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The Messenger – July 29, 2016

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Accident claims life of Northfield Highway employee

Tom Wooten of the Northfield Highway Department was tragically killed in an accident at the town highway garage. Wooten was injured while moving equipment outside the department building on…

Henniker woman to purchase Country Spirit Restaurant

Henniker resident Sarah Baas, owner of Peter Christian’s Tavern in New London will soon take ownership of the Country Spirit Restaurant. Although the sale is not due to be finalized until late August, she has already met with staff and implemented minor changes at the restaurant…

Goffstown man indicted for sexual assault

Fred Parker Lucy III, 32, of Goffstown, a former employee at a Northfield’s Spaulding Youth Center has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl and sending her sexually explicit images of himself. He recently entered pleas of…

Hillsboro woman named Executive Director

Nancy A. Egner, LICSW, MPA, of Hillsborough is the new Executive Director for Fellowship Housing Opportunities, a nonprofit organization providing safe, affordable housing with support to members of the Concord community living with mental illness. Nancy comes to…

Stephen Forster files appeal of ZBA denial

Stephen Forster, owner of Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm, is prepared to take the Henniker ZBA back to the Supreme Court if necessary. Forster has filed the motion for rehearing before the zoning board, which decided to overturn the planning board’s decision to grant him a conditional use permit…

Two people injured – dog missing after Bow single vehicle accident

On July 23rd, Troopers, along with the Concord and Bow fire departments, were dispatched to a report of a single vehicle crash on Route 93, southbound in Bow. Upon arrival it was discovered that a pickup truck driven by Travis Gallant, 21, of Block Island, Rhode Island had gone off the right side of the road, rolled over, and struck a tree. Gallant had to be…

The Messenger – July 22, 2016

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Franklin School Board considers Transgender policy

At its last meeting, the Franklin School Board tabled a proposal to adopt the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice recommended policy regarding non-discrimination of transgender and gender non-conforming students until its next meeting. A subcommittee has been working on a model policy which requires students to be allowed…

Three alternatives presented to repair the Pleasant Lake Dam

Representatives of Dubois & King Engineers met with the New London Selectmen Monday eveining to present three alternatives for repair of the Pleasant Lake Dam, which has been declared deficient by the NH Department of Environmental Services. According to DES, the dam fails to protect against…

Accident leads to multiple drug charges

Belmont Police arrested a Franklin woman after a one-car crash that took place last Monday. A witness at the scene reported that a vehicle had crossed into the oncoming lane of travel on Brown Hill Road, and was traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle then left the roadway and crashed head-on into…

Suit against Henniker Officer to continue after plaintiff’s death

The issue of officer involved shootings, which has dominated the national news lately, has taken a more local angle. Aaron Cadman, 20, of Troy, NY, who had filed a lawsuit against Henniker in May, recently died, but his family is continuing with it. Cadman had  filed against Henniker Police Officer Stephen Dennis, the Police Department and the town claiming $5 million in damages for…

Peterborough urges Water Restriction

The Town of Peterborough is requesting that residents voluntary reduce outdoor water use until further notice. Recent prolonged drought conditions are prompting this request, as the unseasonably dry spring and summer months have had an impact on…

New hires bring New Boston Police Dept. back to full strength

New Boston Police Chief James Brace met with the Selectmen seeking approval to hire two new officers for the Department. Nathan Knezevic. 24, of Manchester, is a 2010 graduate of Goffstown High School and had previously resided in New Boston while growing up. He has a…

 

The Messenger – July 15, 2016

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Henniker Planning Board approves Dollar General

At the end of its June hearing the Henniker Planning Board had four concerns which were quickly put to rest Wednesday evening. Planner Mark Fougere reported that the police had OK’ed the landscaping plan, the septic system was not within 1,000 feet of the…

Henry Johnson becomes Antrim Troop 2’s  19th Eagle Scout

Family, friends and fellow scouts gathered at Antrim Town Hall Sunday evening for Henry Johnson’s Eagle Court of Honor. In addition to his parents his three older brothers, Bill, Luke, and Thomas, Eagle Scouts themselves, were…

