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The Messenger – May 20, 2016

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1971 Franklin murder may receive another look

In November 1971, 13-year-old Kathy Gloddy of Franklin was sexually assaulted and murdered. Her body, run over by a car and  left in the woods. Although her case has never been solved, a group of her family and friends refuse to give up on finding Kathy’s killer. Janet Gloddy Young, Kathy’s sister, has fought for years to…

Minor faces sex charges in three towns

Bennington Police have arrested an unidentified ConVal student last week on sexual assault charges. The minor has so far been  charged with three counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, but according to Sgt. Jason LePine more charges could be forthcoming from other towns. The Antrim police had also arrested the minor in December on one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault, and…

Henniker ATV decision delayed

Henniker held a public hearing to allow off road vehicles to use Town Roads. After much discussion, the Select Board decided to continue the present policy and send the amendment to a Third reading at a later meeting. The amendment includes adding Browns Way, Bacon Road…

Deering man has 2 accidents in 3 days

On May 6th, while Cpl. Hodgen worked a single car accident on Peter Wood Hill Road, Officer Bell responded to another single car accident about 1/2 mile away, on East Deering Road. The driver of that vehicle, who had already crashed one car 3 days earlier under suspicious circumstances, ran another vehicle up onto a stone wall and caused significant…

Girls Track & Field

The Con-Val track and field teams competed at the Southern Cluster championship meet yesterday squaring off against Souhegan, Hollis-Brookline, Milford, John Stark, Windham, Pelham and Goffstown.The girls saw standout performances form Lauren LeBritton who finished 2nd in the triple jump, Lucy Freeman 3rd in the 800 meter run, Savanna Hall 3rd in discus, Ree Bell 2nd in shot put, Lily Pabo 3rd pole vault, and Clare Veverka 2nd in both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs.  The girls 4×800 meter relay team of Lucy Freeman, Sawyer Cawthern, Maddy Garland and Clare Veverka was 3rd in a season best time…

Boys Track & Field

Kearsarge 1st:  The Division III Cougars finished with 109 points to claim the 13-team Connecticut Valley Championship meet Troy Davis (1st high jump, long jump, triple jump), Zach Astle (first shot put, discus, javelin), Ian Bready (1st 300 hurdles) Tim Cunningham (3rd 3,200)…

 

The Messenger – May 13, 2016

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Sunapee Budget Advisory Committee under fire

Sunapee Town Manager Donna Nashawaty and Shaun Carroll, Chairman of the Sunapee School Board met with the Selectmen to talk about what worked and didn’t work with the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) and change the process for the upcoming year. There were some issues that both do not want to see repeated this…

Trio of special moments at Colby-Sawyer’s Commencement

Colby-Sawyer College’s 178th Commencement featured three special events on Saturday. First, the large, overflow crowd erupted in spontaneous applause as graduating senior Shesan Poudyal, a native of Catmandu, Nepal sang the National Anthem. Second, President Thomas Galligan announced that a seat and a college degree had been reserved for Melissa Molin, 21, of West Hartford, Conn. She would have been sitting with her classmates had she not been killed in a crash on…

Mixed reaction to nighttime use of Goffstown Rail Trail

A proposal to allow nighttime use of the Goffstown Rail Trail drew mixed reviews at a hearing Monday night.  Selectmen David Pierce had proposed an amendment to allow nighttime use as long as the user has a flashlight or bicycle light. Under the current ordinance, the 5.5 mile trail can only be used from sunrise to sunset.
About 20 people spoke against the idea, citing…

Lifetime Achievement Awards

The  NH Police, Fire & EMS Foundation recently presented  Lifetime Achievement Awards to two veteran members. Retired Fire Chief Pete Thompson of Sutton and Fire Captain/EMT-I Steven Marshall of Sunapee. Retired Chief Carroll (Pete) Thompson joined the…

Girls Softball

Bow 23 Hillsboro-Deering 11: Melissa Veitch hit a two-run double in the fifth to give the Hillcats a 9-8 lead before Bow’s bats exploded in the sixth to break the game open. Franklin 23 Hillsboro-Deering 0: Ten different players shared the team’s 15 total hits, with three hitting home runs…

