The Messenger – November 17, 2017

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Antrim residents cite increased Gregg Lake pollution

A group of Antrim residents on Gregg Lake have petitioned the governor and council for approval of a federal grant to develop a program aimed at improving its water quality. Joan Gorga said that in 2014 the NH Department of Environmental Services listed the lake as threatened or impaired due to…

Richard Whitney wins Jacobi Award

Hawthorne Academy in Antrim is proud to announce that the chairman of their art department, Richard Whitney, PhD.H, has received the Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure Award “given to a professional New Hampshire artist, in any discipline, who has made a significant contribution to…

Quick reaction to Bow fire saves building

A fuel truck caught on fire Saturday afternoon at a business in Bow on Ryan Road. Officials said the 2,000-gallon truck was sitting inside a warehouse at the time. Its owner tried to put out the flames but was unable to. So he and other bystanders hooked the truck up to another vehicle and…

Hillsborough celebrates Christmas the Olde Fashioned Way

Again this year, Hillsborough Pride is coordinating the efforts of Hillsborough’s churches, civic groups and businesses into a town-wide, day-long celebration of both the religious and commercial aspects of Christmas. On Saturday, December 2nd, this year’s event runs from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at venues throughout town…

Fire Dept. wants $3.4 million renovation

Hillsborough Fire Chief Ken Stafford explained the plans for a $3,400,000 renovation of the current fire station at last week’s Select Board meeting. As there are several issues with the existing building that need to be repaired (part of the roof, AC, ventilation, proper housing of the Emergency Operations Center, etc.), the Chief and…

Peterborough woman charged with felony DWI

On Wednesday, November 15th, the Lyndeborough Police Department was notified of a serious motor vehicle collision on Route 31 in the area of 47 Route 31. Lyndeborough Police along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the scene and found two vehicles involved in the middle of…

FOOTBALL Division I Semifinals

#1 Winnacunnet 21 #2 Goffstown 6: Top-seeded Winn acunnet smothered the Goffstown offense for most of the afternoon and remained unbeaten by posting a 21-6 victory.  The Warriors (11-0) scored on their first possession, and added a touchdown in each of the final two quarters…

The Messenger – November 10, 2017

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Boscawen Planning Board approves Dollar General

It took more than a year of meetings, revisions and one lawsuit, but Tuesday evening the Boscawen planning board unanimously approved Dollar General’s application to build a store on King Street. The earliest a building permit could be given is…

Franklin Savings Bank donates $250,0000 to Mill City project

Just as Todd Workman has provided a spark for Franklin’s downtown, Marty Parrcichand’s promised to transform Franklin into an outdoor sports mecca. A steady rain could not dampen the enthusiasm of the large crowd gathered under a tent at…

Knights of Columbus complete Annual Coats For Kids Drive

The local Knights of Columbus completed its 2017 campaign to provide “Coats For Kids”  this past week with the delivery of warm coats to thirteen different coordination liaison personnel who work with kids in need. The Knights kicked-off  this years’ program in the…

Former New Boston police officer settles for $160,000

Former New Boston police officer Alexandra Drake will receive $160,000 from the town for lost wages, compensatory damages, attorney’s fees and restitution in a settlement over allegations that her supervisor had made inappropriate comments about women…

Girls Sports – Volleyball

Division III Championship – # 2 Winnisquam 3 #1 InterLakes 0: Avenging their 3-1 loss to Inter-Lakes in the regular-season finale, the Bears played like a completely different team, and overpowered the Lakers in three sets on the way to its third Division III Championship in the last eight seasons. Winnisquam opened the match with a pair of haymakers, downing…

Boys Sports – Soccer

#1 Derryfield 2 #2 Hopkinton 1: Division III Championship
The Cougars defeated second-seeded Hopkinton, 2-1, behind two second-half goals to secure their first D-III championship and 18th overall, to complete an undefeated season. The Hawks took a 1-0 advantage into halftime behind…

In New Hampshire – November, 2017

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Rochester Opera House presents Deep Blue ‘C’ Studio Orchestra

