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Planning the end: Barbara Filion looks to Vermont for medical aid in dying
03-02-2024 7:30 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Barbara Filion made her way carefully to the kitchen, sidestepping furniture, making sure her footing remained steady as she opened her freezer stocked with tubs of chocolate ice cream swirled with white chocolate.“This is the best!” she declared,...

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Concord to work with Bow in water expansion project
03-04-2024 10:00 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

After over 40 years of attempts, the city of Concord has finally agreed to work with Bow in helping extend its water main and connect it with Concord’s water system.“They have given the OK. We’ve had meetings. Our engineers are working with their...


Baby boxes for unwanted newborns proposed in New Hampshire
03-03-2024 6:01 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Twenty years ago, on a cold winter day, with snow blanketing the ground and sunshine barely piercing through the clouds, Margaret Drye, an EMT, received a call to respond to a distressing report – a baby had been left outside.The newborn still with...


Contoocook's Covered Bridge Restaurant set for revival
03-02-2024 10:00 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Perched right on the banks of the Contoocook River, the once-quiet Contoocook’s Covered Bridge Restaurant, its doors shuttered for more than two years, is set to be revived with fresh energy.The specifics on whether the restaurant is reopening or a...


Hopkinton to hold SB2 hearing
03-01-2024 4:56 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

After Hopkinton’s school district had a public hearing to gauge whether residents want to transition away from traditional meetings, the town will hold a hearing for the same next week.On Monday, the select board will hold a public hearing to gather...


Controversy-free town meeting expected in Bow
02-28-2024 4:18 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

During this year’s town meeting in Bow, residents will have a break from the almost annual push to split its form of self-government to include a separate deliberative session and voting day, which has been consistently on the ballot in recent...


Henniker man who left girlfriend’s body on the side of road faces one year in jail
02-27-2024 1:06 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Thomas Hanley of Henniker is facing one year in jail after pleading guilty to charges that he left his girlfriend’s body on the side of Interstate 89 after she jumped out of a moving vehicle.Hanley, 31, pleaded guilty at the Merrimack County Superior...


In Hopkinton, community connects with ukuleles
02-26-2024 4:24 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Echoes of melodic strumming and the gentle fluttering of sheet music fill the walls of Hopkinton’s library in the evenings, as the Contookuleles gather at their monthly meetups, for a celebration of their shared passion for music and the ukulele.Ric...


Hopkinton pushes for SB2 in school elections
02-26-2024 8:00 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Loren Clement wants every resident in Hopkinton, regardless of their age, health or work schedule, to have an equal opportunity to participate in town and school annual meetings.He firmly believes the town and school should move away from the...


Court upholds Bow Planning Board’s decision to approve 190-feet cell tower
02-22-2024 5:36 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Depending on their vantage point, Bow residents will soon see a 190-foot cell tower in town, following a court ruling that upheld the planning board’s decision to waive local ordinances for its construction.After Kristina and Rob Parisien appealed the...


Northwood school board member resigns over offensive social media activity
02-21-2024 4:57 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

A Northwood school board member who posted racist and vulgar messages on social media resigned Tuesday, a day before the school board was set to discuss his conduct.Gary Caron’s social media activity, which included racist and sexually explicit posts...


Dueling lawsuits target Sanborn’s casino plans on Heights
02-20-2024 5:13 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

One lawsuit challenging the Concord Planning Board’s approval of Andy Sanborn’s new casino on Loudon Road is on hold as another suit against a zoning board decision proceeds.Concord resident Kassey Cameron sued the city in July after the planning...


Bow to address cell service issues with new company
02-19-2024 5:37 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

More than a year after attempting to address the dead zones in Bow with a massive cell tower that is facing legal challenges, the town is now pursuing a fresh approach with a new company.Despite the ongoing court battle over the previous 190-foot cell...


Contoocook pantry grows seeds, gives back to neighbors
02-19-2024 8:00 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Laura Russell has been growing vegetables like potatoes, lettuce, beans, and carrots for more than 20 years in her humble 4-foot-by-6-foot plot at her Warner home.For her, it’s not just a personal interest but a means to savor the bounty of homegrown...


DES neutral on bills to prevent out-of-state trash
02-15-2024 4:30 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Tom Tower found the decision to privatize solid waste management in New Hampshire decades ago to be a logical choice. However, with the state’s sluggish pace in updating its plan to deal with its trash and the alarming influx of waste from neighboring...


Hopkinton retains pay-by-bag trash program despite compliance issues
02-13-2024 1:33 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Hopkinton’s pay-by-bag program that requires residents to dispose of their trash using green bags has had issues with compliance over the years. Despite the program’s intention to create an incentive to reduce waste through green bag usage, the...


State to study waste dumped in landfills and incinerators
02-12-2024 5:38 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

The public might get a better understanding of what exactly is getting dumped in the state’s landfills and where it’s coming from, now that the Department of Environmental Services has initiated the first comprehensive study of the waste stream.Set to...


Earn while you learn: NH Veterans Home nursing course applications open
02-12-2024 10:28 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

The New Hampshire Veterans Home has opened its applications for its Licensed Nursing Assistant Trainee (LNAT) course, offering aspiring nurses an opportunity to earn while they learn.Students enrolled in the program will receive training and will also...


Dunbarton’s budget increase offset by surplus funds
02-09-2024 12:34 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

For Dunbarton residents, the town has achieved a minimal 1.15% increase in its operating budget by utilizing surplus fund balances to support a portion of operational costs, effectively easing the burden on taxpayers.Selectman David Nault credits the...


Hopkinton school budget hike sparks concern
02-08-2024 3:37 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Tricia Lambert fears this will be another year when the Hopkinton school district takes the lion’s share of funding, leaving little for the town’s needs.Taxpayers only have so much money they can pay, and she worries town priorities will be squeezed...


Medical assistance in dying bill draws large turnout
02-07-2024 5:09 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

People in wheelchairs, others relying on crutches, some facing terminal illness and some caregivers packed a hearing Wednesday for a bill that would allow medically assisted dying in New Hampshire.While most of the attendees expressed support for...

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