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Peterborough: 15 jobs cut at MCH

Monday, October 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Monadnock Community Hospital laid off six employees and cut 15 positions to offset a $3 million shortfall, the hospital announced last week. This loss results from MCH, the town’s largest employer, receiving fewer reimbursements this year while projecting its operating cost will increase. “Decisions of this nature that impact our employees are always very difficult and we do not take them lightly,” said CEO Cynthia McGuire in an …

Jaffrey-Rindge / ConVal: Conant no longer site for state track meet

Monday, October 12, 2015

Conant High School will no longer be the site of the state track meet because of the track’s poor condition. The eight-year-old track has never been resurfaced, according to Athletic Director Dan Bemis. The school district is getting quotes on repairs, he said. “There are a few spots that have deteriorated,” said Bemis. …

Rindge: Technology roams the halls at Franklin Pierce

Monday, October 12, 2015

Franklin Pierce University’s newest big man on campus isn’t all that big, he’s bean-pole skinny. Actually, he isn’t even a man: he’s a robot. Max, named after former presidential press secretary and FPU Trustee Max Marlin Fitzwater, is the The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication’s newest technological tool, a telecommunications robot that is …

Rindge: Renovations part of FD, PD open house

Monday, October 5, 2015

Rindge residents were given the opportunity Saturday to explore the Fire and Police Departments, meet with their staffs, and check out the past year’s renovation projects. Among the largest improvements at the Fire Station are the new radio/report …

PUC OKs utilities contract

Monday, October 5, 2015

The N.H. Public Utilities Commission Friday approved an agreement that allows Liberty Utilities to source gas from a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through the Monadnock region. The PUC announced that it approved a 20-year contract between the two companies that would allow 115,000 dekatherms per …

Franklin Pierce: Ravens dominate Post at home

Monday, October 5, 2015

Senior running back D.J. MacDonald rushed for 172 yards and two scores on Saturday afternoon to lead the way for the Franklin Pierce University sprint football team on Homecoming at Sodexo Field. The performance helped pave the way …


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Aug.3, 2015, to Aug. 31, 2015 Antrim 314 Clinton Road; Land & Bldg; $220,000; Edward W. & Justine E. Lemay to Faith Kaemmerlen. 56 Goodell Road; Land & Bldg; $139,000; Christine F. Fletcher to Neil E. Jerominek. 17 Highland Ave.; Land & Bldg; $205,000; Timothy D. & Kathryn …

Statewide: Design magazine seeks nominations

Sunday, September 20, 2015

New Hampshire Home magazine now accepting submissions for 2016 Excellence in Design Awards. The awards honor the best residential designs-and the people who created them. New Hampshire Home’s Excellence in Design Awards honor excellence in home design and …

Pipeline: Kinder Morgan: The company behind the pipeline

Monday, October 5, 2015

Few would disagree that in the 21st century a cornerstone of the American economy, and hence its foreign policy, is energy. The same could be said for just about every other nation in the world. Kinder Morgan Executive Chairman Richard D. Kinder and former Vice Chairman William V. …

Pipeline: What is NED and what is to come?

Monday, October 5, 2015

Kinder Morgan is proposing a 430-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline expected to carry 1.3 billion cubic feet of gas per day from Wright, N.Y., to Dracut, Massachusetts. It is set to run roughly 70 miles through 17 communities in …

Pipeline: What is FERC and what does it do?

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, an independent agency, is a five-member board appointed by the president, with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate, charged with regulating wholesale energy prices between states and reviewing applications for interstate energy infrastructure. It also regulates the price to transport natural …

Pipeline: Where do we stand, are we prepared for the worst?

Monday, October 5, 2015

How safe are natural gas pipelines and compressor stations? That’s a question foremost in peoples’ minds, as Kinder Morgan seeks federal approval for the Northeast Energy Direct project through southern New Hampshire. A study of pipeline safety released by the National Transportation Safety Board, an independent federal agency, …

The opposition: Pipeline is focal point for solidarity

Monday, October 5, 2015

The people of the Monadnock region are a tight-knit group, who rely on their Yankee work ethic and strong sense of community. Opposition to the southern New Hampshire route for a natural gas pipeline is a new focal …