Bennington

Vanessa Amsbury-Bonilla gives a tour of the  tower and town clock in the Unitarian Universalist Church.

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 the fusty tower, resets the clock, oils the capstan and marvels at the machine’s longevity and the storied history of the tower. … 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 in June 2014, following a motor vehicle stop on Grove Street in Peterborough. The habitual … 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 let you know if you screwed up. And he would make sure you not only … 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

Baseball: State champ Monadnock Babe Ruth falls at Regionals

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Monadnock League, representing New Hampshire in the Regional Tournament in Winooski, Vermont finished in third place in Pool A losing the first two Friday and Saturday but winning the third on Sunday. They jumped out to a … 0

Bennington: Trapped belted kingfisher freed

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BENNINGTON — A male belted kingfisher snared in fishing line was rescued and returned to the wild Monday evening by swimmers at Whittemore Lake. The bird was seen struggling near the shoreline on the Greenfield side of the … 0

Achievement:

Monday, July 27, 2015

The following students were named to the dean’s honor’s list for the spring semester at Franklin Pierce University: from Jaffrey: Nathan Hatton, health sciences; Peterborough: Hannah Anderson, freshman majoring in elementary education K-6 through K-8; Morgan Humphrey, sophomore majoring in accounting-finance; Joshua Smith, sophomore majoring in biology; Rindge: … 0

Graduations:

Monday, July 27, 2015

The following students graduate from Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, this spring: Bennington: Paula Cyr, Associate of Arts in management; Jaffrey: Caitlyn Durden, summa cum laude, Bachelor of Science in sports and recreation management; Nathan Hatton, Bachelor of Arts in health sciences; Hancock: Matthew McGuiness, Doctor of Arts in … 0

ConVal: Cougars second in DII Sportsmanship

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The NHIAA has recognized the Athletics Programs at ConVal High School with two prestigious honors. This past season, 2014-15 ConVal finished as the Division II NHIAA Runner-Up for the prestigious Sportsmanship Award Banner behind Milford HS and was also lauded for being one of 37 high schools in … 0

BENNINGTON: Bobcats in New Hampshire

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The GEP Dodge Library is hosting a program about ‘Bobcats in New Hampshire’ with N.H. Fish and Game representative Mike Morrison. The program will be held at the Bennington VFW Hall on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. … 0

ConVal: CSI meets summer school

Monday, July 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A metal rod dripping with blood. A bloody hammer. A red-stained, football-size rock. The objects are spread out on a sidewalk by the ConVal High School cafeteria. A student stands nearby, hands smeared red. This isn’t … 0

Peterborough/Francestown/New Ipswich: Solar growth slows down

Monday, July 27, 2015

Uncertainty about the future of solar energy subsidies has put the brakes on its popularity in the region. Utilities will soon reach the state mandated net-metering cap, and legislation that would raise the cap is not expected to pass. Also, Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of the Legislature’s two-year … 0

Reimers Reason: What is timber trespass?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Trees are valuable. They provide firewood and lumber, as well as privacy and beauty, but they also block scenic vistas and interfere with driveways and roads. For all of these reasons, nearly all landowners cut down trees from … 0