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The Messenger – March 31, 2017

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Kindergarten registration set for Hillsboro, Deering & Windsor

Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School will conduct kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year Monday, April 3, 2017 through Friday, April 7, 2017 in the school’s main lobby. Children who reside in…

Stark-Hopkinton Robotics mentors return of Hillsboro-Deering

The Stark/Hopkinton robotics team, Team 1922 Ozram, has completed this year’s build season (robot design and costumes for team spirit at competitions) and is now on the road competing with their robots.  Their primary robot is Tin Man XII and their back up robot is Scarecrow II…

Dunbarton offers Domestic Violence phones

The Dunbarton Police Department has a limited supply of used cell phones that are available to victims of domestic violence. These phones are not currently activated with a phone carrier however, they have a 911 function which allows the user to call 911 from the phone if they need police and/or medical assistance, regardless of whether the phone is activated with a phone carrier or not…

Several towns aid Deering in battling Driftwood Island fire

On March 13th Deering Fire & Rescue were dispatched to a smoke investigation near the Deering Reservoir. Upon arrival at the town beach, a fully involved camp on Driftwood Island was visible. Access to the island was made from Zoski Road. Five boats arrived; one each from Deering, Hillsboro, Francestown, Henniker, and Weare. These crews were able to break the 2 -3″ of ice on the lake and make an open water path to…

Boys Basketball

DIVISION III – First Team: Henry Yianakopolos, senior, Hopkinton; Trevor Hunt, senior, Belmont. Second Team: Tom Johnson, junior, Kearsarge; Cam Cyr, senior, Hopkinton…

Girls’ Basketball

DIVISION IV – First Team: Faith Larpenter, senior, Sunapee. Second Team: Sydney Clark, senior, Sunapee. Honorable Mention: Mary Grzanna, senior, Sunapee…

Senior Lifestyles

Age-Friendly Community Assessment at Weare Public Library – In cooperation with the Southern N.H. Planning Commission (SNHPC), the town of Weare is hosting an information session to raise awareness of the needs of adult residents of all generations in Weare, from millennials to seniors, and examine opportunities for cross-generational synergies through a moderated…

The Messenger – March 24, 2017

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Deering man arrested for road rage with a gun

Brentt Trudeau, 24, of Deering faces one felony charge of criminal threatening as a result of a road rage incident in Goffstown. He is accused of pointing a silver snub-nose revolver at another man’s head during the incident on Saturday and threatening to kill him. Both Trudeau and the driver of the car, Amanda Viola, 23, of Hillsborough denied that…

Belmont voters want Belmont Mill saved

Belmont voters approved three warrant articles supporting the preservation and potential sale of the Belmont Mill while overwhelmingly opposing its demolition. Question 6, asking if the town supports future renovations for the mill for use as…

‘Pay-By-Bag’ trash program draws lively Hopkinton debate

A recurring issue that has faced Hopkinton voters since 2010 was again up for discussion at Saturday’s Town Meeting. Voters again were asked to consider rescinding the town’s pay-by-bag trash program. Although Article 7 passed, approving $102,710  for the town’s pay-by-bag trash program through the…

Hillsborough Chamber nominates Citizens, Employee, and Businesses of the Year

The Greater Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce has announced this year’s nominees in the following categories: Citizen of the Year, Employee of the Year, and Business of the Year. Nominees will be celebrated and the winners chosen at the chamber’s annual dinner to be held on April 7, 2017 at…

NH Scholar Athletes

Award recipients are nominated each year by their school principals based on criteria which requires the high school seniors have a B+ grade point average, letter in at least two varsity sports their senior year, participate in community service activities and serve as role models to their peers. At the awards ceremony, each student athlete received…

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Home design: 4 tips to transform any small space
There is a growing trend of homeowners around the country opting to downsize to tiny homes, condominiums, apartments or just smaller single-family homes. If you are planning on downsizing, here are…

The Messenger – March 17, 2017

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Bow School voters add $758,614 to $27 million budget

Even with a potential huge tax refund to Eversource hanging over their heads, Bow School District voters came to Friday night’s District meeting prepared to spend in support of their schools. In December the Merrimack County Superior Court determined the value of all…

