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Franklin fire guts School St. home, kills two cats

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A two-alarm fire in Franklin has left a two-family residence uninhabitable. The fire at 40 School St. was reported at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday, Captain Bruce Goldthwaite said. The residents home at the time of the fire, two cats and several pit bulls were safely evacuated, but three other cats died, he said. The fire, which started on the second floor of the building, is under investigation by the state’s fire …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Softball champions The New Hampshire Comets 10U team swept a two-game series against Northeast Heat to claim the 10U NH ASA Junior Olympic championship for the second straight year. The Comets were led by the pitching performance of Kaitlyn Boelter (six innings, 16 strikeouts, three walks and no hits allowed) and Penelope Ayotte …

Police say Sanbornton homeowner interrupted burglary in progress, two suspects in custody

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Two Franklin men were arrested Monday following a reported break-in and assault at a Sanbornton residence. Frederick Temple, Jr., 30, and Cody Merrill, 21, were arrested by the Sanbornton police Monday and are being held on cash bail, police said. A homeowner on Stage Road in Sanbornton called police after he said he …

Announcements: Create a memorial mosaic

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

HOPKINTON Make a mosaic Rosemary Dougal was a longtime volunteer and supporter of the Hopkinton Town Library. Through the generosity of her family and friends, the library commissioned local mosaic artist Lizz Van Saunto to work with community members to create a memorial mosaic piece on the lawn …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

High school tournaments today Softball Division I semifinals At Southern NH University No. 8 Concord (14-6) vs. No. 4 Dover (16-4), 7 p.m. Previous tournament games: Concord eliminated No. 9 Merrimack, 8-1, and No. 16 Pinkerton, 5-2. Dover rolled past No. 13 Bedford, 13-1, and No. 5 Alvirne, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Northeast Girls’ Lacrosse League champs Seven Bow girls were members of the 2015 NH Girls Tomahawks spring elite team that competed with other NH teammates in the Northeast Girls Lacrosse League of Massachusetts. The team won the A …

Bad weather postpones high school tourney action

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Yesterday’s inclement weather forced the postponement of all the outdoor action in the NHIAA tournaments. All three girls’ lacrosse championship games were pushed back, with the Division III game being rescheduled for today and the D-I and D-II games being rescheduled for tomorrow. The D-II baseball semifinals were …

People for June 9, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

DANBURY Meaghan Lavin was named a presidential scholar for the spring 2015 semester at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. She is a sophomore environmental engineering major. EPSOM Marissa Kibbee was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. She is a …

High schools: Hopkinton softball falls off pace late in quarterfinal loss to Campbell

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

For five innings, Hopkinton gave two-time defending champion Campbell all it could handle. Hawks starter Becca Shatney locked her team in a pitchers’ duel with the Cougars’ Olivia Martinage. Neither team was willing to budge, making all the …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

High school tournaments today Softball Division II semifinals At Southern NH University No. 7 Pembroke (14-4) vs. No. 3 Coe-Brown (15-3), 5 p.m. Previous tournament games: Pembroke nipped No. 10 St. Thomas, 5-4, and upset No. 2 Windham, 1-0 in nine innings. Coe-Brown bested No. 14 Kennett, 5-1, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Bow majors champs The Pizza Man Nationals (pictured) beat the Concord Orthopedic Pirates, 13-1, to claim the Bow Cal Ripken majors division trophy. For the Nationals, pitchers Matt Lamy and Matt Selleck only need a combined total of …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, June 8, 2015

High school tennis A pair of Concord High tennis doubles teams are headed to the state semifinals after moving through early-round action yesterday. The boys’ top-seeded team of Justin Toler and Thomas Bengtson won their first match by injury default, blanked a team from Moultonborough, 8-0, then survived …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Monday, June 8, 2015

High school tournaments today Softball Division III quarterfinals No. 8 Hopkinton (14-3) at No. 1 Campbell (16-1), 4 p.m. P revious tournament games: Hopkinton topped No. 9 Newport, 4-1. Campbell blanked No. 16 Monadnock, 10-0. Head to head: Campbell edged Hopkinton, 10-8, in the regular-season finale on May …