Back-to-school shoppers rushed department and retail stores in the region.

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they used to. They’ve already researched products and … 0

ConVal: CV hockey teams could go co-op

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal High School is on track to combine its boys’ and girls’ hockey teams with Monadnock Regional High School for the 2016-2017 season in order to keep the programs alive. But, the school’s athletic director will not move forward without the full support of the community. “I wouldn’t want to co-op if it was anything but a numbers question,” Athletic Director … 0

Milford: music makes a difference

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Folk music has often been a force for social change. It’s been used to protest war, address political issues in both a satirical and serious light, and now, concert organizers hope it can help stop a natural gas pipeline. Singer Tom Rush, a frequent visitor to the former Folkway in Peterborough and an … 0

ConVal: Cougars’ track repair will wait for next year

Monday, August 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Runners will have to wait almost another year for a new track at ConVal High School. But the school district hopes to use the extra ten or eleven months to fundraise for the $287,000 purchase. “Milford raised all the money for their track,” said Business Manager … 0

Dublin: Roosevelt and the Portsmouth Peace Treaty

Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Dublin Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Dublin Community Church, 1125 Main St., Dublin. Courtesy of a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council, Charles Doleac will present “Teddy … 0

Dublin: Food Drive at the DubHub through Thursday

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Dublin Community Center is running a food drive through Thursday, when it will culminate with a Zumba Dance Party (admission $5) from 5:30-7 p.m. All food collected and proceeds from the Zumba benefit will go to the Peterborough Food Pantry, whose doors are open not only to … 0

Dublin: Free, all ages class on healthy cooking

Friday, August 14, 2015

Silvie Perez, a registered nurse, will offer a healthy family cooking class on Aug. 23, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Dublin Community Center. The class is open to all ages and is free. Perez will show how to prepare healthy delicious meals for your family. Class … 0

Dublin: Barbecue fundraiser Community Center

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Dublin Community Center is hosting a chicken barbecue on Aug. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Center, Main Street. The cost is $7.50 per adult and $5 for children 12 and under. All are welcome. Funds raised will help the Center offer classes and events … 0

Farmers Dinner at Mayfair

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Farmers Dinner is proud to partner with Mayfair Farm for its inaugural brunch event on Aug. 30. The meal will showcase local meat and produce from Mayfair Farm and its neighbors. Prepared right on site in its own state licensed commercial kitchen, this will be as fresh … 0

Harrisville: Farm-to-table dinner for Monadnock Farm

Friday, August 14, 2015

Join the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition for its first fundraiser farm-to-table dinner on Aug. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy an al fresco dinner on the grounds of Mayfair Farm in picturesque Harrisville, featuring locally sourced, sustainably grown and ethically harvested cuisine. Live performance by Blackjack … 0

Police Logs: Dublin - Aug. 18, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Dublin Saturday, Aug. 1 Motor vehicle accident: At 1:39 p.m., police responded to Main Street west of Camp Rockne Lane where a 2010 Toyota Prius driven by Laurie Ovadia, 43, of Fayetteville, New York, was traveling westbound when a small black bear ran into the travel lane. The … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Rescuing’ homes, finding grants

Monday, August 17, 2015

I closed the door to my work van, after putting in my last tools, and headed south to Mississippi hoping to volunteer my carpentry skill as a result of Hurricane Katrina. After two days of driving I arrived at an abandoned high school in Pascagoula, which was the … 0

Viewpoint: In Pascagoula: Helping Mr. Houston Banks, in more ways than one

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Jeff, a good friend of mine, and I, both with years of experience in carpentry, plumbing and electrical work, volunteered with a locally organized nonprofit to help Katrina victims in Pascagoula, Mississippi, a number of months after the storm. Sure, I have visual memories of Katrina’s impact on … 0