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Indictments handed down in three cases

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Four men were indicted in July in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester in connection for various crimes committed in the region. Brett Flagg, 26, of Greenfield, was indicted by a grand jury on the charge of driving after being declared a habitual offender. Peterborough police arrested Flagg in June 2014, following a motor vehicle stop on Grove Street in Peterborough. The habitual offender charge is a special felony. Flagg … 0

Peterborough: Bob McQuillen memorial dance Saturday

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Students of Bob McQuillen, who was both a legend of New England contra dance and a high-school industrial arts teacher, remember him for his tough, steadfast love. Mr. Mac wouldn’t let you slide by. He wasn’t afraid to let you know if you screwed up. And he would make sure you not only … 0

Temple/sharon: Towns not on NED route speak

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It’s not just the towns that are directly impacted by the proposed pipeline that are preparing to fight: Those on the edges of the issue are making their own position clear. Temple and Sharon are not on the direct path of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cut through southern New Hampshire on its way to deposit natural gas from the Marcellus … 0

Letters: Helping our neighbors in need

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: The Contoocook Valley Transportation Company provides no-fee transportation to appointments for neighbors in real need of local transportation from Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Greenville, Hancock, Jaffrey, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Rindge, Sharon and Temple. CVTC is a non-profit 501c(3) charity. As a new volunteer driver, … 0

Concealed carry bill vetoed by governor

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan put the brakes this week on a bill that would have eliminated the licensing requirement to carry a concealed weapon. Senate Bill 116, which passed both the State House and Senate this legislative session, was vetoed by Hassan. Currently, those who want to concealed carry … 0

Peterborough: Hassan: Budget compromise critical

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — As Gov. Maggie Hassan discussed the clash over the 2016-2017 state budget — and now the challenge of reaching a resolution — she looked to the White Mountains for inspiration. They’re jagged near the summit, she … 0

Golden anniversary: Intimate artistry

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

When composer and conductor James Bolle peeked into Nelson Congregational Church, he realized the church, with its plaster walls and open layout, would be a perfect place to record music. The year was 1965 and Bolle was visiting … 0

Running: Nels Traffie wins Fun Run No. 2 of season

Friday, July 3, 2015

Two dozen runners made up the field for the second Jack Murphy Fun Run of the summer on July 2. This week’s winner was Nels Traffie in 19 minutes, 18 seconds, but the gap back to second and third was much closer than what Nel’s son Avery had … 0

Track and Field: Throwback meet at Mascenic

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Monadnock Regional Milers will host a Throwback Classic Track and Field Meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Mascenic High School. Events scheduled are: ∎ 1609 meters (the Murphy Mile, in memory of Jack Murphy) ∎ 100 meters ∎ 400 meters ∎ Shot put ∎ 800 meters ∎ Long jump ∎ 200 meters ∎ 2000 … 0

Greenville: Bakery opens to walk-ins

Monday, July 6, 2015

Anyone who has peeked through the front window at the Frost This bakery to see Diann Hall whipping up custom cakes and goodies probably wanted to wander in and have a taste. Now, they can. Hall started baking … 0

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 … 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, … 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, … 0