Bennington is reviewing responding to fires at a Class VI road on the Deering border.

Bennington: Mutual Aid with Deering debated

Monday, May 4, 2015

BENNINGTON — The town’s fire safety protocol is getting another look, after concerns that responses to a Class VI road on the Deering border may be unnecessarily draining taxpayer funds. The department’s response to Class VI Switzer Road could damage town vehicles, and takes place in spite of the fact that Bennington lacks a mutual aid agreement with Deering, according … 0

Bennington: Bigger digs in sight for septic company

Monday, May 4, 2015

BENNINGTON — A 3,000-customer business currently run from a home office will be getting an upgrade soon. JCL Septic Service, founded in 2011, is heading to a brand-new location on Route 202, the latest milestone for the expanding company, said owner Jon Charlonne. The 60-foot by 60-foot garage and a 24-foot by 24-foot … 0

Temple: Riding in his honor

Monday, May 4, 2015

Before Cat Mikkelson rode Benevolent, her horse, in the Brandon Garabrant Memorial Equitation Challenge at Touchstone Farm Sunday, she reflected on the competition’s late namesake. “He probably built some of these fences,” Mikkelson said of Garabrant, whose memory now lives on in stark reminders like the white wooden crosses of the post and … 0

Thank you notes: Earth Day clean-up success

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

To the editor: The Bennington Conservation Commission would like to thank those who volunteered and contributed to the success of our seventh annual Earth Day clean up on April 18. We would like to recognize the Monadnock Paper Mill for their generous contribution, which helped provide a hearty … 0

Viewpoints: Everyone benefits from Fresh Air

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Monadnock area continues its long tradition of supporting the Fresh Air Fund, a not-for-profit agency, which has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income neighborhoods since 1877. Its history dates back to The Rev. Willard Parsons, minister of a … 0

Peterborough: Theater to install service for those who are blind

Monday, April 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The Community Theatre is out to illuminate the world of movies for the visually impaired and hard of hearing. Owner Carol Nelson is fundraising to install Descriptive Video Service, a device which allows audience members can personal headsets to listen to a description of a movie, … 0

Hancock: ‘Oh, the places you’ll go’

Monday, April 27, 2015

Two years ago, Mason Ellis was a ConVal senior who played hockey, did his homework, and hung out with friends. Last month, the Hancock native and lance corporal chased elephants away from his drinking water in the Selous … 0

Peterborough: Stranded kayakers rescued

Monday, April 27, 2015

Firefighters rescued three ConVal students stranded on an island Thursday after their kayaks capsized in the frigid Contoocook River. Emily Garland, her younger sister, Madeline Garland and Elizabeth O’Rourke’s injuries were minor, and they declined medical treatment, said … 0

PETERBOROUGH: Man charged with burglary in 2 towns

Monday, April 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A suspect charged this month in connection with two business burglaries in Greenfield was arrested over the weekend for a home burglary in Peterborough that allegedly took place in October. Codie Andersen, 17, of Greenfield was arrested Sunday evening and charged with burglary. It is alleged … 0

Peterborough: Court upholds farming events

Monday, April 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Neighbors of Four Winds Farm dropped a lawsuit last month which sought to prevent the farm from holding agritourism events, after a Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the farm and town in a summary judgment. Judge Diane Nicolosi of the Hillsborough Superior Court Northern … 0

Peterborough: The benefits of hiking

Monday, April 27, 2015

Whether it’s sunny or overcast, Craig and Janet Altobello hike. On a misty April morning, the Peterborough couple hiked the paved road of Miller State Park. Janet listed the holistic benefits of hiking. “We hike for the exercise, … 0

Interview by Priscilla Morrill: Advice for the third quarter of life

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Q: What are some of the factors relevant to wellness in the third quarter of life? A: How we view ourselves as we age is relevant to our wellness. Being a “glass is half full” person may lead … 0

Diagnosis 101: What is bone density loss, and what can be done about it?

Monday, April 27, 2015

The question: What is bone density loss, who is at risk, and what can be done about it? The expert: Wendy Walthers, radiology lead in mammography at Monadnock Community Hospital. Walthers does bone density loss screenings every day … 0