Rindge

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 …

Thank you letter: Easing the food needs

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: On behalf of the Rindge Food Pantry, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the Rindge community for your continued support. Because of your monetary support, purchases of food at local stores, and donations from various local food drives, we were able to …

Thank You letter: Thanks, Hannaford

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: Monadnock Worksource would like to thank the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for selecting the Worksource as the beneficiary of the sale of reusable grocery bags sold at the Hannaford store in Rindge in the month of January. For every Hannaford blue “Good Karma” bag …

Letter: Martin O’Malley is one to watch

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the Editor: Last Wednesday evening, Democrats associated with Iowa’s Drake University held a “mock” caucus to determine if caucus participants favored Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, or Martin O’Malley; 312 individuals attended. The results surprised everybody, and upset some. The caucus selected 10 delegates: 4 for O’Malley, 4 …

Letter: Your ticket will be punched

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: Maybe your country is different from the country I would like to leave my children — one where the environment is important, one where the future is considered further out than the next quarter’s P and L statement. So maybe you think Trump is the …

Letter: On the bobcat season proposal

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: N.H. Fish and Game Commission, As a hunter, fisherman and member of the Rindge Conservation Commission, I strongly object to the proposed bobcat hunting season. I don’t believe the number of bobcats in the state justify a hunting season. If they were a nuisance or …

Letter: There’s no need for bobcat season

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: It is baffling that the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission is proposing a season for hunting and trapping bobcats, seemingly only because the population has rebounded just enough that it “could sustain modest harvest.” So when an animal population begins to recover from being …

Letter: Here’s my take on the Republicans

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: After placing third with 23 percent of the vote, Marco Rubio is declared a winner by political pundits. Here, we have a candidate who wants to take back our country. Back to what? Another war? Another recession? Another unpopular administration? Continued accumulating deficits? Ex-governors Jeb …

Rindge: Proposed budget nixed

Monday, February 1, 2016

RINDGE — A difference of $50,000 was all it took for four of seven Budget Advisory Committee members to vote down the town’s $3.8 million operating budget. But voters at deliberative session Saturday chose to move forward with …

Peterborough: Makerspace adds a laser cutter to list of equipment

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

MAXT makerspace recently announced the latest addition to their tool collection: a commercial-quality laser cutter. Members can now use vector or raster files to etch and cut designs on nearly any material — wood, paper, glass, rubber, leather, fabrics, plastics, aluminum, stone and more. The applications are vast …

Swimming: Senior meet for Vikes and O’s

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mascenic and Conant had a meet on Jan. 23 with Conant, Laconia, Monadnock, Pelham, and Winnisquam. The Mascenic girls had a great meet coming in 2nd, just three points behind Conant. The boys and girls combined score placed …