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Volunteers Sought for Connecticut River Water Sample Effort

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pomfret — Volunteers are needed to help with a one-day water quality monitoring program in the Twin States’ portion of the Connecticut River watershed. The “sample-palooza” will include nutrient monitoring at about 60 locations in the Connecticut River watershed on the same day. A dry, low-waterflow day is needed for the event, and organizers are aiming for one of the following dates: July 30, July 31, Aug. 6 or Aug. …

Man Climbs All 48 N.H. 4,000-Footers for Prouty

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The method with which Brad Taylor has chosen to contribute to the Prouty this year could be considered downright lunacy. Then again, that’s at least part of the idea. Taylor, 55, of Canterbury, N.H., is climbing Mount Moosilauke today to complete his “Full Moon 48” initiative, a summiting of all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-foot summits between the full moons of June and …

Recreation Notes: Towns Honor Accident Victim

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tragedy afflicted Tunbridge last month when 20-year-old Jen Kinnarney, of South Royalton, died from injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident. While both communities mourned, more than 100 friends gathered to help make things a little easier for the Kinnarney family. A double-elimination softball tournament held June 21 at the Tunbridge recreation fields …

Hall Call: VPA to Induct McLaughlin

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Woodstock — These things happen to guys who win a lot at the high school level. Having retired as Woodstock Union High School football coach after the 2012 season with 211 wins and nine state championships, Jim McLaughlin is bound for the Vermont Principals Association hall of fame. …

Don Mahler: A Diamond Giant Departs

Sunday, February 16, 2014

By any measure, we lost a giant last week. By word of mouth we got the news, sad news, tragic news, tearful news: John Bagonzi had died Thursday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center following a period of declining health. …

Man Confesses in Murder: Dorchester Native Admits He Killed Woman 23 Years Ago

Saturday, February 15, 2014

North Haverhill — A Grafton County native twice convicted of murdering women pleaded guilty to a third murder on Friday, bringing to a close a case that has been unsolved since 1991. Craig Conkey, 47, received a mandatory …

Local Roundup: Second Quarter Key for Thetford Academy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thetford — All the pieces clicked together in the second quarter for the host Thetford boys basketball team. Down by four after the first quarter, the Panthers erupted for 23 points in the second en route to beating …

Grafton County Appoints New Commissioner

Thursday, January 30, 2014

North Haverhill — Filling the seat left vacant by the death of Ray Burton, state Rep. Linda Lauer, D-Bath, was appointed Grafton County commissioner Monday in a 17-4 county delegation ballot vote. “I’m grateful and humbled by the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Jan. 29

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Small Earthquake Rattles Haverhill Haverhill — A mild earthquake rumbled through Haverhill and surrounding towns for several seconds Tuesday morning, causing no apparent injuries or damage to property or infrastructure — and speeding the wake-up routine for some …

A Life: Robert Goodell Brown, 1923-2013; ‘He Would Argue to the Point Rather Than Argue to the Man’

Monday, January 13, 2014

Thetford — When it came to breakfast, Robert Brown was a creature of habit. For the past nine years, Brown drove nearly every morning from his house in Thetford Center, where he lived alone, to Isabell’s Cafe on …

Grants Available For Food, Shelter Programs

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Federal grant money is available for emergency food and shelter programs in Grafton County. The Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board, through the State of New Hampshire Set-Aside Committee, has allocated $18,208 for local governments and nonprofits operating emergency food and shelter programs in the county. To …

Regulators: N. Haverhill Finance Firm Unlicensed Since 1982

Sunday, January 12, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — After a tip and investigation, state banking and securities regulators issued a cease and desist order to Upper Valley Commercial Corp. and its principals for operating without a license. Four days later, the finance company, which has about $12 million in assets and owes …

Grafton, N.H., Man Going to Prison for Sex Assault Against Minor

Friday, January 10, 2014

North Haverhill — A 39-year-old Grafton man will serve 10 to 20 years in the New Hampshire State Prison after a Grafton County Superior Court jury convicted him in October of aggravated felonious sexual assault and two counts …