Francestown

Bill seeks to decrease drug overdose deaths

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A proposed bill would grant limited immunity to people who call 911 to report a drug-related medical emergency. Reporting a drug- or alcohol-related medical emergency could soon give the caller limited immunity from drug-related charges in New Hampshire — an effort intended to encourage the calling of 911 and the potential preservation of life. The bill’s intent is to try to put the brakes on hundreds of overdose deaths a … 0

Runners ready for Boston Marathon

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

John Singelais’s stomach was full of butterflies at the start of the Boston Marathon last year, on the first Patriot’s Day race since the deadly bombing. But once the starting pistol fired, and Singelais ran the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to Boylston Street, he was more than relaxed. He was invigorated by … 0

Francestown: Bids are in for Town Hall restoration

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FRANCESTOWN — Bids ranging from $22,800 to $43,700 to consult on the Town Hall restoration will be reviewed by town officials over the next few weeks and a recommendation made in early May. Town Administrator Michael Branley reviewed the following bids with the Select Board: ∎ Russ Project Management, LLC of Francestown bid $22,800, ∎ Project Resource Group, LLC of Francestown bid $28,750, ∎ Susan Phillips-Hungerford … 0

Soccer: Registration open for SIlegy soccer camp

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Registrations are being accepted for the Tod Silegy Soccer Camp at its new location at Sargent Center in Hancock this summer. Former Franklin Pierce College men’s soccer Coach Tod Silegy, a physical education teacher and boys’ soccer coach at South Meadow School in Peterborough, is the director. The … 0

ConVal Voices: School, students and searching for your ‘self’

Thursday, April 9, 2015

In the documentary “Rivers and Tides,” the artist Andy Goldsworthy reminds us that “time is a good teacher.” It’s taken me 53 years to figure that out. So what do I have to offer my 17 and 18 year-old philosophy students? What can I teach them while they’re … 0

Antrim: Grapevine preschool enrollment open now

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Learning Vine — The Grapevine’s preschool — is currently enrolling students for the 2015-16 school year. The program, for children ages 4 to 5 years, offers two full mornings of program and the option for an additional … 0

ConVal: Film on drug abuse to screen

Thursday, April 9, 2015

ConVal High School, in partnership with the Substance Use/Behavioral Health Task Force at Monadnock Community Hospital and Monadnock Voices for Prevention are pleased to announce a free community viewing of “The Hungry Heart.” “The Hungry Heart,” a new documentary film on prescription drug addiction and recovery in Vermont, … 0

ConVal: Teacher of the Year gala is coming up

Thursday, April 9, 2015

In a world where murderers and arsonists often make the front page, it’s nice to notice the positive accomplishments of teachers. Rotary’s “Teacher of the Year” event is a gala to celebrate these. The “Teacher of The Year” … 0

ML: Looking for tourist dollars

Monday, April 13, 2015

Last year, state officials expected 14.9 million tourists to visit New Hampshire and spend billions of dollars in the Granite State on anything from maple syrup to craft beer. And this May, for the first time ever, the Monadnock region will be hosting the state Governor’s Conference on … 0

Basketball: Gym Rats host hoops tourney

Monday, April 13, 2015

The New Hampshire Gym Rats hosted a basketball tournament last weekened which drew teams from all around New England to Peterborough and Jaffrey. … 0

Business: Stick around, young workers

Friday, April 10, 2015

As the employment specialist at The River Center, I meet with job seekers at all stages of their careers. What all of these people have in common is the challenge of looking for work in the Monadnock region. I recently asked our intern, a Franklin Pierce University student, … 0

Francestown police log: April 14, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

FRANCESTOWN Sunday, March 29 Gun complaint: At 2:24 p.m., an officer responded to the area of Wilson Hill Road and 1052 2nd N.H. Turnpike after reports of shots being fired. Upon arrival, the officer located the subjects near 1052 Turnpike North. The officer found they were using their … 0

Viewpoint: Where is Elizabeth Seccombe?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Some years ago, my mother-in-law left a book behind after her occasional weekend visit. It was “Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson. She knew I’d love it. Not only did I learn about the invention of … 0