Suspected Goffstown arsonist turns himself in to police

Calvin Mitoulas, 18, of Goffstown, who faces two felony charges: arson and tampering with witnesses and informants, turned himself in to police Thursday night. He was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail and will appear in court…

I-89 Tractor trailer rollover in Hopkinton

Hopkinton Fire and EMS responded to Route 89 South Exit 5 Tuesday morning for a Tractor Trailer Rollover. Upon arrival crews found a tractor trailer that was hauling 2 x 4 lumber to Greenland has turned over entering Exit 5 resulting in the tractor trailer rolling onto its left side and spilling its load of lumber. The truck originated from Quebec, Canada. There were…

New trial for Newport guidance councilor

Thomas Mauzy, 44, of Sunapee, the Newport middle school guidance counselor found guilty of public exposure in Newport District Court in May has been granted a new trial on appeal in Sullivan County Superior Court. Mauzy remains…

Mass man hurt in Dunbarton ATV rollover

Fish and Game Conservation Officers responded to a report of a single 4-wheeled ATV crash adjacent to the trails at the Hopkinton Everett reservoir in Dunbarton. The operator of the ATV, identified as Nicholas Massahos, 25, of Salem, MA suffered…

 

The Messenger – July 8, 2016

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Young Hillsboro racer to partner with Operation Homefront

Hillsboro based Jake Matheson Racing, LLC announced today they will be partnering with Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to military families and wounded warriors. “It is an honor to work for…

Will latest PUC decision force closing of Bow’s Merrimack Station?

The Public Utilities Commission decision, handed down late Friday sets the stage for Eversource to sell off its power plants. Regulators and lawmakers hope that will lower electricity prices in the long run by completing the deregulation of the…

Franklin woman is guilty of  SS fraud

Tonya Dailey, 44, of Franklin pleaded guilty to Social Security fraud by concealing self-employment income from the Social Security Administration. According to U.S. Attorney Emily Gray Rice, Dailey began receiving Social Security disability benefits in 1999, but in 2010, she became self-employed and earned…

State to build new Liquor & Wine Outlet in Warner

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has announced plans to build a new Liquor & Wine Outlet in Warner off Route 103. The new 10,500-square-foot store will feature more than 3,600 varieties and sizes of wines and spirits, and is expected to generate $5.5 million in…

Annual Uncommon Art on the Common

Goffstown – Area artists Cyndi Hurlbut and Alexandra Buciak will be two of the artists participating in Goffstown Main Street Program’s 8th Annual Uncommon Art on the Common festival, Saturday, August 6, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The parks and lawns of Goffstown’s historic Main Street will be filled with…

Lake Sunapee “Poker Cruise” July 16th

The Lake Sunapee Cruising Fleet is hosting its fifth annual poker cruise Saturday, July 16. Sailboats are invited to rendezvous at the committee boat at 1 p.m. just outside Sunapee Harbor. There, each boat will be given a map of the course. Boats will sail to…

The Messenger – July 1, 2016

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Weare man pleads guilty in DWI death of his brother

Nicholas Palangas, 51, of Weare will most likely spend a year under home confinement, after pleading guilty to felony drunken driving during an accident that killed his brother, a retired Manchester firefighter. The September 2015 crash on Kilton Road in Bedford caused the death of retired firefighter Eric Palangas, who had also served…

16 departments battle Proctor Academy dorm fire

Even with the assistance of 16 area departments, officials believe that even a sprinkler system could not have saved the building at the 1858 Proctor Academy dormitory destroyed by fire on Saturday. According to Fire Chief Rene LeFebvre, “We weren’t going to stop that thing even with all of those firefighters, but I thought we had to…

Husband arrives to bail out wife – needs bail himself

On June 18th Sunapee Police received a report of a vehicle leaving Jake’s Market in Georges Mills after having backed into another vehicle. The vehicle was located on Route 103B and subsequently, Margaret Houseman of 26 Caldwell Lane in Sunapee was arrested for DWI, Acts Prohibited and Conduct After an Accident. She was processed at the Sunapee Police Department, bailed and released. That afternoon Sebastian Houseman arrived at the station to wait for…

