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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 …

Conant High School honor roll: Term 2

Friday, February 5, 2016

Grade 12 High Honors: Katherine Belletete, Laura Howard, Garrett Maki, Jammie Mascitti, Sarah McGonagle, Melanie Patria, Kacy Sauvola, Helen Soney, Elizabeth Valcourt, Esther Varnum, Madeleine Viviani Honors: Theodore Chartrand, Lindsey Coolidge, Jacob Duhaime, Alexandra Dunn, Sarah Gonsalves, Sierra Landry, Autumn Lewis, Breana Lloyd, Jessie Mascitti, Timothy Miller, Taylor …

Viewpoint: N.H. executives urge reauthorization of Medicaid

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

We write in support of House Bill 1696, which will reauthorize the state’s unique version of Medicaid expansion, the New Hampshire Health Protection Plan. A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. The health of New Hampshire’s residents is …

Letter: Contributions mean raffle is on

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

To the editor: We would like to offer up a huge thank you to the contributors and to Marc LaPlante for their efforts in the Jaffrey VFW Post 5613’s Fuel Relief Raffle. The tickets cost a $10 each and only 100 tickets will be sold. The raffle items …

Viewpoint: I oppose ‘Obamacare,’ Medicaid expansion

Monday, February 8, 2016

Can a person who opposes health insurance coverage for the poor, children and women who have ovarian cancer be all that bad? That person is me. Actually, I oppose President Obama’s health care law and its offspring — …

Jaffrey is home to downtown neighborhood of shops

Thursday, February 4, 2016

What defines a neighborhood? Is it a group of people living together and depending on one another? Or simply those living in a certain place? A true neighborhood fosters feelings of belonging, and creates a sense of shared …

Jaffrey-Rindge: Student goes to primary meet

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The stereotypical American teenager is lazy, self-absorbed and apathetic about politics. But if students from Seth Farmer’s senior civics class at Conant High School are any example, that image may soon change, and senior Alex Dunn could be …

Rindge: Bush’s last push in N.H.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

RINDGE — Presidential candidate Jeb Bush came to Franklin Pierce University on Tuesday to tout his leadership prowess less than 24 hours after a disappointing performance in Iowa. Bush took a number of jabs at Republican front-runner Donald …


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

RINDGE — Fetta Di Casa, a pizza truck, will bring its farm fresh, artisan wood fired pizzas to Route 119 this spring. The food truck, which is going into its third year of business, received approval from the Planning Board Tuesday to build a garage-like structure on Route …

Rindge/Peterborough: Fiorina at FPU today, Cruz at Town House

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

As presidential hopefuls descend on the Granite State in the five-day crunch before the primary, two Republican candidates will hold town halls in the region. Former executive Carly Fiorina will be at Franklin Pierce University today at 3:20 p.m. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will be at the Peterborough …

Rindge: Accident cuts power to 94

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ninety four Rindge residents were without power for an hour Wednesday afternoon after a car struck a tree on East Monomonac Road. Police responded to a single motor vehicle accident at 11:25 a.m., involving a 1999 Ford Ranger, driven by Jeffrey Graf, 23, of Fitzwilliam. Graf’s vehicle struck …