The Deep Blue ‘C’ Studio Orchestra performs music of the legendary, Burt Bacharach and his lyricist, Hal David. Sit back and enjoy some of the best music ever written with songs that you know and love including, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, Walk on By, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, What the World Needs Now is Love and many more…

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum announces Dreamcatcher Workshop

Back by popular demand!  The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum announces a 3-Hour Dreamcatcher Workshop with Abenaki artist Lenny Novak on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. During one of Lenny Novak’s journeys, he saw his first dreamcatcher made of a grapevine and fishing line. It fascinated…

What’s new in Mt Washington Valley?

The sound of hammers banging and local construction contractors working feverishly is being heard throughout Mt Washington Valley.  From contemporary shopping centers filled with public art to slopeside condo complexes, glamping sites, and mountainside hotels, not to mention a $1 million Haunted Castle, visitors have plenty of novel new options to experience in Mt Washington Valley in 2017 and 2018…

Museum Curator to reveal tips for safely preserving Family Heirlooms

On Saturday, November 11, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Faithe McCreery, curator at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village, will present the first workshop in a series dedicated to helping individuals preserve their family heirlooms. During this introductory workshop, attendees will learn key tips and professional processes for handling and storing photographs to keep them safe and well preserved for…

Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour

Nov. 25th. $25 Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour Sleigh Rides and $10 for Recipe Book. Dinsmore Road, Jackson, NH 03846. Phone: 603-383-9356. Nestlenook Estate and the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce invite you to make your reservations early for the Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour. Named one of the 5 “Tasty Tours of New England” by the Concord Insider “Engage all your senses.” This Horse Drawn Austrian Sleigh Ride through the Village of Jackson is so popular that…

The Messenger – November 3, 2017

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Hopkinton residents evenly split on gun range

The Hopkinton Select Board listened to residents’ comments regarding a proposed indoor gun range in Warner which was determined to have a “regional impact.” The Board held a hearing for input from the public. Thirty-two people sent comments or relayed information prior to the meeting, while a packed house listened to…

Hillsboro man guilty of reckless conduct

Matthew Chamberland, 29, of Hillsborough entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, suspended for three years pending good behavior. He was charged with a reckless conduct charge connected to a New Ipswich graduation party at which several people were injured when lit sparklers caused a glass bottle to shatter. Court documents indicated that he…

Weare Lions Club hosts Vision Quest Founder at library

The Weare Lions Club welcomes Randy Pierce, founder of 2020 Vision Quest and the first blind person ever to summit all forty-eight 4,000 foot peaks in New Hampshire, Thursday, November 16, 7pm at the Weare Public Library, 10 Paige Memorial Lane in Weare, NH. All are welcome to hear this inspirational story. Born and raised in…

Goffstown School District’s Tax Rate miscalculated

The Goffstown School Board called a special meeting to discuss the 2017 Tax Rate as set by the Department of Revenue Administration. Specifically, the Local School Rate for Goffstown was calculated to be $15.02 representing an increase of $1.47 per thousand. This increase was higher than the anticipated Tax Rate increase presented during the…

Girls Sports – Volleyball

#5 Newfound 4, #12 Sunapee 2:  The Bears opened a small lead to start the fourth set and opened it to seven points at 17-10. The Lakers pulled to within 2 points several times but fell short in the end, 25-22 Bears…

Boys Sports – Soccer

Division II Semifinals – #1 Windham 4, #13 Goffstown 0: The top-seeded Jaguars coasted to a 4-0 victory over the 13th-seeded Grizzlies in the semifinals. Pembroke 1, Bow 0: (PKs) Josh Dion provided the game-winner on a shot that found its way into the lower right corner of the Falcons’ net. Teammates Damon Smith, Justin Smith and Cameron Rivard also scored on their penalty-kick opportunities…

The Messenger – October 27, 2017

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Bow teen dies from injuries in motorcycle accident

