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

Letter: Don’t change the spirit of this resource

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Recycling Center is absolutely a community resource! I am not a resident of Peterborough, but I am a taxpayer, so I use the center on occasion for recycling and I frequent the Mini Mall. For the last three years, Scott, Cliff and Marshall have saved three-ring binders … 0

Letter: On health clinic buffer zones

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To the editor: Recently the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law that provided for a buffer zone around women’s health clinics. In the last session of the New Hampshire Legislature, we passed a bill that was similar in many ways. The result of the Supreme Court … 0

Editor: ‘The powerful play goes on’

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin Williams touched millions of lives around the world, including at least one Peterborough resident — perhaps more — who appeared as an extra in “Jumanji,” which was filmed in Keene in the mid-1990s. But even if you never shared a set with the famed actor, it’s likely … 0

Letter: Traditions are what we’re about

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Suzy Mansfield’s “Let’s talk about those finds at the Recycling Center” hopefully stirs everyone who cares about our weekly trips to the prettiest recycling center in the state. Scott Bradford and his crew have transformed a chore into an experience we look forward to. We even bring visitors … 0

Peterborough: ‘Junk game’ getting tougher

Monday, August 11, 2014

Just before every school year, the Peterborough Recycling Center saves discarded three-ring binders for Elizabeth Hanson of Hancock. Hanson cleans and buffs the notebook binders, and delivers over 100 of them to the teachers of South Meadow School in Peterborough before the first day of school, saving the … 0

Jaffrey/Peterborough: Violence prevention organization scales back

Monday, August 11, 2014

In response to declining funding, a trend that has been going on for several years, the Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention has closed its office at 22 North St. in Jaffrey, which had been open one and a … 0

Viewpoint: Breaking out of in-the-box thinking

Friday, August 8, 2014

As a former business person before I started working at ConVal High School in 1997, I sometimes ask, “In education, who is our customer?” A friend noted that she wasn’t sure what the answer was, but she was eager to see how her family would answer the question. … 0

Viewpoint: Same old approach isn’t working

Friday, August 8, 2014

“By changing nothing, nothing changes.” — Tony Robbins Since its inception, public school education has always been very slow to change. And in the ConVal region, this continues to be as true today as it was several years ago when the first voices were heard regarding the changes … 0

Viewpoint: Getting beyond the technology

Friday, August 8, 2014

Our public education system is seriously flawed. These flaws mirror the systemic, interconnected issues found within today’s society. Though I have advocated for children for nearly two decades, I am now viewing our school system with the eyes of a parent; I am deeply troubled. The dependency on … 0

Viewpoint: STEM and the arts belong in holistic curriculum

Friday, August 8, 2014

STEM education — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — currently enjoys widespread recognition as a vitally important part of academic curriculum for today’s students. But at times the voices of enthusiasm for STEM disciplines drown out the advocates … 0