Francestown

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 the court to overturn a Select Board agreement with a Meredith-based consulting agency hired to review the town’s Police Department and decisions … 0

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they … 0

ConVal: CV hockey teams could go co-op

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal High School is on track to combine its boys’ and girls’ hockey teams with Monadnock Regional High School for the 2016-2017 season in order to keep the programs alive. But, the school’s athletic director will not move forward without the full support of the community. “I wouldn’t want to co-op if it was anything but a numbers question,” Athletic Director … 0

Francestown: Solar Up begins house installs

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FRANCESTOWN — A 16-panel solar array that takes up a considerable portion of one’s backyard may not be desirable to most, but for Ruth Behrsing and Peter Jones, the choice easy to make. “The more that we can … 0

Game management challenges facing N.H.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

New England was settled by hunters and trappers; trade in beaver pelts was a principle form of commerce in New Hampshire for nearly 150 years. Wild game was a critical staple for settlers who struggled to sustain themselves … 0

Let’s do our duty, New Hampshire

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hurray for our fellow citizens and local newspaper! It was heartening to read Benji Rosen’s report on the questions asked by the “plain people of New Hampshire” at the John Kasich Town Hall meeting. Just think if these kinds of questions were being asked — and reported on … 0

ConVal: Sixth annual Peter Michael Abbott 5K

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

On Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. the Peter Michael Abbott Memorial Fund will sponsor its sixth annual 5K+ Run and Fun Walk at ConVal High School. This will be followed by a traditional musical tribute concert by The … 0

Editorial: Is SWRPC response too little, too late?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

With the level of opposition to the proposed natural gas pipeline in the region, we are puzzled by the Southwest Region Planning Commission’s seemingly delayed response. Just two weeks before the close of the official comment period at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the SWRPC is starting an … 1

Peterborough: Doctors talk MMJ pros and cons

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — As the state readies its medical marijuana facilities, physicians are divided over recommending it to patients once it becomes available to them next year. Some welcome the new treatment option, while others plan to tread lightly. “It’s a frontier in healthcare,” said Dr. Terrance McNamara, a … 0

Peterborough: Let’s see a movie

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fists fly between Ant-Man and his nemesis, Yellowjacket. The unspoken tension between two characters staring at each other across a table. Spoiler alert — a kiss. These are silent moments a visually impaired moviegoer might miss watching the … 0

Police Logs - Francestown - Aug. 20, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Francestown Tuesday, Aug. 11 Lost license: At 10:04 a.m., police received a call from a New York resident who had reported that she lost her driver’s license at Crotched Mountain Resort. The license had not yet been turned into the police. Wednesday, Aug. 12 Harassment complaint: At 1:55 … 0

Viewpoint: Lessons learned from Elsa

Friday, August 14, 2015

Elsa came to visit this summer and left me with some things to ponder. Her approach to life is enviable. She begins every day with determination. A hearty breakfast is a must. Physical activity — lots of it — is essential for her well-being, and if you are … 0

Letters: Taxpayers pay the price in lawsuit

Friday, August 14, 2015

To the editor: Monday, Aug. 10, marked the dubious pleasure of witnessing an appalling abuse of our legal system, one that will result in all Francestown citizens needing to reach deeper into their pockets to pay for the town’s legal bills. It is hard to believe that Francestown … 0