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Shop owners angry as Keene passes tobacco ban
KEENE — Shop owners are angry after the Keene City Council passed a ban on tobacco and other nicotine product sales to people under the age of 21, saying the city is hurting small businesses.
Keene man facing assault charges among those indicted by county grand jury
A Cheshire County grand jury recently indicted a Keene man on assault charges, alleging he choked a woman in Winchester earlier this year. Darren J. Bolio, 40, was indicted on two charges of second-degree assault, both felonies. The charges allege he choked the woman twice on the same day in Septemb
One seriously injured in Chesterfield crash
CHESTERFIELD, N.H. — A woman driving a Massachusetts-registered vehicle was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Monday afternoon after a three-vehicle crash on Route 9 at the intersection of Pond Brook Road.
Keene school board, union agree on contract for voters to consider in March
After several months working without a contract, Keene teachers and other staff are a major step closer to an agreement. The Keene School District announced in a news release Monday that the Keene Board of Education and the Keene Education Association, the district's teachers union, have reached a c
NJ senator makes stop at Keene home as part of sweep through state
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker arrived just after 10 Sunday morning, but visitors waited nearly an hour to hear him speak as he wound his way through a crowded Keene home. JoAnn Fenton and her husband, Bill, hosted the New Jersey Democrat and opened the event to the public. JoAnn Fenton said her home had nev
New Hampshire Boys D2 Preview: Defending Champ Keene Should Score; Dover In The Mix
KEENE (17-1-1) Fresh off the program’s first D2 State title, the Blackbirds return abundant firepower for a title defense. The challenge for coach Chris McIntosh and his staff will be to re-tool the defense and identify the successor to graduated goalie Myles Ditkoff, an All-State selection as a jun
Local first responders help area families in need find the perfect gifts
Several members of the Keene fire and police departments and DiLuzio Ambulance Service responded to Target Sunday morning for a report of eight families in need of some Christmas spirit.
Keene’s best wrestlers aiming for the top this year
I t may not even be Christmas yet, but Keene High senior wrestler Kyle Garrapy knows what his resolution for the new year is. “I’m definitely gunning for the state title,” Garrapy said.
Keene Public Library to celebrate 'Little Women' with holiday tea party
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of “Little Women,” and the Keene Public Library is celebrating with a holiday tea party on Saturday, Dec. 15. The tea will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the library at 60 Winter St., Keene.
State health department to host Medicaid information sessions
The N.H. Department of Health and Human Services will hold a series of meetings over the next two months to introduce a new health insurance program for people enrolled in Medicaid. In addition to meetings elsewhere in the state, the department will hold a session in Keene on Jan. 31, from 2:30 to 4
Cantwell takes to social media with broad threats
When Chris Cantwell learned that James Fields Jr. had been convicted of murder, he promised violent retribution — “complete and total destruction” by “an army of fanatics” ready to die for their cause.
Sentences handed down in Cheshire County Superior Court
Among those sentenced recently in Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene was a Brattleboro man who admitted to taking possession of a stolen vehicle. Timothy A. Wainwright, 43, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property, a felony, in Keene in August. According to sentencing documents, he received
N.H. State Parks to offer free New Year's Day hikes
N.H. State Parks is offering free New Year’s Day hikes at five parks across the state, including one in Cheshire County. The annual event is to provide people with the opportunity to welcome in 2019 in the outdoors while exercising and connecting with nature, according to a N.H. State Parks news rel
New vet takes over Keene animal hospital
A Keene veterinarians office as a new owner. Dr. Sabrina Russett has taken over Court Street Veterinary Hospital from the previous owner, Dr. Richard Righter, who is retiring, according to a news release. The 34-year-old practice is home to two other veterinarians, Dr. Kristina Hewitt and Dr. Kim Al
Nurse practitioner joins Cheshire Medical Center staff
Keene’s hospital has announced a new addition to its gastroenterology department. Erin Jablonski joins the department at Cheshire Medical Center as a nurse practitioner, according to a news release from the hospital. Before coming to Keene, Jablonski has held posts as an advance nurse practitioner a
'Tis the season for holiday songs, decor, trees ... and a Bush, by John McGauley
Okay, who’s responsible for getting this year’s Christmas tree that stands in Central Square in Keene?. Well, you did a damn good job; it’s the best-looking one we’ve had in my memory. It’s on a smaller, human scale and perfectly shaped. Lovely. In the past we’ve had fat ones, scraggly ones, lopside
Out & About: At La Salette Shrine in Enfield, a Nonbeliever Sees the Light
— If I’m being completely honest, the winter holidays have always made me a little uncomfortable. Maybe it has to do with the outpouring of extravagance, not just in the form of shopping, but in everything from the music to the sweets to the holiday celebrations. The darkness that comes earlier afte
Prospect House collecting holiday gifts for children of men in recovery
A Keene sober house is asking for the community’s help in collecting gifts for children whose fathers are in recovery. The Prospect House, which is on Water Street, opened its doors in October to men in recovery from substance use disorders. Its owners, Suzanne and David Boisvert, hope to gather hol
100+ Women Who Care donates to Hundred Nights
On Tuesday, Nov. 20, 100+ Women Who Care-Cheshire County presented a check for $14,000 to Hundred Nights, Inc., a cold weather shelter in Keene. The funds will enable Hundred Nights to purchase three sets of commercial-grade washers and dryers to provide laundry services to the homeless and disenfra
Parking kiosks go live at renovated Gilbo lot
As of Friday, the new kiosks in Keene’s recently redone Gilbo Avenue East parking lot are in use, according to a news release from the city. The three kiosks, which replace the meters, are in the lot along Gilbo Avenue, St. James Street and Lamson Street. They take coins and credit cards (for a fee)