Boys Baseball

Franklin 12 Hillsboro-Deering 1: Four of Franklin’s first five batters scored to set the tone. In the second  Franklin scored three more times and in the last inning, Fleming ended the punishment with a a three-run homer. Winnisquam 7 Newfound 1: Mike Lowrey and Hunter Tierney combined to pitch a one-hitter. Lowrey helped his own cause with a three-run homer in the second inning…

The Messenger – May 6, 2016

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Goffstown High School rated #4 in New Hampshire

Goffstown High School has, again, been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s Best High Schools. Identified as the fourth Best High School in the state of NH, of 21,000 ranked schools nationally, GHS comes in at number 1,754 placing their performance in the top 10% of the United States, earning them another silver medal…

Davis & Towle pledges to match up to $20,000 in playground donations

The prospect of the Henniker Community School having a playground in place for the beginning of the nex school year with much of it coming from donations looks brighter every day.  Recently, several major donors have stepped forward to lend support. These major gifts, combined with the fundraising efforts of the Henniker PTA, means that a significant portion of the new playground may come…

Weare firefighters battle brush fire that spread to house

On April 30th the Weare Fire Department received a telephone report of smoke in the area of Deering Center Road. After searching the area, a fire was found at 189 Deering Center Road involving an acre of brush and extending into a 1-1/2 story residential building. Assistant Chief Robert Richards led Weare firefighters in the effort to combat the flames. Initial actions…

Hillsboro Selectmen won’t reappoint Cherrington and Segedy

The Hillsborough Selectmen have taken the unusual step of refusing to reappoint two controversial volunteers on Board and Commissions. In a letter to former Conservation Commission member Bret Cherrington, the Board said, “The Selectmen are evaluating whether or not volunteers are able to work harmoniously with other volunteers as well as with town staff and most importantly…

Hillsboro-Deering High School DECA has several wins

Hillsboro-Deering High School DECA recently returned from the International competition in Nashville, Tennessee with several accolades. H-D’s Virtual Business Sports team of Nicholas Lester, Thomas Ferguson, and Ryan Gillett finished in 7th place internationally in an event that saw them do well through several rounds of competition. The event which began last fall with over 3000 teams saw the top…

Girls Lacrosse

John Stark 20 Spaulding 2: Spaulding scored two early goals, but Stark scored eight goals in the first six minutes and pulled away to a 14-2 halftime lead. Eleven Generals players scored. Hopkinton 16 ConVal 10:  Amelia Bassett’s 5 goals and 2 assists sparked the Hawks. Gilford 14 Hopkinton 12: Amelia Bassett had 5 goals, and Hannah Bassett 2 goals in the loss…

Boys Track & Field

ConVal: The ConVal Track and Field team competed at the prestigious Black Bear Invitational hosted by Coe-Brown over the weekend. Despite high qualifying standards in events, limited entry and stiff competition the ConVal squad had a great day. Seniors Steele Tamok had a strong showing with a 10:37 in the 3200 meter (2-mile) run.  Dan Kashulines placed 4th in the 400 meter run and joined Dylan Coyne, Dalton Coyne and Josh Fulton to place 5th in the 4×400 meter relay…

The Messenger – April 29, 2016

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Newport couple honored

The N.H. Fish & Game Commission’s highest honor, the Ellis R. Hatch Junior Award of Excellence, was presented to Jim and Kris Riccardi of Newport, a Let’s Go Fishing program teaching team. “Jim and Kris are the ‘dynamic duo’ of the Let’s Go Fishing Program,” said Commission Chairman Ted Tichy…

Radioactive material discovered in Weare trash

For a second time, the Transfer Station found a radioactive bag in the household trash and the entire load was rejected. The load was brought back to Weare and unloaded to find the radioactive bag. The state inspector determined it was caused by radioactive kitty litter from a local cat that is being prescribed medication. There are only two…

Science Fair at Henniker Community School

On the evening of April 13, the Café at the Henniker Community School was filled with parents, students and displays for the 7/8 grade Science Fair. This annual event offers the 7/8 grade students the opportunity to share with the community their knowledge of the scientific method and…

New Playground installed at Franklin’s Paul Smith Elementary

Persistence paid off as after more than a year of fundraising organizers collected $75,000, for the new playground equipment which was installed on Saturday at Franklin’s Paul Smith School. More than 30 people helped out installing the playground equipment, including Principal Mike Hoyt, PTA President Jessica Hickey, School Nurse and PTA member Maggie. With the school district unable to provide funding in…

