Saturday, June 7, 1969

A massive thunderstorm rolled into Cheshire County at 6:30 p.m. last night carrying high winds and heavy rains which wrought heavy damage on some sections of the county. Reporting the most severe wind damage were Marlborough, Harrisville and the area around Silver Lake. There were two unconfirmed reports of twister activity in Marlborough and Chesham.

The Keene Merchants fast pitch softball team opens its second season tonight against the Napoleon Club of Gardner, Mass., and Brattleboro in a double-header scheduled for 7 p.m. at Wheelock Park. The Merchants have a new-look club this year, which features some of the finest softball players in the state, Coach Pete Henry said.

Tuesday, June 7, 1994

Keene’s Cheshire Medical Center and four other N.H. hospitals are talking about joining forces, creating a single company that would control about a third of the state’s hospital beds. It would be the largest hospital merger in N.H. history.

Keene lawyer Charles A. Donahue wants his zoning appeal heard by people he thinks will be fair. Donahue told members of the Keene Zoning Board Monday that he doubts any of them can fairly judge his proposal to expand his court street law office following his highly public protest of the board’s earlier rejection of his request. Last month Donahue set up a small barnyard in front of his office, stocked with several roosters, hens and geese. Donahue ridiculed zoning laws for not allowing expansion of his office, but allowing a farm in that zone.