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Meg Peterson, director of the National Writing Project in New Hampshire, speaks at the Monadnock Summer Lyceum.

Peterborough: Teachers, students need to explore more in classroom

Monday, August 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Second-graders explore the forest behind Antrim Elementary School to learn, hands on, about wildlife. Fourth-graders at Hancock Elementary School visit Vicuna Chocolate on Main Street to learn about the history of chocolate and to read “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” It’s these classrooms, where students learn locally and through discovery, that we need more of, said Meg Peterson, … 0

Parent Wise: Fear — it’s what anger is all about

Thursday, July 30, 2015

“If only I didn’t get so angry!” Parents know their anger causes all sorts of problems—but what do you do about it? Fear is what provokes anger. And fear is where parents live a great deal of the time. “He’s so mean to his sister, how’s he going to treat his wife?” “She … 0

Health: Balancing your hormones naturally

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Simply put, hormones are chemical messengers. They travel in your bloodstream to tissues and organs. The release of hormones is one way that parts of the body communicate with one another. Hormones affect many processes in the body, including growth and development, metabolism, sexual function/reproduction and mood. If your hormones are off it … 0

Softball: N.E. Ravens tryouts start tomorrow

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tryouts for the New England Ravens fastpitch softball teams will be held this month at Franklin Pierce University’s softball field. The teams will play in six to eight travel tournaments next summer in the northeast region. The New … 0

Bennington: ‘Someone still has to pay’ when local funds are cut

Monday, August 3, 2015

BENNINGTON — The Select Board met with state Rep. Jon Manley Wednesday evening to talk about state-level budget cuts and their impact on smaller towns. In speaking with the Select Board, Manley said that legislators and voters alike … 0

Peterborough: New advice: ‘Exercise and call me in the morning’

Monday, August 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Exercise. It’s vital to staying healthy. But, nearly 80 percent of adult Americans don’t exercise enough, according to a 2013 Center for Disease Control survey. This study was enough to move Monadnock Community Hospital to try … 0

Viewpoint: Why no compromise on budget?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

com-pro-mise (noun) 1.a. A settlement of differences in which both sides make concessions. b. The result of such a settlement. (The American Heritage Dictionary, 3rd edition) I think of compromise as a solution where nobody gets everything they want, but everybody gets something they can live with. Last … 0

Viewpoints: Running out of room for solar

Monday, August 3, 2015

Price controls, subsidies, and production caps in any industry have a history of unintended economic consequences. You may have noticed that the number of solar installations throughout New Hampshire is growing, whether on residential rooftops, adjacent to municipal water treatment facilities or behind growing businesses. Some of these … 0

Viewpoints: Background check double standard in Concord

Friday, July 31, 2015

With all the attention on the budget out of Concord, a couple of other bills that were vetoed by Gov. Hassan seem to have slipped from sight. One such bill is SB 179. The purpose of this bill was to make it more restrictive to vote in New … 0

Keeping time: Town clock has some stories to tell

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — For 160 years, the four faces of the clock on the Unitarian Universalist Church have watched over Peterborough while a clock agent has watched over the clock. At least twice a year, the clock agent climbs … 0

Indictments handed down in three cases

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Four men were indicted in July in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester in connection for various crimes committed in the region. Brett Flagg, 26, of Greenfield, was indicted by a grand jury on the charge of driving after being declared a habitual offender. Peterborough police arrested Flagg … 0

Peterborough: Bob McQuillen memorial dance Saturday

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Students of Bob McQuillen, who was both a legend of New England contra dance and a high-school industrial arts teacher, remember him for his tough, steadfast love. Mr. Mac wouldn’t let you slide by. He wasn’t afraid to … 0

Baseball: Post 11 ends season with split

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

For the third year in a row the last game of the season would decide Jaffrey’s playoff fate. And for the third year in a row, the result would be the same. Heartbreak. Jaffrey started the weekend Saturday … 0