A man who lived in a trailer park left $3 million for his town. They only found out after his death.Anita DurairajNewsBreak Contributor
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Teen hospitalized after serious injury at Keene YMCA
KEENE — A teenage boy was taken to Cheshire Medical Center with serious injuries sustained during a sports-related incident at the Keene Family YMCA, officials reported Thursday. Keene Fire Lt. Greg Seymour said the fire department responded to an emergency call at the YMCA located at 200 Summit Road...
Weekly Safety Report: Speeding, Domestic Disturbance, Burglaries, Check Fraud, and Fatal Fire in Windham County, Vermont
This week in Windham County, Vermont, several incidents occurred that require attention. A woman was arrested for driving at excessive speeds on Interstate 91, a man was arrested following a domestic disturbance, the police are seeking a black Subaru in connection with school burglaries, a school in Newfane was hit by a burglary, the police are seeking help identifying check fraud suspects in Londonderry, and a fatal fire occurred in Brattleboro.
High-speed chase ends in arrests, firearms and cocaine seized
A routine traffic stop on Wednesday in Deerfield escalated into a high-speed pursuit, leading to the arrest of two individuals with a stolen vehicle, firearms, and a substantial quantity of suspected cocaine.
Ongoing Search for Two Suspects in Bernardston Following Police Pursuit
Catch the latest on Western Mass News at 5 a.m. as police in Bernardston continue their search for two suspects involved in a police pursuit. Residents are urged to stay vigilant, lock doors and cars, and report any suspicious activity.
The New Hampshire Man Who Mowed Lawns and Hid Millions, Leaves His Wealth to His Beloved Town
In the quaint town of Hinsdale, New Hampshire, a remarkable story unfolded, centered around an unassuming man named Geoffrey Holt. Known for his modest lifestyle, Holt was the caretaker of a mobile home park, where he lived a life of simplicity. This included his unusual choice of transportation - a lawn mower, which he used for trips to the local store or just to relax while reading his newspaper. Despite his threadbare clothes and frugal living, there was more to Holt than met the eye.
Chimney Fire Sparks Reminder To Clean Chimney’s For Heating Season
(Gill, MA) As the cold weather sets in, the Gill Fire Department is giving a reminder to have chimney’s cleaned annually and to only burn clean, fully dried wood after crews responded to a chimney fire Wednesday. The fire was reported around 9:30 a.m. on South Cross Road and more assistance was called in after they arrived from the Greenfield and Turners Falls Fire Departments. The fire was brought under control before it could spread into the residence.
Dogs in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in west swanzey, NH?
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around west swanzey..
Weekly Safety Report: Fugitive Arrest, Hiking Fatality, and Counterfeit Currency Case Impact Cheshire County
This week in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, there were three notable incidents. A Massachusetts fugitive wanted in two states was arrested after a high-speed chase and striking a telephone pole. A Keene man tragically passed away after suffering a medical emergency while hiking Mount Monadnock. Additionally, a Mexican national was sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States and using counterfeit currency in Keene.
Cheshire Railroad Depot purchases historic rail car from Vermont
TROY, N.H. — A historic train car that was parked in North Walpole now has a new home in Troy. The Troy Historical Society and Cheshire Railroad Depot started fundraising over a year ago to bring the Budd Rail Diesel Car to the railway next to the restored depot. It was purchased from the Vermont Railway after years of being out of service in the Vermont Railyard.
Water Main Breaks In Athol Motivate Pipe Upgrades
(Athol, MA) Athol residents have experiences eleven water main breaks this year may be due, in part, to the old cast iron piping. DPW Director Dick Kilhart said when a valve is opened or closed, it can create an ocean wave or a ‘water hammer,’ increasing the pressure inside the pipes. The town is looking into adding pressure release valves and replacing the pipes in sections.
Experience Authentic Chinese Cuisine: Discover Keene's Top 4 Restaurants
In this article, we're exploring four exceptional Chinese restaurants in Keene. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below!
Experience Brattleboro Through Its 4 Unforgettable Cafes
In this piece, we'll be exploring four delightful cafes located in Brattleboro. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of these establishments? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below!
Together, New England College and hospitals aim to tackle nursing vacancies
The state’s health care industry had to get creative after the pandemic exacerbated pre-existing workforce shortages, doubling the vacancy rate for nurses and LNAs between 2019 and 2022, according to the New Hampshire Hospital Association. Employers offered generous signing bonuses and paid training. The state made it easier for out-of-state practitioners to get...
Police Warn Of Towing Scam
(Bernardston, MA) After a traveler in Bernardston was scammed by a towing company they found through Google, Bernardston and Greenfield Police Departments warned residents to be wary of searching online for services, and in particular, Miley’s Tow Service who claims to be ran out of an abandoned building Greenfield. The company had a full website and paid for ads on Google, however no tow truck arrived after the resident paid a deposit. The residents were able to resolve the situation with their credit card company and the help of Bernardston Police.
New Hampshire Man Who Lived In A Trailer Park For Decades Leaves $3.8 Million To His Town After His Death
Despite his small fortune, Geoffrey Holt lived very frugally in a mobile home almost devoid of furniture and opted to drive around town on a lawnmower rather than in a car. Until he died, no one knew he was a millionaire. Residents and administrators of the small town of Hinsdale,...
Keene City Council set to vote on new recommendations for lower Winchester Street project
The Keene City Council is poised to vote on the upcoming lower Winchester Street project, plans for which include two new roundabouts along the corridor connecting the Elm City to Swanzey. The council’s Municipal Services, Facilities and Infrastructure Committee is recommending the two roundabouts, as well as raised medians along...
Northlands Festival Reveals Initial 2024 Lineup Featuring Goose, Greensky Bluegrass & More
Goose, Greensky Bluegrass, moe. and more are onboard the initial Northlands Music & Arts Festival 2024 lineup. The two-day event returns to Swanzey, New Hampshire June 14 and 15. Also among the first round of artists are Eric Krasno & Friends, Mihali, Sierra Hull, Dopapod, Spafford, TAUK, Giant Panda Guerilla...
Local EMS Professionals Honored for Life-Saving Actions in Fitzwilliam
A ceremony took place at Fitzwilliam Town Hall on November 29th, recognizing seven emergency services professionals from Fitzwilliam, Troy, and Cheshire County. The group, including three EMTs, three dispatchers, and one paramedic, were honored for their decisive actions that resulted in saving a Fitzwilliam resident's life. These professionals are part of the Fitzwilliam Fire Department, the Troy Fire Department, Southwestern NH Fire Mutual Aid, and Cheshire EMS. They arranged for the resident to be airlifted to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Erving Police Department and Clinical & Support Options Seek Qualified Co-Responder for Local Mental Health Initiative
The Erving Police Department, together with Clinical & Support Options, is looking for a suitable person for their joint program. This program aims to offer treatment options for community members struggling with mental health and substance abuse, instead of involving them in the criminal justice system.
High-Speed Chase on Route 9 Ends in Crash, Local Authorities on Manhunt
On November 25, 2023, Trooper Troy Couillard of the New Hampshire State Police initiated a high-speed chase that ended in a car crash. While patrolling in Sullivan, Couillard detected a vehicle speeding westbound on Route 9. The driver didn't stop when signaled, leading to a chase. The vehicle hit speeds of up to 90 MPH before crashing into a utility pole.