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The Messenger – September 30, 2016

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Henniker man arrested on multiple child sex counts

Roger Ward, 52, of Henniker faces multiple felony charges in a child sex assault case. He has been arrested and  charged with five counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, five counts of felonious sexual assault, two counts of indecent exposure, and attempted felonious…

DOT unveils plans for Antrim’s West Street Bridge

During a public informational hearing, Lisa Martin of Quantum Construction Consultants informed the Antrim Selectmen and the public of plans for replacing the West Street Bridge. NH DOT relisted the bridge and the…

Police investigate Andover helicopter crash

The NH State Police are seeking information regarding a helicopter crash on a wooded area near 15 Rivers Edge Road in Andover. The lone pilot was able to exit the helicopter on his own power and call for assistance. The fiery crash was quickly…

Festival of Community Bands Oct. 15th

The Kearsarge Community Band will be hosting the Sixth Annual Festival of New Hampshire Community Bands on Saturday, October 15 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Outing Club Indoor Facility, New London, NH. The Festival is a whole day of music presented by eight different Bands, followed by a massed band at…

Hillsborough Moose Club celebrating 70 years of community service

Please join the Hillsborough Moose Club for a luncheon on Sunday, October 2nd from 11 am – 5 pm to celebrate 70 years of service to Mooseheart and Moosehaven as well as the community of Hillsborough NH. This is a big milestone for…

Boys Sports – Soccer

Campbell 3 Hillsboro-Deering 0: Lack of offense limited the Hillcats in a close game. Windham 2 John Stark 1 OT: The score was tied, 1-1, at halftime after first-half goals from Windham’s Marc Tausanovitch and John Stark’s Ryan Nelson. Somersworth 2 Franklin 1: Still searching for their first win, the Golden Tornadoes kept it scoreless until late in the second half…

Girls Sports – Soccer

Fall Mountain 2, Hillsboro-Deering 1 (OT): After a scoreless battle in the first half, the Hillcats grabbed the initial lead 10 minutes into the second half on a goal against FM. Regulation time would end with the score 1-1 then, at 5:43 into the overtime period, FM would strike again for the score that would keep them among the ranks of the undefeated. Hillsboro-Deering 4 Inter-Lakes 0:  Bridgette  Warren scored the lone goal in the first half, but Winters completed a second-half hat trick to seal the win for the Hillcats. H-D was also bolstered by a strong team defense…

The Messenger – Sept. 23, 2016

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Police Imposter; Franklin Police urge caution if approached

Franklin Police are looking for a man suspected of impersonating a police officer. A woman was pulled over on New Hampton Road Friday by a man wearing a dark uniform and with blue lights on his truck. He asked for her license and registration…

Highway boss confirms 9 Henniker culverts improperly installed

As requested, Highway Superintendent Tom Weston attended Tuesday’s Henniker Selectmen’s meeting to comment on reports that 8 of the 9 culverts his crew replaced on Quaker Street and Dudley Pond Road were defective and should…

Woman crashes, assaults Dunbarton cop

Laura Fortin, a homeless woman from Concord, was arrested after  driving drunk, crashing and attacking a Dunbarton police officer. Police say she ran over a mailbox on Twist Hill Road before crashing into a driveway on Montalona Road. Officers said Fortin was intoxicated when they responded, and lunged at…

Former Firefighter pleads guilty to arson

David H. Plante, 34, the  former volunteer Stoddard firefighter accused of setting brush fires that burned more than 200 acres in town in April, plans to plead guilty to arson as part of a plea agreement. Plante faces four felony counts of arson and three felony counts of reckless conduct for allegedly setting…

Deering author makes New York Times Best Sellers List

Peregrine Spring started life as a narrative about a very busy spring spent by Nancy and Jim Cowan of Deering as Nancy raised a young peregrine from a captive breeding program at the same time the couple took on the rehabilitation and training of an adult wild peregrine. The period was…

Boys Sports – Cross Country

ConVal 3rd: The Con-Val Boys cross-country teams competed at the Laconia Invitational this Saturday. The boys team had a solid 3rd place finish in a 13 team field. The boys were led by sophomore Evan Coyne who finished 11th in the field of 134 runners. Just three ticks back was…

Girls Sports – Volleyball

Mascenic 3 Hillsboro-Deering 0: The Vikings continued a five-game winning streak despite a solid effort from the Hillcats. Winnisquam 3 Newfound 0: Winnisquam was down 13-6 in the first game before coming back for a 25-23 win. The second game was tight until Winnisquam pulled away late for a 25-18 win, and that momentum carried into the third game for a 25-14 win and the sweep….