Ethan Fargo, 19, of Bow died Wednesday from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash on Loudon Road in Concord. Fargo crashed his Yamaha motorcycle in front of McDonald’s on the evening of October 10th. He suffered life-threatening injuries when he was thrown from the bike, which collided with a…

Former Goffstown coach guilty of producing child pornography

Matthew Riehl, 25, of Goffstown, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Concord to producing child pornography. The former Goffstown youth sports coach was charged with producing child pornography, including images of players on teams he coached. He was arrested in September 2016 on nine counts of possession of child sexual abuse images, Class A felonies, and…

I-89 Pavement Preservation Project from Bow to Hopkinton

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announced a pavement preservation project on Interstate 89 in Bow and Hopkinton that is scheduled to begin Monday, October 30, 2017. This project involves pavement preservation on I-89 beginning just north of the I-93 bridges in Bow and continuing north 8.2 miles to…

RiverMead Community honors veterans

To remember, thank and celebrate veterans, RiverMead Lifecare Community will host VFW Post 799 of Keene on Saturday, Nov. 4, for a Veterans Day tribute. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at RiverMead, located at 150 RiverMead Road…

Girls Sports – Soccer

Hopkinton 3, Hillsboro-Deering 2 OT: The Hawks got the best of the back-and-forth affair, 3-2, when Grace Clark scored the game-winner eight minutes into overtime. Merrimack Valley, 3 Kennett 0: The Pride started slow, but took a 1-0 lead into half after Curtin’s goal, assisted by McNeil. Merchant saved a PK for MV, and then also came through with a save on the rebound bid…

Boys Sports – Football

St. Thomas 48, ConVal 7: The Saints returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and then got great position on a fumbled punt attempt by ConVal that led to a field goal, and Saint Thomas led 10-0 after just two minutes. Monadnock 37, Newport 16: Monadnock won the battle of the unbeatens Friday night by 21 points, 37-16, leaving Newport, now 6-1, in second place in the Division III North Conference…

The Messenger – October 20, 2017

 

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Bow teen suffers life-threatening injuries

Ethan Fargo, 19, of Bow is fighting for his life after racing down Loudon Road and crashing into a turning car. Fargo was spotted pulling onto Loudon Road, apparently starting to race friends in another vehicle by Merrimack County Deputy Sheriff Matthew Wilson. When Wilson turned on his blue police lights, Fargo took off at a high rate of speed. The deputy did not give…

Tilton Police seize $9,000 worth of heroin

Tilton Police arrested a Manchester man, accused of having $9,000 worth of heroin in his possession. Christopher Romaine, 23, faces charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin and conspiracy to sell heroin. He was arrested Thursday afternoon following an investigation by…

Hopkinton Select Board and School Board discuss mutual topics

At the recent annual joint Hopkinton Select Board and School Board meeting the two boards discussed many issues, with the main topic being George Park. The park, although owned by the Town, is adjacent to the Hopkinton High School and used for a wide variety of activities. Because the “snack shack” building, including the bathrooms, is in such a state of disrepair, the committee feels that…

Hopkinton seeks input on Warner shooting range

The Hopkinton Select Board is seeking Public Comment on the Application of Dragonfly Holdings, LLC currently before the Warner Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA). Monday, October 30, 2017, 6:30 PM – Hopkinton Town Hall. Dragonfly Holdings, LLC is requesting a Special Exception from the Warner Zoning Ordinance…

Girls Sports – Soccer

Campbell 3, Hillsboro-Deering 1: Campbell led 1-0 at halftime and pushed it to 3-0 before the Hillcats scored in the 77th minute. Merrimack Valley 2, Sanborn 0: Emily Knouse scored in the game’s first minute and Kylie Curtin made it 2-0 just before the half…

Boys Sports – Soccer

Hillsboro-Deering 10, Newport 0: Elija Winters scored twice in the first 16 minutes and Thomas Ferguson (H-D’s regular goalie) and Dylan Anwar scored their first varsity goals…

The Messenger – October 13, 2017

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Local realtors travel to Texas to aid hurricane relief