Northfield officer’s reaction saves woman from fire

A quick response by a Northfield  police officer spared the life of a woman, alone and asleep, when the fire broke out at her Shaker Road apartment. Officer Michael Nordberg had called at the home to check on the welfare of…

Senior Services and Capital Reserve funds hotly debated

Greater Hillsborough Senior Services fared well at Hillsborough’s Town Meeting Wednesday night. Article 23, asking for $9,000  for services provided by the volunteer group was moved to the beginning of the meeting. An amendment made by the seletmen to reduce the amount to $8,000 was defeated when…

Major changes to Goffstown Main Street begin soon

Construction on the new Goffstown Main Street design is expected to begin in the coming weeks and last until the fall. Road reconstruction work will include paving, creating pedestrian-friendly bumpouts to slow traffic in the downtown area, sewer and drainage repair. The first section of road to be worked on will be…

Boys’ Sports Basketball

DIVISION III SEMIFINALS – #1 Kearsarge 50 #5 Somersworth 39:  Tayler Mattos scored 32 points with 18 rebounds and seven blocks to lead the cougars back to the finals,with a win over No. 5 Somersworth. #3 Stevens 61 #2 Hopkinton 45: The Cardinals  opened the game on a 13-0 run, but the Hawks clawed back in the middle quarters, getting the lead down to three late in the third. Stevens got hot again in the fourth, Hopkinton couldn’t do anything about it….

Girls’ Sports Basketball

DIVISION IV CHAMPIONSHIP – Sunapee 79 Colebrook 52: The Lakers haven’t lost a game since they dropped a 48-35 decision to Hinsdale in the 2014 Division IV title game. Sunapee beat Colebrook for the title in 2015, and Littleton for the championship last year and now the Lakers have completed another three-peat, matching the 2005-2007 Teams. Katie Frederick led with 26 points and 28 rebounds, to cap their 72nd consecutive win. Classmates and fellow career 1,000-point scorers Sydney Clark and Faith Larpenter each scored 13 points. Katie’s twin sister, Meghan Frederick, scored a season-high 12 points, and Mary Grzanna had 11 with seven rebounds…

The Messenger – March 10, 2017

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New London’s Peter Christian’s Tavern to reopen after renovations

Rumors that Peter Christian’s Tavern is closing for good were premature. In January, Sarah Baas operator of Peter Christian’s  posted on Facebook that her lease with her landlord was being terminated because the building is undergoing renovation to become…

Driver texting leads to Bow vehicle crash

Paige Corriveau, 27, of Nashua, violated NH’s electronic mobile device law when she crashed her car last Wednesday evening. Corriveau was driving north on Interstate 93 in Bow when her 1998 Toyota Corolla went about 100 feet off the…

Invention Conventions at Weare schools

Center Woods Elementary, Center Woods Upper Elementary, and the Weare Middle School participated in school-level Invention Conventions in February. The winners will now move on to the Regional Invention Convention to be held at Southern New Hampshire University on Sunday, April 2, 2017…

Crews from several towns can not save New Boston home

New Boston Fire responded to a structure fire at 193 Parker road for a possible fire in the residence. New Boston dispatch includes an automatic mutual aid response to the Goffstown Fire Department. Because of the closeness to Goffstown’s station 18. Goffstown Fire Chief Rich O’Brien arrived on the scene first and reported heavy fire, which triggered a second alarm for…

Boys’ Sports Basketball

DIVISION III SEMIFINALS – #1 Kearsarge 50 #5 Somersworth 39:  Tayler Mattos scored 32 points with 18 rebounds and seven blocks to lead the cougars back to the finals,with a win over No. 5 Somersworth. #3 Stevens 61 #2 Hopkinton 45: The Cardinals  opened the game on a 13-0 run, but the Hawks clawed back in the middle quarters, getting the lead down to three late in the third. Stevens got hot again in the fourth, Hopkinton couldn’t do anything about it….

