Antrim

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

Running: Currans excel in half-marathon

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Joshua and Daniel Curran of Peterborough ran the NH/VT Covered Bridges Half-Marathon in Colebrook Saturday. In their first-ever road race, Joshua, right, placed 8th and Daniel, left, 9th out of more than 150 competitors. They were 2nd and … 0

Antrim / Hillsborough: Gov. Lincoln Chafee visits

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Former Gov. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, who recently declared his candidacy for president, is scheduled to attend the Blue BBQ Saturday at the Hillsborough Fire Department picnic grounds. The event was organized by the Antrim and Hillsborough … 0

Letter: Where are our elected officials?

Monday, June 15, 2015

To the editor: To the elected officials of the state of New Hampshire: I attended the recent forum on the Kinder Morgan Pipeline project at the Temple Elementary School and was appalled at the negative impact this project will have on Temple, New Ipswich and many other towns … 0

Viewpoint: A.P. History offers solid understanding

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school students choose to take A.P. U.S. History, or APUSH as it’s known. Generally the course is used either to explore a student’s interest in the subject further or to receive college credit. The concept seems simple enough, but APUSH is … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Highest result of education is tolerance’

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

In a world of constant media barrage, where all of us can easily get over our heads in information, I had to stop recently to consider the world of deaf and blind people whose very awareness of their … 0

Letter: Trade agreement is flawed

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

To the editor: We’re hearing a lot about the new Pacific Trade agreement and how it’s important for American businesses. But the only opposition we ever hear about is that of labor unions over the potential for loss of jobs. Why is there no mention of the other … 0

Antrim/New Ipswich: Project Search opens up a world of possibilities

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cynthia Vaillancourt wanted Laurie, her 32-year-old daughter, to come out of her shell. Laurie, who has a developmental disability, spent much of the last 11 years inside in their ranch-style house in New Ipswich, listening as her father … 0

Peterborough: Nursing home seeks funding

Monday, June 22, 2015

After the Scott-Farrar nursing home’s plans to build a larger, more modern facility fell through in the fall, the nursing home closed in April, citing financial reasons. But a pending loan has revived the century-old organization. Scott-Farrar hopes to resume the $15 million construction project if it can … 0

Peterborough: Fund encourages commercial use of biomass

Monday, June 22, 2015

The value of switching to renewable energy has been a growing talking point. But the cost of making the switch isn’t insignificant, and is an easy excuse to drag your feet. But a Peterborough company, backed by federal … 0

Bird flu raises egg prices

Monday, June 22, 2015

Although bird flu has not spread to the Northeast, the U.S. egg shortage has driven up the price of eggs in the Monadnock region. But proprietors aren’t hurting as much as other parts of the country, since customers … 0