Equestrian: Next Touchstone Farm horse show set for July 18

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Touchstone Farm in Temple invites riders to come to the farm on July 18 and ride in the second show of the Touchstone season. The show includes classes that will appeal to a wide variety of riders: Leadline, short stirrup, walk-trot, pattern, equitation, hunter/jumper, and hunter classic, NH Hunter-Jumper Association and Downeast Medal classes, and Corporal Brandon Garabrant Memorial Equitation … 0

Softball: Monadnock 10U All Stars are the District Five NH Babe Ruth Champs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Monadnock 10U All Star softball team won a hard fought victory over Sugar River at the District 5 Babe Ruth championship game in Bedford this Tuesday night. It was an exciting game, with both teams taking turns in the lead. In the bottom of the last inning, the Monadnock girls pulled ahead … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Weather a boon for ticks

Monday, July 6, 2015

Ticks — the moisture-loving, sometimes Lyme-disease-carrying insect — thrived in the Monadnock region in the wetter-than-normal June. “What’s good for them may not be quite so good for us,” said Alan Eaton, an entomologist at the University of New Hampshire entomologist and its integrated pest management coordinator. “It appears the two most common … 0

Temple motorcyclist airlifted following three-vehicle crash

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Temple motorcyclist was airlifted with serious injuries, following a three-vehicle crash in Milford Tuesday. Two other drivers were also injured. Shaun Merrill, 47, of Temple, was travelling east on Route 101 in Milford when his 1987 Harley Davidson motorcycle collided with an oncoming 2006 Mazda, driven by … 0

Peterborough: Arrest part of heroin bust

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Marlborough man arrested in Peterborough and charged with trafficking a half-kilogram of heroin is believed to have ties to a major drug distribution network out of Lawrence, Massachusetts, according to Keene police. Ryan Williams, 28, was one … 0

PUC, utility reach deal

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Opponents of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline proposed to run through the state are disappointed with decisions last week from both state and federal entities. Staff at the state Public Utilities Commission have reached a settlement agreement with natural gas distributor Liberty Utilities, regarding its application to contract … 0

ConVal: School district OKs money for Kubota

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District hopes to use up to $43,000 of capital reserve money to replace its 25-year-old tractor. The School Board will hold a public hearing on July 14 at 7 p.m. at the SAU about the purchase, in addition to acquiring a new scoreboard … 0

Cycling: Get your bike geared up for some summer rides

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

James McDonough knows a thing or two about bicycle repair. The EMS Tech Service Manager and “bicycle therapist” has over four decades of cycling experience, he said in an interview outside the 1 Vose Farm Road store in … 0

The Avid Reader: Shedding some light on manuscript illumination

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This past Saturday I had the good fortune to take a day-long workshop on “Manuscript Illumination: Ancient Art Form, Modern Techniques and Applications.” This was taught by Amy Fagin, a professional manuscript artist, at the Museum of Russian … 0

Antrim/Rindge: Celebration Singers touring the region

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Celebration Singers, 65 young people from Atlanta, Texas, are touring New Hampshire this month and will be performing several concerts in our area. They will be offering free concerts and undertake community service projects as part of their annual summer trips. The group will be in concert … 0

ConVal: Whole honored with Evans-Reilly Award

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

On June 23, Francestown resident and ConVal Junior Cole Whole was honored with the Monadnock Rotary Club’s prestigious 2015 Evans-Reilly Award that is given in memory of David Reilly and Bill Evans, Monadnock Rotarians who were devoted to … 0

Engagement announcement: Ashlee Davis — Timothy Near

Monday, June 29, 2015

Jeff and Ronda Davis of Antrim have announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashlee, to Timothy Near, son of Glenn Near of Gilford, and Michele Near of Moultonborough. The bride-to-be earned a degree in hospitality and tourism management … 0

Engagement announcement: Shelby Paige — Karl Letourneau

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Kevin and Janet Paige of Antrim have announced the engagement of their daughter, Shelby, to Karl Letourneau, son of Peter and Roberta Letourneau of Rindge. The bride-to-be earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Rivier University in … 0