Girls’ Sports Basketball

DIVISION IV CHAMPIONSHIP – Sunapee 79 Colebrook 52: The Lakers haven’t lost a game since they dropped a 48-35 decision to Hinsdale in the 2014 Division IV title game. Sunapee beat Colebrook for the title in 2015, and Littleton for the championship last year and now the Lakers have completed another three-peat, matching the 2005-2007 Teams. Katie Frederick led with 26 points and 28 rebounds, to cap their 72nd consecutive win. Classmates and fellow career 1,000-point scorers Sydney Clark and Faith Larpenter each scored 13 points. Katie’s twin sister, Meghan Frederick, scored a season-high 12 points, and Mary Grzanna had 11 with seven rebounds…

The Messenger – March 3, 2017

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Is Loudon’s Police Chief being set up for failure

At their February 14th meeting, Police Chief Kris Burgess informed the Loudon Selectmen of an article in The Messenger with a headline that said “Loudon’s gain Goffstown’s loss”, regarding the hiring of Goffstown officer Emily Crosby. He explained that it is not going to happen because Emily has decided to decline the…

23 Hillsboro-Deering DECA students qualify for International conference

The New Hampshire DECA 60th Annual Career Development Conference was held Wednesday, February 8-10 at the Manchester Radisson Hotel in Manchester. The Hillsboro-Deering DECA chapter has over fifty-five members this year, and fifteen attended this year’s competition. They include:…

Department of Transportation wants a roundabout at Walmart entrance

The NH Department of Transportation has strongly suggested that it will require developer Michael Black to construct a roundabout at the entrance to his Walmart project on Route 202 adding considerable cost, not to mention delay to the project…

Tilton woman indicted trying to steal an ambulance

A Merrimack County Grand Jury has indicted Diane Lang, 47, of Tilton for trying to steal a Barnstead Fire Rescue ambulance as it idled at a Concord gas station. She is charged with two counts of attempted theft by unauthorized taking and one count of…

Boys’ Sports Basketball

DIVISION IV PRELIMINARY – #13 Portsmouth Christian 66 #.4 Pittsfield 56: Pittsfield led by as many as 10 points in the first half, but Portsmouth Christian closed out the second quarter on a 6-0 run and cut the Panthers’ lead to 30-25. The Eagles outscored Pittsfield, 20-7, in the third quarter and shot 9-for-11 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter…

Girls’ Sports Basketball

DIVISION IV QUARTERFINALS – Sunapee 83 Woodsville 18: The Lakers punched their tickets to the NHIAA Division IV semifinals once again with a resounding 83-18 victory over Woodsville in Friday night’s quarterfinals. This game didn’t take long to turn lopsided in the home team’s favor as Sunapee received quality efforts from the top to the bottom of its roster…

The Messenger – February 24, 2017

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Police Chief & former chief, now selectman, face off

Sparks flew at a recent Loudon selectman’s meeting as Loudon police Chief Kris Burgess minced no words to describe his feelings about former police chief, now selectman Bob Fiske. “I’m disappointed, I’m embarrassed, and, as a department head, I’m disgusted,” Burgess said, in reaction to…

Juvenile to be charged with gun threat at John Stark

With the assistance and investigative resources from the New Hampshire State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Weare Police Department has brought the recent situation at John Stark Regional High School to conclusion. A posting was made on a social media website which described the intention to use a firearm at the school the next day. Police have identified a…

Chichester man commands Strike Fighter Squadron

Cmdr. Derek Duford, commanding officer of the “Blue Blasters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, of Chichester, New Hampshire, dons survival equipment on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment as…

Goffstown man faces felony burglary charge

Robert Smith Jr., 23, of Goffstown, now faces a felony burglary charge after breaking into a home Monday morning. He is currently being held on $10,000 cash bail. Authorities say Smith broke into a house on Hillcrest Road just before 10:45 a.m. The owner arrived home to find an unfamiliar car in her driveway, though the vehicle…

Boys’ Sports Basketball

Goffstown 62 Windham 53: Ryan Hall dropped 12 of his 25 points in a 21-14 fourth quarter for Goffstown. Bishop Brady 46 John Stark 37: Once Isaiah Lovering  went down, the Giants built an eight-point lead in the first half and held on to beat John Stark, 46-37…

Girls’ Sports Basketball

Bow 41 Kingswood 39: Lea Crompton lead the Falcons with 14 points. Taylor Darrell hit the winning shot with seconds to play. Hollis-Brookline 44 Bow 42: The Falcons lost a tight one at home to snap their three-game winning streak…

