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

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

Lyndeborough: Poetry celebrated at Tarbell Library

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April is National Poetry Month and J. A. Tarbell Library will celebrate by encouraging a month-long poetry celebration. Adults and children in the community are invited to write a poem or illustrate a favorite poem. Any poem or illustration that is submitted to the library by Sunday will be displayed at our “Poetry: Read and Listen” and will remain for the rest of … 0

A first look at the area baseball teams

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Conant baseball Coach: Josh Heaphy Last Year’s Record: 6-10 (missed playoffs) First Game: April 15 at Campbell First Home Game: April 17 vs. Brady After missing the playoffs just a year after the Orioles won the DIII state … 0

Boys' tennis: Warriors take down Orioles

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WILTON — Both the Wilton-Lyndeborough and Conant teams came into Tuesday’s match facing challenges, but one came away with an easy victory. The Warriors (2-1) defeathered the Orioles (0-1), winning 9-0 and only losing three games the entire … 0

Peterborough: Music and poetry come together

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Alice Fogel – New Hampshire’s poet laureate – listened to Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” hundreds of times. She concentrated on the feelings and images the masterpiece evoked. Fogel is sharing the fruits of her labor in “Interval: … 0

Girls' tennis: Bennett beats Bacon, O’s win

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wilton-Lyndeborough couldn’t survive the Oriole swoop Tuesday. The Oriole girls beat the Warriors (1-3) 9-0 at Franklin Pierce University and even handed WLC’s No. 1 Madison Bacon her first loss in over a year, 8-2. Conant coach Jody … 0

Viewpoint: State budget a shell game

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Recently, the N.H. House of Representatives majority leadership was poised to offer a gas tax to cover an $88 million shortfall in their transportation budget. They did not have the support of their own members. The hole was filled by raiding funds for education. When it became clear … 0

View from the river: ‘A fun evening of lively competition’

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I called my 91-year-old aunt this week. We chatted about many things, one of which was her recent interest in March Madness. I don’t really understand this, but I do know it involves basketball teams. It seems that … 0

Finding a home: Family needs a car

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A current guest at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter is the mother of three very well-behaved children. Having lived in this area at one time, the mother knew about MATS. Due to some challenges in the recent past, … 0

Wilton: FRES shelter renovations costly

Monday, April 13, 2015

Continuing to use the Florence Rideout Elementary School as a emergency shelter comes with a price tag, as the town has agreed to share the cost of updating wiring to accommodate a generator. The total cost for labor, wiring and commercial-grade electrical panel upgrades at Florence Rideout is … 0

Peterborough: Brothers take first place

Monday, April 13, 2015

A panel of three judges sipped 21 varieties of maple syrup, closing their eyes between each taste to immortalize the syrups’ flavors. Meanwhile, several dozen audience members crowded around to sample the same syrups. This was the spectacle … 1

Region: Help available for fuel bills

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Although snowbanks are receding and temperatures slowly rising, Southern New Hampshire Services will be taking applications through April 30 to help renters and homeowners in paying past or future energy bills. Fuel assistance will pay for oil, propane, wood, pellets, kerosene, natural gas or electric heat costs. Payments … 0