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Family mourns motorcyclist killed in Penacook crash
07-22-2024 8:53 AM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Wendy McLauchlan’s tattoos, painted on much of her body, tell the story of her life’s loves and losses. From the birth footprint of her first grandchild to the butterflies signifying her mother’s spirit to the clock memorializing her dad’s health...

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Bridge painting will complicate I-89 travel
07-23-2024 2:29 PM

Driving on I-89 through Warner and Hopkinton is about to get a little more complicated as the state paints a couple of bridges.The N.H. Department of Transportation project consists of painting the steel beams of bridges carrying I-89 northbound and...


New Hampshire Telephone Museum partners with Honor Bear Project to bring attention to veteran suicide
07-18-2024 3:02 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

To address the rate of suicide among veterans and first responders, the New Hampshire Telephone Museum is partnering with The Honor Bear Project to plant over 660 American flags this Saturday.The event kicks off at 1 p.m. at the museum in Warner, with...


Closed Magdalen College in Warner, with 129 acres, is for sale
06-27-2024 3:29 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

The former Magdalen College of Liberal Arts in Warner, which closed in May after 50 years as the state’s smallest college, is up for sale. The campus with eight buildings on 129 acres was put on the market this week for $5.5 million.The sale, which...


Warner man sentenced for pretending to be asbestos abatement professional
06-18-2024 3:57 PM

A Warner man has been sentenced to a year in jail for pretending to be an asbestos abatement professional, authorities announced Tuesday.Jordon M. Dunne, 28, pleaded guilty and has been sentenced in the Sullivan County Superior Court to felony...


Opinion: A look at the Elderly Property Tax Exemption
06-11-2024 4:03 PM

By David N. Carle

David N. Carle lives in Warner. ‘Median sales price of single-family homes in New Hampshire surge” is a headline theme these days, with undercurrents of the lack of affordable housing. A shortage of new houses, high mortgage rates, and zoning laws...


Memorial Day 2024 parades and events in Concord and surrounding towns
05-23-2024 1:30 PM

The following list was created from entries from community members who submit content for our weekly Talk of the Towns. Please check your town website for updated information, or if your town is not listed.Allenstown; May 27; Memorial Day Mass; St....


Granite Geek: A museum about N.H. telephones is a whole lot more
05-20-2024 3:02 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

There’s something a little surprising about one of New Hampshire’s best museums, the small but mighty New Hampshire Telephone Museum in Warner: You’re not supposed to touch most of the exhibits even though they’re the kind of thing we’ve touched all...


In Warner, housing committee driving conversation on new solutions
05-04-2024 9:39 AM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

As Sally Metheany neared 80 years old, she decided to sell her house in Warner, bidding farewell to her garden beds in favor of renting a more manageable apartment along Main Street.Her new abode in downtown Warner sits at the top of a set of stairs,...


Former Warner town administrator placed on leave in Newbury
04-14-2024 12:02 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Diane Ricciardelli, the former town administrator in Warner, was placed on administrative leave from her new job in Newbury recently after an emergency non-public select board meetingScott Wheeler, the chair of the Newbury Board of Selectmen,...


Tractor trailer rolls over on I-89 in Warner during storm, driver cited for speeding
04-04-2024 10:13 AM

By ARIANNA MACNEILL

A tractor trailer rolled over on I-89 southbound in Warner Wednesday night as the early spring storm began to barrel through the region, leaving the highway closed for several hours.State police said they were called to the area near mile marker 21.6...


Sunshine Week: Warner financial audit attracts attention
03-16-2024 9:00 AM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

A routine audit of the town of Warner’s finances found officials were sometimes slow to deposit funds, late to pay credit card bills, and some account balances didn’t add up, among other financial irregularities.While the accounting firm of Vachon...


In Warner, attempt to cap taxes fails, voters give food pantry free rent
03-14-2024 4:49 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Michael Cutting opened Warner’s Town Meeting with a mea culpa. The long-time town budget committee chair admitted town spending over the last five years had gotten out of control.Since 2019, the town’s annual operating budget has increased from $4...


Community power continues spreading through the region
03-09-2024 1:10 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Community power, the system under which communities can buy their own electricity instead of depending on the utility, is continuing its rapid expansion in towns throughout the region.Three Concord area towns are among the dozen launching the system...


Opinion: The fate of a river in Warner
03-09-2024 7:00 AM

By DAVID M. CARROLL

Artist, naturalist, and writer David M. Carroll lives in Warner. As it has long come to be for any places with wildness, natural wildness with rich and complex ecosystems and biological diversity, the fate of the Warner River and its ecologically and...


At Town Meeting, Warner looks to settle tumultuous year
03-07-2024 6:34 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

For Karen Coyne, Warner seemed like the perfect retirement town for her family. She and her husband bought a house on a dead-end road with seven other houses. And then for the past three years, they’ve seen double-digit tax increases forcing their...


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...


Firefighters redirected from Dunbarton fire to burning Warner home
02-16-2024 4:20 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Bradford fire chief Bryan Nowell arrived at the scene of a two-alarm fire in Warner to find the three-bedroom log home engulfed in flames.Just before 8 p.m. Nowell was on the way to assist with a fire in Dunbarton when he received the Warner call and...


Warner residents to vote on select board expansion to five members
02-12-2024 10:28 AM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Christine Frost recognizes the many duties of a select board member in Warner. Sometimes they need to know the role of a town librarian. Other times, they’re a town historian. And they’re often equal parts rule-setter and follower. She believes it’s a...


Growing tax burden and affordability hit home in Warner
02-07-2024 5:19 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Diane Richter knows two things to be true. When she moved to Dunbarton 22 years ago, she saw friends of generational families move after the town passed a significant tax spike. If the proposed budget passes in Warner, where she lives now, the same...


Small Catholic college in Warner to close
11-11-2023 11:32 AM

Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts in Warner will close at the end of this academic year, the latest victim of declining post-secondary enrollment in New Hampshire, according to the state.The school, which moved to Kearsarge Mountain Road in 1991...

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