Bennington

Donations would fund theater

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The undertaking to build a larger theater at ConVal High School won’t appear on the warrant until 2017. And, the Fill the Void organization doesn’t want construction to cost the district a cent. Bob Edwards, vice president of the Contoocook Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center, or VPAC, reassured the School Board Tuesday the organization plans to pay …

Candidates file for open positions

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The deadline to file for town offices has passed, and voters are getting their first looks at who their choices for local government are. If you missed the deadline, it’s too late to get your name on the ballot, but candidates can run write-in campaigns. Here is a look at Francestown, Jaffrey, New Ipswich and Sharon, and the region’s school districts. Francestown There …

Skiing / snowboarding: Get stoked

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Crotched Mountain is well-known for its extensive series of terrain parks, breeding scores of skiers and snowboarders who can hit the wildest tricks imaginable off the mountain’s plethora of ramps, pipes and other installations. But what does it take to build a park? We caught up with parks crew member Nolan Munroe to …

Alpine skiing: Tamok sweeps at Sunapee

Monday, February 1, 2016

The ConVal Alpine ski team competed in their only regular-season away meet on Friday, heading to Mt. Sunapee for a day of slalom and grand slalom events at the Southern New Hampshire Championships. In the SL, Eli Tamok took the day, finishing first overall in 1:02.78. Aiden Hall …

Nominations sought for preservation awards

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance is seeking nominations for its annual Preservation Achievement Awards. The awards recognize individuals, organizations, or businesses in the categories of restoration and stewardship, rehabilitation and adaptive use, compatible new construction, public policy, and educational and planning initiatives. The deadline for submissions is March …

Scholarships for those in nursing, medicine, social work

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

After a lifetime of hard work, successful farming in the blueberry fields of New Jersey, and sound financial investments, New Hampshire native Samuel Yarnold and his wife, Alice, bequeathed more than $800,000 in scholarship funds for New Hampshire residents. Annual scholarships in the range of $1,000 to $5,000 …

Running: Traffies come in 1-2 in second Winter Chiller of the season

Monday, February 1, 2016

Here are the results of the second Winter Chiller held on Jan. 23 in Wilton at the High Mowing School. The next race (3.5 miles) is in Hancock at the Meetinghouse in the center of town on Saturday …

Nordic skiing: CV races in Vermont

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

On Tuesday the ConVal Nordic team traveled to Strafford, Vermont to compete in a 4.5K freestyle race. The meet, relocated to Vermont due to lack of snow, consisted of three laps of a 1.5K course on an open …

Police Logs: Bennington - Feb. 4, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bennington Monday, Jan. 18 Motor vehicle accident: At 6:50 a.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Greenfield Road, where a 2008 Toyota Scion lost control due to icy road conditions. The vehicle sustained minor front end damage and was towed from the scene. Theft: At 4:30 …

Editorial: Our endorsement for the primary

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We’ve been watching, listening, reporting, and today we give you our endorsement for the two candidates who stand out as worthy of the Democratic and Republican nominations in the New Hampshire primary. The Democratic ticket The U.S. needs a president who can represent a wide spectrum of views, …

Looking Back: My love of tennis and a valentine for Bud

Monday, January 25, 2016

When my parents bought our house in Claremont in 1943, a clay tennis court came along with it. This was the last thing they needed, but apparently the previous owners, the Fry family, played tennis, so we inherited the court along with an arrangement with a group of …

Viewpoint: Let’s consider Bernie Sanders’ record

Monday, February 1, 2016

Knowledgeable people say whoever is elected our president should have personal experience of being in an executive role at some time and on some level in his or her professional or political career. This matters because the president must wisely recruit a competent staff, visionary Cabinet members, and …

Letter: Who you vote for matters

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: I have been canvassing for Hillary Clinton because I think she’ll make the best president of all candidates — Democrat or Republican. She has extensive experience — in terms of depth and breadth as well as domestic and international; she’s intelligent; she’s been fighting for …