legend of New England contra dance and a high-school industrial arts teacher, remember him for his tough, steadfast love. Mr. Mac wouldn’t let you slide by. He wasn’t afraid to let you know if you screwed up. And he would make sure you not only … 0

Baseball: Post 11 ends season with split

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

For the third year in a row the last game of the season would decide Jaffrey’s playoff fate. And for the third year in a row, the result would be the same. Heartbreak. Jaffrey started the weekend Saturday … 0

Baseball: State champ Monadnock Babe Ruth falls at Regionals

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Monadnock League, representing New Hampshire in the Regional Tournament in Winooski, Vermont finished in third place in Pool A losing the first two Friday and Saturday but winning the third on Sunday. They jumped out to a … 0

ConVal: Cougars second in DII Sportsmanship

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The NHIAA has recognized the Athletics Programs at ConVal High School with two prestigious honors. This past season, 2014-15 ConVal finished as the Division II NHIAA Runner-Up for the prestigious Sportsmanship Award Banner behind Milford HS and was also lauded for being one of 37 high schools in … 0

Police Logs: Francestown - July 30, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Francestown Monday, July 20 Criminal mischief: At 6:14 p.m., police responded to Ferson Road for a criminal mischief complaint. An investigation is ongoing. Mutual aid: At 9:36 p.m., police responded to the corner of Russell Station Road and Route 31 in Greenfield for a mutual aid request to … 0

Achievement:

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Gretta Cox-Gorton of Francestown was named to the first honors list for the spring semester at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. To make the list a student must have a grade point average of 3.8 or higher, of a maximum of 4.3 (all A-pluses). … 0

letter: Don’t be ‘trapped in the past’

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

To the editor: Fracking! It’s a word that makes nerve endings tingle. The process recovers natural gas from shale beds in New York and Pennsylvania by fracturing rock with millions of gallons of pressurized water, contaminating the water in the process. Pipelines to carry the recovered gas across … 0

ConVal: CSI meets summer school

Monday, July 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A metal rod dripping with blood. A bloody hammer. A red-stained, football-size rock. The objects are spread out on a sidewalk by the ConVal High School cafeteria. A student stands nearby, hands smeared red. This isn’t … 0

Peterborough/Francestown/New Ipswich: Solar growth slows down

Monday, July 27, 2015

Uncertainty about the future of solar energy subsidies has put the brakes on its popularity in the region. Utilities will soon reach the state mandated net-metering cap, and legislation that would raise the cap is not expected to pass. Also, Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of the Legislature’s two-year … 0

Reimers Reason: What is timber trespass?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Trees are valuable. They provide firewood and lumber, as well as privacy and beauty, but they also block scenic vistas and interfere with driveways and roads. For all of these reasons, nearly all landowners cut down trees from … 0

$230k available in state ‘moose plate’ grants

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The New Hampshire State Conservation Committee has announced that the 2016 conservation “moose plate” grant applications are available. Applications are due by Sept. 25, Eligible applicants include municipalities, county conservation districts, qualified nonprofit organizations engaged in conservation programs, public and private schools, county cooperative extension natural resource programs … 0