Bennington

What not to say when the kids get home from school

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Five things never to ask your child right after school: “How was school today?” “What do you have for homework?” “When are you going to do your homework?” “What did you get on the test?” “What did you learn today?” You want to interact and make connection. Your kids do too, but not in the same way. You’ve missed them, you want to know what they did in your absence, … 0

What to do when a loss leaves an empty nest emptier?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The purpose of parenting is to prepare our children to grow up into responsible and compassionate adults, able to go forth into the world and make a difference. We shed tears of joy and sorrow, we laugh so hard our sides hurt and we suffer years of sleep deprivation. The years fly by and suddenly your last child heads off to college. This … 0

Good for the gut: Yogurt, kefir and, of course, pickles

Friday, August 28, 2015

It’s very simple. Your gut either keeps you healthy or it makes you ill. A healthy gut determines which nutrients to absorb and does an expert job keeping toxins, allergens and microbes out. An unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of diseases, including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, autism and depression. Our gut is home to over 100 trillion microorganisms. This microbiome we … 0

Peterborough: CVTC celebration

Friday, August 21, 2015

Contoocook Valley Transportation Company hosted its second annual A Summer’s Evening event at the end of July at the Monadnock Country Club. Fred Marple entertained the group with his unique brand of Yankee humor, telling tales about the … 0

Golf: Jaiden’s Angel charity golf tournament set for Sept. 25

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jaiden’s Angel Foundation will host its 8th annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 25 at Crotched Mountain Golf Club in Francestown with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. All funds raised go directly toward our charitable mission: providing financial support and services to local families facing tragic child accidents, catastrophic … 0

Running: Twenty-five runners sprint to the summit

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Runners and walkers took to the access road at Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride on Saturday morning to trek the rocky and often steep 1-mile, 1,000 vertical climb to the summit to raise funds to put under-served ConVal … 0

Running: Traffies on top as Fun Season comes to close

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The final Jack Murphy 5K fun run of the season saw a downshift in numbers as much of the local youth were missing as the high school cross country season has begun. But that didn’t mean the quality of racing went away as Adam Traffie won handily in … 0

ConVal: ConVal wants less school tests

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Administrators at ConVal High School wants its students to take fewer standardized tests next year, especially its juniors. “I would prefer to have [students] love learning,” says Principal Brian Pickering. In addition to state and federally mandated tests, the high school conducts its own test through the Northwest … 0

ConVal: Old faces and new at alumni game

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Wednesday’s alumni game held a different meaning for different players on the pitch at the high school. For the alumni, it was a chance to catch up with old friends or say goodbye before they head … 0

Game management challenges facing N.H.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

New England was settled by hunters and trappers; trade in beaver pelts was a principle form of commerce in New Hampshire for nearly 150 years. Wild game was a critical staple for settlers who struggled to sustain themselves … 0

ConVal: Sixth annual Peter Michael Abbott 5K

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

On Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. the Peter Michael Abbott Memorial Fund will sponsor its sixth annual 5K+ Run and Fun Walk at ConVal High School. This will be followed by a traditional musical tribute concert by The … 0

Bennington: Drawdown at Powder Mill Pond

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A water level drawdown was initiated at Powder Mill Pond in Bennington Aug. 17, in order for the Monadnock Paper Mill to make maintenance repairs to its dams. The pond will be lowered approximately two feet for these repairs, which will impact the ability to launch boats at … 0

Editorial: Is SWRPC response too little, too late?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

With the level of opposition to the proposed natural gas pipeline in the region, we are puzzled by the Southwest Region Planning Commission’s seemingly delayed response. Just two weeks before the close of the official comment period at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the SWRPC is starting an … 1