Francestown

Police arrest fugitive wanted on charges of theft, money laundering

Monday, April 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A Pennsylvania fugitive wanted on warrants issued by the state of Virginia was arrested Thursday near the rotary on Dublin Road. Harrisonburg police has 11 warrants for Kristiana R. Kufuor, 24, of Pennsylvania, charging her with theft of credit cards, identity fraud, receiving stolen goods and money laundering, all felonies. Officer George Xenakis stopped Kufuor’s vehicle at about … 0

Peterborough: Suspect in antique store theft identified

Monday, April 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — After releasing video surveillance Wednesday, police say they have identified a suspect wanted for the theft of doilies, pillows, hand towels and other products from Twin Elm Farm in February. Police are not identifying the suspect at this time, pending an arrest, said Chief Scott Guinard. The woman allegedly stole about $100 worth of merchandise from the antique store. The investigation … 0

ML: Substance abuse, the economy her focus

Monday, April 20, 2015

KEENE — Hillary Rodham Clinton started off the New Hampshire campaign of her second presidential bid as the everywoman, hugging former mayor Patricia Russell inside a furniture factory, after Clinton lunched at Kristin’s Bistro & Bakery downtown. While the former Secretary of State attempted to shed criticism about her ties to Wall Street, … 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

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