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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…

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.

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