Dan O’Halloran, Broker of the O’Halloran Group, KW Lakes & Mountains Realty in Sunapee, and a past president of the Sunapee Board of REALTORS recently traveled to Texas, with other Keller Williams agents to help muck out houses in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The Keller Williams volunteer teams moved 10,000 pounds of food, assembled 4,800 clean up kits, dispatched…

Weare Police Chief commends multi-agency life saving team

On Thursday, April 13th, Weare Police Officers Hatch and Muise responded to a report of an intoxicated person threatening to commit suicide by hanging. The complainant, a qualified mental health provider, reported that the person had a history of suicidal behavior and was in a tree with a rope around their neck and…

Goffstown fire consumes  Lemay & Sons Beef production facility

The Goffstown production facility for a longtime commercial meat business was destroyed in an early morning fire Friday. Firefighters responding to a call reporting a fire at Lemay & Sons Beef, on Daniel Plummer Road, found fire in the back of the building and smoke throughout the 6,000-square-foot structure. Firefighters were able to prevent fire from…

Hillsborough man causes Bow crash

On October 9th, troopers from Troop D received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Route 89 southbound at mile marker .6 in Bow. Upon arrival troopers discovers that 3 vehicles had been involved in a crash in the right lane. A 2007 Subaru had slowed in traffic. Behind the Subaru a 2004 Volvo XC 70 had also…

Girls Sports – Soccer

Hillsboro-Deering 9, Monadnock 0: Izabella Warren  scored in the sixth minute and again in the 21st minute to give the Hillcats a 2-0 lead on their way to the dominant win at home. Hillsboro-Deering 3, Conant 2: Conant scored two goals in the final five minutes of the first half to pull ahead, but H-D responded with a goal from Emily Wightman and Mara Grady’s second goal of the game…

Boys Sports – Soccer

Bishop Brady 2, Hillsboro-Deering 1:  Tom Ferguson had 11 saves and  Kadin Garvin scored the Cat’s only goal. John Stark 2, Goffstown 1, 2 OT:  John Stark tied the game off a goal by Patrick Kalob 10 minutes into the second half. Johanathan Rizzitano scored four minutes into the second overtime period off a rebound…

The Messenger – October 6, 2017

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Volunteers working to empower homeless families

Barbara Daley and Fran Charron from Smith Church, along with Cash Cranson and Lynn Alden from Family Promise of Concord recently briefed the Hillsboro Lions Club on the organization’s activities in the area. Opening its doors in the fall of 2015, Family Promise partners with the local community, social service agencies, and a large network of volunteers from local faith communities to provide transitional shelter, meals, hospitality and…

Trovato pressures Pike to falsify Western Avenue report

The controversy surrounding Henniker’s Western Avenue reclamation project refuses to go away. Over the course of the last few SelectBoard meetings, knowledgeable individuals including Design Engineer Jennifer McCourt, Hillsboro Road Agent Bill Goss, excavation contractors Leo Aucoin and Tim McComish have been trying to convince the Board that the project is flawed in…

Loudon ZBA OK’s country music festival

The Loudon ZBA has voted unanimously to grant New Hampshire Motor Speedway the variances it needs to hold a three-day country music festival next summer, which is estimated to bring 20,000 visitors to the area. The application was passed with…

Belmont Officer involved in shooting death

A 46-year-old Belmont man recently indicted for attempted aggravated felonious sexual assault was shot and killed Saturday following a fight over a gun with Belmont police Officer Cpl. Evan Boulanger. Joseph Mazzitelli was brought to…

Girls Sports – Field Hockey

Windham 8, Merrimack Valley 1:  Windham led 3-0 at halftime. The Pride got on the scoreboard late in the second half. Hopkinton 5, White Mountains 1: After a three-game skid, the Hawks have won back-to-back games….

