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Valley News

Claremont man to remain involuntarily committed as danger to others

NEWPORT, N.H. — A 57-year-old Claremont man will remain involuntarily committed, for now, as a danger to society after previously being found not competent to stand trial for barricading himself in his apartment and firing more than 100 rounds into his neighborhood two years ago. Sullivan Superior Court Judge Brian...
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Police work to clear homeless encampment in Manchester

MANCHESTER, N.H. — New Hampshire State Police were working Monday to clear out a homeless encampment along I-293 in Manchester. The state Department of Transportation said the homeless camp was on state property, and in July, officials raised concerns about the camp, in part because people had to cross a highway ramp to access the area.
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Concord Monitor

Nursing home staffing shortage at the forefront

While many New Hampshire employers are still processing new vaccine requirements announced by the Biden administration Sept. 9, a federal mandate has for nursing homes was announced a month ago. Facilities across the state anticipate losing staff when the mandate goes into effect, but just how large the impact will...

Sept. 20 NH DHHS COVID-19 update: 186 postive results with 69 in Manchester; 1 death reported

CONCORD, NH – On Monday, September 20, 2021, DHHS announced 186 new positive test results for COVID-19 for Sunday, September 19. Today’s results include 150 people who tested positive by PCR test and 36 who tested positive by antigen test. DHHS also announced 435 cases from Friday, September 17 (349 by PCR and 86 by antigen test), and 409 cases from Saturday, September 18 (311 by PCR and 98 by antigen test). Test results for previous days are still being processed and updated case counts for prior days will be reflected on the COVID-19 interactive dashboard. There are now 3,769 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire.

Weare superintendent, administrators cover for staff members after COVID-19 clusters

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Administrators in one New Hampshire school district are covering for school staff members who contracted COVID-19 from classroom exposures. Weare Superintendent Jacqueline Coe and other administrators were staffing classrooms Monday because of COVID-19 infections among staff members, district officials said. In a letter, Coe cited two clusters...

Mayor Craig participates in solar array groundbreaking at former landfill

Manchester, NH – On Monday, Mayor Joyce Craig, the Manchester Department of Public Works and partners broke ground on the City of Manchester’s newest solar array after over two years of preparation and planning. Once completed, this project will be the largest municipal solar array in the state with more...

Winchendon resident elected national secretary of the American Legion Auxiliary

WINCHENDON — Dr. Coral May Grout of Winchendon was elected national secretary of the American Legion Auxiliary at the organization’s 100th National Convention. In her role, Grout will serve as a corporate officer to maintain constant and continuous control of all trademarks, trade names, patents and copyrights of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Union Leader

'Decommissioning' ceremony set for Hallsville School

A special decommissioning ceremony will be held at Hallsville Elementary School this weekend, commemorating the school’s long educational tradition in the Queen City. The final bell rang at Hallsville this past June, 130 years after it opened. A decommissioning ceremony and open house will be held this Saturday, Sept. 25, from 3-5 p.m. at the school, located at 275 Jewett St.

Comedy Night at the Shaskeen Pub rebranded as Ruby Room Comedy

MANCHESTER, NH – After nearly a decade of laughs, Comedy Night at the Shaskeen lives on as the rebranded Ruby Room Comedy, with a full lineup planned into Fall 2021. Since 2013, Dave Carter and Nick Lavallee provided a platform for local artists and comedy legends alike to share the stage, making Wednesday night comedy a tradition for downtown Manchester’s bar-going crowd. On August 27, The Facebook page for “Comedy Night at the Shaskeen Pub” announced that September 1 would be the duo’s last show as producers and hosts, marking an eight-year run for their take on comedy night. In its place, Ruby Room Comedy, hosted by Geneva Beaudoin, launched on September 8 with a lineup that featured Andy Haynes, Jaylene Tran, and Sam Pelletier. Haynes, a seasoned comedian, has been featured on Comedy Central, Conan, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Athol Daily News

H.S. Football Notebook: Week 2 offers some more clarity

Week 2 of the high school football season is in the books and it was a much better week for Recorder area schools than the opening salvo. With one more week of independent games remaining before league play begins, here’s some observations:. Athol bounces back. It wasn’t the start to...
Keene Sentinel

Fitzwilliam pole producer with wide reach eyes further growth

FITZWILLIAM — Dan Scheerer spots the handiwork of his company, PLP Composites, in all sorts of places. The Fitzwilliam business produces fiberglass light poles and flagpoles, like the one on Keene’s Central Square, which has been there since the mid-1980s. The 80-foot-tall pole in front of Keene Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram came from PLP, too, as did the smaller one at the Troy Cemetery, which has stood for about 40 years.
Concord Monitor

Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success grows an opportunity

Manchester and Concord are areas of national refugee resettlement, with people arriving from Kenya, Bhutan, Somalia and many other countries. The Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS) in Manchester works with farming communities in Dunbarton and Concord to provide agricultural jobs to new Americans, while supplying fresh organic produce to CSAs across southern New Hampshire.