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The Messenger – September 22, 2017

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Franklin City Manager Elizabeth Dragon departs

With the departure of current City Manager Elizabeth Dragon this Friday, Franklin officials won’t interview candidates to replace her until December. Dragon, who has served as City Manager for nine years, is leaving for a new position as manager in Keene. Financial Director Judie Milner will replace Dragon on an interim basis…

Three area towns coordinate life-saving efforts

By Dan MacDonald New Boston Fire Chief – On May 20 while watching the truck pulls at the Youth Center in New Boston, Jeff Tarr collapsed of an apparent cardiac arrest. A bystander, who happened to be Weare firefighter/EMT-A Captain Mark Bluteau, immediately began providing lifesaving care to Jeff along with an unknown nurse and Lyndeborough firefighter. Another bystander called 911 and within minutes of the…

Antrim celebrates its 14th Annual Home & Harvest Festival

The Antrim Home and Harvest Festival featured  fireworks, a parade, an apple crisp social, a baked bean contest, a Lions Club BBQ, and the Library’s World War I memorabilia on display. A full slate of children’s activities, live music and a craft fair began on Friday night and continued through a full day Saturday…

One man dies in New Boston house explosion

A Nashua house painter died Tuesday morning after an explosion and fire at a newly constructed New Boston home where he was working. According to Danielle Cole, a district chief for the state Fire Marshal’s Office, Antonio De Souza, 46, was alone at the house on Foxberry Drive. A neighbor and an off-duty firefighter were able to make contact with…

Girls Sports – Volleyball

Farmington 3, Hillsboro-Deering 0: The Hillcats played great against a really strong Farmington team. Hillsboro-Deering 3, Raymond 2: Both teams put up a great effort and the girls really worked together to come from behind in the last set to pull off the win…

Boys Sports – Football

Windham 52 Hillsboro-Deering Hopkinton 0: Windham quarterback Cody Potter completed 2 of 4 passes for 24 yards and two TDs in the victory, which raised Windham’s record to 3-0. John Stark 26, Lebanon 21: Parker McQuarrie tossed two touchdown passes and Jacob Ridenour made a team-high 12 tackles for John Stark…

The Messenger – September 15, 2017

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Hillsborough man killed, wife injured in Bow crash

A Hillsborough man died Sunday when his motorcycle collided with a car on Route 3A near the Sullivan Tire Commercial Truck Center. Robert Kennedy, 53, died in the crash and his 52-year-old wife, Lisa was taken to the hospital with serious…

Weare Boy Scouts plant a tree to honor 9/11 attacks
A large crowd  gathered Monday evening to celebrate the planting of a tree by Weare Boy Scouts Jack Barnes and Chris Seaver in memory of those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Barnes and Seaver have been raising money for the new tree that…

New London holds impressive Patriots Day Ceremony

New Londoners gathered at the Fire Station to honor the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attcks with an impressive patriots Day Ceremony. Kearsarge Elementary 5th graders marched in to the sound of Steve Shepard’s bagpipes. Firefighter and 5th grade teacher Amy Lyon served as…

Bradford Masons host Scholarship Dinner

St. Peter’s Masonic Lodge in Bradford is hosting an all you can eat “Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner” at the Masonic Hall, on Saturday, September 23rd. Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Proceeds to support their awarding of scholarships to graduates of Kearsarge Regional High School…

Girls Sports – Soccer

illsboro-Deering 9, Monadnock 0: Izabella Warren had 3 goals and an assist and Kendra Warren added another 2 goals and an assist lead the Hillcat attack. Hillsboro-Deering 2, Prospect Mountain 1: The Timberwolves scored at about 25 minutes into the match on a fast break, but Izabella Warren answered three minutes later and scored the game-winner 25 minutes into the second half…

Boys Sports – Soccer

Hillsboro-Deering 2, Mascenic 2, (2OT):The Hillcats picked up two goals off the foot of Jacinto Caceres in the first half before Mascenic tied it before halftime. The two sides would then play 60 minutes of scoreless soccer for the draw. Merrimack Valley 5, St. Thomas 4 (OT):  The game went back and forth before Teigan Friedrich buried the game-winning goal three minutes into overtime…

