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

Editorial: Saving a life is worth the forfeit

Monday, April 13, 2015

In a situation where every moment can make the difference between life and death, do we really want to give someone any reason to hesitate before calling for help? That’s the concept behind HB 270 — a good Samaritan law that gives limited immunity to people who call … 0

ConVal drama: Good Grief

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Procrastination. Loneliness. Fitting in. Societal pressures. Growing up. Book reports. Rabbit hunts. Airplane battles in World War I. There aren’t many places where you can find all those tough topics and more addressed, with a healthy dose of … 1

New Ipswich: Skinny Cat Rd. land for sale

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kinder Morgan has been tight-lipped about possible locations for compressor stations that would serve its proposed natural gas pipeline, but concern is high that a property in New Ipswich may fit the bill. The nearly 300-acre property at 40 Skinny Cat Rd. in New Ipswich is currently on … 1

CONVAL: ConVal boys ready to hit the field with high aspirations in DIII

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

PETERBOROUGH— The ConVal boys’ lacrosse team is young. Nine players on their varsity roster are freshman, and not one of their midfielders is a senior. But they’re off to a fast start. They beat Plymouth High School 10-8 … 0

Girls’ lacrosse: Cougar girls look to improve record

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

ConVal’s girls’ lacrosse team is back in action this year with a new coach and hopes to make a move up in the NHIAA rankings from last year. Derek Sorbello is now at the Cougar helm. He takes … 0

PETERBOROUGH: River rescue ends safely

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A resident of a local rehabilitation hospital was treated for hypothermia Tuesday, after he jumped in the Contoocook River near the Peterborough Town Library. At about 6:45 p.m., the man, who is in his 20s and has a … 0

Boys’ Tennis: Inexperienced ConVal squad falls at Lebanon

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

After the ConVal boys’ Tennis’ season debut Tuesday, Coach Mike Young says his team’s success will depend on how his fledgling roster develops. The tennis team fell to Lebanon High School 8-1, with only Ian Szep at No. 5 singles winning 8-6. The team also saw impressive singles … 0

Francestown: Four new faces on the force

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

FRANCESTOWN — The town added four new part-time officers to its formerly depleted police department Tuesday and officially swore in its officer in charge, former Bennington chief Steve Campbell. John Giffin, Lester Milton, Chris McGillicuddy and Phil Marcellino … 0

Bennington: Man to get $21.5M in suit

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A different treatment plan could have stopped a second stroke that left a Bennington veteran awake and aware, but almost completely unable to move, ruled Judge Landy McCafferty of the U.S. District Court in a recent decision that awarded the man more than $21 million in damages. According … 0

Peterborough: Fourth Chris’ Concert set for Country Club

Friday, April 3, 2015

Chris’ Concert 2015, titled “Remembering The Rynborn,” will be held on April 18, from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Monadnock Country Club in Peterborough. This will be the fourth memorial event for Christine Patten, who passed away in 2010. According to Cheryl Barlow, a longtime friend of … 0