Francestown

Francestown: New administrator looks ahead to challenges

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Starting next week, Jamie Pike will be taking the position as Francestown’s new town administrator. Pike will be moving from his current job as administrative assistant in Chichester, where he has worked for the past eight years. Before jumping into the profession, he had little municipal experience, he said in an interview Monday, having previously worked in retail and spent …

Francestown: Select board swears in police chief, town administrator

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FRANCESTOWN — The Select Board, along with approximately 30 residents, welcomed the town’s new town administrator and police chief to Francestown at Monday’s board meeting. Jamie Pike, the former administrative assistant for Chicester, will begin his post on Sept. 8. Fred Douglas, who has been serving as the Francestown Police Department’s administrative manager …

Peterborough: Larger student body leads to staffing issues

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With classes like industrial arts and consumer family at South Meadow School too large to be safe, additional arts classes are being proposed. But first the district’s business manager must find the money to pay for a second arts teacher. Katherine Fox is South Meadow’s only art teacher, after district officials …

Good for the gut: Yogurt, kefir and, of course, pickles

Friday, August 28, 2015

It’s very simple. Your gut either keeps you healthy or it makes you ill. A healthy gut determines which nutrients to absorb and does an expert job keeping toxins, allergens and microbes out. An unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of diseases, including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, …

Francestown: Douglas chosen to head police

Monday, August 31, 2015

Fred Douglas, who has become a familiar face at the Francestown Police Department in the last few months, will be taking the helm as its new chief. Since March of 2015, shortly after the resignation of former Police …

Monday, August 31, 2015

The people of Francestown are busily getting ready for their annual Labor Day Celebration. Originally held as a Red Cross fundraiser for WWI, the Labor Day weekend of activities are all organized by volunteers. Funds raised support the …

Cougars take down Grizzlies

Monday, August 31, 2015

ConVal got the scoring going early during their win over Goffstown Friday, when a Jordan Cooper cross deflected wildly off a Goffstown head in the box and went in the net. Cooper would go on to score a …

Girls’ soccer: A clean sweep

Monday, August 31, 2015

ML: Real estate transfers, July 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The following are real estate transfers for the month of July. Antrim 389 Clinton Road; Land & Bldg; $65,089; Household Finance Corp 2 to Scott Burnside. 55 Main St.; Land & Bldg; $340,000; Ascentria Community Svcs to Sobriety Centers Of NH. Bennington 69 Birch Glen Drive #; Condominium; …

Football: CV middle school squad drops season opener

Monday, August 31, 2015

ConVal’s middle school football team kicked off Saturday morning against Concord. ConVal lost 32-6. The defense was led by Andrew Skillings, who made the lion’s share of tackles in the game. “He played extremely well on defense,” said …

Thank you Note: ‘Uplifting’ one another at festival

Friday, August 28, 2015

To the editor: I recently had the privilege of attending the fourth annual Uplift Music Festival at Oak Park in Greenfield. This volunteer-driven, family event was a testament to what a compassionate and supportive group of people is …

Letters: Volunteers needed for America Reads

Saturday, August 29, 2015

To the editor: One person, one hour, once a week can make a difference! With the start of fall, school bells will be ringing throughout the Monadnock region. Most children will eagerly begin working with new textbooks, checking out books from the library and delving into new learning …

Francestown: Town seeks attorney fees

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The town is asking that five residents who brought a lawsuit against it be required to pay the town’s attorney fees, arguing that the suit was frivolous. Lisa Bourbeau, Dennis Orsi, Elizabeth Behrsing, James Gann and Prescott Tolman filed a petition in June seeking “injunctive relief” and asking …