The Messenger – September 16, 2016

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Group gathers to celebrate the life of Wendy Tefft

A large group of neighbors, coworkers and friends gathered at the Village Trestle in downtown Goffstown Friday night to celebrate the life of  Glen Lake School teacher Wendy Tefft of Dunbarton…

Antrim Wind Farm opponents demand property buy-out

With NH’s Site Evaluation Committee beginning hearings on the Antrim Wind project, a group of about ten residents attended Monday night’s Select Board meeting to ask that the board include a provision requiring Antrim Wind Energy to pay the full appraised price for their…

Brief escape costs Franklin man more time

Anthony Deforge, 28, formerly of Franklin, was being returned to the county jail following his arraignment, when he wiggled out of an open window in a transport vehicle and fled when it was stopped in traffic at the corner of…

Weare Selectmen order removal of hazardous building

Weare Code Enforcement Officer Chip Meany informed the selectmen that he contacted the State of New Hampshire to look at the culvert by the old Ford garage at the intersection of Routes 77 and 149. It was determined that in order to find out what’s wrong with the culvert the building needs to…

ConVal’s Sarah Johnson is a National Merit Scholarship finalist

ConVal senior Sarah R. Johnson of Temple is a Semifinalist for the 2017 National Merit® Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies…

Boys Sports – Soccer

Pembroke 4 Kearsarge 2: The Spartans maintained their perfect record in front of a full crowd under the lights at Kearsarge. Mascenic 5 H-D 1: Mascenic started quickly and jumped to a 2-0 lead before the Hillcats could even get organized…

Girls Sports – Soccer

Hillsboro-Deering 8 Monadnock 1: The Hillcats scored six unanswered goals in the first half on their way to a fifth-straight win. Fall Mountain 1 Hopkinton 0: The Hawks outshot the Wildcats, 18-5, but struggled to finish on their numerous scoring chances. Fall Mountain’s goal in the 29th minute proved to be enough…

The Messenger – September 9, 2016

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Wayward orange flamingos have returned to Weare

Just as the swallows have returned to Capistrano so have the flamingos returned to Weare. The flamingos symbolized a fundraising project to help a 12-year-old girl battling leukemia, and it drew national attention when the birds started disappearing. Weare police used…

Two unexpected controversies surface in Henniker

The Henniker Selectmen were proceeding through a rather routine meeting Tuesday evening, discussing the perambulation of bounds and granting a hardship tax abatement when a pair of items not on the agenda sparked some controversy. The reappointments of…

Smith Memorial Church 9/11 Homecoming

Smith Memorial Church in Hillsboro is getting ready for their Homecoming on Sunday, September 11. Music will abound with Barbara Daley on the piano and organ, joyful singing from the choir accompanied by the trumpet of Kyle Beloin and solos by Mike and Danielle (Fraser) Conerty. Barbara Daley will offer a postlude written by…

Bow man airlifted off Mt. Washington

An injured Bow man was airlifted off Mount Washington on Monday. Conservation officers with the New Hampshire Fish and Game department say Donald Thompson, 60, of Bow suffered a lower leg injury while descending the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail in Sargent’s Purchase around 11:45 a.m. Monday, and was unable to continue down. Thompson was located approximately…

Man escapes serious injury when his car flips in Deering

A male driver was traveling southerly on Rte 149 just south of the Dickie Hill Road intersection. He had a young puppy riding in the passenger seat. In some manner the puppy interfered with the driver, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway. As the tires left the road, they struck…

Boys Sports – Football

Redhawks 34 Manchester West 0: Prince Mansah ran back the opening kickoff 86 yard for a TD and finished with 8 carries for 110 yds and 3 TD’s and  Sage Dubois had 7 carries for 166 yds and 1 TD to lead the Redhawks to their first varsity victory…

Girls Sports – Field Hockey

Stevens 2 Bow 1: Sara Bliss put the Falcons on the board with an assist from Delorie, but Bow failed to make up for a slow start. Mascoma 3 Newport 0: Katie Ferland scored two unassisted goals for the Royals and Pashents White had the other…

 

The Messenger – September 2, 2016

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New Boston First Responders save 2 people in 8 days

The Town of New Boston conducted a “Pinning Ceremony” to recognize and honor the lifesaving efforts of several of its Police, Fire and EMTs. In a Pinning Ceremony, the saved person typically presents a lifesaver’s pin to those who saved him. On June 14th, New Boston Fire and Police were dispatched for a person not…