Franklin pair arrested for child neglect

Franklin Police officers arrested Cherrie Fleck, 37, and Tristin Thibault, 19 for Possession of a Controlled Drug and Child Endangerment. An officer was patrolling the area of 15 Plains Court when he observed a male and female under the age of 5 playing in the court’s parking lot unsupervised. The officer observed both children to be filthy and one with no shoes. The oldest child was…

‘Officer Ed’ rallies Bradford to support young girl with diabetes

Last fall, Amy and Jon Cook applied for a diabetic assist service dog to help their nine-year old daughter, Anna, manage her Type One Diabetes (T1D). With an average wait of 18 months, it was time to consider how to pay for the $3,500 dog. What the couple also needed to consider was how to cover …

Franklin School budget deficit reduced

The deficit in Franklin’s School District Budget which was originally projected at $1.3 million and jumped to $1.6 million before dropping to $1.1 million, now stands at $245,000 after an hour long joint session of the City Council and School Board. Mayor Ken Merrifield opened the session by reminding all that they have only until July 15th to close the gap, schedule a public hearing and adopt a new budget or…

The Messenger – June 24, 2016

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Goffstown couple arrested on child abuse charges

Brandon Perry, 23, and Samantha Wszolek, 20, of Goffstown were arrested on half a dozen charges of abuse of their 4-month-old son. Perry was arrested last Friday at his home in Goffstown and faces charges including first degree assault, reckless conduct and endangering the welfare of a child…

Several towns battle 14 acre Henniker brush fire

After assisting Hopkinton with a brush fire in the Mast Yard State Forest, Henniker firefighters were diverted to fight what Fire Chief Steve Burritt said was the largest fire he had seen in Henniker in his 37 years with the department. First reported Sunday night, the fire continued to burn…

Demolition of 1941 Building delayed by a deadlocked vote

The fate of New London’s 1941 Building is still in limbo after a failed 4-4 vote to demolish it. The Kearsarge School District’s, 1941 Building Ad Hoc Committee recommended demolition in a report presented at the school board meeting last week. One of the issues with selling the building outright to the town is having a…

Dollar General given a message – submit an entirely new design

Representatives of Dollar General returned to the Henniker Planning Board Wednesday evening with design changes requested at the prior meeting. Columns were added to the entrance and the mansard roof partially extended along the sides of the building. Board members acknowledged that it was an improvement from what was…

Prank 911 calls in Tilton and Northfield

Tilton and Northfield Police are investigating whether a juvenile was behind prank calls reporting a robbery and hostage situation that prompted a response from multiple police officers Monday afternoon. Tilton Police Chief Bob Cormier said police were called to Burger King at 2:11 p.m. to investigate a 911 call claiming the restaurant was being robbed. Police showed up and found…

New London appeals to Supreme Court

The New London selectmen voted unanimously to appeal an adverse Superior Court ruling to the NH Supreme Court. Summer resident Robert Carr and others had appealed to Superior Court after the town refused to grant an abatement on their property taxes after their home burned. State law sets a time limit for…

The Messenger – June 17, 2016

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Graduates told “always be proud to be a Hillcat”

The Hillsboro-Deering Class of 2016, all 81 strong, gathered under the big white tent on the soccer field for their Commencement Exercises Friday night. After greeting from Principal Jim O’Rourke and a welcome from Class President Emma Moore, the graduates dispersed to the audience to present flowers to their parents in…

Fish & Game rescues woman from Mount Washington

New Hampshire Fish and Game received a call from 911 regarding an injured woman on the Ammonoosuc Ravine trail on Mount Washington. The women identified as Kathleen M. Maguire, 56 of Antrim, New Hampshire had injured her ankle and couldn’t go on. AMC personnel hiked down the trail to Maguire from the AMC Lake in the Clouds hut to her location approximately…

Sunapee speeding stop results in felony drug arrest

On Thursday, June 9, 2016 at approximately 11:35 p.m., Officers Therrien and Riessle stopped a van on Route 11 for speeding. As a result of a roadside interview and a consent search of the vehicle, officers located and seized a box containing just over 1 pound of marijuana…

Hillsborough seniors propose a Manahan Clubhouse

Members of the Senior Advisory Committee met with the Hillsborough Selectmen Tuesday evening to propose construction of a one-story building with a commercial kitchen at Manahan Park, utilizing the the present Manahan Trust Fund surplus of $215,000 plus in-kind donations for architectural plans, construction manager, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, septic design…

Market Basket to help with roundabout?

