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Cheshire County jail expands use of medication-assisted treatment for inmates

The Cheshire County jail is expanding its use of medication-assisted treatment for inmates in recovery from opioid misuse, a change that could affect dozens of people per year.


MUHS student to perform with orchestra in Keene, N.H.

KEENE, N.H. — Pianist Zachariah Burrows, a freshman at Middlebury Union High School and a piano student of Cynthia Huard, will perform the Rondo movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Keene Chamber Orchestra, on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. The concert


Police: Fight over paintbrush at Keene construction site leads to charges

A Massachusetts man was arrested Friday morning after an altercation between subcontractors over a paintbrush escalated to a knife fight, police said. Alex H. Cartagena, 24, of Revere was charged with second-degree assault, criminal threatening with a deadly weapon and reckless conduct with a deadly


Advisory commission looks to broaden region's appeal amid aging population

Amid projections that Cheshire and Hillsborough counties will become even grayer in coming decades than they already are, the Southwest Region Planning Commission is looking for ways to help communities in the region become more welcoming to people of all ages.


Winchester resident arrested on drug charges

WINCHESTER — A local man is facing drug-sale charges after police searched his residence Wednesday. Ronald W. St. Francis Jr., 45, of Winchester, is charged with three felony counts of sale of heroin/fentanyl, according to a news release from the Keene Police Department.


Penn Jillette Models Pho Keene Great Shirt, Promises to Visit!

The Pho Keene Great victory over the dastardly City of Keene gang continues to reverberate throughout the world. Now, the already popular Pho Keene Great t-shirt is being modeled by magician and comedian Penn Jillette on his Twitter account, where he’s followed by over 1,840,000 people.


‘We are grateful beyond words’: Teen injured in fiery New Hampshire crash released from hospital

A New Hampshire teen, who was injured in a fiery crash last month with a tractor-trailer, has been released from the hospital, his family says. Sam Lachance was released from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston on Wednesday, his mother, Jessica, shared on Facebook, recounting the agonizing m


Marlborough teen injured in sledding accident at Massachusetts school

A Marlborough teenager who was part of the Keene all-star team that went to the Babe Ruth World Series a couple years ago will spend more than a month in a full-torso cast following a sledding accident over the weekend that crushed a bone in his spine.


New Hampshire Senate passes bill to protect businesses from sales taxes

New Hampshire's Senate has unanimously passed a bill that prohibits other states from demanding that online retailers in the Granite State collect sales taxes. The bill was the result of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that said states can require online retailers to collect sales tax on purch


Community rallies behind mother, daughter displaced by Harrisville fire

HARRISVILLE — Two area women hope to raise money for a family in town after a fire severely damaged their home last weekend. Firefighters responded to the two-alarm blaze at a two-story residence on Chesham Road Sunday at around 4 p.m., according to Harrisville Fire Chief Wayne Derosia.


Police solve 1966 New Hampshire cold case murder

CONCORD, N.H. (WCAX) Authorities in New Hampshire have solved a 50-year-old cold case murder thanks to fingerprint evidence from the crime scene. In 1966, Everett Delano, 49, was shot and killed during a robbery at Sanborn's Garage in Andover, New Hampshire. Police had no leads at the time.


‘Cupid of Chaos’ may be prosecuted in New Hampshire first

ALFRED – York County District Attorney Kathryn Slattery said both Maine and New Hampshire are willing to extradite Michael Middleton, the man charged in New Hampshire with bigamy and who faces a number of charges in Maine.


Keene boys’ hockey team holds fundraiser to fight cancer

The Keene High boys’ hockey team delivered a different kind of check on the ice Wednesday night; the kind that can help save lives. The Blackbirds held their first ever “KHS Boys’ Hockey Fights Cancer” night at Keene ICE, as part of their regularly scheduled game against Lebanon.


Jaffrey man indicted on aggravated sexual assault charge

A Jaffrey resident has been charged with sexually assaulting someone while she slept. Elijah Fogg, 18, was indicted late last month in Cheshire County Superior Court on a charge of aggravated felonious sexual assault.


Alleged dealer arrested, but drug house drama continues

BRATTLEBORO — Police have arrested a 21-year-old Hartford, Connecticut, man on a half-dozen charges including aggravated assault some two months after they raided his former residence here and seized a cache of illegal drugs and weapons.


Big changes coming to Medicaid in New Hampshire

CONCORD — The Executive Council has tabled a nearly $1 billion contract for Medicaid services to hold public hearings and share more information about the three companies who will manage health care for one out of seven New Hampshire residents over the next five years.


City resident indicted in knife incident in Keene

A Keene man arrested in November after an alleged assault with a knife has been indicted on several felony charges. Mark Dennis, 32, is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and being a felon in possession of a deadly weapon.


Police investigate sound of gunshots in Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO — Police are investigating reports of shots fired in the area of 33 Oak St. just before 9 p.m. on Tuesday. According to a statement from the Brattleboro Police Department, officers interviewed vehicle occupants, apartment residents and neighbors, among others in the area.


Owner of Keene Vietnamese noodle shop fulfills a dream

KEENE, N.H. (WCAX) A new restaurant in Keene, New Hampshire, hopes to cash in on international attention because of its name. After a recent dust-up which went viral, the town and owners of a Vietnamese restaurant have come to an agreement.


Brattleboro girls win on home ice

BRATTLEBORO — Juliana Miskovich tallied twice to help the Brattleboro Union High School varsity girls ice hockey team to a 2-1 win over Burr and Burton on Wednesday evening at Memorial Park.