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Keene residents charged with endangering children

Authorities have charged two Keene residents with endangering children by allegedly keeping drugs and drug paraphernalia at home. Jonathan S. Chirichiello, 41, and Melissa Chirichiello, 34, each face a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child. The charge against Jonathan Chirichiello

SENTINELSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-19 16:00:00

Vermont State Police encounter pregnant woman injecting heroin at Springfield Park and Ride

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. - Vermont State Police say a woman, who is several months pregnant, was found to be injecting heroin at the Springfield Park and Ride Monday night. State Police noted the incident in a media release for a saturation patrol conducted throughout Windham County. In an email, Vermont St

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-20 19:59:57

VSP arrest man for possession of heroin, bath salts after found walking in the middle of the road

HARTLAND, Vt. - Vermont State Police arrested a New Hampshire man after finding him walking in the middle of Route 5 in Hartland. Police say they found Stephen Hill, 40, of Claremont, NH in the early morning hours on Monday. An investigation later revealed Hill was in possession of heroin/fentanyl a

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-19 12:19:36

Belletetes appeal dismissed on technicality

A Keene court has dismissed a lawsuit over a zoning board decision to grant variances requested by a building-supply retailer hoping to expand its Jaffrey headquarters. The case's dismissal likely clears the way for the retailer, Belletetes, to move to the next phase of the approval process. The law

SENTINELSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-20 16:00:00

Ignoring the law: Local official goes rogue

Despite a fairly good-sized nor'easter last week, New Hampshire towns managed to hold their elections and town meetings as scheduled. Except for Washington. Town Moderator Barbara Gaskell decided the snow was too heavy and postponed Tuesday's official balloting until Saturday. Gaskell had absolutely

UNION LEADER - 2018-03-21 06:07:00

Fitzwilliam firefighters battle house fire

FITZWILLIAM - Firefighters fought a house fire in town early Sunday morning, according to dispatchers at Southwest N.H. Fire Mutual Aid. The fully involved house fire, at 12 Westminster Drive, was called in Sunday around 12:20 a.m., according to Mutual Aid. Dispatchers said they did not believe the

SENTINELSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-19 16:00:00

Student marchers handed detention after protest

PETERBOROUGH - The 100-plus students who left ConVal Regional High School last week to march downtown to protest gun violence and school shootings face two days of detention. The protest was part of a national movement in response to the Valentine's Day shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., t

SENTINELSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-20 16:00:00

VSP: Cause of barn fire undetermined, but does not appear suspicious

TOWNSHEND, Vt. - Vermont State Police say a barn fire in Townshend does not appear to be suspicious. Townshend Fire Department got a call from the owner of the barn close to 1:00 a.m. Sunday, who said he saw flames coming from his barn, located across the street from his home. Fire crews found fire

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-19 18:37:23

A Helping Hand for Salamanders

Every year, on the first warm, rainy nights of spring, tens of thousands of amphibians make their way - sometimes up to a quarter-mile, on tiny feet - to vernal pools and other wetlands to breed. It's a perilous journey, and many are killed when they must cross busy roads. Studies have shown that th

SENTINELSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-19 15:00:00

City exceeds goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, community falls short

Fourteen years ago, Keene embarked on an initiative to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Officials adopted a climate action plan in 2004 that set a goal of reducing emissions by 2015 to levels below what they were in 1995. Specifically, the plan called for reducing greenhouse gas emissions genera

SENTINELSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-19 16:00:00

Man Allegedly Beats, Strangles Family Member: Dunbarton Police

DUNBARTON, NH - A local man was arraigned in superior court today after being arrested for allegedly assaulting a family member. Dwayne Demers, 46, of Mansion Road in Dunbarton, was arrested on March 18, 2018, for second-degree assault, a felony, as well as domestic violence-assault. Yesterday after

PATCH - 2018-03-19 21:32:52

Fire destroys barn, 3 goats dead, horses OK

TOWNSHEND - At just past midnight on Sunday, the Townshend Fire Department responded to a barn fire on Deer Valley Road. Upon arrival, firefighters found fire in the second floor of the barn that had already compromised the roof. Crews were able to knock down the fire, as it had already progressed


Trump calls for death penalty to 'get tough' on drug pushers

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) Unveiling a long-awaited plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction, President Donald Trump called Monday for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including embracing a tactic employed by some of the global strongmen he admires: the death penalty. "Toughnes

SEACOAST ONLINE - 2018-03-19 13:03:28

Kushner company accused of falsifying records

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law, on Sept. 26, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)WASHINGTON - White House senior adviser Jared Kushner's real estate company routinely filed false documents as it pushed vulnerable tenants ou

UNION LEADER - 2018-03-19 11:55:00

In Hancock, confusion and no vote on a new police cruiser

HANCOCK - Some voters sat for more than five hours in the town meetinghouse Saturday, a good portion of it spent not changing how the town buys its police cars. While the town budget of $2,322,560 sailed through with nary a voice of dissent, more than half the meeting was devoted to buying a new fir


Bellows Falls drug suspect charged in federal court

BURLINGTON - A 24-year-old Bellows Falls man, who police say was found with 1,001 bags of heroin in his car, was released from federal court in Burlington on conditions on Tuesday. Joshua K. Williams also had 28 grams of cocaine during a search of his car, according to Detective Trooper Jeffrey Ste


Boomeranging Back to the Monadnock Region

Keene's population hit slightly more than 23,000 in 1990, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and has hovered around that figure ever since. The bureau's estimate in 2016 was 23,406 people. It's been a stable figure - or stagnant, depending on who you ask - but Cheshire County's population dropped


Katie Day knows that. As communications and marketing manager at MoCo Arts in Keene, much of her effort is trained on spotlighting the work being done behind the scenes.

Behind any finished product, there's almost always a lot of hard work. MoCo Arts, a nonprofit arts education organization that offers dance, theatre and multi-arts camps for children ages eight months to 18-plus years, provides year-round arts education as well as dance and theater productions for t


Dublin police chase ends with crash in Marlborough

Police in Dublin said they arrested 54-year-old Michael Dansereau, of Surry, on Friday afternoon after chasing him to Marlborough. Police said they tried to pull Dansereau over at the intersection of Route 101 and Gowling Lane in Dublin for speeding but he tried to evade police. Police followed him


State police use night-vision equipment, helicopter to find fleeing man

BRANDON LEGEREMANCHESTER - A Greenville man who ran away from officers during a search was found a few hours later after a search involving a New Hampshire State Police helicopter, police said. An officer patrolling the area of Lowell and Maple streets around 12:20 a.m. Saturday observed a man "ac