The Messenger – September 8, 2017

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Confederate flag to remain at Epsom Central School

A group of about 40 people at the Epsom School Board meeting Tuesday night debated for almost two hours on whether to remove a Confederate flag from a mural at the Epsom Central School. The flag, one of many on the mural to depict events in American history, was…

Sunapee couple says Police Chief threatened and intimidated them

A Sunapee couple has petitioned for a restraining order against Police Chief David Cahill. Joseph and Heather Furlong claim that they feel threatened by Cahill and said the threats came both before and after Joseph Furlong’s arrest on charges he tampered with a Sunapee School Board election in which his wife was…

Two women and a girl injured in Route 31 rollover

On Friday afternoon around 3:20 pm, Hillsboro Police and Hillsboro Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the area of 936 2nd NH Turnpike for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment. On arrival they found that a 2004 Chevrolet 1500 truck driven by Michelle Lambert, 34, of Hillsboro had been…

Nevada man purchases and donates Francestown Village Store

Out of the blue, a man from Nevada, Charlie Pyle, called with an offer to pay off the foreclosure cost and any back taxes on the Francestown Village Store and donate the property to the Francestown Improvement and Historical Society. The Village Store, formerly owned by Christina and Rob Wohle, which had operated in town for 203 years and it was the second oldest continually operating store in the country, closed on…

Girls Sports – Volleyball

St. Thomas 3 John Stark 0: The Generals actually controlled most of the first set, but couldn’t halt a strong run from St. Thomas in falling, 25-23. The Saints would take the final two sets, 25-13, 25-16. Portsmouth Christian 3 Hillsboro-Deering 0: Going up against a tough PCA team, the Hillcats lost the opening set, 25-18, and the Eagles took control from there with 25-11 and 25-10 victories in the final two games…

Boys Sports – Football

Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton 35 Manchester West 30: Despite facing deficits of 16-12 and 24-12, the Redhawks rallied in the second half. H-D/Hopkinton put together 218 yards of total offense and posted 23 second-half points, locking up the home win with a defensive stop late in the fourth quarter…

The Messenger – September 1, 2017

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Franklin home invasion

A handicapped woman was tied up with duct tape during a Franklin home invasion early Friday. According to Sgt. Dan Poirier, police responded to a noise complaint in an area near School and Franklin Streets about 3:13 a.m. Friday. Poirier said when an officer arrived at the scene, one of the victims was…

New England College boasts record freshmen enrollment

The long-range growth plan at New England College got more of a boost this year than many expected, with the largest-ever incoming class forcing the Henniker school to turn some offices into dorms. A record class of 490 incoming freshman and transfers began arriving at…

Antrim signs alternative energy PILOTS

The Antrim Selectmen held a productive meeting Monday evening dealing with alternative energy issues. At the start of a series of Public Hearings, Jack Kenworthy, of Antrim Wind announced that the company would accept the changes the Board had made in PILOT agreement increasing the town’s return to $8,828,000 over 20 years. With that the Board voted unanimously to…

DES sued over Wild Goose wetlands permit

Sullivan County Sportsmen, Inc. is suing the NH Dept. of Environmental Services to force NHDES to address the renewal of the wetlands permit for the Wild Goose Project that Governor Chris Sununu pulled from the Executive Council’s agenda for August. A Writ of Mandamus was filed in Superior Court…

Girls Sports – Soccer

Fall Mountain 5 Hillsboro-Deering 0: The Hillcats created opportunities and played the Wildcats even in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 5-0 halftime deficit. Hopkinton 7 Hillsboro-Deering 2: Grace Clark  had 3 goals, and an assist as the Hawks led 6-0 before H-D netted its first goal in the 68th minute…

