MONDAY, May 6
A Hinsdale man died in a collision in Erving, Mass., early Saturday morning.
Phillip A. Reed, 68, was killed in a two-car crash on Route 63 at about 6:45 a.m.
Andrej Oljaca, 19, of Concord, Mass., faces six charges in connection with the crash.
Antioch New England University graduates were asked Saturday to expand on the meaning of “service.”
About 130 of the university’s 240 members of the class of 2019 heard that call from Antioch alum Pat Ward.
Wand graduated in 1967 with a master of arts in teaching from the university’s predecessor, Antioch-Putney in Vermont.
A state agency has suspended the liquor license of Scores Sports Bar and Grille in Keene until a hearing this week.
The N.H. Liquor Commission says Scores has exhibited a pattern of serving alcohol to minors and visibly intoxicated people.
Scores owner John Brewster says he has evidence to disprove the allegations.
TUESDAY, May 7
Jaffrey-Rindge residents are again rallying behind the “hometown boy” for athletic director.
Parents and students flooded the school board meeting Monday to speak on behalf of David Springfield.
Springfield, in his second year as part-time athletic director, was passed over for that position full-time.
Anti-war protesters on Keene’s Central Square saluted a longtime fellow peace activist Saturday.
Jim Johnston participated in the Keene Peace Vigil almost every weekend for more than 15 years.
Johnston, known for holding his sign upside down, died April 29 at age 98.
The area man accused of a double murder last month died of an accidental drug overdose, police say.
Derrick Shippee, 28, of Westmoreland was charged with the murders of Neal Bolster and Aaliyah Jacobs.
But his body was found by police in Vernon, Vt., a day after the April 11 killings in Hinsdale.
WEDNESDAY, May 8
Keene City Councilor George S. Hansel announced his bid for mayor Tuesday evening.
He noted three aspects he plans to focus his campaign on: housing, the city’s downtown and Keene State College.
Hansel will face off against longtime Councilor Mitchell Greenwald in the November election.
Keene’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year is expected to have a modest tax impact.
The proposal would increase the municipal portion of the tax rate by 21 cents per $1,000 of assessed value.
That 1.5 percent rise would amount to $42 on a home worth $200,000.
A procedural snag regarding the town’s broadband deal has prompted a special meeting in Chesterfield.
Voters must again authorize selectmen to pursue a bond voters approved at town meeting in March.
The $1.8 million bond would support the installation of fiber-optic Internet service to every home in town.
THURSDAY, May 9
Authorities have released few details on the death of a Cheshire County jail inmate this week.
A Keene police sergeant said the man was hospitalized after what he described as a medical emergency.
Michael J. Richmond, 44, of Hinsdale died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Tuesday night.
A court has upheld the Winchester Planning Board’s approval of a Dunkin’ Donuts, gas station and convenience store.
A neighboring business, Kulick’s Market on Warwick Road, had appealed the board’s decision.
The saga has involved multiple planning-board proceedings and two trips to the N.H. Supreme Court since 2012.
Two Keene State College students were among a group arrested during a protest in Concord Tuesday.
Robby St. Laurent and Jackson Brannen were among the 10 arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
They staged sit-ins in protest of House Bill 1264, signed into law last year, which makes it harder for students to vote.
FRIDAY, May 10
Former state Sen. Molly Kelly says she’s strongly considering another bid for Concord’s corner office.
The Harrisville Democrat lost to incumbent Republican Gov. Chris Sununu in the 2018 election by 7 percent.
Kelly served five terms representing much of Cheshire County in the state Senate from 2006 to 2016.
A New Hampshire judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Nathan Carman of killing his grandfather and mother.
Judge David King ruled Carman’s grandfather, John Chakalos, was a Connecticut resident when killed in 2013.
Carman’s aunts have been suing to keep Carman from receiving an inheritance they say he killed to get.
A final fundraising push aims to reopen the second floor of historic Whitcomb Hall in Swanzey.
The town shut down Whitcomb Hall in 1988 due to building-code issues, but reopened the first floor in 2016.
To get over the hump, the Gomarlo family is offering to match donations, up to $50,000.