Extending passenger rail service from Massachusetts into Nashua and Manchester could draw more riders each year than Amtrak’s Downeaster train, according to the chairman of the New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority. Preliminary estimates show commuter rail service in New Hampshire’s Capitol Corridor could draw as many as 3,100 boardings per day. That number includes people taking the train south from Nashua and Manchester and those riding north to reach destinations in New Hampshire. Extrapolated over the course of a year, the number of train trips to or from New Hampshire could top 800,000. That number far exceeds the ridership for Amtrak’s popular Downeaster train, which runs between Boston and Brunswick, Maine, with a series of stops in New Hampshire.
ERIC PAUER Age: 48 Address: Westview Drive Years of residency in town: 20 Telephone number: 202-241-3072 Internet: email@example.com Family: Married to Diane, two children – son (HBHS graduate 2012), daughter (HBHS junior) Education: Milford AREA High School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (B.S.), Northeastern University (M.S.), various Professional Military Education courses Employment: System engineer. Colonel, serving in the Massachusetts National Guard (Guardsman since 1988) Political history: Co-chair of HB Middle School Education Planning Committee, Secretary of Brookline Mason Republican Committee Affiliations: Brookline Mason Republican Committee, National Guard Association, Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Mensa. 1. What is the most important issue that your elected position will face, and how will you address it during your term? The most important issue facing the school board is bringing current unsustainable spending in the HB Cooperative School District back into line, while balancing the educational needs of our children.
NASHUA – Lawn Dawg, the leading provider of lawn care, tree and shrub services in the northeast has launched Perimeter Pest Control service for the 2014 season. The service, part of a newly formed Pest Control Division, will be available in Maine, Massachusetts, and the greater Albany, N.Y., region. The Perimeter Pest Control service is designed to keep invasive pests such as spiders, cockroaches, earwigs, ants and many more out of the home while beneficial insects are left to thrive and support the ecosystem.
BROOKLINE – A dentist with a local office is facing federal tax evasion and obstruction charges in Massachusetts. Dr. George Fenzell, 56, of Douglas, Mass., was indicted by a federal grand jury on six felony charges, including five counts that he didn’t pay tax from 2000-11. The indictments, filed at the U.S. District Court in Boston and unsealed on Friday, accuse Fenzell of using a number of businesses, including at least one registered in New Hampshire, to hide his income from the Internal Revenue Service.
HUDSON – John O’Hara and John Flanagan, a married couple from Massachusetts, made the drive to Alvirne High School along with dozens of others to take a stand against hate with Alvirne alum Jeff Parshley. Parshley returned to Hudson Tuesday night to bring his silent protest, called “NOH8,” to Southern New Hampshire. Parshley started the movement with his partner, celebrity photographer Adam Bouska, as a response to the 2008 failure of California’s Proposition 8, which would have allowed same-sex marriage. The photo shoot was held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WILTON – Town residents have much to gain through the preservation of 160 acres of farmland at the top of Abbott Hill, say the supporters of a plan to conserve the property. The land – 105 acres of the Frye farm and 54 acres of High Mowing School farmland – will be available for the public to use for hiking, snowmobiling, fishing and other public uses, said Spencer Brookes, of the Wilton Conservation Commission. At the March Town Meeting, voters will be asked to approve an $80,000 warrant article, which would be Wilton’s contribution to the easement plan. Selectmen recently voted against recommending it, saying they don’t see the benefit to the town, and supporters are concerned that without that recommendation, the project could be in jeopardy. The $80,000 would be the town’s contribution to a $1.6 million easement purchase, half of which is covered by the federal Farm and Ranch Land Conservation Fund.
William James Koutroubas, 88, from Merrimack passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 25, 2014. He was born on January 1, 1926 in Tripolis, Greece to the late Demitrios and Angelina (Xagas) Koutroubas. Bill had lived in Winthrop, Dorchester, and Quincy, Massachusetts before moving to NH in 1972. He was a Navy veteran of WWII Mr. Koutroubas enjoyed traveling the U.S.
George Crombie, who garnered praise and criticism during four years as Nashua’s Public Works director in the early 2000s, passed away on Feb. 23 at his home in Plymouth, Mass. Crombie’s tenure in Nashua from 2000 to 2004 included high profile projects like redesigning the Broad Street Parkway project, inaugurating the Main Street traffic circle in front of Rivier College and automating trash collection. He won a prestigious award in 2002 when the American Public Works Association recognized him one of the top 10 public works directors in the U.S. and Canada.
Do not try telling Rachael Carter that reaching her 1,000-point milestone as a junior is a big deal. Then again, had she waited until next season to accomplish the feat at Salem State University, the 2013-14 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year would still consider it a sidelight. The former Merrimack High School standout hasn’t changed too much from her days as a Tomahawk. Even as a Viking, she’s still putting team goals above her personal success. “It’s not something I really wanted to focus on,” said Carter of scoring her 1000th career point as a college player.
Tyler Wallace was arrested on Tuesday on a theft by unauthorized taking charge.