PSNH plans to raise rates by 7 percent come Jan. 1

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Editor’s note: This story was published in the Concord Monitor on Dec. 16. Public Service of New Hampshire plans to raise electric rates by 7 percent this winter, a moderate increase compared with hikes as high as 40 percent or more from other utilities. In a request filed with the Public Utilities Commission yesterday, PSNH proposes to increase its energy charge to 10.56 cents per kilowatt-hour from the current rate of 9.87 cents. If approved by the commission, an average PSNH customer — who uses 500 kilowatt-hours ­— would pay an extra $5.50 on each month’s electricity bill. The rate change will go into effect … 0

Fitzwilliam: Residents turn out against gas plan

Monday, December 22, 2014

On Saturday morning, dozens of residents from affected towns stood on the Fitzwilliam Town Common, holding signs declaring “No pipeline” or “Protect New Hampshire, stop the pipeline,” and waving to cars that honked their support. Those there were protesting the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Inc. natural gas pipeline. In November, the company announced … 0

New Ipswich: Residents buy their housing park

Friday, December 19, 2014

Residents of Vaillancourt Mobile Home Park closed recently on the purchase of their 51-unit park, making it New Hampshire’s 110th resident-owned manufactured-home community. Using training and technical assistance from the N.H. Community Loan Fund’s ROC-NH program, the homeowners organized and formed the Freedom Pond Cooperative, Inc. in November 2014 to convert their privately … 0

Editorial: Veterans Day — a time for reflection

Monday, November 10, 2014

Every year on Memorial Day, you were sure to find New Ipswich’s Eddie Aho riding high in the convertible carrying the town’s remaining World War II veterans along the parade route. Each year, since he returned from his service as a member of the Navy Construction Battalion after … 0

Shaheen defeats Brown

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen just slipped by Republican Scott Brown to win re-election Tuesday to the U.S. Senate, making the most expensive Senate race in New Hampshire history, and one of the Democratic party’s most decisive wins Tuesday, … 0

Kuster holds off Garcia

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Rep. Annie Kuster, a first-term congresswoman from Hopkinton who rode to Congress in 2012 by defeating incumbent Charlie Bass, scored a decisive victory over her Republican challenger, Marilinda Garcia on Tuesday. Kuster’s showing in the bellwether Monadnock region … 0

Mascenic: ‘And Then There Were None’

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

When you cram10 crazy characters into a tense, isolated situation, things are bound to get a little sticky. The characters involved in “And Then There Were None” certainly find themselves in that situation, as one by one, all … 0

Editorial: Granite Staters vote free, too

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Once again, New Hampshire voters proved their independence on Tuesday. On the national level, the election results were clearly bad news for President Obama and the Democratic party, as Republicans captured enough seats to take control of the U.S. Senate, regardless of how a couple of close races … 0

Cross-country: Wet conditions slow Meet of Champs

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Mascenic men’s cross-country team was holding onto the hope that it might squeak its way into the New England championships with a top six finish this past Saturday at the Meet of Champions held at Nashua South … 0

Greenville: Scout troop collecting food

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On Saturday, Boy Scout Troop 122 will be collecting food items from residents of Greenville and Temple. Residents are asked to place a bag of non-perishable food items on their door step or next to their mailbox before 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Scouts will pick up the items … 0

Peterborough: Chamber forum on ACA, Wednesday

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Peterborough, Jaffrey and Rindge Chambers of Commere have banded together to present “Affordable Care Act Options in the Monadnock Region” with speakers Laura Gingras and Molly Lockwood from Monadnock Community Hospital. The presentation is Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Monadnock Country Club in Peterborough. … 0

Temple-Greenville police log: Oct. 30, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Temple-Greenville Friday, Oct. 3 Arrest: Police arrested Richard Wallace, 32, of Greenville on a warrant issued by the N.H. Department of Probation and Parole. Police further charged Wallace with resisting arrest. He was transported to the Hillsborough County jail, with a court date of Oct. 6 in the … 0

Halloween: Scary stories from local students

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Monadnock madness by Wolfgang Morlock of Rindge age 11 Applewild School Fitchburg, Mass. One day there were three kids.They were 11,12 and 13 year olds. When they were climbing up Mount Monadnock suddenly there was a crazy wind and the wind was howling. Then they looked and saw … 0