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Although many orchards throughout New Hampshire suffered an average season at best, Norway Hill Orchard experienced an almost perfect season, owner Peg McLeod said Friday.

Hancock/Mason: Orchards fare better here

Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn’t just last winter’s record snowfall and cold that affected apple production in New Hampshire, according to a state agricultural expert. George Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire field specialist, recently explained it was also the severe snaps of warm weather and cold weather and vice versa from the fall through the spring. “I don’t want to say there’s … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt by two unions to renegotiate the unionized workforces’s contract. These employees — part of the … 0

Bennington: Man charged in sex assault

Monday, October 20, 2014

Police arrested a man, charging him with sexual assault, in Bennington on Friday, but are revealing few details because the victim is a minor. Bennington Police Chief Steve Campbell said Monday that Thomas Belcher, 26, of Greenfield was charged with felonious sexual assault on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Campbell said that Belcher was released on $10,000 personal recognizance and is scheduled to appear … 0

Hancock: Tipping the scales

Monday, October 20, 2014

Peg McLeod, owner of Norway Hill Orchard in Hancock, was greeted with a gift one morning about two weeks ago. A worker picking apples earlier that morning put a larger than normal apple on top of a crate … 0

Francestown: Town holds emergency meeting about bridge

Monday, October 20, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — At an emergency meeting Wednesday night, Francestown’s Select Board elected to close a third bridge in town. The Select Board voted unanimously to close Scoby Bridge. The vote followed a N.H. Department of Transportation recommendation on … 0

Peterborough: Scott-Farrar project on hold

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Scott-Farrar Home’s building project — to expand the assisted living home’s facilities — is on hold after a change to federal regulations has frozen a majority of the project’s funding. Eldon Munson, a Scott Farrar trustee who … 0

Peterborough: Building on giving

Monday, October 20, 2014

Katherine Forrest loves animals, so when she opened her new store Treat Goods in Depot Square this summer, she began thinking about what she could do to give back to the furry friends that give so much to … 0

Greenfield: New trustees join Crotched board

Monday, October 20, 2014

Susan A. Reeves, of New London has been appointed to the Crotched Mountain Foundation Board of Directors, after having served as a trustee since 2007. Crotched Mountain also welcomes two new trustees, Laura Clark and Jennifer Crowell, both … 0

Editorial: Let’s start talking about ConVal

Monday, October 20, 2014

Thank you, Barbara Miller. We applaud Peterborough Select Board Chair Barbara Miller for starting the discussion about the sustainability of the ConVal School District with her plan to close and sell Great Brook and South Meadow middle schools. While the plan may not be palatable to all, and … 0

Viewpoint: I’m neither right, nor left

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I like to describe myself as a meat-eating, gun-toting, ecologically aware, fiscally conservative, pro-free trade, capitalist, social libertarian who doesn’t believe Adam and Eve were frolicking with dinosaurs 8,000 years ago. This makes me a political pariah for partisans on both sides of the current political divide. Please … 0

Viewpoint: Samuel Smith, ‘founder’ of Peterborough

Friday, October 17, 2014

It is fitting that on the occasion of the 275th anniversary of the founding of Peterborough, recognition be given to those who laid the foundations of the town’s civic life, economy and architecture. Prime among the early citizens … 0

ConVal: Eye on the ball

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last Saturday, ConVal High School senior Jake Hollander finished second at the NHIAA Division II state golf tournament. On the surface, his success may look like a typical tale of high school athletic success — in reality, it … 0

ConVal/Conant/Mascenic: Students get a taste of manufacturing during site tours

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Two groups of students visited local companies on Sept. 30, as part of National Manufacturing Day 2014 events. These events were sponsored statewide by the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership. More than 30 students from ConVal and Conant … 0