The Messenger – February 17, 2017

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Weare SWAT team raid

When an FBI SWAT team of armed agents converged on a Weare home last Friday afternoon they found a cache of weapons and charged the resident, Jody Swett, 37, with the federal crime of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. The federal search warrant uncovered a Henry Rifle, .22 caliber found in the garage; an…

With tax rate going down Hillsborough’s Budget Hearing passes quietly

Hillsborough’s Public Hearing on the proposed budget and warrant articles drew few questions and even less debate on Tuesday night. The first six articles deal with zoning amendments…

State Police continue to investigate Stoddard homicide

State Police responded to a 911 call at a private residence in Stoddard last Thursday where they found Michael Carney, 44, of Sullivan, dead, with two gunshot wounds. There were also two other people in the home, an adult female and a…

Goffstown bank robber still at large

Police are looking for a man they say robbed the Citizens Bank on Church Street last week. Police say the man is around 5 feet 9 inches tall, about 140 pounds and in his early 20s. He’s believed to have driven away in a silver Honda Civic or Accord. The man walked into the 11 Church St. bank just…

Boys’ Sports Basketball

Hopkinton 55 Newport 21: Hopkinton went on a 19-2 run to take a 24-9 lead at halftime and ended the third quarter with a 46-15 lead. Hopkinton 67 Hillsboro-Deering 20: Hopkinton led 18-2 after the first quarter on its way to its 13th win…

Girls’ Sports Basketball

Hopkinton 42  Newport 36: Taylor Signor and Abby Houston hit back-to-back 3-pointers to close out the third and that gave the Hawks the momentum. Hopkinton 28 Hillsboro-Deering 12: Hopkinton trailed at halftime, 10-7, but upped the defensive pressure in the second half, holding H-D to just two points after the break…

The Messenger – February 10, 2017

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New Tilton Police Station

Tilton Select Board Chair Patricia Consentino asked if the Board wanted to resurrect the idea of finding a place to build a new police station. Vice Chair Katherine Dawson asked if the need was still there. Police Chief Robert Cormier reported there are safety issues with the booking room, the cells are not gender specific, and even though there have been improvements done, the current building is bursting at…

Motion to cut H-D’s $21.5 million school budget fails

Hillsboro-Deering School District voters spent over two hours debating the proposed budget and warrant articles at Monday’s deliberative session but made only one change. After Moderator Russ Galpin was recognized for his many years of service, Board Vice Chair Steve Hahn presented the…

Henniker man injured in ATV accident

An ATV flipped on Clement Pond Saturday at 4:30 p.m. causing serious injuries to the driver. Jody Abbot, 45, of Henniker, was making a right hand turn off his Polaris ATV when its studded tires gripped the ice, causing the vehicle to flip and throwing him on the ice. Abbot was taken by the…

Officials label Belmont fire as suspicious

A suspicious fire at 30 Corriveau Road that destroyed a two-car garage and nearly the house with it is being investigated as “suspicious” by police and fire officials. According to Fire Chief Ken Erickson, firefighters arrived finding the…

John Stark High School Scholastic Art Award Winners

Several works created by JSRHS students were recognized by The Scholastic Art Awards, which offers early regional and national recognition of creative young people and scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors. Award winning artists are selected by…

H-D DECA Teams qualify for Internationals

After a month of competing against other high schools in a global competition, two teams of three students from Hillsboro-Deering High School have qualified for the DECA International Conference in April 2016 in the areas of Sports & Entertainment Management, and in Retail Management…

Boys’ Sports Hockey

John Stark 4 Monadnock 2: John Stark raised its record to 7-4 and Monadnock dropped to 4-8. Bow 7 Goffstown 3: In a tight contest through the first two periods, the Falcons exploded for four goals in the third led by Doug Champagne and Chris Mead…

Girls’ Sports Basketball

Monadnock 46 Kearsarge 31:  Kearsarge trailed by double digits at halftime and could never make a run to get back in it. Bow 41  Pembroke 39: Lea Crompton’s game-winning basket with less than five seconds remaining led Bow to a 41-39 Division II girls’ basketball win over Pembroke…