Price of H-D’s Alternative School jumps from $625,000 to $973,500

What a difference a day makes, let alone two weeks. At its last meeting the Hillsboro-Deering School Board again discussed a new Alternative High School on the current campus at a price of $625,000, but delayed voting until Monday. A large group of  taxpayers attended to voice opposition to the…

Franklin man is guilty of “sextortion”

U.S. District Attorney Emily Rice, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Secret Service announced Thursday that Ryan Vallee, 22, of Franklin admitted guilt to a 31-count indictment accusing him of “sextortion,” including making interstate threats, hacking computers, aggravated identity theft and cyberstalking…

Record number participate in 10th & Final Ride For The Fallen

A record 239 motorcyclists, many for the first time,  registered at Newport High School Saturday morning to participate in the 10th and final Spc. Justin A. Rollins Memorial Scholarship Ride for the Fallen…

What kind of person steals orange flamingos in aid of a sick girl?

Police are cracking the case of the stolen plastic flamingos in Weare. It’s a sight that’s turning heads in Weare: Bright orange flamingos are popping up all over the place, all to show support for a 12-year-old girl battling cancer. Police said some of the flamingos were even stolen from the same…

Boys Sports – Soccer

Hopkinton 5 Hillsboro-Deering 1: Hillcat keeper, Thomas Ferguson made 9 early saves to keep the game close, until the Hawks’ Gerry Donahue knocked home a deflection for a 1-0 lead. Hopkinton freshman Derek West scored the eventual game winner 10 seconds before halftime, with a 25-yard bullet. Matt Otten scored the Cats’ lone goal off a corner kick…

Girls Sports – Soccer

Bow 5 Lebanon 0: After winning four titles in six championship game appearances in Division III, the Bow girls made their Division II debut with a shutout victory, Abbey Horner opened the scoring off a corner kick from Gwen Molind, and only a minute later Horner crossed a ball that the Lebanon keeper bobbled. Savannah Twombly nailed the loose ball into the net to make it 2-0 and the tone had been set…

The Messenger – August 26, 2016

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Bow Police Chief resigning

Bow Police Chief Erin Commerford has announced that she will will retire in September, ending nearly a decade of department leadership.  Commerford, 44, joined  the Bow Police Department in 2002 and was promoted to chief six years later…

Three receive serious injuries in Warner rollover

On August 19th Troopers, along with the Warner Fire and Hopkinton Fire Departments were dispatched to a rollover crash that involved 2 vehicles with injury and entrapment. Upon arrival it was discovered that a Mitsubishi  driven by Jeffrey D Scott 60 of Amherst, and a Toyota sport utility…

Franklin Animal Shelter hosting 2nd Annual Paws in the Park

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Franklin Animal Shelter will be hosting its second annual Paws in the Park fundraiser sponsored by Watts Water Technology. The event will be held at Odell Park in Franklin, starting at 8:30 a.m. with the ‘Paws Walk’ and continuing until 2 p.m. with live dog demonstrations…

Newport man hurt in Vermont accident

A Newport NH man received minor injuries on Thursday when a flatbed, boom truck he was driving over turned. Police say Charles Dumont 44, was delivering landscaping blocks to a residence on­­ Austin Road in Rockingham, VT when the brake system lost…

Hit & Run vehicle strikes Corbin Bridge

Newport police are searching for a vehicle that struck the side of the Corbin Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Around 1:45 p.m. the Newport Emergency Communications Center received several calls that someone had hit the side of the bridge and fled the scene, officials said. When police arrived on scene, they found extensive…

Celebrate Bow Heritage Day Sept 17th

Celebrate completion of Bow Bog Meeting House restoration  with guided tours, displays, demonstrations, music, and historic moments on September 17th from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Bow Bog Meeting House. Visit with our blacksmith, learn about granite foundation building, historic window preservation and  how to play a Reed Organ. See the Luther Morgan muzzle loader and discover how it was altered over time and view historic…

The Messenger – August 19, 2016

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H-D Board resurrects Alternative School plan

The Hillsboro-Deering School Board has again decided to relocate the 12-15 Alternative High School students from the Deering airport to a new $625,000 building to be built at the Hillcat Drive campus. First proposed in 2015 as a $700,000 bond requiring a 2/3 vote, it failed to even…

Board chooses more visually pleasing repairs to Pleasant Lake Dam

Chandler Engel of Dubois & King returned to the New London selectmen as requested Monday evening with renderings of how the Pleasant Lake dam would look with either of two alternative repair proposals…

Its official – ground broken at Warner’s Exit 9 Roundabout

After several years of anticipation, ground was formally broken for Warner’s Exit 9 Roundabout. The ceremony was held on August 12th at the site in the Intervale District. Planning Board Chair, Barbara Annis was given the honor of taking the first shovel full in recognition of her many years of…

