Antrim

Antrim: Grapevine presented with $2,000 from Chris’ Concert

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center received the $2,200 proceeds from Chris’ Concert recently. The concert, held at the American Legion Hall in Hillsborough, was organized by the friends of Peterborough native Christine Patten, who died suddenly in 2010 at the age of 46. Grapevine Executive Director Kristen Vance said, “The Grapevine is honored to be the beneficiary of Chris’ Concert. The funds have been instrumental in helping the organization to make ends meet in the face of the elimination of state funding three years ago. Our doors are open because of the good people of this community, who understand the importance of early … 0

Letter: About Bass’ support of Brown

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

To the editor: So Charlie Bass has endorsed Scott Brown. No surprise there. What is surprising, as quoted in the Keene Sentinel, is this: “Bass also cited Brown’s efforts to limit the scope of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. ‘We would have single-payer, European-style health care right now if it weren’t for [Brown].’” Charlie pretends not to know any Europeans, who … 0

Moments of Bliss: Reflections on the views of my many homes over the years

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This morning my view from a corner chair is focused on a willow tree. Susan planted it at least five years ago, at which time it was too small to be seen from where I am writing. Its branches move in the wind in concert with two larger neighbors, unrelated except for being trees. This is home for all of us. Watching them … 0

Viewpoint: ‘We need a drastic change in our Middle East policy’

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Last Thursday, Bill Chevalier, in his piece “A look at driving factors in Middle East Muslim extremism,” presented a picture of a benevolent “West” trying to understand incomprehensible Muslim societies prone to irrational violence in the form of terrorism. While expressing earnest concern over violence in the region, … 0

Hancock: A quest for knowledge in the great outdoors

Monday, July 14, 2014

As they arrived at their forestry research station in the woods at Sargent Center on Thursday, the first thing to grab the attention of a dozen or so middle-school-age campers was a large brown toad. “It’s Morgan Freeman … 1

What local business owners are saying about this year’s tourism track

Friday, July 11, 2014

What local business owners say about this year’s tourism track In a recent tourism survey we conducted, we asked the owners of inns, B&Bs and campgrounds (see photo caption above), “How is business so far compared with last … 0

Editorial: ConVal Quest a rousing success

Monday, July 14, 2014

From what we saw and heard last week, the ConVal Quest summer camp program in Hancock was everything it was promised to be when Peterborough Rotary Club members pitched the idea to the School Board last November. Seventy-four students from the ConVal district’s two middle schools spent a … 0

Peterborough: Lions Club names Melvin Jones Award recipient

Monday, July 14, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — John “Jack” Nieskens, received the highest award of recognition possible in Lionism, the Melvin Jones Award, at the annual awards night of the Peterborough Lions Club. The award is usually given to a club member who … 0

running: Traffie’s winning streak continues

Monday, July 14, 2014

Peterborough’s weekly Thursday Night Fun Run welcomed long-awaited dry air at its July 10 running. After weeks of running in muggy conditions, the change was a relief for the runners who showed up in droves for the event … 0

Viewpoint: Poetry, poetry, everywhere in the Monadnocks

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A couple of headlines in The New York Times caught my attention recently: “Statisticians 10, Poets, 0” read the first with a subhead, “Words take a backseat to spreadsheets and metrics as more aspects of life become quantifiable … 0

Letter: Gas tax makes sense to me

Friday, July 11, 2014

To the editor: The recently enacted gas tax is an example of good common-sense legislation. New Hampshire roads and bridges need attention, whether it is I-93 to attract business and tourism or smaller roads to save on wear and tear on our cars. The 4-cent tax increase in … 0

Monday, July 14, 2014

Antrim Thursday, July 10 Motor vehicle stop: Antrim Police were performing stationary radar on Keene Road, when police say a black 2013 GMC pickup truck pulled out and passed a car traveling east. The car that the pickup passed was traveling 51 mph, according to police. The truck … 0

Achievement: Achievement

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Great Brook School Term Four Grade 8 High honors: Shaylie Alfonso, Emily Bailey, Skye Civitella, Clara Colby, Sarah Dauphinais, Lily Denehy, Shea Ellis, Kalbie Grassett, Destiny Guadagno, Hunter Gullage, Emma Henderson, Hattie Kendall, Max Kerwin, Bailey Kirkpatrick, Emilee Lantagne, Nick Lee, Niamh McElligott, Liam McGrath, Hannah Payne, Christiana … 0