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Dover: Arson case heats up

Monday, September 29, 2014

An attorney for former Peterborough firefighter and alleged arsonist Gregory Potter contended in court on Friday that a detective for the Durham Police Department violated Potter’s constitutional rights. Potter, 23, is accused of setting a series of fires at five residential buildings in Durham in the early morning of Feb. 2, 2013, while people were inside the apartments. While Potter’s … 0

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Michael Dukakis, the former governor of Massachusetts and the 1988 Democratic-nominee for president, repeated and repeated one of his foundational principles to a Peterborough audience last Wednesday. Speaking at the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse, the 80-year-old Dukakis reiterated that in politics, you can disagree with someone. But, he said, you should … 0

Dublin: Yankee’s Pierce honored by women’s media group

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sherin Pierce, vice president of Dublin-based Yankee Publishing and publisher of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, North America’s oldest continuously-published periodical, was honored Thursday by Exceptional Women in Publishing, an international association of women in media, at EWIP’s first Monadnock area meetup in Peterborough. Two dozen area women attended. EWIP board member Linda Ruth, … 0

Viewpoint: What’s happened to ‘land of the free, home of the brave’?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Amidst the carnage with guns that is being played out daily and nightly across our nation’s media, one aspect of the carnage is not yet being pursued by investigative reporters. That question is, who is profiting from America’s carnage? “Follow the money” is one of American filmdom’s most … 0

Letter: Conservatives won’t take us far

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: In his letter of Aug. 28, Mr. Brian Somero urges readers to “Do homework, vote conservative.” If he expects this to solve our immigration problems, he is sadly mistaken. Had he done his homework, he would have found that the recent peak in net illegal … 0

Find a home: Some new faces with MATS

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Two new Board of Trustee members of the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter have lived in our region of New Hampshire for many years. Mary Loftis lives in Dublin and, although now retired, she taught art in the Keene … 0

View from the river: Coping with family transitions

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I have been involved in a few major family transitions this past month. We greeted a granddaughter, born Aug. 26 to our middle daughter and her husband. A week later we took our oldest daughter, son-in-law and 7-month-old granddaughter to the airport, headed to Rwanda to live for … 0

Letter: Let’s limit carbon pollution

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

To the editor: It only makes sense to control the amount of carbon pollution that power plants produce. Many Americans believe these limits are already in place; they aren’t. We have safeguards in place to protect against arsenic, mercury and lead, it is past time to limit the … 0

Editorial: Let’s help farmers help themselves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In his “History Of Peterborough, Book One,” George Abbot Morison wrote in 1954, “Farming in Peterborough was truly a way of life rather than a means of cash income.” When Morison wrote those words, he was looking back at 215 years of Peterborough history. Could he have looked … 0

COnVal: District saying bullying is down

Monday, September 15, 2014

The ConVal School District reported significantly fewer incidents of bullying last year, Supt. Dr. Brendan Minnihan said at a recent School Board meeting. The Superintendent’s Office and district principals credit this decline to encouraging students to respect one another more. The Superintendent’s Office, at the School Board’s Sept. … 0

Peterborough doctor’s license suspended

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Peterborough podiatrist, with a second practice in Concord, was removed from the Monadnock Community Hospital staff after his state medical license was temporarily suspended, a hospital spokesperson said on Friday. Dr. Edward Newcott of Pembroke is charged with not having appropriate practices to control infection. “The [N.H. … 0

Peterborough: They’re living a dream

Monday, September 15, 2014

Growing up everyone has an ideal job in mind. Of course, things change as we mature, and our career dreams are no exception. “Do what you like and like what you do” is the advice people often give … 0

Jaffrey: Lyons wins Gilmore triathlon

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cool conditions and sunny weather greeted the triathletes Sunday morning for the first annual Gilmore Pond Triathlon. The cooler conditions and hilly course did not deter some strong performances however. The first athlete to arrive at the finish … 0