Boys Sports – Soccer

Sunapee 2 Profile 0: In the second half, two goals from Carson Garland, each coming from a pass off Cade Robinson, brought home the win for Sunapee. Hopkinton 3 Hillsboro-Deering 1: Despite playing with a short bench and missing their starting goalkeeper, the Hawks came away with a 3-1 season-opening victory over Hillsboro-Deering on Monday…

The Messenger – August 25, 2017

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Hillsboro-Deering invests in 525 new Chromebooks

During Monday’s meeting, the Hillsboro-Deering School Board was briefed on the major upgrades made entering the new school year. Technology Director Glenn Woods informed the Board that Firefly computers, the lowest of three bidders, at $107,625. had been awarded the contract to supply…

Henniker Rotary hosts 15th Annual Fire On The Mountain ChiliFest

Sunny skies, a cool breeze and huge crowds combined for a fantastic 15th Annual Henniker Rotary Club ChiliFest at pats peak. A great day at Henniker Rotary Chili Fest. Winners included: With nearly 40 chili makers, the competition was fierce. In the Amateur Category, there was a…

Susan Tuthill reflects on 26 years service

After 26 years of service to the Town of Weare, Susan Tuthill has decided to retire. She and her husband, retired Police Chief Ed Tuthill, have purchased a new home outside of Myrtle Beach, SC and will be moving there next month.

Fire Chief Robert Vezina sat down to chat with Sue on Thursday, her last day…

Hopkinton taxpayers given preview of school renovation projects
During its Tuesday meetin of the Hopkinton School Board, facilities steering Committee Chair Jay Burgess presented a multi million-dollar package of recommended renovations to the facilities. The school district began investigating building projects after the…

Husband runs down wife, claims “I’m not perfect”

A man ran down his wife with her car after an argument at a truck stop in Bow and took off, leaving her pinned beneath the vehicle, police say. Bystanders lifted the 2001 Nissan Sentra and freed Saturn Alleyne, 26, Monday night as authorities searched for Jason Alleyne, 28, after police say he took off…

Weare Police net 5 DWI arrests last week

Weare Police officers have been busy, apprehending five men accused of driving under the influence. Multiple people reported an impaired driver in the area of Perkins Pond and Deering Center roads Thursday. After locating the vehicle, officers conducted field sobriety tests on 38-year-old Andrew Williams, of Claremont, and placed him under arrest…

The Messenger – August 18, 2017

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Former Hawthorne College is now a private high school

Founded as  Nathaniel Hawthorne College, a liberal arts college in 1962 and later offering instruction in business, aviation, and computer science,  it closed in 1988. The campus has been unused or underutilized for decades, recently serving as a Maharishi Meditation Center. Three years ago, a non-profit organization called Overseas United Education bought the property for about $1.5 million. The primarily Chinese investors envision a top-tiered…

Out on bail, Newport man arrested again

Ryan Gobin, 18, of Newport, was arraigned via video in Sullivan County Superior Court on two counts of theft by unauthorized taking, four counts of burglary, one count of simple assault, one count of second degree assault and one count of resisting arrest or detention following a series of incidents on June 27th. Bail was set at…

TD Bank supports Hillsborough Seniors

TD Bank partnered with Greater Hillsborough Senior Services to raise awareness and funds for their transportation program that serves 3 towns. GHSS members provided Hugs & Kisses of the Hershey’s kind to everyone that stopped by the TD Bank store in Hillsborough, NH. Customers were thrilled to learn…

Micro-managing of – nepotism in Newport FD

The Newport Select Board unanimously voted to accept the findings of  the comprehensive study of the Newport Fire and EMS Services by JLN Associates Fire Protection Services, and a checklist of 19 recommendations in four different categories, which both groups have begun to be address…

Several pets perish in Weare home fire

On August 14th, the Weare Fire Rescue Department responded to a report of a building fire at 183 Hodgdon Road in Weare. Initial reports from NH 9-1-1 indicated that an occupant was heard in distress and possibly still in the building.  When firefighters arrived, they encountered a large 1-1/2 story log home heavily involved in fire on the first floor…

