Temple: Monastery gaining ground

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Down at the dead-end of a winding dirt road sits Derbyshire Farm. From any hillside, you can see the sweeping fields, with hay just beginning to sprout in the fields. Beyond the fields, a forest of trees rises up, blending into the backdrop of Temple Mountain. There are no sounds of traffic, only birds and the calling of frogs from the pond at the bottom of the property. Inside a simple, single-story white cottage, monks dressed in brown robes sit before an elegantly decorated alter to the Buddha. It is 11 a.m., the conclusion of their morning chores and time for a meal to be … 0

Peterborough: Export-Import Bank loss could hurt NHBB

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — New Hampshire Ball Bearings — the town’s largest employer — is now hiring machinists and engineers as it prepares for an expansion in its commercial aviation sales. But NHBB, which has 680 employees, will be forced to reevaluate its plans if Congress does not reauthorize the Export-Import Bank by June 30, … 0

Peterborough: Teams play for one of their own

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Some of the softball players at Saturday’s tournament at Adams Park play competitively. Others haven’t swung a bat in years. Yet they were all on the same playing field. “Everyone is here for the same cause,” said Morgan Boutwell, who, along with Caitlin McPherson, organized the event to raise funds for … 0

Peterborough: Supporting education

Friday, May 29, 2015

Dara Forleo, center, receives the Greater Peterborough Chamber’s Business/Education Partner of the Year Award at a May 6 ceremony. Former student, Bryanna Lindsey, left, and current student, Eilis Calnan spoke about their positive internship experiences at Dara’s Paw … 0

Monday, June 1, 2015

National Endowment for the Arts Chair Jane Chu will visit arts organizations in Nashua and Peterborough today, and speak at New England Foundation for the Arts’ Creative Communities Exchange in Keene on Wednesday. Chu will visit two frequent recipients of NEA support in Peterborough: MacDowell Colony and Monadnock … 0

thank you notes: For scholarship support, thanks

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the editor: The ConVal Community Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors would like to acknowledge the Monadnock Rotary Club, located in Dublin, for its continued financial support toward our scholarship program for ConVal High School graduates. We are pleased this service club is a partner with our … 0

Letter: Millions wasted by state legislators

Monday, June 1, 2015

To the editor: The NH Executive Council just transferred $4.3 million from budgets across the board into overtime pay, mostly for prison staff. Why did they have to do this? Because state legislators underfunded personnel budgets. Since administrators could not hire people, or even fill some empty positions … 0

ConVal: District proposes new digital device policy

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The multitude of digital devices now in the hands of young people has school officials and students split over whether the educational benefits outweigh the distractions. “It’s really tricky. I’m guilty. I use my phone in class pretty often,” said ConVal junior Beecher Clifton-Waite, who said it’s normal … 0

ConVal: Spanish Club team wins Iron Chef

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

South Meadow School hosted an Iron Chef competition last week, in which students competed to cook the best meals using surprise secret ingredients. The winning team was from the ConVal Spanish Club, featuring Morgain O’Connor, Astrid Kipka, Michelle … 0

Rindge: Young fills his soul with history

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A love for travel, education and his country has fueled Vernon Young’s 40-year adventure as a volunteer. After returning from Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts, on May 6, Young officially completed his 40th New England Heritage Tour, … 0

Peterborough: Riding for cancer awareness

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jessica Nelson’s mother, Carol Heath, lost her nine-month fight with advanced colon cancer in July 2013. A month later, Nelson, a Peterborough resident, was on a run while she was visiting family in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Suddenly, droves of … 0

Dublin: Man sentenced to state prison in drug sales case

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Dublin man has been sentenced to between nine months and three years in state prison, after being convicted of participation in marijuana sales, according to court documents on file at the Cheshire County Superior Court. Daniel J. Goldin, 29, of Dublin was found guilty on five counts … 0

ConVal: PIE meets with district officials

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A grassroots parent organization with hopes of increasing recess time districtwide met Tuesday with the ConVal Education Committee. The group, called Parents for Inspiring Education, claims at least 100 members, and founders Jessica Nelson and Kaitlin Post have previously met with Superintendent Brendan Minnihan, Assistant Superintendent … 0