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About 150 school board members, residents and students came out to ConVal's deliberative session at the high school Saturday.

ConVal: Voters question cost of study

Monday, February 8, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The only warrant article discussed in detail at ConVal’s 45-minute deliberative session was a petition that would require a third party to assess the impacts of the district closing, combining or relocating a school. The petition’s author and one supporter said it would be a check and balance on any effort to close a school. School board members …

Decision Day

Monday, February 8, 2016

Voters head to the polls Tuesday in the state’s first-in-the-nation primary, and many of them won’t make a final choice until they get there. Forty-one percent of Republicans say they could still change their mind, according to a poll released by Franklin Pierce University Monday. And in the Monadnock region, Bernie Sanders and …

Peterborough: A place for start-ups

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Vose Farm Road Brookstone Business Center in Peterborough is now home to War Room Athletics, a gym focusing on personal training and fitness education. Located in Suite 200, War Room is the business center’s newest tenant, taking up 2,000 square feet. The new addition brings vacancy at the business center below 25 …

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 …

Peterborough: Hospice seeks volunteers

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

There’s a need for more hospice volunteers in the Peterborough area, according to Denise Tarquino, Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care’s volunteer coordinator for this part of the state. Compassus, a Tennessee-based, for-profit company, bought Life Choice Hospice in 2015 — the latter is same company that helped the …