Roundup: ConVal boys’, girls’ hockey lose a pair

Monday, December 22, 2014

ConVal boys’ hockey ConVal jumped out to early 2-0 lead with goals from freshman Palmer Timmons and Matt Kolk. Erik Leger made it 3-0 halfway through the first. Tristen Bows got Kearsage on the board, but ConVal responded with Leger’s second of the game 30 seconds later. Kearsarge’s Nate Thompson kept ConVal within two with a late goal. Kearsage came out flying in the second period, and got two quick … 0

PSNH plans to raise rates by 7 percent come Jan. 1

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Editor’s note: This story was published in the Concord Monitor on Dec. 16. Public Service of New Hampshire plans to raise electric rates by 7 percent this winter, a moderate increase compared with hikes as high as 40 percent or more from other utilities. In a request filed with the Public Utilities Commission … 0

Alpine skiing: Tamok, Tyler take home top-five spots

Monday, December 22, 2014

The ConVal alpine ski team hosted a multi-team race on Thursday at Crotched Mountain. The Cougar girls placed third of seven, behind Portsmouth and Souhegan, and the boys took fourth, behind Portsmouth, Hollis-Brookline and Souhegan. Individually for the boys, ConVal’s Eli Tamok was fourth overall, behind Lars Hamilton, Casey Segal and Sam Segal, all of Portsmouth. Tamok’s runs totalled 1:27:35. The rest of … 0

Peterborough: Brenner to retire in October

Thursday, December 18, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Town Administrator Pamela Brenner listed several milestones one can reach in their life, toward the end of the Select Board’s meeting Tuesday. She said these milestones could include graduating from high school and college, marriage, and … 0

Francestown: Students hold board’s feet to fire

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article erroneously reported that a draft version of next year’s proposed budget was $300,563,000 less than this year’s default budget of $45 million. The difference is $300,563. FRANCESTOWN — A group … 0

Peterborough: EMS cuts 41 jobs

Thursday, December 18, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Eastern Mountain Sports will be eliminating 41 jobs from its Peterborough office, and will be relocating other positions to its corporate headquarters in Connecticut, according to a letter sent to Peterborough town officials. But, the Peterborough retail store, call center and customer service center will remain … 0

Peterborough: Podiatrist suspension lifted

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A state podiatry board lifted its suspension of a Peterborough podiatrist’s license, after he complied with sanctions levied in a September ruling. The N.H. Board of Registration in Podiatry suspended Dr. Edward Newcott of Pembroke’s podiatry license in September because he continuously failed to adhere to infection control … 0

Dublin: ML

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Viewpoint: Riley the dog goes to Rivier

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.” —James Cromwell This past week Riley, my 5-year-old Lab, was invited to participate in the “Paws for … 0

Viewpoint: It’s not (only) about the resume

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

This week at The River Center we say goodbye to Donna Brand, our employment specialist. Through our Employment Resource Center, Donna has helped many individuals who have been unemployed or underemployed with resumes, interview skills, help with the … 0

Finding a home: Homelessness by the numbers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Having recently spoken with a former guest of the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter, I am pleased to pass along good news from this single mother. She still enjoys her job and her son is doing better in school. … 0

Editorial: Several transitions on the horizon

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tuesday night’s Peterborough Select Board meeting brought to light major changes to two town institutions, while the ConVal School Board meeting in Francestown saw the unveiling of the next generation of important people who could shape our region. After recent rumblings, Eastern Mountain Sports finally announced the news … 0

Letter: Let’s withdraw from the district

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

To the editor: Perhaps it is time that the Town of Peterborough look into withdrawing from the ConVal School District. Coming to an acceptable solution on how to deal with declining enrollments and rising educational costs is an impossibility. District towns are unwilling to make hard decisions on … 0