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Peterborough/Francestown/New Ipswich: Solar growth slows down

Monday, July 27, 2015

Uncertainty about the future of solar energy subsidies has put the brakes on its popularity in the region. Utilities will soon reach the state mandated net-metering cap, and legislation that would raise the cap is not expected to pass. Also, Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of the Legislature’s two-year budget proposal has put renewable energy rebates in limbo. And Congress has yet to rule on whether to continue a 30 percent … 0

Jaffrey: Love of storytelling drives Eaton

Monday, July 27, 2015

JAFFREY — A question-and-answer with the longtime executive producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre offered three generations of fans the opportunity to reminisce on their favorite shows in the program’s 45-year history, from the 1971 series, “Upstairs, Downstairs” to the widely acclaimed “Downton Abbey” to the teenage favorite, “Sherlock.” Rebecca Eaton was the speaker … 0

Local family fights poverty in Rwanda

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — When Brandon Walsh moved to Rwanda a year ago with his wife, Emily, and infant daughter, Elsa, he expected to haggle over groceries and be plagued by frequent electricity and water outages. However, the Anglican priest didn’t expect to cohost a national radio show, or organize a program that feeds about … 0

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 … 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 … 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, … 0

Greenville / New Ipswich / Wilton: Some parts of Souhegan River unsafe for swimming

Monday, July 6, 2015

Testing of the Souhegan River turned up high — at points dangerously high — levels of E. coli in Wilton, Greenville and New Ipswich. The Souhegan Watershed Association, a group of volunteers that monitor the Souhegan and Merrimack rivers, performs eight tests for E. coli throughout the summer, … 0

Jaffrey/Wilton: Aucoins plead not guilty

Monday, July 6, 2015

A state police officer and his brother, both arrested on charges of domestic assault in May, have waived their right to an arraignment and pleaded not guilty. Christopher Aucoin, 44, of Wilton, who is a major in the N.H. State Police, is accused of attempting to choke his … 0

Peterborough: Church gets OK for 2 buildings

Monday, July 6, 2015

Divine Mercy Parish received the green light last week from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester to finish construction of its church hall and office. The buildings will be a part of the new church the parish is … 0

Letters: Republicans pick the wrong fight

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: The Republicans play the religion card for the purely pragmatic reason that it buys them votes. (Thanks for the votes, suckers!) But, when the Catholic pope, who is a respected religious leader and scientist, takes a position that contradicts their industry-funded dogma on climate change, … 0

Achievement:

Monday, June 29, 2015

Joseph LaCourse of Greenfield and William Tremblay of Wilton were named to the president’s list for the spring semester at Western New England University, Springfield, Massachusetts. To make the list students must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher. … 0

Pipeline: Feeling the ripple effect

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Even though Cathy Lanigan doesn’t live in a town that will be traversed by Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, she defiantly displays several “Stop the Pipeline” signs on her lawn on Concord Street. “If I don’t … 1

Peterborough: Fundraising to train EMTs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Michael Hutchinson, a Peterborough paramedic who served as outreach coordinator for Cheshire Medical Center until December, surveyed about two-dozen ambulance departments in the region in 2014, asking them about their biggest challenges. Their answer: training EMTs. Ambulance departments … 0