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N.H. Electric Co-op warns about scam

PLYMOUTH — New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) is warning of a telephone scam that seeks to defraud its members by threatening disconnection of electric service if an immediate payment is not made.

NHEC has been made aware of several attempts in the past two days to scam members and is working with local authorities to investigate the incidents.

The scam has targeted commercial and residential members. The caller, claiming to represent NHEC, warns the member that their account is past due and that their electric service will be disconnected if a payment is not received that day. In a number of reported cases, the caller ID is "spoofed" to show NHEC's phone number. The member is then directed to make a payment to a specific account number at a payment location, usually a supermarket or other retail location that accepts utility bill payments.

NHEC is stressing that it never calls its members to threaten immediate disconnection, nor to demand immediate payment. NHEC sends a written notice to warn of a disconnection if an account is delinquent. If you receive such a call, or have concerns about your account, contact NHEC Member Solutions at 1-800-698-2007.

NHEC is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving 83,000 homes and businesses in 115 New Hampshire communities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:06

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Grandmother Morning Dove PowWow in Sanbornton

SANBORNTON — The 22nd Annual Grandmother Morning Dove PowWow will be held May 16th and 17th at the Dulac Land Trust, Osgood Road , Sanbornton.

Gates open at 9 am each day and close at 5 pm. Events include Native American drumming, dancing, flute music and storytelling. Grand Entry is at noon. Local Eastern Drums are Mountain Spirit and Medicine Bear with Four Winds Southern Drum and Guest Eastern Medicine Drum. Public cordially invited.

Hosted ny NH Intertribal Native American Council. For more information contact Peter Newell at 603.630.4757.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:01

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Spring concert at Newfound High School to be held on Wednesday

NEWFOUND — The Music Department at Newfound Regional High School will present its annual Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in the NRHS Auditorium.

The concert will feature a wide variety of music, including selections the groups performed at the State Large Group Evaluation Festival in March. Selections will be performed by the Chorus, Concert Band, Select Choir, and Jazz Band.

The Band will perform a varied repertoire, including Selections from "Lord of the Dance" by Hardiman and "Majestia" by Swearingen. The Select Choir is slated to perform three pieces including "Alleluia Canon" by Mozart. The Jazz Band will perform four selections including the Santana classic "Evil Ways", while the Chorus will sing the "Ave Maria" by Caccini along with other selections.

The concert is open to the public, and there is no admission charge.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 07:18

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Mountain Village Charter School to host chamber of commerce event on May 13

MEREDITH — The newly formed Mountain Village Charter School will host the Central NH Chamber of Commerce on May 13th, from 5-7 p.m. as friends and colleagues gather for an evening with the best networking in the region. Located at 13 Route 25 at the rotary in Plymouth, the Mountain Village Charter School is a public, tuition-free, elementary charter school.

Their mission is to nourish an educational community engaging the child through a nature-based, Montessori approach. The curriculum inspires abstract thinking by exploring creative thought and critical reasoning. The approach places equal emphasis on rigorous academics, artistic expression, social development and community service.

This business-networking event, conducted by the Central NH Chamber, is part of its active support of the regional businesses and is possible through the generous support of these key area businesses and professionals. The Central Chamber of Commerce serve the business community by promoting the greater area as a unique place to live, work, and play; recognizing its business, social, and economic opportunities.

For more information about the Business After Hours, or the Central NH Chamber of Commerce you may contact the Chamber office at 726-3804, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 08:28

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