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 …

Letters: Addiction is a disease

Friday, January 22, 2016

To the editor: A few weeks ago Mr. Banks wrote about his feeling regarding addiction and his sister’s illness. I answered with some feelings of my own and some facts from The National Institute on Drug Abuse. I did certainly say I had a choice regarding heroin use. …

Letter: My vote is for Bernie Sanders

Thursday, January 28, 2016

To the editor: There are many candidates running in the presidential election who hope to win your support. I have decided to support Bernie Sanders. I hope you will too. Sen. Sanders is someone I believe in. He is not beholden to anyone, only the American people. I …

Letter: My experience with Trump

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: It takes a lot of effort to endure the Presidential Primaries in New Hampshire. I’d rather not mention the number of times family dinners have been interrupted by inconsiderate wannabe politicians. As your opinion columns and editorials have pointed out in comprehensive fashion: Each candidate …

Letter: Right to petition government

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: Dear Greenfield Residents, As town meeting and budget season are upon us, you may have heard about several petitions that are circulating around town with the intention of promoting transparency in our town government. Whether the subject matter is something you support or reject, I …

Letter: On the bobcat season proposal

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: N.H. Fish and Game Commission, As a hunter, fisherman and member of the Rindge Conservation Commission, I strongly object to the proposed bobcat hunting season. I don’t believe the number of bobcats in the state justify a hunting season. If they were a nuisance or …

Letter: There’s no need for bobcat season

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: It is baffling that the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission is proposing a season for hunting and trapping bobcats, seemingly only because the population has rebounded just enough that it “could sustain modest harvest.” So when an animal population begins to recover from being …

Letter: Dump fees can be paid in cash

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: I would like to respond to Mr. Sadler and his letter on Hancock’s new dump rule. Had he bothered to read the whole article, he would have learned that we do accept cash for the fees at the dump. All one has to do is …

Police investigating text threats made against ConVal students and staff

Monday, February 1, 2016

Police are investigating some alleged threats directed at a few students and staff at ConVal High School. “The subjects responsible for these threats have been identified and they are not presently attending school in the district,” said Superintendent …

Wrestling: Cougars roar in three-school meet

Monday, February 1, 2016

Saturday’s wrestling meet at ConVal didn’t turn out quite as expected. The event was supposed to be a quad meet between the host Cougars and Newport, Kearsarge and Spaulding, but Spaulding could only muster one competitor, effectively reducing …

Wilton: Funeral home adds crematorium

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Michaud Funeral Home has announced the opening of Michaud Crematorium, a crematory located at 343 Forest Road in Wilton. Statistics show that the number of families and individuals in New Hampshire choosing cremation continues to grow. Currently, most funeral directors have to contract with a third-party crematory in …