Bennington

Voters came out to support their primary candidates on Tuesday.

Primary day: Trump triumphs; Sanders surges

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cars honk and people wave and shout “Bernie!” out their car window at a small group of campaigners boasting tall signs stacked with Bernie Sanders’ name. “We’ve been getting a lot of that,” said Mary Allen of Antrim, as she stood roadside across the street from the Town Hall on voting day. Allen has been a campaign volunteer for the …

Peterborough: There’s power in presence

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Is it possible to get back that feeling of being part of a neighborhood that baby boomers so often reminisce about, or have TV, the Internet and all the gadgets we use to go online captured too much of our attention? More than a few groups in the Monadnock region say neighborliness is …

Basketball: Hoops for Hope

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The crowd packing the ConVal gym Tuesday night for a basketball doubleheader rose to their feet. Slowly at first, small groups got up; others followed until nearly everybody in the building was standing together, eyes on the court, or closed in concentration. The pink-clad masses rose in solidarity, not to cheer on their …

Viewpoint: N.H. executives urge reauthorization of Medicaid

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

We write in support of House Bill 1696, which will reauthorize the state’s unique version of Medicaid expansion, the New Hampshire Health Protection Plan. A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. The health of New Hampshire’s residents is …

Community Conversations: ‘We played ... until the streetlights came on’

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Like many Boomers, I grew up in a big-city suburb. Gangs of us kids raced through the postage-stamp backyards of our Woodland Ave. neighborhood. We played at games, mischief and mayhem until the streetlights came on, our signal …

Donations would fund theater

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The undertaking to build a larger theater at ConVal High School won’t appear on the warrant until 2017. And, the Fill the Void organization doesn’t want construction to cost the district a cent. Bob Edwards, vice …

Candidates file for open positions

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The deadline to file for town offices has passed, and voters are getting their first looks at who their choices for local government are. If you missed the deadline, it’s too late to get your name on the ballot, but candidates can run write-in campaigns. Here is a …

Skiing / snowboarding: Get stoked

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Crotched Mountain is well-known for its extensive series of terrain parks, breeding scores of skiers and snowboarders who can hit the wildest tricks imaginable off the mountain’s plethora of ramps, pipes and other installations. But what does it …

Alpine skiing: Tamok sweeps at Sunapee

Monday, February 1, 2016

The ConVal Alpine ski team competed in their only regular-season away meet on Friday, heading to Mt. Sunapee for a day of slalom and grand slalom events at the Southern New Hampshire Championships. In the SL, Eli Tamok took the day, finishing first overall in 1:02.78. Aiden Hall …

Nominations sought for preservation awards

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance is seeking nominations for its annual Preservation Achievement Awards. The awards recognize individuals, organizations, or businesses in the categories of restoration and stewardship, rehabilitation and adaptive use, compatible new construction, public policy, and educational and planning initiatives. The deadline for submissions is March …

Scholarships for those in nursing, medicine, social work

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

After a lifetime of hard work, successful farming in the blueberry fields of New Jersey, and sound financial investments, New Hampshire native Samuel Yarnold and his wife, Alice, bequeathed more than $800,000 in scholarship funds for New Hampshire residents. Annual scholarships in the range of $1,000 to $5,000 …

Running: Traffies come in 1-2 in second Winter Chiller of the season

Monday, February 1, 2016

Here are the results of the second Winter Chiller held on Jan. 23 in Wilton at the High Mowing School. The next race (3.5 miles) is in Hancock at the Meetinghouse in the center of town on Saturday …

Nordic skiing: CV races in Vermont

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

On Tuesday the ConVal Nordic team traveled to Strafford, Vermont to compete in a 4.5K freestyle race. The meet, relocated to Vermont due to lack of snow, consisted of three laps of a 1.5K course on an open …