Three alarm fire renders Northfield home uninhabitable for the Weatherstone

Multiple fire crews worked together to combat a fire that heavily damaged a home and spread to a nearby wooded area in Northfield. Tilton-Northfield Fire was called to 70 Reservoir Road in Northfield for reports of a fire. While responding, crews confirmed that fire had reached a home, along with a half-acre of woods burning nearby. Firefighters quickly deployed several lines in an attempt to control the blaze and…

Girls Softball

Sunapee 2 Moultonborough 1: 9 inn.  Sunapee jumped ahead 1-0 in the second inning when Faith Larpenter crushed a 1-1 pitch out over the right field fence. Following  the home run, Moultonborough pitcher Maddy Greene retired 14 of the next 15 batters.Katie Frederick struck out six batters in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings, giving the Lakers a shot to win the game at the plate. Lexi Hamilton drove one to center field to score Hannah  Cooney and give the Lakers a 2-1 win…

Boys Baseball

Hopkinton 5 Mascenic 4: Kyle Slevira set the tone for the Hawks, retiring the first nine batters in a game played at Cooperstown, NY. Mascenic pulled even with four in the fourth, but Hopkinton plated the winning run in the fifth on an errant pickoff throw…

 

The Messenger – April 22, 2016

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Narcan at Newport High?

“This is a scary reality and we need to deal with reality,” SAU 43 Superintendent Cindy Gallagher told the Newport School Board at its Thursday meeting, as the Board debated whether or not to have Narcan available for emergency treatment of an opioid overdose…

Goffstown School Board will not investigate coach’s resignation

The Goffstown School Board has decided not to conduct an independent investigation into the resignation of girls’ basketball coach Deanna Goodwin, but will undertake a comprehensive evaluation of all the athletic programs at the high school. Many parents believe Goodwin was forced out by Goffstown High Principal Frank McBride, who had daughters on both teams. McBride, a former basketball coach at Goffstown, said he and Goodwin had a disagreement during…

Hopkinton fugitive and girlfriend caught

Authorities have arrested a Hopkinton man and his girlfriend in separate incidents Thursday night and Friday morning. The U.S. Marshals earlier named Nikolas Carr, 21, of Hopkinton as their “fugitive of the week” seeking to arrest him. Concord police first arrested Rollins at a Fisherville Road restaurant on…

Multiple groups combine for forum on area drug use and abuse

In the first of its kind, Hillsboro-Deering teachers and staff hosted a spaghetti supper/informational session for the community about drug use and drug abuse in the area. “Just Say WHOA” (Widening Hillsboro-Deering’s Opioid drug awareness) included Representatives from “Hope for Teens,” “Project Lift,” Hillsboro-Deering Family Health, Riverbend, and the Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention. Each…

Girls Softball

Somersworth 10  Hillsboro-Deering 6: Maggie Atkins threw 7 innings, with  11 strikeouts, as the Hillcats battled the Hilltoppers to a 6-6 tie going into the final inning, but a four-run seventh decided the game for Somersworth.
Franklin 8 Newfound 2: Newfound opened the game with a 1-0 lead in the first after a runner scored on a fielder’s choice, but Franklin took the lead in the third…

Boys Baseball

Bishop Brady 10 Hillsboro-Deering 0:  Brady scored three runs in the first inning and six in the fifth to cruise to a 10-0 win. Sunapee 6 Derryfield 0: Will Austin pitched a complete game shutout. Kearsarge 7 Fall Mountain 2:  The Wildcats took a 2-1 lead after the first inning couldn’t keep up with the Cougars, who did all the scoring after that.

The Messenger – April 15, 2016

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Goffstown man shoots brother

A 21-year-old man was flown to a Boston hospital after being shot by his brother about 10 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses told police the two were playing video games and were discussing a handgun on a table near where they were sitting at the 10 Prospect St., 3rd floor, apartment. Police said Timothy Richard Beard, 23, then picked up a 9mm semiautomatic handgun, pointed it at his…

Celebrate Spring Into Warner with events from 9am-3pm May 14

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, May 14, from 9 am to 3 pm, when Warner once again ushers in the start of Spring with their 10th Annual Celebration of the Arts, Spring into Warner. All day, up and down Main Street, Warner will be filled with artists demonstrating and exhibiting their work, live music, wonderful food, the Warner Farmers’ Market at…

