The Messenger – March 11, 2011

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Colby-Sawyer student wins design contest

The N.H. Committee to Oversee the Public Works Employee Memorial has selected Colby-Sawyer student Relsie M. Lee, a senior graphic design major from Wilmot as the winner of its design competition. The memorial will honor N.H. public workers who were killed while performing their duties and will be constructed on the grounds of the N.H. Department of Transportation building in Concord. For her winning design, Lee will be able to work on the project with the committee to fine tune the final design and she will receive a $1,200 scholarship…

Former Governor Peterson has cancer

His family recently announced that former New Hampshire Governor Walter Peterson, 88, has lung cancer and will be seeking treatment at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. His son, Andrew said that the cancer was discovered recently when doctors checked on symptoms that his father, who has been in good health all his life, had. Peterson was governor of New Hampshire from 1969 to 1973…

Newport water & sewer rates

Water and sewer users in Newport are facing a 10% increase on their bills. The new water rate has been set at $5.89 per 1,000 gallons, and the new sewer rate at $9.31 as opposed to the current rates of $5.35 and $8.46. The Newport Selectmen approved the new rate schedule Monday night. Finance Director Paul Brown said the increases were needed to cover updating equipment at the sewerage treatment plant to deal with the phosphorous issue…

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