Alvarez is Sarah Josepha Hale Medalist

Julia Alvarez, writer and poet, is the 2017 Sarah Josepha Hale Award Medalist. She will accept the award on Saturday, August 19th at 8:00 PM at the Library Arts Center. Alvarez graduated Middlebury College in VT and she went on to earn her Masters in Creative Writing from Syracuse University.  She returned to Middlebury in 1988 and is now the Writer-in-Residence at Middlebury College…

The Messenger – August 11, 2017

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Mistakes and oversights continue to plague Western Ave

Civil Engineer Jennifer McCourt, who provided the Design, NH DES Wetland permitting, US Department of the Army, New England District, Corps of Engineers permitting and US EPA NPDES Construction General Permit for the Henniker’s Western Avenue project has informed town officials that the project continues to be in non compliance with at least 9 specific…

New Boston Fire Department adds an honorary member

The New Boston Fire Department added an honorary member to their ranks in July, Hailey Gelinas. Hailey is a 16 year old girl who has been dealing with renal problems / failure since her birth. An official indoctrination as a member is coming in the near future, but in the meantime the fire department contributed the…

Pair of ATV crashes lead to DWI charges

Drunken driving charges were levied against two recreational vehicle riders after Newport Police said alcohol and speed caused back-to-back, all-terrain vehicle crashes on the Sugar River Trail in Newport Friday night. The separate ATV operators, George Mooshian, 47, and Randy Hoisington, 55, both of Newport, were flown to…

50 underage party drinkers pay fines of $17,124

Thirty of the 38 Massachusetts teenagers arrested on June 22 in Georges Mills for unlawful possession of alcoholic beverages and intoxication paid fines and statutory penalty assessments totaling $12,160 after pleading guilty to the charge in Newport’s 5th Circuit Court last…

Cruisers include carbon-monoxide detectors

The Goffstown Police Department is taking an extra step to be sure their officers are safe after three officers in one Massachusetts town became ill from carbon-monoxide poisoning in their own cruisers. A battery-powered carbon-monoxide detector is the latest tool being used at the Goffstown Police Department. “We wanted to be proactive ourselves and make sure that our guys aren’t…

Warner gun range developer continuing to prep the land

The builder of a gun range in Warner will continue clearing his land, despite a court order voiding one of the permissions granted by the town’s land use board. Superior Court Judge Richard McNamara ruled that the ZBA lacked jurisdiction to grant …

The Messenger – August 4, 2017

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EPA expected to approve Hillsborough’s flow permit

Peter Mellen, Chairman of Hillsborough’s Sewer & Water Commission has spoken with Michelle Barden at the Boston EPA office. She has reviewed the town’s application to increase flow at the sewer plant and completed drafting the permit. It is currently being reviewed internally, after which it will…

Selectmen seek additional $859,000 from Antrim Wind Energy

With a full house of residents, the Antrim Selectmen renegotiated an agreement made between the town and Antrim Wind Energy at Monday night’s public hearing. The Payment in Lieu of Taxes, (PILOT) agreement between Antrim Wind Energy LLC  and the town went into…

Missing elderly Franklin man found safe

A 75-year-old Franklin man reported missing Sunday morning has been found safe. The man was reported missing from his residence on North Road around 11:25 a.m. Sunday. He was seen over a mile away from his residence, entering a wooded area off Salisbury Road, wearing…

Belmont man dies of self-inflicted gun shot wound

A Belmont man at a local indoor firing range died Saturday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. “It was just a tragic accident,” said Belmont Police Cpl. Evan Boulanger. The fire department and police were called to…

Goffstown Police arrests Manchester man

The Goffstown Police Department arrested Edward Bussiere, 51, of Manchester, who was thought to be armed. The Manchester SWAT Team as well as the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Task Force assisted with the arrest. The warrant was issued after a recent investigation into a criminal threat involving a firearm in…