The Harlem Wizards return to HDHS

Back by popular demand, the Harlem Wizards are coming to Hillsboro-Deering High School, Tuesday September 20th at 7:00pm. The evening promises to be a fun filled event that is great for kids and adults and will guarantee to…

Antrim man charged with Calif murder

Joshua Richard Ruoff, 30, of Antrim, arrested last May by New Hampshire state police on charges of killing a man at an illegal commercial marijuana growing operation in California, is contesting his  extradition to California, where he is charged with murder. Ruoff was arrested on May 23 by New Hampshire state police when he…

Newbury man arrested after hit and run

Henry Carnevale, 65, of Newbury was arrested on charges of reckless conduct and conduct after an accident after police say he left the scene of an accident on I-89 in Grantham Tuesday morning. Carnevale was held over  night on $5,000 cash…

The Messenger – August 12, 2016

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Hillsborough adopts Business Retention & Expansion Program

The Hillsborough Economic Development Committee has announced that the town  will be implementing a local economic development program in late summer/early fall. Robyn Payson, Town Planner and the program’s Leadership Team Overall Coordinator said that the…

Goffstown Fire Chief requests 8 new firefighter/EMT/ Paramedics

Goffstown Fire Chief Richard O’Brien met with the selectmen to brief them on the future staffing needs of his department. Facing an increased demand of 2,400 calls for service with a decreasing pool of staff, resulting in increased delays in responding, O’Brien undertook a study of staffing needs and…

SmileSquad collecting school supplies

Franklin Savings Bank’s SmileSquad is collecting school supplies to assist teachers and students with attaining the necessary items needed for the new school year. SmileSquad is also soliciting assistance from the community with donating supplies to this important community initiative. Suggested items for…

Hancock’s Norway Pond closed to swimming

Hancock’s Town Beach at Norway Pond has been closed until further notice after sightings of harmful cyanobacteria. According to the DES website, the advisory has been in affect since Aug. 2. It is one of six current advisories in the state and one of three relating to cyanobacteria. The online posting says…

Newport man arrested for Vt. assault

Bradley Nichols, 41, of Newport was arrested for second degree arson, simple assault, burglary and resisting arrest and was held on $5,000 bail, after allegedly punching a teenager and setting an abandoned trailer on fire in Royalton, VT. During a subsequent search of the area, a resident drew police’s attention to an abandoned…

Parole violation leads to major drug bust

Tilton Police and members of the U.S. Marshal’s Joint Fugitive Task Force have arrested Jordan Manning, 25, of Laconia, on a probation/parole violation. During his arrest, Manning was found to be in possession of about 200 grams of heroin/fentanyl and a quantity of methamphetamine. He is currently being held at the…

The Messenger – August 5, 2016

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Goffstown man faces burglary & kidnapping charges

Justin Provencher, 28, of Goffstown faces two Class B felony charges of burglary and kidnapping after holding two women against their will in their home. After breaking in to the Pingree Street home, he was scared when he got to the kitchen and an alarm went off and he ran out the front door without…

Hillsborough Water & Sewer Commission hosts forum on fees

Realizing the inequities of its present Sewer & Water Fee Schedule and with a potential Wal-Mart application pending, the Hillsborough Sewer & Water Commission recently hosted an informal meeting to present and discuss the…

Merrimack Couple drowns at Clough State Park

On Saturday, July 30th, Weare Fire Rescue Department responded to reports of two persons possibly drowning at Clough State Park. Rescue personnel and apparatus responded to the park under the direction of Fire Chief Robert Vezina. Working with eye witnesses, WFRD personnel were able to pin point the specific area to…

Bennington man sentenced to 78 months

A Bennington man has been  sentenced to 78 months in federal prison, after pleading guilty to a felon-in-possession charge and 17 drug charges. According to the office of U.S. Attorney Emily Gray Rice, Rosaire Gauthier, 40, was also sentenced to serve three years of supervised release following his…

Major renovations nearly complete at Hillsboro-Deering schools

Gearing up for the new school year, the Hillsboro-Deering School Board dealt with a number of issues Monday evening. In what could be labeled left over business, the Board has again decided to push for a new Alternative High school on the current campus, but without utilizing any of the…

Young Dunbarton woman survives crash, gives birth

A pregnant woman who suffered serious injuries in a Saturday car crash in Dunbarton was able to safely deliver her child and is expected to be okay, according to WMUR. The crash occurred at the intersection of Gorham Pond Road and…

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…

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