Although many orchards throughout New Hampshire suffered an average season at best, Norway Hill Orchard experienced an almost perfect season, owner Peg McLeod said Friday.

Hancock/Mason: Orchards fare better here

Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn’t just last winter’s record snowfall and cold that affected apple production in New Hampshire, according to a state agricultural expert. George Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire field specialist, recently explained it was also the severe snaps of warm weather and cold weather and vice versa from the fall through the spring. “I don’t want to say there’s … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt by two unions to renegotiate the unionized workforces’s contract. These employees — part of the … 0

Bennington: Man charged in sex assault

Monday, October 20, 2014

Police arrested a man, charging him with sexual assault, in Bennington on Friday, but are revealing few details because the victim is a minor. Bennington Police Chief Steve Campbell said Monday that Thomas Belcher, 26, of Greenfield was charged with felonious sexual assault on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Campbell said that Belcher was released on $10,000 personal recognizance and is scheduled to appear … 0

Antrim: ConVal grad to give travel talk

Thursday, October 9, 2014

On Wednesday, the Antrim Grange will open its doors at 7 p.m. to host a unique program by Daviana “Davi” Penny, youth member of the Grange and 2014 graduate of Conval High School. She will be presenting a travelogue of two trips taken earlier this year. The first … 0


Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Photo 1 Class at ConVal High School is partnering with the Fill the Void non-profit group to create a promotional and educational video. The hope is that this video will generate interest in and funding for the … 0

Antrim: Mary Kay rep. named ‘Miss Go Give’

Friday, October 10, 2014

Debra Solito of Antrim, was recognized for Miss Go Give of her unit at the Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant annual seminar last month in Dallas. Miss Go Give is one of the highest honors in Mary Kay. Those awarded have been nominated by a fellow Mary Kay … 0

Antrim: Bank of N.H. holding food drive

Monday, October 13, 2014

The holiday season is growing near and local food pantry shelves are in need. Each of Bank of New Hampshire’s 21 banking offices will be accepting non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations from Oct. 14 through Nov. 14 and all donations will benefit local food pantries … 0

Antrim: Ave. A Club open for middle-schoolers

Monday, October 13, 2014

Avenue A Club for middle-school students is open at the Avenue A Teen Center on Wednesdays, from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to use the teen center games/equipment and hang out with friends. Occasional programming will be offered in the areas of nature, wellness … 0

Editorial: Let’s keep our community strong

Monday, October 13, 2014

What makes Peterborough a good town to live in? What makes the Monadnock region a great place to live? Sure, it’s the good schools and healthy business community, it’s the arts, music and cultural events that we enjoy. But more than that, we think, it is our community … 0

Letter: Volunteers needed for Red Cross

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

To the editor: Residents of Cheshire and western Hillsborough Counties have utilized the trusted services of the American Red Cross for the past 90 years. In addition to the well-known blood, disaster and educational services, we also provide a free transportation service for those who have no other … 0

Viewpoint: Operation VETS connect

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Operation VETS Connect is a 100-day challenge concluding Dec. 10 for New Hampshire’s business community to demonstrate support for our veterans and returning service members and to find great employees to fill their vacant positions at the same time. Under the leadership of Governor Hassan, the New Hampshire … 0

Viewpoint: Containing health care costs

Monday, October 13, 2014

I am excited and looking forward to the 2015-2016 legislative session in the N.H. House of Representatives. When re-elected, I will bring to the floor of the House a bill to help lower the cost of health insurance. As I meet with business owner’s throughout my district, a … 0

Viewpoint: Retirees may come before young people can stay

Monday, October 13, 2014

Back in the 1970’s to 1980 the town of Peterborough grew by 28 percent, it was a happening place, with businesses moving in and new people coming to town. This decade led to the “Peterborough Renaissance” taking a sleepy little town into the cutting edge of the new … 0