New Boston Highway, Police, Fire and Emergency Management excell

On July 8 at approximately 1:10 PM, a very powerful and very localized storm hit New Boston. In a matter of minutes, all major access roads in and out of the center of New Boston were closed due to trees and wires being downed. 65% of the town was left without power, and dangerous situations were to be found throughout the town. Even the town grader which was working on Colburn Road became trapped as a…

The Messenger – July 28, 2017

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Epsom Selectmen approve Eagle Scout’s nature trail

Eagle Scout Ryan Burns spoke to the Epsom Select Board about his proposed Eagle Scout project. He would like to create a nature trail within Webster Park. Ryan showed pictures of the area he will be clearing and making the trail for walking and…

Hillsborough man arrested for stalking

Todd Starkweather, 49, of Hillsborough was arrested for stalking after allegedly finding him in the car with his domestic violence victim. An officer observed Starkweather with a female passenger driving the wrong way through the parking lot of R.K. Plaza Friday around 9:33 p.m. The officer said the driver failed to use…

Selectmen adopt a new policy on parking at the Hopkinton Fair

The Hopkinton Select Board has adopted a lottery-style system to determine which groups are allowed to park cars during the 2017 Hopkinton Fair. The policy results from a visit by Hopkinton boys’ baseball coach Dave Chase and Steve Yianakopolos, a member of the RedHawks cooperative varsity football team booster club, who approached the town for…

Bradford girl is spokesman for diabetes care

Anna Cook of Bradford is traveling to Washington, D.C., with an important message when it comes to funding and research for Type 1 diabetes. She was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 3, so this is the only life she’s ever known. Now 11 years old, Anna is constantly monitoring her glucose levels to manage her diabetes. Earlier this year, she found out she was chosen to…

Police searching for Peterborough runaway teenager

The Peterborough Police Department is seeking assistance in locating a missing juvenile. She was last seen by her guardian on July 21, 2017 at 10 pm going to bed. She was found missing the morning of the 22nd. It does appear that she took a back pack and packed clothing. She was last seen wearing a green t-shirt and black shorts. She may be in…

White Birch Center receives two grants

White Birch Center was recently awarded two generous grants in support of a project to institute technology for assessment practices in Early Learning. The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation, Inc., a supporting organization of the Boston Foundation, awarded a $5,000 grant and the Henniker Rotary Club granted $3,000 to this progressive initiative. The grant money awarded…

The Messenger – July 21, 2017

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Hillsborough officials united in support of Walmart

Hillsborough residents were stunned to learn that the long-anticipated Walmat project on Route 202 had been placed on suspension after failing to meet deadlines set out in the contract between Walmart and the developer. Michael Black had originally planned to break ground last December and have the store’s…

Henniker Police & AG’s Drug Task Force arrest four

In March the Henniker Police Department in conjunction with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force started investigating illegal drug sales in the Town of Henniker. As a result of a lengthy investigation two…

Boscawen raid seizes crack cocaine, opioids and guns

State and local police confiscated crack cocaine, opioids and several assault rifles during a raid Wednesday of a home in Boscawen. The raid involved State Police, the Hillsborough County Drug Task Force and the Boscawen Police. It was the result of a multi-month narcotics…

ConVal High School hosts Student Days

ConVal Regional High School will host the annual New Student Day on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. This program is for all incoming freshmen and transfer students. Organized by Student Organization Unified in Leadership (S.O.U.L.), New Student Day offers students an opportunity to network with other students, meet their teachers, follow a…

Bow celebrates completion of its new Public Safety Complex

Last week’s Ribbon Cutting at Bow’s new Public Safety complex was the culmination of years of planning and dedication. The project broke ground last August, and took less than a year to complete, but the facility has been a long time coming. The town purchased the land in 1993 for this specific…

Goffstown man assaults Manchester Police Officer

Robert Biron, 48, of Goffstown, a Manchester firefighter accused of fighting with police until officers subdued him with a stun gun while arresting him last week has been placed on administrative leave. Biron was arrested last Thursday at his mother’s home in Manchester after officers responded to a call about a man threatening to…

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