Sunapee Chief to attend FBI Academy

The Sunapee Selectmen have approved Police Chief David Cahill’s request to apply to the FBI National Academy. The academy offers “A professional development course for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders. It serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge and cooperation worldwide.” Attendees are…

Woman arrested in Weare for prostitution

Weare Police Officers responded to a local establishment for a report of possible drug activity on April 7th at about 3:10 p.m. and placed Delores Manning, age 43, of Providence, RI in police custody. Manning was subsequently charged with possession of a controlled drug, possession of drugs in a motor vehicle and prostitution.Manning posted $1,000 cash bail and was issued a…

Upset over the way that the Hillsborough Selectmen abated the Current

Use tax for the Weatherstone Crossing project, members of the Conservation Commission attended Tuesday night’s meeting. Although the Commission was listed on the agenda, members Richard Head and Chair Brett Cherrington spoke to the Board as individuals as no vote had been taken by the commission. Head pointed out that the procedure for abatement was not followed as the…

 

The Messenger – April 8, 2016

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Colby-Sawyer senior dies

A Colby-Sawyer College student died from injuries she suffered in a crash on snow-slicked Interstate 89 on Monday. State Police said Melissa Molin, 21, of West Hartford, Conn., was on her way to the college when she crashed in the median at 3:41 p.m. near mile marker 24.8. Emergency crews extricated her…

Man pleads to 12.5 years in prison for sexual assault

Lawrence Marks, 35, of Tewksbury, MA, was recently sentenced in Federal District Court after pleading guilty last year to transportation of a minor in interstate commerce for illegal sexual activity. In November of 2014, New Hampshire State Police began an investigation into allegations that several young girls in the City of Franklin were being sexually abused. Investigators discovered that one alleged victim had given birth…

Ambulance service dominates debate at Newport Deliberative Session

During Newport’s Deliberative Session Tuesday the proposed  $9,516,036. operating budget was passed along without comment or question, as was the fate of most of the 15 warrant articles. Business Manager Paul Brown reported that the budget will be down by 1.8 percent. If all the…

HDMS 8th graders learn about WWII

In 2016 it is a rare and privileged occurrence to hear first-hand accounts of WWII events from those who lived to tell the tales.  Last Friday, the 8th grade class of Hillsboro-Deering Middle School had the opportunity to participate in an integrated WWII day in conjunction with their math, science, English, and Social Studies classes. The day served as a culminating, interactive lesson involving guest speakers and…

H-D and John Stark joint music festival

The second annual Hill-Stark Music Festival, a collaboration between the music departments of John Stark and Hillsboro Deering High Schools, was held April 1. Band and chorus students from both schools joined together with their music teachers for a full day of rehearsals. The day concluded with a concert for the community in…

The Messenger – April 1, 2016

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Strong opposition voiced to para-military facility in Bradford

When attorney Nick Wright introduced his clients as four medically discharged veterans with multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, the large crowd erupted in spontaneous applause. It was the last encouragement the four would receive. Although several residents thanked them for their service and for holding this event, none supported their plans…

Three vehicle accident in Georges Mills

On Monday, March 28th, Sunapee Police were dispatched to Route 11 in Georges Mills in the area of Jobs Creek Road for a three vehicle accident. Two vehicles were traveling in an easterly direction on Route 11, and the third vehicle was traveling in a westerly direction. The westbound vehicle crossed the center line and struck the two vehicles traveling east. All three vehicles were…

Newport man pleads guilty to child porn

Allen Langlois, 49, of Newport, pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography, in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire in Concord. An investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revealed that Langlois was accessing a known child pornography website from his Newport residence at 8 Roseland Road. A search warrant was subsequently issued and executed in September 2015, which turned up hundreds of still images of child…

Three sentenced for kidnapping and vicious assault in Goffstown

Three people have been sentenced for their role in the armed kidnapping in Goffstown last March. Jayson Setoute, Isaiah Williams and Alissa Chandler were charged with kidnapping, criminal threatening with a deadly weapon, criminal restraint, obstructing the report of a crime or injury, simple assault and accomplice/criminal liability…

