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Peterborough: ConVal grad: ‘Sometimes all someone needs is to be heard’

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Since Army Spc. Jessica Arent graduated from ConVal in 2009, she has pounded nails for Habitat for Humanity, filled backpacks with school supplies for impoverished children in South Africa, and counseled soldiers during the Ebola crisis in Liberia. Yet, the Peterborough native doesn’t believe she deserved the American Legion Auxiliary’s Servicewoman of the Year award. “I see how hard [other …

Nature's bounty: A look at fall foliage season

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

There is no perfect day in the fall season. Leaves will fade and fall on one tree, while they will remain green on another. The beauty is in the unpredictability and uniqueness of each day. “It’s the change that happens that is amazing,” said Steve Roberge, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension’s Cheshire …

Dublin: No new officer for town police

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

DUBLIN — The Select Board has recommended that the Dublin Police not pursue a third full-time officer for the upcoming budget season. The board met with Police Chief Stephen Sullivan Monday to discuss promoting master patrolman Tim Suokko to sergeant and to add another police officer to the roster. The board agreed that …

Dublin: Selectmen consider heating swap shed

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

DUBLIN — The Board of Selectmen is looking at adding a line item in the transfer station’s budget to accommodate winter heating costs for the swap shed. According to chair Sturdy Thomas, the swap shed is not heated. “It would be something that would keep the attendants more …

Dublin: Police: Lock up valuables

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

In response to a recent spate of thefts from vehicles and buildings, the police are asking all residents to lock up their valuables. The Dublin Police Department is currently investigating more than 10 thefts over the past month, with the thefts occurring when vehicles or buildings are left …

Peterborough/wilton: Epic trek helps raise funds for MD

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Tonya Dreher considered giving up. She took a tumble hiking Mt. Monandock this summer, bruising her chin and straining her torso. But, her husband, Steve, reminded her why she was training in the first place — …

Art and cookies

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

It was a privilege to visit the home studios of several artists yesterday. Experiencing their work in the spaces in which they create and live is actually breathed into the art, and was unlike anything this writer has …

Field hockey: ConVal falls to No. 2 Windham

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It was a tough fight against #2 Windham tonight, but we were able to hold them to just 4 goals with our goalie, Hannah Reinfrank posting an 87% save rate with 28 saves. Our defense fought hard along …

Locals competing in college sports

Friday, October 2, 2015

∎  MeKenzie Mattheson, a 2015 Dublin School Graduate, from Jaffrey is a freshman at the University of Rhode Island, where she is a member of the Rams women’s rowing team.  ∎ Courtney Fisher of ConVal is a sophomore at Assumption …

Peterborough: 100+ Woman assists MCVP

Monday, October 5, 2015

100+ Women Who Care Peterborough began its third year by exceeding original membership goals, bringing a total of $34,000 to nine different local organizations since 2013. During the group’s July meeting at Fleur de Lis Camp in Fitzwilliam, …

Volleyball: ConVal falls to Milford in straight sets

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Cougars lost to Milford 3-0 Monday. Leading the Cougars were captain Caroline Magee with 2 aces, 4 digs, and 2 kills and captain Aidan Dissinger with 6 digs, 5 assists, and 1 kill. ConVal (4-8) travels to Manchester West (1-10) Friday at 5:15 p.m. …

Viewpoint: Last call for constitutional freedom

Monday, September 21, 2015

A final scoping session about the NED Pipeline was held recently at Franklin Pierce University. To anyone sickened from coercion all summer, I offer that, this was most probably the good news! The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will …

Letter: Where there’s fire, there’s water

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

To the editor: During Fire Prevention Week (October 4 through October 10) I would like to remind residents of New Hampshire about the critical but often overlooked role that local water supplies — and the systems that deliver them — play in fighting fires and protecting public safety. …