Boys Sports – Football

Hollis/Brookline 42,  H-D /Hopkinton 9: The RedHawks recovered a fumble off the Cavaliers’ opening kickoff, but it was all Hollis/Brookline from there. The Cavaliers had a 36-0 lead at halftime. Yianakopolos connected with Horne on a 20-yard pass for the RedHawks’ only scoring play…

In New Hampshire – October 2017

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Settlers Green takes local to new levels with Streetside Art Project & Expansion

The retail scene is changing on North Conway’s shopping strip as tax-free shopping, alive and thriving in Mt Washington Valley, continues to draw visitors from around the world.  Bucking the trend toward online shopping, brick and mortar stores are expanding in North Conway, NH where national brand name outlets share a shop-local sentiment with stores found…

History of The Portsmouth Plains; A Community Arts Project

Pontine Theatre invites community members to participate in their  HISTORY OF THE PORTSMOUTH PLAINS Community Arts Project. The program includes a series of six workshops held from 5:30 to 7pm on Thursdays beginning 14 September and ending 19 October. Workshops will focus on different aspects of this lively neighborhood…

Halloween Hoot ‘N Howl at the Science Center

It began in 1991 with live skits about nature with an eerie and often humorous twist. Since then, the annual Halloween Hoot N’ Howl at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has become a beloved event with multiple generations of families coming back year after year for Halloween fun. On Saturday, October 14 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., guests will enjoy various Halloween thrills on…

Loon Mountain Resort hosts White Mountain Oktoberfest

White Mountain Oktoberfest, the region’s largest celebration of German food, drink, and music, will take place at Loon Mountain Resort during Columbus Day Weekend, Oct. 7-8, 2017. Presented by Samuel Adams, White Mountain Oktoberfest will give visitors the chance to enjoy seasonal brews, bratwurst, and breathtaking fall foliage alongside friends old and new. An Oompah band will provide the soundtrack to two days of fun activities, including…

The Amazing Snow Leopard

On Wednesday, October 18, at the Nashua Public Library Jennifer Snell Rullman of the Snow Leopard Trust will present “The Amazing Snow Leopard,” with photos and footage of the wild cats. Find out how snow leopards are different from other cats, why they are endangered, and what threats they face. The talk is cosponsored by the Nashaway Chapter of the Audubon Society…

The Messenger – September 29, 2017

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Penacook saddened at death of principal Chris Foley

A popular elementary school principal in the Penacook community passed away surrounded by family Sunday. Chris Foley told his students about his cancer diagnosis in March. He leaves behind a wife and three young children…

Goffstown High School senior named National Merit Semifinalist

Goffstown High School Principal Frank McBride has announced that Senior Hannah Tate was named a 2018 National Merit Program Semifinalists. Seniors Ryan Cook and Danielle Vermette were named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000…

Volunteer drivers needed in Antrim, Deering, Hillsborough

Volunteer drivers are needed in Hillsborough, Antrim and Deering, New Hampshire. The Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc. (VTC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing transportation to non-emergent medical appointments through a network of volunteer drivers. “Becoming a volunteer driver is…

Senior Lifestyles – Sunapee Cove beginning a $4 million addition, renovation

North Branch Construction of Concord has begun work on the $4 million addition and renovation at Sunapee Cove Assisted Living located along Route 11 in Sunapee, NH. Sunapee Cove is a lakeside community offering comprehensive wellness services to its elderly residents, provided in the comfort and privacy of their own…

Girls Sports – Soccer

Hillsboro-Deering 5, Newport 4, OT: Newport was up 2-0 when Izaabella Warren scored in the 15th minute off a perfect pass from Kaylea Davison. Mara Grady scored off an assist by Warren in the 37th minute. Emily Wightman scored her first penalty kick in the 51st minute to give the Hillcats a 3-2 lead, but Newport scored two more before Davison tied the game in the 77th minute. Wightman scored on another penalty kick two minutes into overtime…

Boys Sports – Soccer

Souhegan 2, John Stark 1: Stark missed opportunities early and Souhegan took a 2-0 lead with two goals in a four-minute span midway through the second half. Derryfield 4, Hopkinton 0: The Hawks struggled to link up their midfields and forwards and had a difficult time…

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