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Antrim: $12.5M Fred Fuller deal goes through

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Customers of Fred Fuller Oil and Propane Co. will not have to worry about staying warm this snowy weekend. Rymes Propane and Oil’s purchase of the home heating oil company seeking bankruptcy was finalized in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Antrim-based Rymes is now the largest oil company in New Hampshire. Bill Gannon, Fred Fuller’s attorney, said Wednesday that Rymes Propane purchased Fuller Oil for about $12.5 million. Gannon … 0

Power outages plague the region before turkey day

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A blanket of white snow Wednesday morning quickly turned into a winter whiteout for drivers, businesses and residents on the day before Thanksgiving. The weather was brought by Winter Storm Cato, which moved up the Eastern U.S. throughout the day. By about 4 p.m., Cato had already dumped seven inches of wet, heavy … 0

ANTRIM: Sentences in forgery, drug cases

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Two area residents have been sentenced to serve time in the Cheshire County House of Corrections, according to recent dispositions on file at the Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene. Paightlin Bergeron, 21, of Antrim was sentenced on Sept. 10 to a minimum of 18 months to three years in the New Hampshire State Prison; her jail time was suspended for five years … 0

Viewpoint: What is the real story on the ACA?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

We have seen all the hype, read all the cards about driving distances and losing doctors. What is actually happening for those people for whom the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion were designed to help? Let us first remember what we were trying to solve. Even though … 0

View from the river: ‘Power of the spoken word’

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thank you. I doubt those words ever get old or can be said too much. Thank you. The Thanksgiving season gives an opportunity tell you about how the community encourages and keeps us going here at The River Center all year long. I want to talk about the … 0

Finding a home: A mother with a mission

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A new guest at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter is a single mother. She fortunately has a part-time job and a car, and being at MATS she is able to save for an apartment of her own. She … 0

Editorial: Rep. O’Brien isn’t right for the job

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

State Rep. Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) is not the right person to serve as speaker of the House. And there are numerous examples that serve to illustrate this point. What we know of O’Brien in the role of House speaker — he previously held the position from 2011 … 0

Letter: Speaker of the House nominee

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To the editor: William O’Brien returns to Speakership of N.H. House of Representatives. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Mike Bradley Hillsborough Editor’s note: State Rep. Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) was nominated to serve as the next Speaker of the House. The … 0

Unusual animal sightings on the rise, some say

Monday, November 17, 2014

At first, Susan and Lee Dunholter didn’t look twice at a gray squirrel that lives in the backyard of their home on Lookout Hill Road in Peterborough. Eastern gray squirrels are everywhere in the Monadnock region and New … 0

ConVal: Committee nixes talk of consolidation

Monday, November 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Several School Board and Select Board members on the District Study Committee insisted Wednesday that the committee not bring the subject of closing middle or elementary schools up again this year. They said they worry that if the public has to vote on anything about consolidation, … 0

Conval: Strategic plan commitee works toward inclusion

Monday, November 17, 2014

With the ConVal School District moving forward creating its five-year strategic plan, the committee drafting it is worried about not including the views of different groups that make up the school district and the nine towns it serves. … 0

Peterborough: Bass poll ruled legal

Monday, November 17, 2014

The New Hampshire Supreme Court last month absolved former U.S. Representative Charlie Bass of push polling, while also upholding a Superior Court Justice’s ruling last year that federal election laws preempt New Hampshire’s regulation of the polling practice. Push polling is asking voters questions to influence their decisions. … 0

Peterborough: Mariposa Geography Bee Brings World to Peterborough

Monday, November 17, 2014

Dick Nevell, Dave Branham and David Blair nabbed the top spot at the Maripos Museum’s Geography Challenge Saturday. Nine towns competed in the geography bee held at the Peterborough Town House. … 0