Meg Harrington of the Loon Preservation Committee finishes surveying Pleasant Pond in Francestown.  This summer, Harrington was responsible for monitoring the loon population throughout the Monadnock region.

Conservation: Watcher of the water

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Meg Harrington looked frazzled late that August morning. The 22-year-old conservation biologist, on her last survey of the summer, combed Pleasant Pond in her kayak for over an hour. Harrington was searching for a pair of the blackish-blue and checkered-white loons and their furry brown chicks. She found cracked eggshells in a cove without any scrapes from a predator. But … 0


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Area residents who were interested in signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act this year had to make a choice. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, the only insurance company offering plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, did not include Monadnock Community Hospital in its network of providers. So anyone looking to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act … 0

antrim: Police avert gun threat

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

An Antrim man faces three felony charges, after threatening to kill those inside his High Street residence on Friday afternoon, according to police. Denis Nugent, 32, was armed with a handgun and, according to Antrim police, highly intoxicated when they were dispatched to 15 High St. at approximately 4:43 p.m. Friday for a male subject threatening to shoot everyone in the residence, according … 0

Achievement: Achievement

Monday, August 11, 2014

Danica Maloney and Luke Murphy, both of Antrim, were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Paul Smith’s College, Paul Smiths, N.Y. Both students, majoring in biology, also were named Adirondack Scholars, having achieved a cumulative average of at least 3.8. … 0

Letter: We don’t have the statesmen of old

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Letter to the editor: I have noted with interest the conflicting and opposing viewpoints with respect to the political issues of the day. Back in the 1840s and 1850s people lived in similarly contentious times, but they had leaders in the Senate with varying political viewpoints: Clay, Webster … 0

Letter: Adams Pool is on my mind

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To the editor: Although I am writing this letter out of frustration and annoyance, I would like to start on a positive note. I recently visited Adams pool for the first time since the renovations and was very pleased. The water was surprisingly warm compared to previous years, … 0

Letter: Thankful for this police officer

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To the editor: Melissa “Mel” Hetrick is a police officer for our quaint little town of Hancock. My daughter, Savannah, and I met Officer Hetrick while we were going through the most difficult time in our lives. She responded to our 911 call about the drowning death of … 0

Letter: Don’t change the spirit of this resource

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Recycling Center is absolutely a community resource! I am not a resident of Peterborough, but I am a taxpayer, so I use the center on occasion for recycling and I frequent the Mini Mall. For the last three years, Scott, Cliff and Marshall have saved three-ring binders … 0

Letter: On health clinic buffer zones

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To the editor: Recently the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law that provided for a buffer zone around women’s health clinics. In the last session of the New Hampshire Legislature, we passed a bill that was similar in many ways. The result of the Supreme Court … 0

Editor: ‘The powerful play goes on’

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin Williams touched millions of lives around the world, including at least one Peterborough resident — perhaps more — who appeared as an extra in “Jumanji,” which was filmed in Keene in the mid-1990s. But even if you never shared a set with the famed actor, it’s likely … 0

Letter: Traditions are what we’re about

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Suzy Mansfield’s “Let’s talk about those finds at the Recycling Center” hopefully stirs everyone who cares about our weekly trips to the prettiest recycling center in the state. Scott Bradford and his crew have transformed a chore into an experience we look forward to. We even bring visitors … 0

Peterborough: ‘Junk game’ getting tougher

Monday, August 11, 2014

Just before every school year, the Peterborough Recycling Center saves discarded three-ring binders for Elizabeth Hanson of Hancock. Hanson cleans and buffs the notebook binders, and delivers over 100 of them to the teachers of South Meadow School in Peterborough before the first day of school, saving the … 0

antrim: College town remembered

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lyman Gilmore, a professor emeritus of the former Nathaniel Hawthorne College who once served as head of the school’s English Department, will talk about the school and its history at a discussion sponsored by the Antrim Historical Society on Sunday. “I’ll be talking about being at a college … 0