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New Hampshire's only female Catholic priest shares her struggle

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

On Tuesday, Franklin Pierce University hosted a showing of the documentary “Pink Smoke Over the Vatican,” which chronicles the journey of women priests. Following the showing of the film, The Rev. Theresa Chabot, the only female ordained Catholic priest in New Hampshire, was on hand to speak to the crowd and answer questions from the audience. Chabot of Manchester has always been deeply involved in the Roman Catholic church. And for a long time, she felt a call to devote her life to the church, but not as a nun — as a priest. The ordination of women as priests is viewed as a taboo … 0

Concord: Anthem speaks on data security breach in N.H.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Editor’s note: this story is adapted from an article which appeared in Wednesday’s Concord Monitor. Almost four weeks after the insurer disclosed a massive nationwide data breach, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield released an initial estimate on the number of New Hampshire customers “impacted” by the cyberattack: 667,866. That figure, announced in a statement from Anthem yesterday afternoon, includes both current and former … 0

Rindge: Acquittal in sex assault of minor

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A former Rindge man who was charged with sexually assaulting a minor under the age of 13 between 2006 and 2011 was found not guilty last week by a Cheshire County Jury. Scott Andrew Hill, 48, of Swanzey was acquitted of all five counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault in a jury trial … 0

Letter: Say yes to energy upgrades in voting

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: This year, the voters of Rindge will again be asked to approve an investment in the town’s energy-saving program. In the past three years investments made in upgrading town facilities have already almost fully paid for themselves. The details of those expenses and returns are … 0

Viewpoint: The New Hampshire ‘Sophie’s Choice’

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

“Sophie’s Choice” is the 1982 film that brought Meryl Streep her first Academy Award for Best Actress. The movie tells the story of a woman forced to make an impossibly difficult choice, in a no-win situation. Many New Hampshire communities are facing their own “Sophie’s Choice”: Pay for … 0

Rindge: Man convicted of sexual assault asks for new trial

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Rindge man convicted in 2014 of sexually assaulting a pre-teen girl several times over the course of a year is now seeking a new trial. Jason Czekalski, 52, of Rindge is currently serving a 40 to 80 year sentence for sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, felonious sexual … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint unions ratify collective bargaining plan

Monday, February 23, 2015

A handful of FairPoint technicians picketed on the sidewalk outside the telecommunication provider’s building on Concord Street in Peterborough in the rain, sleet, and snow from October through February. Meanwhile, customers of FairPoint in Sharon and Temple lacked telephone services for two months. The six or seven local … 0

Basketball: Malo scores 41, but Conant gets the win

Monday, February 23, 2015

Eric Saucier’s goal is to have his Orioles hold their opponents to 40 points or fewer. Thursday night, Conant couldn’t manage to keep Raymond’s Colby Malo under 40 himself. The 6’5” center put on a show, draining threes … 0

Indoor track: Haase second in state, sets school record

Monday, February 23, 2015

Conant’s Justin Haase had a big day at the state indoor track championships on Saturday, placing second in the state in shot put and breaking his own school record in the process. Haase’s mark of 50’7” was longer than anyone else from DI or DII by over three … 0

Basketball: Conant girls end season undefeated

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Orioles traveled to Raymond on Thursday night and handed the Rams a smackdown to the tune of a 62-30 win. Conant outscored Raymond 50-16 through the first three quarters. Madison Springfield and Eva Hodgson scored 14 apiece to lead Conant; Springfield also had nine rebounds and six … 0

Rindge: Town event policy reviewed

Monday, February 23, 2015

RINDGE — The Select Board gathered last Wednesday to discuss implementing a policy for town events, both to qualify what a town event is and to create a clear process for events held on town property. The reasoning … 0

Rindge: Select Board debates giving info to pipeline proponents

Monday, February 23, 2015

RINDGE — The Select Board gathered together last Wednesday to hear an update from Town Manager Jane Pitt in regards to how the town plans to deal with a request for information by AECOM Technical Services, the company handling the environmental review studies for Kinder Morgan’s proposed gas … 1

Keene: Family of crash victim seeks closure in driver’s trial

Monday, February 23, 2015

It was simply a procedural hearing, but the family of the late Joseph Hautenen showed up to Cheshire Superior Court Thursday morning en masse, filling the first two rows of the courtroom. Nine of Hautenen’s family members sat … 0