Bennington

Paul Chabot is a retired dairy farmer who had one last opportunity to hang out with some cows Wednesday at the Pheasant Wood Center.

Peterborough: Farmer takes trip down memory lane

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Paul Chabot sat in his wheelchair as his hospice nurse rolled it through the Pheasant Wood Center parking lot Wednesday morning, taking in a little sunshine as they headed for the grassy area at the edge of the lot. The nurse wheeled him to a stop, and Chabot gazed up at the massive dairy cow in front of him. He … 0

Peterborough: Heated agritourism debate at Planning Board

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Farmers may soon be able to host wedding receptions, farm-to-table dinners, bed and breakfasts and other types of agritourism, if the Planning Board OKs a new permit process for farms. But town officials say this is a temporary, test amendment that could change come May voting. However, Monday’s Planning Board meeting … 0

DUBLIN/HANCOCK: Walk to honor Granny D

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When the late Doris “Granny D” Haddock of Dublin was 88 years old, she began her more than 3,200-mile walk across the continental United States in protest of money’s influence on politics and elections. With another election cycle in full swing and the 2016 presidential election right around the corner, Promoting Active Civic Engagement, which aims to carry on Granny D’s legacy, and … 0

Peterborough: Lowry speaks at Lyceum

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lois Lowry’s children’s books, such as “The Giver” and “Number The Stars,” are famous in many elementary and middle schools, and infamous in others, for subtly addressing grown up subjects like racism, anti-authoritarianism, murder and the Holocaust. The … 0

Conval: Committee looks for cost savings

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A suggestion that the ConVal School District’s new District Study Committee could look for cost-saving opportunities by reviewing the district’s Special Education program drew fire from two School Board members at Tuesday’s board meeting. The District Study Committee, which was formed last year, is made up … 0

Editorial: Freedom of the press isn’t free

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

At home and overseas, American journalists are engaged in a bitter battle for the truth. In some cases, these reporters’ rights are infringed upon, and their Constitutionally granted access to public information is denied. In others, they’re forced away from the locations where news is being made, unable … 0

Viewpoint: The rise of poverty

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Over the past four years, just under half of the people who have been our guests at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter have been children. But in 2013 alone, 17 of the 27 guests were children. And the … 0

Viewpoint: Employment services available

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Job hunting. Somehow this phrase strikes fear in the hearts of most of us. Finding work is hard work. There are many reasons to be looking for work. Some have just graduated from high school or college. Others have been part of company downsizing. Some have lost their … 0

Letter: Nonprofits are our strength

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

To the editor: Thank you for the sensitive editorial in your Aug. 14 edition entitled “The powerful play goes on.” I learned about Robin William’s death the just before going to bed the day it happened. A certain sadness kept calling me to stay awake. I have spent … 0

Conservation: Watcher of the water

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Meg Harrington looked frazzled late that August morning. The 22-year-old conservation biologist, on her last survey of the summer, combed Pleasant Pond in her kayak for over an hour. Harrington was searching for a pair of the blackish-blue … 0

PETERBOROUGH: MCH joining ACA fray

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Area residents who were interested in signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act this year had to make a choice. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, the only insurance company offering plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, did not include Monadnock Community Hospital in … 0

Peterborough: Sewer work done on west end of Union Street

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — SUR Construction West is wrapping up the first part of its renovation of Union Street’s outdated sewer and drainage system, from the intersection of Main and Elm Streets to Scott Winn Road. Paving will begin on … 0

Peterborough: Shaw’s hackers failed, store says

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Shaw’s Supermarket announced Friday they discovered computer hackers recently tried to steal customers’ credit and debit card information in New Hampshire and four other New England states. When asked if the information of any customers in the Monadnock region was hacked, Jeffrey Gulko, a spokesperson for Shaw’s replied, … 0