The Messenger – February 3, 2017

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21 bed Antrim House treatment facility opened

Headlines of opioid abuse and drug overdoses have dominated the news recently, but in Antrim last Thursday, a small but important step was taken to address the problem. Sobriety Centers of New Hampshire officially opened Antrim House, a 21-bed, women’s full-treatment facility that will be staffed by doctors, nurses and…

Belmont boy saves his father

A 6-year-old Belmont boy probably saved  his father’s life last Friday. Emergency personnel received a call about an unconscious man. Police said the boy saw his father, ran from their home and flagged down a neighbor driving by for help. When responders arrived at the home they found…

Tilton family of eight homeless after Wednesday fire

Two people were injured and eight people were left homeless in a one-alarm fire caused by smoking materials on Hill Road early Wednesday morning. Firefighters from Laconia were first on the scene of the fire at 15 Hill Road at 3:32 a.m., according to…

Goffstown man literally “plows” through the neighborhood

Goffstown homeowners are cleaning up after what appears to have been a hurricane that swept through the neighborhood. Actually it was a lone Goffstown man, accused of driving while intoxicated, drove over their…

Hillsborough OK’s new officer

During prior budget discussions, the Hillsborough Selectmen approved hiring a prosecutor for the Police Department, but declined to fund an additional patrol officer. After meeting with Chief David Roarick Wednesday evening, the board reversed its position and…

Boys’ Sports Basketball

Conant 64 Hillsboro-Deering 24: Zach Rowell scored 17 points in
the loss. Conant 62 Hillsboro-Deering 37:  The Hillcats improved in their second game against the Orioles. Newport 56  Hillsboro-Deering 49: The Tigers got a solid lead at halftime, but got into foul trouble late in a game whose score was closer than it should have been…

Girls’ Sports Basketball

Conant 61 Hillsboro-Deering 22: Kiersten Clough shot the ball well and Faith Grimes played good defense for the Hillcats, but the Orioles got hot from beyond the arc, draining eight 3-pointers. Kearsarge 41 Hillsboro-Deering 18:  Madi Brayshaw led the Cougars with 13 points. Meg Roy added eight points, while Devi Kraushaar and Katlyn Kleckner each chipped in six…

 

The Messenger – January 27, 2017

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Belmont robbery

Belmont Police are asking for the public’s help in their investigation of an armed robbery at the Penguin Market on Laconia Road Saturday night. Police were called to the store by a clerk, who said that a man brandishing a handgun had just robbed the store. No customers…

H-D Elementary Spelling Bee winners named

Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School held their annual Spelling Bee on Thursday, January 19th. 1st place went to Jeffrey Stillman, 2nd place was Paige Kelly and Kaiya Richard placed 3rd. Jeffrey will go on to represent HDES at the…

Memory of murdered Franklin girl remains after 44 years

It has been almost fifty years and the murder of 13-year-old Kathy Gloddy of Franklin is still unsolved. But her friends and family have kept her spirit alive on her birthday. Despite  below zero temperatures, Janet Gloddy and classmates of Kathy’s gathered outside of Marceau Park, inviting locals to bring a can of dog or cat food to donate to the animal shelter in honor of Kathy’s dream of…

Fuel truck accident closes Route 4 Friday

Officials are trying to figure out what made a tractor-trailer driver hauling a large quantity of heating oil drive off road into the woods close to the Andover-Salisbury town line on Friday morning, closing Route 4 for over seven hours. A  J.P. Noonan transportation truck carrying several thousand gallons of oil was driving north headed towards…

Boys’ Sports Hockey

Goffstown 11 Winnacunnet 1: A Max Lajeunesse had a hat trick and Colby Gamache added a pair of goals for the Grizzlies. Belmont/Gilford 11 Laconia/ Winnisquam 1: Belmont/Gilford improved to 6-1-1 in Division III. Pembroke/Campbell 4, Monadnock 3, OT: Matt Tremblay scored a pair of goals, including the winner in overtime…

Girls’ Sports Winter Track

The Con-Val winter track team competed at the first of two qualifier only meets at UNH on Sunday. Highlighting the meet of the girls was Clare Veverka’s first place performance in the 3000 meter run…

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