Rindge

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

Jaffrey-Rindge: CHS students head to Nicaragua

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ten Interact students from Conant High School boarded a plane headed for Nicaragua Wednesday, hoping to help a family in need many miles away. The students embarked on an 11-day trip to build a house for an impoverished family and to broaden their cultural horizons. “I’m excited for them,” said Conant High School Principal Larry Pimental. “I think it’s a great learning experience … 0

Rindge: Officials worry about road damages near construction

Monday, April 6, 2015

RINDGE — Local developers recently petitioned to make Atlantic Drive a town road, but town officials are worried construction equipment traveling to a nearby subdivision might damage the road, forcing taxpayers to pay for costly repairs. Petitioners Scott … 0

PETERBOROUGH: Arsenic tests available to residents

Monday, April 6, 2015

Like many Granite Staters, Jamie Trowbridge of Peterborough assumed water from his home’s artesian well was clean. But after media reports encouraged the Trowbridges to test their drinking water, they discovered it harbored an unhealthy level of arsenic — a carcinogen that is the most common well-water contaminant … 0

Parent Wise: Can you be friends with your child?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard “Never be friends with your child.” The thinking behind this, I presume, is that children need a parent’s authority; they do not need to be a confidante. True … 0

Police: Synthetic drug usage is down in the last year or so

Monday, April 6, 2015

A decrease in area usage of synthetic marijuana could be due to steps taken by local police departments, legislators and crime watch members to better educate the public about their dangers. But it is likely also linked to the take-down of a major supplier to the state last … 0

Letters: Tell Fish & Game to save the bobcat

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: At the N.H. Fish and Game Commission’s Feb. 11, 2015, meeting, we learned it is considering opening a season on bobcats that will include hunting, hounding and trapping of this elusive, reclusive and not bothersome creature. Some of us in the room were surprised to … 0

Court Logs - April 7, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Greenfield Daniel Berthiaume, 36, Westmoreland, possession of a marijuana without a license or privilege to do so, $310 fine; DWI, $620 fine, referred to an impaired driver care management program, driver’s license revoked for nine months. Rindge Jennifer McCarthy, 24, Rindge, vandalism, dismissed at the State’s request; simple … 0

Viewpoint: Why not plan funerals ahead?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

We all plan for our future — educations, careers, vacations, even for the unexpected. But people often pause when it comes to planning for their funeral. Many people hesitate when they consider pre-arranging funeral services. Although it reminds us of difficult times ahead for a loved one or … 0

Viewpoint: Key points on end of life planning

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Despite the emotional and circumstantial obstacles that sometimes interfere with end of life planning, every person should address the following things prior to death: 1. Give someone you trust a durable general power of attorney to manage your affairs if you become sick and unable to do so … 0

Editorial: Getting beyond what’s in it for me

Monday, April 6, 2015

In the days since the N.H. House passed its budget, the Ledger-Transcript has been talking with representatives of the Monadnock region from both sides of the fence. It’s clear Republicans and Democrats have very different perspectives on what’s best for New Hampshire. It would be easy to take … 0

Rindge: UNH Extension gives tree pruning demo

Friday, April 3, 2015

UNH Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a fruit tree pruning demonstration at the residence of Joe and Joanne Majewski on Hilltop Drive in Rindge Wednesday afternoon. This pruning demonstration will focus on apple trees. Bill Lord, UNH Extension Professor Emeritus, will lead the discussion and demonstrate proper pruning techniques. … 0