Peterborough/Hancock: Weather a boon for ticks

Monday, July 6, 2015

Ticks — the moisture-loving, sometimes Lyme-disease-carrying insect — thrived in the Monadnock region in the wetter-than-normal June. “What’s good for them may not be quite so good for us,” said Alan Eaton, an entomologist at the University of New Hampshire entomologist and its integrated pest management coordinator. “It appears the two most common species — the dog tick and the black-legged tick, are doing relatively well.” Ticks are parasites that feed off mammals’ blood. Although six tick species live in New Hampshire, only the black-legged tick, formerly known as the deer tick, carries Lyme disease. The bacterial disease can show itself first as a rash … 0

Peterborough: Man facing heroin charge fails to appear

Monday, July 6, 2015

JAFFREY — A Swanzey man, who was arrested in Peterborough on April 29 and charged with trafficking a half-kilogram of heroin, failed to appear at his arraignment at the 8th Circuit, District Division, Jaffrey, yesterday. Ryan Williams, 28, had been released on $75,000 personal recognizance after his arrest. Judge Phillip Runyon III, who … 0

Greenville / New Ipswich / Wilton: Some parts of Souhegan River unsafe for swimming

Monday, July 6, 2015

Testing of the Souhegan River turned up high — at points dangerously high — levels of E. coli in Wilton, Greenville and New Ipswich. The Souhegan Watershed Association, a group of volunteers that monitor the Souhegan and Merrimack rivers, performs eight tests for E. coli throughout the summer, once every two weeks. The most recent test of the Souhegan, conducted on Tuesday, showed … 0

Greenville: Let’s make some noise

Monday, July 6, 2015

Greenville’s Main Street was packed with people celebrating July 4 festivities, starting Friday evening with music, dancing, games and fireworks on the town field. Celebrations led up to the annual tradition of the Pots and Pans Parade, where … 0

Mascenic: Would-be school heads meet with public

Monday, July 6, 2015

Parents are invited to meet the potential Boynton Middle School principal and the newly appointed vice principal on Wednesday night. John MacArthur, who currently serves as the assistant principal in Weare Middle School, has been named as Boynton’s next potential leader. If hired, he will replace former principal … 0

Peterborough: Church gets OK for 2 buildings

Monday, July 6, 2015

Divine Mercy Parish received the green light last week from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester to finish construction of its church hall and office. The buildings will be a part of the new church the parish is … 0


Monday, June 29, 2015

Elizabeth Tamulonis of Greenville graduated from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing. … 0

Pipeline: Feeling the ripple effect

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Even though Cathy Lanigan doesn’t live in a town that will be traversed by Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, she defiantly displays several “Stop the Pipeline” signs on her lawn on Concord Street. “If I don’t … 0

Peterborough: Fundraising to train EMTs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Michael Hutchinson, a Peterborough paramedic who served as outreach coordinator for Cheshire Medical Center until December, surveyed about two-dozen ambulance departments in the region in 2014, asking them about their biggest challenges. Their answer: training EMTs. Ambulance departments … 0

Peterborough: Arrest part of heroin bust

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Marlborough man arrested in Peterborough and charged with trafficking a half-kilogram of heroin is believed to have ties to a major drug distribution network out of Lawrence, Massachusetts, according to Keene police. Ryan Williams, 28, was one … 0

PUC, utility reach deal

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Opponents of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline proposed to run through the state are disappointed with decisions last week from both state and federal entities. Staff at the state Public Utilities Commission have reached a settlement agreement with natural gas distributor Liberty Utilities, regarding its application to contract … 0

The Avid Reader: Shedding some light on manuscript illumination

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This past Saturday I had the good fortune to take a day-long workshop on “Manuscript Illumination: Ancient Art Form, Modern Techniques and Applications.” This was taught by Amy Fagin, a professional manuscript artist, at the Museum of Russian … 0

Basketball: His name lives on in New Ipswich sports

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Each day Bob Gammel left his house, down at the end of Playground Road in New Ipswich, he drove past the Memorial Field basketball courts. The six hoops were all of varying heights, it seemed, and of varying … 0