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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

Viewpoint: Why I will veto budget

Friday, June 19, 2015

In recent days, Republicans on the budget Committee of Conference finalized a budget proposal that is unbalanced and dishonest about what it funds. It also includes unpaid-for corporate tax cuts, creating a hole in this budget and in future budgets at the expense of critical economic priorities. For … 0

Editorial: A focused driver is a safe driver

Monday, June 22, 2015

How many of us have picked up a phone and checked the time, a text, or other alert when stopped at a red light or stop sign? Beginning July 1, you’ll be breaking the law if you do. New Hampshire’s Hands-Free Electronic Device Law will be in effect … 0

Hassan vetoes testing opt-out

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill last week that would have allowed parents to withdraw children from statewide assessment testing, saying it undercuts the evaluation process, puts federal funding for schools in jeopardy, and sets a dangerous precedent. The bill, HB 603, was spurred by opposition to the … 0

Wilton: WLC 8th graders honored at scholar leader banquet

Monday, June 8, 2015

Elias Sienkiewicz and Mackenzie Parker-Christou, 8th grade students at Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle/High School, were honored at the 16th annual Scholar Leader Awards Banquet, held at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, on May 28. The students were … 0

Editorial: Why not create our own assessments?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New Hampshire is divided over statewide assessment testing in our schools. Gov. Maggie Hassan’s recent veto of HB 603, which calls for an opt-out option, has ignited a firestorm of opposition. A number of parents in the Mascenic School District have been critical of the statewide assessment Smarter … 0

Viewpoint: Your kids, my kids, our kids

Friday, June 12, 2015

I will never forget taking the Dublin Girl Scouts to Del Rossi’s for a sit-down dinner. They were dressed up; we had our own room and waitress; we ordered off the menu. There was wonder in that evening. … 0

Viewpoint: Some stats on homelessness

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Last year, Hillsborough County rates for families who are homeless were the highest in our state and Cheshire County rated fifth out of the state’s 10 counties, even though elsewhere in New Hampshire the total numbers decreased. At the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough, the number of … 0

Greenfield / Peterborough / Mason: the state of bees:

Monday, June 15, 2015

Every year, Jodi Turner of The Monadnock Beekeepers Association receives the same call from a handful of other beekeepers. Hundreds of honeybees are outside the hive. The bees are on the ground, face up, with their feet in … 0

Greenfield: My inside look at beekeeping

Monday, June 15, 2015

GREENFIELD – I was never afraid of bees or wasps. One of my first memories was slapping a yellow jacket with my bare hand. And yet, their buzzing has always unnerved me. When beekeepers Jodi Turner and Melissa … 0

Wilton: Church opens thrift shop on Burns Road

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Second Congregational Church in Wilton is taking its monthly rummage sale to the next level by opening a thrift shop, aptly named Second Glances, in the Wilton Falls Building across from the police station at 6 Burns Hill Rd., unit No. 3. The shop will be offering … 0