Temple

Temple-Greenville Jim McTague, left, and Greenville Selectman Doug Reardon speak about police coverage during a meeting of the joint police board.

Greenville / Temple: On-call positions suggested to cover police gap

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

TEMPLE — How much police coverage do the towns of Temple and Greenville need? The current budget funds four full-time and four part-time officers, with state police covering overnights and gaps in coverage. Souhegan Valley Ambulance Director Darel Oja asked the Joint Temple-Greenville Police Board to consider having an officer on call during coverage gaps. There are times, said Oja, …

Temple: Town refuses to endorse school district budget

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

TEMPLE — The Select Board voted against endorsing the ConVal School District budget. The increase in ConVal’s budget this year is minimal, only about $55,000 more than the current $42.9 million budget. But with ConVal expecting to lose almost $1.5 million in revenue, the school portion of the tax rate is expected to …

Donations would fund theater

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The undertaking to build a larger theater at ConVal High School won’t appear on the warrant until 2017. And, the Fill the Void organization doesn’t want construction to cost the district a cent. Bob Edwards, vice president of the Contoocook Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center, or VPAC, reassured the School …

Letter: Who you vote for matters

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: I have been canvassing for Hillary Clinton because I think she’ll make the best president of all candidates — Democrat or Republican. She has extensive experience — in terms of depth and breadth as well as domestic and international; she’s intelligent; she’s been fighting for …

Letter: My vote is for Bernie Sanders

Thursday, January 28, 2016

To the editor: There are many candidates running in the presidential election who hope to win your support. I have decided to support Bernie Sanders. I hope you will too. Sen. Sanders is someone I believe in. He is not beholden to anyone, only the American people. I …

Letter: My experience with Trump

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: It takes a lot of effort to endure the Presidential Primaries in New Hampshire. I’d rather not mention the number of times family dinners have been interrupted by inconsiderate wannabe politicians. As your opinion columns and editorials have pointed out in comprehensive fashion: Each candidate …

Letter: Right to petition government

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: Dear Greenfield Residents, As town meeting and budget season are upon us, you may have heard about several petitions that are circulating around town with the intention of promoting transparency in our town government. Whether the subject matter is something you support or reject, I …

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: Dump fees can be paid in cash

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: I would like to respond to Mr. Sadler and his letter on Hancock’s new dump rule. Had he bothered to read the whole article, he would have learned that we do accept cash for the fees at the dump. All one has to do is …

Temple: Jaws of Life in Temple

Monday, February 1, 2016

They’re small enough to be operated by one person, and powerful enough to rip apart a car. The Temple Volunteer Fire Department got its first training on Jan. 18 in its new Jaws of Life equipment — a …

Police investigating text threats made against ConVal students and staff

Monday, February 1, 2016

Police are investigating some alleged threats directed at a few students and staff at ConVal High School. “The subjects responsible for these threats have been identified and they are not presently attending school in the district,” said Superintendent …

Wrestling: Cougars roar in three-school meet

Monday, February 1, 2016

Saturday’s wrestling meet at ConVal didn’t turn out quite as expected. The event was supposed to be a quad meet between the host Cougars and Newport, Kearsarge and Spaulding, but Spaulding could only muster one competitor, effectively reducing …