Latest Keene News

Woman rescued, firefighters hurt in New Hampshire blaze

Jan. 10, 2022 08:24 AM EST

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A woman needed to be rescued and two firefighters suffered minor injuries when a fire destroyed a Main Street building in Keene, the community's fire chief said. The fire in the two-story mixed-use building that contains the Cobblestone Ale House was reported...

Popular ale house catches fire in NH college town

Jan. 09, 2022 12:01 PM EST

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Three people were hospitalized in a New Hampshire college town when a popular ale house caught fire. The five-alarm fire broke out at Cobblestone Ale House in Keene on Saturday night. Three people, including two firefighters were taken to the hospital as a result...

Funding for new vaccination sites rejected, then approved

Dec. 22, 2021 15:20 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Executive Council refused to fund six more walk-in vaccination centers Wednesday but reversed course after the governor pleaded for reconsideration. The five-member council that approves nominations and contracts was asked to approve paying Convenient MD...

Foster leads New Hampshire past Keene State 92-54

Dec. 13, 2021 21:37 PM EST

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Marco Foster had 24 points as New Hampshire easily beat Keene State 92-54 on Monday night. Foster hit 8 of 10 shots, all from beyond the arc. He added six rebounds. Jayden Martinez had 16 points for the Wildcats (5-4), who have won four straight...

Police: 2 people die in 2-vehicle crash in Keene

Dec. 09, 2021 17:06 PM EST

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Two people have died in a two-vehicle crash in Keene, police said. The crash happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on Route 9, WMUR-TV reported. Part of Route 9 was shut down for several hours, and was cleared early Thursday. ...

Senators try again to get single zip code for NH town

Nov. 08, 2021 15:32 PM EST

SWANZEY, N.H. (AP) — The entire town of Swanzey would share a zip code under legislation re-introduced by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan. Currently, North Swanzey shares the 03431 zip code with neighboring Keene, even though it is fully incorporated in the...

NH getting more than $1.2M to federal funds to help farmers

Nov. 06, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting more than $1.2 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the state's congressional delegation announced. Nearly $750,000 of the amount has been awarded to Land for Good in Keene through the USDA's...

Utility working to restore natural gas to customers in Keene

Oct. 22, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Liberty Utilities was working to restore natural gas service to more than 1,000 customers in Keene after a problem with the local production plant caused a drop in pressure. Liberty said in a news release that gas was shut off on Wednesday “to...