Peterborough, NH

Bedford, NH Woman Accused Of Living With Dead Mother For 5 Months Faces ‘Abuse Of A Corpse’ Charge

BEDFORD, N.H. (CBS) — A Bedford, New Hampshire woman accused of living with her mother’s body for months after she died has been arrested. Kimberly K. Heller, 54, is charged with abuse of a corpse, Bedford police said Friday. Officers arrested her on Nov. 18. Police said they responded to the home on Ministerial Court where they both lived on Oct. 24, following a wellness check request from family members who had not seen Heller’s mother for months. No one answered the door. Police said officers returned the next day but Heller wouldn’t let them in. They came back later with a search warrant, and that’s when they found her mother’s body. “Bedford Police later learned that HELLER’s mother died in the days before Memorial Day in May,” police said in a statement. “An autopsy by the State Medical Examiner determined that she died of natural causes.” Police said they contacted the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General after discovering that Social Security payments to Heller’s mother were still being deposited into her bank account months after her death. Heller is due in court in Merrimack on Jan. 6, 2022.  
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Keene Sentinel

Legislation would ease N.H. yearly auto inspection requirements

At the Fenton Family Dealerships in Swanzey, technicians perform state-required annual vehicle inspections for $39.99, and Rep. Donovan Fenton of Keene, whose family owns the business, says the service is an important safety check. But his friend and fellow Democrat, Rep. Casey Conley of Dover says there is no evidence...

Hudson police cruiser involved in Rt. 111 crash

HUDSON, N.H. — Hudson police confirmed one of their cruisers was involved in an accident Friday evening on Route 111. Route 111 near Park Avenue was closed while investigators worked, according to a WMUR reporter at the scene. The road has been reopened. Hudson police have not said if anyone...
Athol Daily News

Orange police chief plans to create lieutenant position

ORANGE — The town’s police chief this week announced his plan to create a lieutenant’s position within his department, with the intent to promote one of his two sergeants to the job. James Sullivan addressed the Selectboard to explain this move would “fine-tune the command structure of the department.” He...

Statewide bed crunch hits home at MCH

With COVID-19 hospitalizations reaching a high since the start of the pandemic, finding space for adult patients continues to be a struggle in New Hampshire. On Wednesday, there were 403 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in the state, nearly double the amount recorded at the same time last month. According to state health officials, there are more than 7,500 active cases of COVID-19, with around 1,000 new cases being reported daily.
Worcester Business Journal

Fitchburg State receives $475K for downtown theater block revitalization

Fitchburg State University was awarded $475,000 from MassDevelopment for its Main Street Theater Block rehabilitation project, according to a Friday press release from the school. Fitchburg State’s renovation of the theater block, located at 689-701 Main St., is a large-scale project headed by President Richard Lapidus to reactivate vacant storefronts...
Athol Daily News

Fate of Nichewaug to be determined Monday

PETERSHAM — The fate of the former Nichewaug Inn and Academy has been mulled and debated and argued by Petersham residents for nearly 40 years and, if voters at Monday’s special town meeting agree, the future of the former inn and parochial school should be determined once and for all. The complex of buildings in the center of town has been empty since the Sisters of Maria Assumpta vacated the property in the early 1980s, after establishing a girls’ school there in 1951. A series of owners and potential owners proposed various uses for the buildings, but none came to fruition and, in 2007, the town took ownership of the property.
Union Leader

New Hampshire leads nation in new COVID cases

This week, New Hampshire earned the dubious distinction of having the highest proportion of current COVID-19 infections per 100,000 residents of any state. With a seven-day average of 77 cases per 100,000 residents, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New Hampshire’s current cases are more than double the national rate of 26 new cases per 100,000.

Dec. 3 NH DHHS COVID-19 update: 1,450 positive results with 146 in Manchester; 7 deaths reported

CONCORD, NH – On Friday, December 3, 2021, DHHS announced 1,450 new positive test results for COVID-19 for Thursday, December 2. Today’s results include 1,109 people who tested positive by PCR test and 341 who tested positive by antigen test. DHHS also announced an additional 8 new cases from Monday, November 29 (2 by PCR and 6 by antigen test) for a new total of 1,198; an additional 150 new cases from Tuesday, November 30 (80 by PCR and 70 by antigen test) for a new total of 1,389; and an additional 12 new cases from Wednesday, December 1 (5 by PCR and 7 by antigen test) for a new total of 1,146. 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 8,496 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire.

NH Chronicle: Capturing wildlife with trail cameras

Monday, December 6th — Tonight, trail cams are being used by landowners to check out the furry visitors wandering in their back yards, they're also used by state biologists to monitor wildlife. We will show you some of the best images and head out with a trail cam pro who shares tips to get some awesome images.

Sen. Cotton’s push to help Republicans running in 2022 could pay presidential dividends in 2024

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. – Sen. Tom Cotton’s on a mission, and he’s not wasting a moment. "I try to keep busy when I’m on the road," the conservative senator from Arkansas told Fox News ahead of his first stop Friday during a jam-packed one-day swing through New Hampshire, a key general election battleground in the 2022 midterm elections but also the state which for a century has held the first presidential primary.
Worcester Business Journal

Fitchburg-Leominster Boys & Girls Club taps Coca-Cola marketing exec as new CEO

Photo | Courtesy of Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster Elizabeth Coveney, incoming CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster. Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster, a youth development nonprofit, has hired a veteran of Coca-Cola to be its new CEO, according to a Friday press release from the organization. Elizabeth Coveney was appointed unanimously by the BGCFL Board of Directors on Monday.