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“Tales of a Fisherman,” a sojourn into the tranquility of the undersea world
08-30-2023 7:00 AM

The New Hampshire Art Association announces “Tales of a Fisherman,” a joint exhibition celebrating a love of fishing by two New Hampshire artists, Sheryl Bentley and John Catizone. Bound by their deep connection to fishing and the sea, Bentley and...

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Pittsfield passes everything but the proposed bottom line
03-15-2024 10:44 AM

By RAY DUCKLER

Voters in Pittsfield passed all 30 articles on Election Day except for the one that annually gains the most attention: the operating budget.The town’s proposed operating budget of $5.74 million failed by a 197-189 vote, meaning the town’s default...


In Allenstown, locals only at Merrimack River boat launch
03-13-2024 5:30 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Following years of frustration caused by out-of-staters parking at the Pelissier Boat Launch along the Merrimack River in Allenstown, voters struck back on Election Day, passing a measure by a count of 286-160 that allows resident-only access to one...


Allenstown seeks to split one job into two to increase talent pool
02-05-2024 7:48 AM

By RAY DUCKLER

Allenstown residents chose to reduce the potential operating budget at their deliberative session on Saturday, saving $25,000 by eliminating curbside recycling, which has emerged as a major talking point in recent years.The amended $5.5 million budget...


Waste, rescue services weigh on Allenstown budget
01-31-2024 5:02 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

The costs of two vital programs in Allenstown – solid waste disposal and recycling, and fire and ambulance services – are contributing to a proposed 17% budget increase that will be discussed at the town’s deliberative session on Saturday.Town...


Allenstown struggling to fill town clerk position after several resignations
01-29-2024 10:08 AM

By RAY DUCKLER

With all the preparation leading into Tuesday’s presidential primary followed by the start of town meeting season, it’s been a terrible time of the year to be without a full-time town clerk.Allenstown has been searching for a qualified individual to...


Allenstown considers new approach to keep out-of-towners from boat launch
12-29-2023 3:05 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Boaters in Allenstown began to notice last summer that parking spots at the Pelissier Boat Launch had been filled with out-of-state license plates.Parking at the boat launch is meant for locals only, and that unwritten rule seemed to deter outsiders...


Hometown Heroes: She saw a woman down on her luck, and she stepped in to help
09-29-2023 5:34 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Shilo Lynn of Allenstown read on Facebook recently that residents in the area had given food and money to a woman in the downtown village of Suncook.The woman had been spending an inordinate amount of time on a bench under a street light, alone,...


A local park, rich in history, is celebrating a birthday
09-16-2023 9:15 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown is a direct descendent of a program born during one of the most important times in U.S. history, and both are celebrating milestone birthdays this year.Bear Brook is 80. The Civilian Conservation Corps...


Staff shortages as school year approaches
08-29-2023 2:51 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

With the start of the school year just days away, school districts are still racing to complete their hiring for teaching and support staff positions.The school district that covers Weare, Henniker and Stoddard has at least four vacant teacher...


In Allenstown, $32 million school taking shape
08-21-2023 5:53 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Outside the trailer, Jack Finley’s new domain remained a work in progress – 89,000 square feet of dust, beeping trucks and grinding, ear-splitting saws.Inside the trailer, though, where the project manager and heavyweights from the Allenstown School...


In Allenstown, more living space adds to the community
07-27-2023 6:20 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Mike Frascinella, the chairman of the Allenstown Economic Development Committee and a member of the town’s planning board, speaks in measured tones, even when commenting about additions he believes will add personality, money and a richer sense...


State officials warn swimmers daily of unhealthy beaches
07-22-2023 6:55 PM

By GEOFF FORESTER

Stepbrothers Max Bergh and Dexter Cote enjoyed the waters at Bear Brook State Park this week during a summer visit with their parents.State officials have warned the public about the water quality at state beaches partly due to all the rain the state...


In Allenstown, a resident lends a helping hand to anyone and everyone
06-20-2023 8:47 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

If there’s something strange. . . in your neighborhood. . . who ya gonna call?John Murphy, of course. At least if the problem is centered in Allenstown. Murphy doesn’t chase ghosts and he’s not part of a commercial enterprise that does, but he keeps a...


Landfill Landscape: How lobbying influences New Hampshire’s solid waste management
05-20-2023 12:03 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

As New Hampshire grapples with the mounting challenge of solid waste management and disposal, private waste management companies have stepped up their lobbying efforts.With a slew of bills introduced in this year’s legislative session aimed at...


They won’t cut your hair, but they’ll sing you back to yesteryear. Anyone want to come aboard? 
04-19-2023 10:08 AM

By RAY DUCKLER

Sometimes, Louis Jacob wears a red vest, a white shirt and a black bow tie.He looks like someone from 100 years ago when barbershop quartets and even larger singing teams were common. A declining enrollment for such pursuits in years past was made...


Suncook Valley town crier for the week of March 26, 2023
03-28-2023 8:58 AM

ALLENSTOWNElderly database■Just In Case Program - Safety Net for Elderly and Vulnerable Community Members. The Just In Case Program is a comprehensive town-wide registry of elderly vulnerable community members of dementia, autism, and more. The...


Suncook Valley town crier for the week of March 19, 2023
03-21-2023 11:43 AM

ALLENSTOWNChurch anniversary■St. John the Baptist celebrates its 150th Anniversary with the birth of St. John the Baptist falls on June 24 and starts that day with a special mass at 4 p.m.; followed by a catered dinner, music, and a featured speaker....


Suncook Valley town crier for the week of March 12, 2023
03-14-2023 11:20 AM

ALLENSTOWNSt. Patrick’s Day supper■Allenstown Town Elections will be held on March 14 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall at 10 School St.■St. John the Baptist Parish Nurse Program and the Community Table will be closed on March...


Suncook Valley town crier for the week of March 5, 2023
03-07-2023 11:25 AM

ALLENSTOWNSenior Centeractivities■ServiceLink will be held on March 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. This is a great way to link up for information and support services with a ServiceLink representative to help you solve any problems you...


In Allenstown, 116 acres protected from development 
02-27-2023 5:21 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

In a scenic area near the north boundary of Bear Brook State Park, beavers will continue to build their dams, and this time it’s guaranteed.Bobcat kittens will still leave their small paw prints in the snow. Moose, bears and deer will never be pushed...

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