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Back-to-school shoppers rushed department and retail stores in the region.

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they used to. They’ve already researched products and … 0

ConVal: CV hockey teams could go co-op

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal High School is on track to combine its boys’ and girls’ hockey teams with Monadnock Regional High School for the 2016-2017 season in order to keep the programs alive. But, the school’s athletic director will not move forward without the full support of the community. “I wouldn’t want to co-op if it was anything but a numbers question,” Athletic Director … 0

Milford: music makes a difference

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Folk music has often been a force for social change. It’s been used to protest war, address political issues in both a satirical and serious light, and now, concert organizers hope it can help stop a natural gas pipeline. Singer Tom Rush, a frequent visitor to the former Folkway in Peterborough and an … 0

Peterborough: Paul makes obligatory Diner stop

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wants to create jobs in New Hampshire by repealing the entire IRS tax code. “I would get rid of all 70,000 pages,” Paul told the Ledger-Transcript, while he … 0

Viewpoint: Veto fallout: Time for an override

Thursday, July 30, 2015

On July 29 the Joint Fiscal Committee met for the first time since Gov. Hassan vetoed the 2016-2017 budget. The committee was established under RSA 14:30-a to, among other things, approve agency budget transfers or financial issues outside of the budget that arise during the biennium. The six-month … 0

Jaffrey: What’s at risk in ‘big data’ debate?

Monday, August 10, 2015

JAFFREY — When Philipp Krüger asked his audience at the Amos Fortune Forum Friday whether they had used or been affected by “big data,” only a few raised their hands. “I think most of you probably have,” he … 0

Mascenic / Jaffrey-RIndge: What I did on my summer vacation

Monday, August 10, 2015

It’s a line most teachers have heard before: “It must be great to have summers off!” For teachers like Mascenic’s Susan Rolke, or Jaffrey Grade School’s Trisha Layfield and Eliot Pelletier, the old cliche can’t help but make … 0

Peterborough: Camera helps rowers, pilots

Monday, August 10, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — As Melissa Thompson, a diehard rower, watched the Head of the Charles, she wondered about the rowers who bumped into each other. There had to be a way, she thought, to help them see what’s behind … 0

Hancock: Daniels new special ed. director in Weare

Friday, August 7, 2015

Scott Daniels has been named special education director for the Weare School District serving Center Woods Elementary, Center Woods Upper Elementary and Weare Middle Schools. Daniels comes to the Weare District from the ConVal District, where he served … 0

Love, lift us up

Monday, August 10, 2015

The fourth annual Uplift Music Festival came to Greenfield on Saturday for a day of music, art, community and fun. The proceeds were donated to Monadnock Community Hospital’s financial assistance program for cancer patients. (Photos by Ben Conant … 0

Business: NHBR seeks nominations for business excellence

Monday, August 10, 2015

New Hampshire Business Review is seeking nominations for its annual Business Excellence Awards. Nominate your own New Hampshire-based business or nonprofit, or other organization you think deserves recognition for its imagination, industriousness, innovation and achievements. Since 2003, N.H. Business Review’s Business Excellence Awards have honored the best and … 0

Editorial: Celebrate the dead, by living

Monday, August 10, 2015

Two events this weekend shared a common theme. The MacDowell Colony’s Medal Day and the Uplift Music Festival both were, on the surface, a celebration of art and music and community and all that makes our region great. Under bright blue skies, tunes were picked, honors were bestowed, … 0

Letters: Farmers market needs support

Thursday, August 6, 2015

To the editor: I have been shopping regularly at the Wednesday Peterborough Farmers Market for 7 or 8 years. It is sad to see how it has dwindled. Today there were five vendors. And two or three customers. Such a fall-off from what this market was 4 or … 0