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

Mascenic: District to pilot math program

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The School Board found that the district cannot pursue a grant that would cover the majority of the start-up costs for an program to train emergency medical technicians. Mascenic Principal Tom Kelly approached the School Board to ask … 0

Greenville: Board chair resigns, new member needed

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

GREENVILLE — The town will be seeking a third member of the Select Board as Board Chair Tony Ste. Marie will be moving out of town. Ste. Marie will be moving to Merrimack on June 26, and no … 0

Editorial: Why not create our own assessments?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New Hampshire is divided over statewide assessment testing in our schools. Gov. Maggie Hassan’s recent veto of HB 603, which calls for an opt-out option, has ignited a firestorm of opposition. A number of parents in the Mascenic School District have been critical of the statewide assessment Smarter … 0

Viewpoint: Your kids, my kids, our kids

Friday, June 12, 2015

I will never forget taking the Dublin Girl Scouts to Del Rossi’s for a sit-down dinner. They were dressed up; we had our own room and waitress; we ordered off the menu. There was wonder in that evening. … 0

Letters: Gardeners needed in Greenville

Monday, June 15, 2015

To the editor: Dear Greenville residents: Have you ever noticed the flower beds spread around town? Look nice, don’t they? Since 2005, the Greenville Beautification Committee has maintained those beds, but now we need your help. Besides being short of funds, we’re running out of energy and we … 0

Viewpoint: Some stats on homelessness

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Last year, Hillsborough County rates for families who are homeless were the highest in our state and Cheshire County rated fifth out of the state’s 10 counties, even though elsewhere in New Hampshire the total numbers decreased. At the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough, the number of … 0

Mascenic: Central Elementary School building, land sold

Monday, June 15, 2015

After years of sitting on the market, the former Central Elementary School has been sold. The sale officially closed last week. Adam Ames purchased the property and former school building for $100,000. The property, located at 571 Turnpike … 0

Greenfield / Peterborough / Mason: the state of bees:

Monday, June 15, 2015

Every year, Jodi Turner of The Monadnock Beekeepers Association receives the same call from a handful of other beekeepers. Hundreds of honeybees are outside the hive. The bees are on the ground, face up, with their feet in … 0

Baseball: Vikings lose in semifinal game

Monday, June 15, 2015

MANCHESTER — Mascenic’s season has come to an end after a heartbreaking loss to Monadnock Thursday at Gill Stadium. The Vikings were in the driver’s seat from the get-go, jumping out to an early lead in the second … 0

Greenfield: My inside look at beekeeping

Monday, June 15, 2015

GREENFIELD – I was never afraid of bees or wasps. One of my first memories was slapping a yellow jacket with my bare hand. And yet, their buzzing has always unnerved me. When beekeepers Jodi Turner and Melissa … 0