Selectman John Dabuliewicz informed the Warner selectmen that at the Planning Board meeting Mr. Matthews from Market Basket indicated that they were looking favorably at the request to help fund the towns portion to complete the roundabout. The needed amount is $44K. John Leavitt said there was a question at one of the meetings asking if the town…

Girls Softball: Sunapee Lakers repeat as undefeated softball champions

Huskies starter Natalie Harmon held the Lakers to three hits, two walks and two hit batsmen while fanning four. Unfortunately for her, two of those hits were home runs enough to give the Lakers  a 2-1 win, an undefeated season and a repeat Division IV Championship…

Boys Baseball: Sunapee drops a heartbreaker in Division IV Championship

The Laker boys dream of equaling their female counterparts with a Division IV Baseball Championship came up short Tuesday afternoon. The Lakers took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first off Littleton ace Tyler Brown off an RBI triple from Will Austin and a sacrifice fly from Cole Cruz. It was looking good over the first six innings as….

The Messenger – June 10, 2016

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Sunapee High graduates urged ‘don’t forget to turn around’

Sunapee Middle/High School’s 2016 graduation began with the playing of  Pomp and Circumstance by the Sunapee Middle High School band, and included the presentation of $42,000 in scholarships. Special recognition was given to high school teachers, Seniors Conor McKee, Taylor Santti and Katherine Titus presented the class history, while Valedictorian Abigail Palin and…

Dollar General public hearing draws smaller, less vocal crowd

The Henniker planning board held a formal public hearing on Dollar General’s plan for a 9,100-square-foot store to be built on Route 114 before a much smaller and quieter group of about 50 residents. The board now has 65 days to make a decision on the…

Franklin police discover couple and three children living in squalor

Police went to the home at 182 West Bow St. Sunday afternoon to serve a search warrant to Joseph Hern for selling a controlled drug. “He tried to escape,” Chief David Goldstein said. “He tried to run and flee the scene. We gave chase. Officers caught up with Hern and arrested him. But when they went back into the home, they found deplorable living conditions…

Pair of Peterborough women charged with cocaine sales

Two Peterborough women were arrested in Ashby, Mass. over the weekend and are facing serious drug charges. 53-year-old Paula Prieur was charged with trafficking over 36 grams of cocaine, distribution of cocaine, possession of a Class B substance, possession of a Class E substance and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Her bail was set at $5,000. 55-year-old Patricia Heywood was also charged with trafficking over 36 grams of cocaine, distribution of…

Girls Lacrosse

Division III Quarterfinals: # 4 Derryfield 15 # 5 Bow 14: Bow was down 12-4 at halftime, but came all the way back to get the deficit to just one. Bow had possession in the closing seconds and was able to get a shot off before the whistle, but couldn’t beat the Derryfield goaltender. # 3 Kearsarge 19 #6 Pelham 5: The Cougars easily knocked off the Pythons, advancing to the semifinals  and a matchup with No. 2 St. Thomas in the process. Records: Kearsarge 13-3; Pelham 10-5…

Boys Baseball

#2 Sunapee 7 #15 Lisbon 0: Ben Robinson struck out 13 batters to lead Sunapee to a 7-0 shutout of Lisbon, surrendering  just one hit and one walk in dominating the Panthers. Division IV Quarterfinals: #2 Sunapee 8  #7 Wilton-Lyndeborough 5: Sunapee exploded for six runs in the first inning and held the Warriors at bay to earn an 8-5 win…

