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Rindge / Jaffrey / Wilton: More tests questioned in online certifications

Monday, July 6, 2015

Three more Monadnock region police officers’ Breathalyzer certifications have come into question after the state found a second glitch in the state-mandated online recertification test. Officer Thomas Bishop of Jaffrey and officers Todd Moriarty and William Hickerson III of Wilton were three of nearly 150 officers named in the latest list of officers released by the state; Rindge police officer Thomas Horne — whose certification was already in question from … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Weather a boon for ticks

Monday, July 6, 2015

Ticks — the moisture-loving, sometimes Lyme-disease-carrying insect — thrived in the Monadnock region in the wetter-than-normal June. “What’s good for them may not be quite so good for us,” said Alan Eaton, an entomologist at the University of New Hampshire entomologist and its integrated pest management coordinator. “It appears the two most common … 0

Peterborough: Man facing heroin charge fails to appear

Monday, July 6, 2015

JAFFREY — A Swanzey man, who was arrested in Peterborough on April 29 and charged with trafficking a half-kilogram of heroin, failed to appear at his arraignment at the 8th Circuit, District Division, Jaffrey, yesterday. Ryan Williams, 28, had been released on $75,000 personal recognizance after his arrest. Judge Phillip Runyon III, who … 0

Wilton: Dog waste containers sited

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The town will be putting in receptacles at town parks, in hopes of cutting down on dog waste. Signs will be posted, and pick-up bags will be available at the containers. The town is looking at the cost of the containers now, said Select Board Chair Rick Swanson, … 0

Wilton: Some town tax bills incorrect

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Due to an error in the town’s computer billing system, about 63 residents received incorrect tax bills, according to town officials. These bills do not take into consideration a recent revaluation of homes, according to Select Board Chair Rick Swanson in an interview Tuesday. “So in some cases … 0

Peterborough: Medal to celebrate lifetime of music

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In an unprecedented move, the MacDowell Colony will posthumously award the 56th Edward MacDowell Medal to Gunther Schuller, celebrating his life in addition to his achievements. The 89-year-old Schuller, a composer, conductor, educator, author and historian who was … 0

Rindge / Wilton: DWI cases put in jeopardy

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dozens of DWI cases across the state, including one in Wilton and six in Rindge, have been called into question because of a technical glitch in the recertification process for police officers who administer Breathalyzer tests, according to the Attorney General’s Office. The anomaly, effective since January 2013, … 0

Peterborough: Continuing the fight

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The murders of two civil rights activists were the driving force of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a major step in the fight against racial discrimination. But, after a Supreme Court decision in 2013 reversed parts of … 0

Wilton: Railroads theme of silent film series

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A series of vintage big screen railroad dramas highlights this summer’s silent film schedule at the Wilton Town Hall Theatre. The train-themed movies, all accompanied by live music, are fast paced, silent-era melodramas set in the world of … 0

Antrim/New Ipswich: Project Search opens up a world of possibilities

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cynthia Vaillancourt wanted Laurie, her 32-year-old daughter, to come out of her shell. Laurie, who has a developmental disability, spent much of the last 11 years inside in their ranch-style house in New Ipswich, listening as her father … 0

Peterborough: Nursing home seeks funding

Monday, June 22, 2015

After the Scott-Farrar nursing home’s plans to build a larger, more modern facility fell through in the fall, the nursing home closed in April, citing financial reasons. But a pending loan has revived the century-old organization. Scott-Farrar hopes to resume the $15 million construction project if it can … 0

Bird flu raises egg prices

Monday, June 22, 2015

Although bird flu has not spread to the Northeast, the U.S. egg shortage has driven up the price of eggs in the Monadnock region. But proprietors aren’t hurting as much as other parts of the country, since customers … 0

Peterborough: Makerspace finds a temporary home

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monadnock Art X Tech — Peterborough’s makerspace — has signed a one-year lease for a storefront in Monadnock Plaza on Jaffrey Road, in lieu of pursuing a lease at the former Armory garage on Elm Street. “We do … 0