Man dies as tree falls on his truck in Weare

Derek Lankowski, 31, a Lyndeborough volunteer firefighter was killed Tuesday when a tree was blown onto a pickup truck on Route 114 in Weare. Route 114 was closed for hours near John Stark Regional High School while police investigated the terrible freak accident…

The Messenger – March 25, 2016

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Huge crowd gathers to honor Henniker’s Rick Hall

Last Friday, family friends, co-workers and competitors alike gathered at Country Spirit Restaurant to honor the memory of Rick Hall, who died suddenly March 9 at his home in Henniker. In order for Country Spirit employees to join in the tribute, staff from Tooky Mills Pub in Hillsboro and Peter Christian’s Tavern in New London pitched in to…

New London Selectmen award bid for Pleasant Lake Dam repair

The New london selectmen recently interviewed engineering firms for work on the Pleasant Lake Dam to address the Letter of Deficiency as issued by the State DES. The Board first met with Jonathan C. Edgerton, PE; Senior Vice President of Wright-Pierce, who reviewed his proposal and discussed…

Hillsborough man arrested in Deering

On March 18th Deering Officer Bell recieved a complaint about an individual who was intoxicated and driving around. The complainant stated that the suspect had made statements about hurting himself and others, about leading the police on a pursuit, and about possibly forcing a Police Officer into a lethal confrontation. Officers located the subject who did…

Henniker Rotary Club 2016 Rabies Clinic

The Henniker Rotary Club will hold its annual Cat and Dog Rabies Clinic Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Henniker Fire Station from 2:00- 4:00pm. Vaccinations will be administered by the veterinary team of the Henniker Veterinary Hospital, under the direction of Dr. Robert Brust, Veterinarian and Rotary member. Cost for the Clinic is $12.00 each for the first two pets, $6.00 for each additional pet. The Henniker Town Clerk will be on hand to provide 2016 dog licensure for local residents. Please bring all dogs on leashes, all…

Hillsboro Police Department provides several pro-active services

Police Chief David Roarick briefed the Hillsboro Lions Club on several new programs undertaken by his department. Project Lifesaver provides an electronic tracking device, which is worn like a wrist watch, to children or elderly persons who may tend to wander. The police department maintains a direction signal locator that can find that person. Hillsboro is the first Department in the state to provide…

The Messenger – March 18, 2016

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Greenfield voters nix 21 warrant articles

A record number of Greenfield residents overflowed Saturday’s town meeting. Fire Captain and Code Enforcement Officer Michael Borden moved all non-voters to the entryway of the Meetinghouse. “No” was the operative word during the more than six hour meeting as a total of 21 warrant articles were defeated. “There is no point in having a Select Board if you don’t trust us….. No one is working against you. If you are not satisfied with…

Newport woman faces multiple charges

Police say a Newport woman faces drunk driving charges after the local police chief reported seeing her drive on three tires, with sparks flying from a wheel well where a missing fourth tire should have been. Cornish Police Chief E. Douglas Hackett stopped a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta station wagon, driven by…

Hopkinton voters support road & bridge bond – nix turf field

With one major exception, Hopkinton voters came to Town Meeting Saturday ready to support the warrant proposed by the selectmen, including the $6,416,591 operating budget and a $2,200,000 bond for road, bridge, and culvert rehabilitation, which easily passed by the required…

Suspects in Warner break-in identified

Rose Forsey’s surveillance camera on her Warner home captured a woman as she drove up to her house, then a man got out, kicked down her front door, and broke in, stealing prescription pain medication that Forsey needs for her fibromyalgia, a television, a three-day-old iPad, and priceless jewelry. The video shows the couple returning an hour later to…

Eversource to expand Hillsborough plant

Eversource is seeking approval for a new 1,300 sf. control enclosure and a 1,000 sf. expansion of the existing substation yard located at the Jackman Hydro Facility on Sawmill Road in Hillsborough. The proposed control enclosure, which monitors the electrical equipment within the substation, is needed to provide updated controls to meet system requirements. Existing electrical equipment within the substation yard is also…

Dogs & Drugs dominate Deering Town Meeting debate

A national epidemic dominated debate at Saturday’s Deering Town Meeting; Drug addiction, and what to do about it. A $4,900 request for health programs triggered the debate. “I’m tired of stepping over hypodermic needles on my run at 9 in the morning. We have a serious drug crisis on hand here.” The police are doing the best they can, but the…

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