The Messenger – June 3, 2016

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Village Discount closing

Local entrepreneurs Tony Montiaro and Kathy Bigwood have reluctantly announced the closing of their Village Discount store in Hillsborough, after more than 31 years in business. Tony contracted Parkinson’s Disease, which has limited his ability to continue with day to day operations of the…

Four men arrested on riot charges in Northfield

Four people were arrested on riot charges after a fight in Northfield. Friday morning, police were called to the scene of an accident at the intersection of Park Street and Dearborn Road. When officers arrived they found a chaotic scene with several people fighting, and several others watching and attempting to…

Hillsboro-Deering Superintendent’s Club members recognized

SAU #34 Superintendent Robert Hassett recently hosted the Annual Recognition Dinner for the members of the Hillsboro-Deering Superintendent’s Club nd their families. To be a member of this prestigious club a student must first attain four consecutive quarters on the High Honor Roll, and they maintain membership only so long as they continue to maintain a minimum of Honors status…

Telephoned bomb threat evacuates Bow High School

Bow High School was evacuated last Friday after a bomb threat was called in to the school. According to SAU 67 Superintendent, Dean Cascadden, students were evacuated at about 10 a.m. and returned to class around 12:15 p.m. after no bombs were found. Students were provided snacks and water as local and state police searched…

Girls Lacrosse

Winnacunnet 18 John Stark 10: Meg Dzialo scored nine goals to propel fifth-seeded Winnacunnet of Hampton to the D-II semifinals. Goffstown 11 Pembroke 5: Four players scored multiple goals and goalie Colin Holt made 14 saves to help the fifth-seeded Grizzlies advance to the Division II quarterfinals…

Boys Lacrosse

Exeter 14 Goffstown 2: Scoring for Goffstown were Steve Dubois and Peter Girard. John Stark 19 Pembroke 10: Drew McQuarrie and Jake Blanchette had 6 goals each to lead the attack. Kearsarge 14 Stevens 0: Seven players scored at least one goal for Kearsarge….

The Messenger – May 27, 2016

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Stark teacher resigns

The Messenger has learned that a John Stark social studies teacher at John Stark resigned in March amid a police investigation into his relationships with female students. In an email to parents, Principal Chris Corkery wrote that the resignation was…

Nighttime use of Goffstown Rail Trail draws strong opposition

If the Goffstown Select Board allows dusk to dawn use of the Rail Trail, it will do so over the objection of most residents who live along its route. Monday night the Board conducted its second public hearing on an amendment to the Rail Trail Ordinance that would permit night use of the trail with proper…

Hopkinton murderer denied early release

Eric Windhurst of Hopkinton, convicted of murdering his friend’s abusive stepfather in 1985 has been denied early release. Judge Richard McNamara denied the request. Windhurst, has about four years left in a 15-year sentence. Although ruling that a release now would detract from the goal of general deterrence, McNamara saw Windhurst as a “model prisoner,” and said he would consider…

Newport guidance counselor convicted of indecent exposure

Thomas Mauzy of Sunapee, a Newport High School guidance counselor has been sentenced to a year in the Sullivan County House of Corrections suspended for two years, including two years of probation and psychological testing. Mauzy was found guilty of seven counts of indecent exposure and lewdness in Newport District Court on Tuesday. Following the trial that lasted nearly five hours, the judge found there was a “reasonable inference” to be made that Mauzy was guilty of all…

Girls Softball

Hopkinton 23 Hillsboro-Deering 3: The Hawks broke the game open with an eight-run third and a 12-run fourth inning. Campbell 14  Hillsboro-Deering 0 5 inns: Hannah Cote and Olivia Garand combined to pitch a perfect five-inning game for 12-3 Campbell…

Boys Baseball

Hopkinton 12 Hillsboro-Deering 1, 5 inn. Leading 3-0 in the the third, Hopkinton was able to load the bases, which were quickly cleared with a double. Campbell 10 Hillsboro-Deering 0 5 inns.: Campbell at 14-1 easily defeated the Hillcats behind a 12-hit attack…

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