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Antrim: $12.5M Fred Fuller deal goes through

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Customers of Fred Fuller Oil and Propane Co. will not have to worry about staying warm this snowy weekend. Rymes Propane and Oil’s purchase of the home heating oil company seeking bankruptcy was finalized in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Antrim-based Rymes is now the largest oil company in New Hampshire. Bill Gannon, Fred Fuller’s attorney, said Wednesday that Rymes Propane purchased Fuller Oil for about $12.5 million. Gannon … 0

Power outages plague the region before turkey day

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A blanket of white snow Wednesday morning quickly turned into a winter whiteout for drivers, businesses and residents on the day before Thanksgiving. The weather was brought by Winter Storm Cato, which moved up the Eastern U.S. throughout the day. By about 4 p.m., Cato had already dumped seven inches of wet, heavy … 0

ANTRIM: Sentences in forgery, drug cases

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Two area residents have been sentenced to serve time in the Cheshire County House of Corrections, according to recent dispositions on file at the Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene. Paightlin Bergeron, 21, of Antrim was sentenced on Sept. 10 to a minimum of 18 months to three years in the New Hampshire State Prison; her jail time was suspended for five years … 0

Editorial: Rep. O’Brien isn’t right for the job

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

State Rep. Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) is not the right person to serve as speaker of the House. And there are numerous examples that serve to illustrate this point. What we know of O’Brien in the role of House speaker — he previously held the position from 2011 … 0

Letter: Speaker of the House nominee

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To the editor: William O’Brien returns to Speakership of N.H. House of Representatives. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Mike Bradley Hillsborough Editor’s note: State Rep. Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) was nominated to serve as the next Speaker of the House. The … 0

Unusual animal sightings on the rise, some say

Monday, November 17, 2014

At first, Susan and Lee Dunholter didn’t look twice at a gray squirrel that lives in the backyard of their home on Lookout Hill Road in Peterborough. Eastern gray squirrels are everywhere in the Monadnock region and New … 0

ConVal: Committee nixes talk of consolidation

Monday, November 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Several School Board and Select Board members on the District Study Committee insisted Wednesday that the committee not bring the subject of closing middle or elementary schools up again this year. They said they worry that if the public has to vote on anything about consolidation, … 0

Conval: Strategic plan commitee works toward inclusion

Monday, November 17, 2014

With the ConVal School District moving forward creating its five-year strategic plan, the committee drafting it is worried about not including the views of different groups that make up the school district and the nine towns it serves. … 0

Peterborough: Bass poll ruled legal

Monday, November 17, 2014

The New Hampshire Supreme Court last month absolved former U.S. Representative Charlie Bass of push polling, while also upholding a Superior Court Justice’s ruling last year that federal election laws preempt New Hampshire’s regulation of the polling practice. Push polling is asking voters questions to influence their decisions. … 0

Peterborough: Mariposa Geography Bee Brings World to Peterborough

Monday, November 17, 2014

Dick Nevell, Dave Branham and David Blair nabbed the top spot at the Maripos Museum’s Geography Challenge Saturday. Nine towns competed in the geography bee held at the Peterborough Town House. … 0

Sustainable steps: Giving thanks for food in plenty

Monday, November 17, 2014

One of the ideas central to Thanksgiving is plentiful food. In 1621, it was said that they had a three-day celebration. To survive a winter in New England, folks had to prepare all summer and fall. Planting and … 0

ANTRIM: Water project moves forward

Monday, November 17, 2014

ANTRIM — The Antrim Select Board had an special Friday morning meeting with the company that is leading a project to improve the town’s main water system, and came away encouraged but aware of its challenges. Select Board Chair Gordon Webber said the Select Board met with the … 0

Peterborough: Operation Santa underway

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Peterborough Rotary Club’s Operation Santa is launching its 29th annual gift drive and inviting neighbors to help make the holidays bright for the area’s children in need. The community can make this year’s program a success by purchasing gifts of clothing and toys for children of the … 0