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Peterborough/Jaffrey: DWI charge is driver’s third

Monday, February 8, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — A town plow truck driver is facing his third DWI charge in 11 years after he sideswiped an SUV and collided head-on with another vehicle on Route 202 Jan. 30, according to police documents. Leonard Gonthier, 54, of Jaffrey, was arrested in 2005 in Hancock and in 2009 in Peterborough, both times on charges of aggravated DWI, according to reports gathered from Jaffrey District Court. Gonthier was not convicted in either incident, records state. “That scares me,” said Kimberly Kenney, of Peterborough, when told that Gonthier’s arrest was his third. “It affects public safety.” Gonthier, who was airlifted to UMass Memorial Medical Center …

Rindge: Teen driver hurt in rollover Saturday

Monday, February 8, 2016

A motor vehicle rollover in Rindge Saturday sent the driver to the hospital with a back injury, according to police. Rebecca Boutwell, 18, of Rindge, was driving westbound on Wellington Road in the area of Main Street when she lost control of her vehicle and slid off the road into an embankment. The vehicle, a 2004 Ford Taurus, came to rest on the …

Peterborough: A place for start-ups

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Vose Farm Road Brookstone Business Center in Peterborough is now home to War Room Athletics, a gym focusing on personal training and fitness education. Located in Suite 200, War Room is the business center’s newest tenant, taking up 2,000 square feet. The new addition brings vacancy at the business center below 25 …

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: Residents push school budget cuts

Monday, February 8, 2016

RINDGE — By the end of the district’s deliberative session the proposed operating budget had increased $45,000, despite an attempt to cut as much as $1 million. A faction of voters attempted to cut $400,000 from the district’s …

Indoor track: Good show at States

Monday, February 8, 2016

Conant, ConVal and Mascenic competed at the state divisional indoor track and field championships on Saturday at Dartmouth. Tyler Sands of Conant had the finest performances of the day for the local competitors, finishing third in the high …

Community Conversations: Seniors make good neighbors

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Ledger-Transcript and Monadnock Center’s Community Conversations on Turning Neighbors into Neighborhoods is so timely for Monadnock at Home, a nonprofit helping seniors over 62 to age at home. This week, we announce a new initiative we are …

Women’s track: Galewski, Quinn win for Franklin Pierce

Monday, February 8, 2016

Junior Nicole Galewski finished first in the long jump and sophomore Emily Quinn picked up a win in the weight throw to lead the way for the Franklin Pierce University women’s track & field team on Saturday at the Wesleyan Indoor Invitational. Galewski’s long jump of 5.21 meters …

Women’s basketball: Ravens come up short in overtime game

Monday, February 8, 2016

Low first-half scoring from the Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball team allowed the Stonehill Skyhawks to gain an early advantage, and a second-half comeback sent the game into overtime, but Franklin Pierce ultimately fell in overtime, in a Northeast-10 match-up at the Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon, 71-64. The …

Women’s hockey: Holy Cross knocks off Franklin Pierce

Monday, February 8, 2016

Holy Cross went a perfect 3-for-3 on the power play in the second period on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders built a 3-0 lead they would not relinquish against the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team. For its part, the Ravens’ power play came up empty in …

Rindge: Welcome Table supper Feb. 22

Monday, January 25, 2016

The next Welcome Table Community Supper will be held Feb. 22, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rindge Meeting House. The menu will include a main dish, bread and tossed salad, beverages and a variety of desserts. A vegetarian option also will be available. The Welcome Table …

Nominations sought for state volunteer award

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Do you know an exceptional senior volunteer? The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the nomination process for the 2016 Joseph D. Vaughan Awards has begun. The Vaughan Awards annually recognize outstanding leadership and initiative …

Peterborough: Web visibility grant set up for nonprofits

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, in partnership with @Website Publicity, Inc., has established a new grant to provide one nonprofit organization in the state with a free Internet visibility audit. NHBSR Executive Director Michelle Veasey said, “We continue to see the smaller nonprofits in New Hampshire …

55K sign-ups for Marketplace

Friday, February 5, 2016

More than 55,000 New Hampshire residents signed up for Health Coverage under the Affordable Care Act for 2016 after the Health Insurance Marketplace opened in November 2015. Nationally, 12.7 million Americans selected a plan through the marketplace. Those who did not sign up for a health insurance plan …