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Wednesday 03/04/2015
County attorney won't pursue criminal charges in alleged Nelson wiretapping case

NELSON — The Merrimack County Attorney’s Office will not pursue criminal charges against Nelson town officials, who some residents accused of audio recording their private conversations at the town offices.

Cheshire Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock finalize affiliation agreement

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene announced Tuesday it has finalized its affiliation agreement with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, according to a joint news release from the organizations.

Westmoreland fire chief found not guilty of assaulting man but guilty of disorderly conduct

A Keene judge has found Westmoreland's fire chief not guilty of assaulting a man, but guilty of disorderly conduct for continuing to yell at the man after police told him to stop.

Brattleboro rejects lowering voting age

BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro residents under age 18 must wait their turn to vote after a proposal to lower the voting age by two years for local elections failed at the polls Tuesday.

Gilsum school costs presented before vote on school's future next week

SWANZEY CENTER — By this time next week, Monadnock Regional School District voters will have spoken about the fate of the Gilsum STEAM Academy.

Marlborough school voters approve budget, contract at annual meeting

MARLBOROUGH — Residents approved the Marlborough School District’s proposed 2015-16 budget and a teachers’ contract nearly unanimously at the district’s annual meeting Tuesday night.

Town meeting preview: Jaffrey

Budget proposal: $9,473,474, up $407,727, or 4.5 percent, from the $9,065,747 operating budget voters approved at last year's town meeting.

Fire Mutual Aid log, March 4, 2015

Dispatchers at Southwestern N.H. District Fire Mutual Aid in Keene handled requests for medical aid and fire calls on Tuesday, March 3, including:

Brattleboro man charged with felony assault

BRATTLEBORO — A Brattleboro man is facing a charge of first-degree aggravated domestic assault.

Town meeting preview: Hancock

Budget proposal: $2,076,361, up $105,755, or 5.4 percent, from the $1,970,606 operating budget voters approved at last year's town meeting.

School district meeting preview: Hinsdale School District

Budget proposal: $11,751,613, down $233,754, or 2 percent, from the $11,985,367 operating budget voters approved at last year’s annual meeting.

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