Michael Hutchinson, a Peterborough paramedic, is behind an effort to pay for the education of 100 EMTs and 100 advanced EMTs in the region in five years.

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 have a difficult time training EMTs because of the costs — each course costs about $1,000 — and the time commitment to … 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 of 14 people arrested as a result of a two-year, multi-agency investigation aimed at dismantling … 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 115,000 dekatherms per day of capacity on the proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline. Though the agreement … 0

Greenville: Summer fun at Chamberlin Library

Friday, June 26, 2015

The summer reading program at Chamberlin Free Public Library begins Thursday at 1 p.m. and continues every Thursday through Aug. 6. In addition, the library will hold craft programs on Fridays beginning July 9 through July 31 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. On Thursday, the library will … 0

BASEBALL: Post 11 tops Bedford, splits with Plymouth

Monday, June 29, 2015

Jaffrey Legion baseball won its home opener against top-ranked Bedford, 3-2. In their home opener, Post 11 scored a run in the first when pitcher JP Record knocked in Kyle Dupuis who had reached on a walk and … 0

Letters: A nation of name callers

Monday, June 8, 2015

To the editor: So far our Middle East-policy has been brilliant. Saddam Hussein was not a nice guy, but by taking him out and not putting anything workable in its place, we destabilized the Middle East. Then we announce a date when we will leave, against all advice. … 0

Letters: Mourning for Mascenic

Thursday, June 18, 2015

To the editor: I am disgusted at the manner in which the Mascenic School Board and current administration have conducted themselves during the past two years. And I am appalled at the lack of transparency and damage they have done to what was an award-winning school district. After … 0

Letters: No trust in politicians

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

To the editor: I had intended to write Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Secretary Kimberly Bose, as was suggested by Eve Kodiak in a recent letter. However I concluded it was futile to do so after reading in the June 20th Boston Globe that the town of Dedham, Massachusetts, … 0

Editorial: Deep respect for same-sex ruling

Monday, June 29, 2015

In a long-overdue decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled last week that same-sex marriages are legal in all 50 states. The historic Obergefell v. Hodges decision will likely go down as one of the court’s most memorable, uniting our progressive nation by affording every couple the same … 0

Peterborough: Medal to celebrate lifetime of music

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In an unprecedented move, the MacDowell Colony will posthumously award the 56th Edward MacDowell Medal to Gunther Schuller, celebrating his life in addition to his achievements. The 89-year-old Schuller, a composer, conductor, educator, author and historian who was … 0

Peterborough: Continuing the fight

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The murders of two civil rights activists were the driving force of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a major step in the fight against racial discrimination. But, after a Supreme Court decision in 2013 reversed parts of … 0

Boys’ volleyball: Vikings Somero, Nolin make All-State teams

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Two Mascenic Vikings boys’ volleyball players made All-State this season. Senior Braden Somero was named to Second Team All-State and senior Jared Nolin made Third Team. … 0

Milestones: Boynton Middle School Honor Roll; Fourth quarter 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Boynton Middle School Honor Roll 4th Quarter Grade 8: Honor Roll All 4 Quarters All 4 Years High Honors Kylie Bane, Tyra Gibson, Chelsea Holombo, Kolby Lampinen, Havanna Sikkila, Grace Tucker. Honors Shannon Agonis, Anthony Andronaco, Ethan Bilodeau, Britany Boulerice, Braelyn Case, Mahala Damery, TJ Hiott, Ashley Jewell, … 0