Bill seeks to decrease drug overdose deaths

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A proposed bill would grant limited immunity to people who call 911 to report a drug-related medical emergency. Reporting a drug- or alcohol-related medical emergency could soon give the caller limited immunity from drug-related charges in New Hampshire — an effort intended to encourage the calling of 911 and the potential preservation of life. The bill’s intent is to try to put the brakes on hundreds of overdose deaths a … 0

Jaffrey: Board looks at dog waste

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

JAFFREY — Surveillance cameras, increased enforcement and additional signs are all on the table to deal with dog excrement left behind on the town common. Banning all dogs from town property was also discussed by the Select Board on Monday, but they opted instead for more education and enforcement. One selectman even suggested … 0

Runners ready for Boston Marathon

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

John Singelais’s stomach was full of butterflies at the start of the Boston Marathon last year, on the first Patriot’s Day race since the deadly bombing. But once the starting pistol fired, and Singelais ran the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to Boylston Street, he was more than relaxed. He was invigorated by … 0

Viewpoint: A liberal viewpoint on big vs. small government

Monday, April 6, 2015

I probably have as many complaints about the federal government as anyone else, but my complaints aren’t all of one type. Sometimes I think government’s too big; sometimes I think it’s too small. Frequently I think it’s inefficient; occasionally I think it’s corrupt. Sometimes I think it’s gotten … 0

Viewpoint: Dangers of big government, how individual liberty is lost

Monday, April 6, 2015

Before the 20th century, a person in the U.S. existed just as a person — no papers, no Social Security number, free to move and work and pursue his happiness. How far we have come. Between 1935 and 1985, in seven incremental stages, we Americans became enumerated. It … 0

Jaffrey: Theater build to happen this fall

Monday, April 6, 2015

JAFFREY — As its $5 million fundraising campaign nears completion, walls of the new Park Theatre are scheduled to be going up as soon as this fall. And the theater is expected to be operational by summer 2016. … 0

Health: MCH encourages vaccinations

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

We, the physicians and nurse practitioners of Monadnock Community Hospital, strongly urge parents to vaccinate their children against preventable diseases, including measles. This recommendation follows guidelines established by the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 2000, measles was declared eliminated from the United … 0

PETERBOROUGH: Arsenic tests available to residents

Monday, April 6, 2015

Like many Granite Staters, Jamie Trowbridge of Peterborough assumed water from his home’s artesian well was clean. But after media reports encouraged the Trowbridges to test their drinking water, they discovered it harbored an unhealthy level of arsenic — a carcinogen that is the most common well-water contaminant … 0

Parent Wise: Can you be friends with your child?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard “Never be friends with your child.” The thinking behind this, I presume, is that children need a parent’s authority; they do not need to be a confidante. True … 0

Police: Synthetic drug usage is down in the last year or so

Monday, April 6, 2015

A decrease in area usage of synthetic marijuana could be due to steps taken by local police departments, legislators and crime watch members to better educate the public about their dangers. But it is likely also linked to the take-down of a major supplier to the state last … 0

Jaffrey: Dog waste plagues town common

Monday, April 6, 2015

After numerous neighborhood complaints about the amount of dog excrement being left near the Jaffrey Town Common, a group of volunteers assembled to clean up the area, hoping that the effort will lead to more responsibility on the … 0

Letters: Tell Fish & Game to save the bobcat

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: At the N.H. Fish and Game Commission’s Feb. 11, 2015, meeting, we learned it is considering opening a season on bobcats that will include hunting, hounding and trapping of this elusive, reclusive and not bothersome creature. Some of us in the room were surprised to … 0

Court Logs - April 7, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Greenfield Daniel Berthiaume, 36, Westmoreland, possession of a marijuana without a license or privilege to do so, $310 fine; DWI, $620 fine, referred to an impaired driver care management program, driver’s license revoked for nine months. Rindge Jennifer McCarthy, 24, Rindge, vandalism, dismissed at the State’s request; simple … 0