Wilton: Grant will aid police in laptop replacements

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WILTON — Police will purchase five new laptops and three new computers with assistance from a grant from the N.H. Department of Homeland Security. The money will replace three existing computers in the police station and one in a squad car. The grant will cover half of the cost – approximately $3,700 – while the police department must provide matching funds. The department has the funds available in the form of drug forfeiture revenue, according to Police Chief Brent Hautanen. Drug forfeiture funds are revenue for police departments based on confiscated contraband. Currently, Wilton has $6,900 in that fund, said Hautanen. He plans to use … 0

Wilton: Trustees asking for $31K to fix flooding

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WILTON — The children and teen areas of the Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library are some of the most thriving areas of the well-used institution. But four times since March 2014, parts of the children’s area had to be closed while the library dealt with flooding issues, with water invading both it … 0

Basketball: Hoops for Hope game set for Feb. 10

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Six years ago, some members of the Conant girls’ basketball team started a tradition that is still going strong today — the Hoops For Hope fundraiser basketball game. The girls used their game against Fall Mountain as a fundraiser for a breast cancer charity, raised some money, and had so much fun doing it that they decided to do the same thing again … 0

Editorial: Our region’s schools: The year in review

Monday, December 29, 2014

2014 proved to be a tumultuous year for our area’s school districts, with financial struggles at the heart of many of the issues. ConVal and Jaffrey-Rindge voters alike turned down their districts’ proposed budgets, leaving teachers and administrators without raises, and needed improvements going unfunded and incomplete. Mascenic … 0

Peterborough: The art of journalism still alive

Friday, December 26, 2014

Before she was a resident at the MacDowell Colony, Petra Bartosiewicz didn’t consider herself an artist. The journalist from New York City was at the art colony in Peterborough in 2012 compiling her reporting on the domestic front … 0

Wilton: Proposed deal with Milford causes rift

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Wilton Water Commission is in contention with the town of Milford over a proposed agreement regarding the two town’s shared sewer and water responsibilities. Wilton currently uses Milford’s wastewater treatment plant to process their sewer. Because there is overlap between the two towns, with each town servicing … 0

Wilton: Outages won’t affect water supply

Friday, December 26, 2014

WILTON — Both the town’s wells lost power during this year’s Thanksgiving week electrical outages — but thanks to a new generator, that likely won’t happen again. In February, the Wilton Water Commission applied for and received a New Hampshire Department of Safety Emergency Management Performance Grant. The … 0

Peterborough: Andy’s holds winter gala, Jan. 3

Monday, December 22, 2014

Andy’s Summer Playhouse will be holding its annual Winter Gala at the Monadnock Country Club on Jan. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. The gala is the main fundraising event of the year for Andy’s. All proceeds go … 0

Editorial: Lessons, blessings of the year 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

As the year 2014 winds down, we begin to reflect on the happenings that made up our collective lives in the last 12 months. There were many reasons to celebrate this past year, as well as mourn and say goodbye to those we lost; there were some tragedies … 0

Roundup: ConVal boys’, girls’ hockey lose a pair

Monday, December 22, 2014

ConVal boys’ hockey ConVal jumped out to early 2-0 lead with goals from freshman Palmer Timmons and Matt Kolk. Erik Leger made it 3-0 halfway through the first. Tristen Bows got Kearsage on the board, but ConVal responded with Leger’s second of the game 30 seconds later. Kearsarge’s … 0

PSNH plans to raise rates by 7 percent come Jan. 1

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Editor’s note: This story was published in the Concord Monitor on Dec. 16. Public Service of New Hampshire plans to raise electric rates by 7 percent this winter, a moderate increase compared with hikes as high as 40 … 0

Business: Protecting against financial abuse

Monday, December 22, 2014

New Hampshire lawmakers are attempting to crack down on a crime that seems to prey heavily on the elderly population: financial abuse. But HB 1555-Fn, a bill recently signed into law, is really meant to strengthen protections against fraud close to home — perpetuated by family or caretakers … 0

Rindge: Market Basket now fully in Artie T.’s hands

Monday, December 15, 2014

The sale of Market Basket to Arthur T. “Artie T.” Demoulas was completed Friday afternoon, after it was announced in September that Demoulas and his sisters reached an agreement to buy the grocery chain from their cousins, and that the sale would be finalized over the next several … 0