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ConVal: Eye on the ball

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last Saturday, ConVal High School senior Jake Hollander finished second at the NHIAA Division II state golf tournament. On the surface, his success may look like a typical tale of high school athletic success — in reality, it was anything but. By the time Hollander, a Peterborough resident, finished second in the tournament’s individual portion last Saturday, he had overcome all but one competitor, as well as the absence of a golf program at ConVal High School and an untimely case of Lyme disease with which he had been diagnosed in August 2013. The illness, spread by deer ticks, has a variety of symptoms — … 0

ConVal/Conant/Mascenic: Students get a taste of manufacturing during site tours

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Two groups of students visited local companies on Sept. 30, as part of National Manufacturing Day 2014 events. These events were sponsored statewide by the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership. More than 30 students from ConVal and Conant High Schools participated in a tour of local facilities during Manufacturing Week. Students learned about … 0

Amherst: Souhegan to honor Brandon Garabrant

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Souhegan High School will host a special celebration at the Oct. 24 home Football game to honor local Veterans for their service to our nation. All Veterans and active-duty service members and families are encouraged to attend. The communities of Amherst and Mont Vernon will also be honoring the lives of two local heroes, Medal of Honor recipient and Souhegan High School graduate, … 0

Viewpoint: Operation VETS connect

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Operation VETS Connect is a 100-day challenge concluding Dec. 10 for New Hampshire’s business community to demonstrate support for our veterans and returning service members and to find great employees to fill their vacant positions at the same time. Under the leadership of Governor Hassan, the New Hampshire … 0

Viewpoint: Containing health care costs

Monday, October 13, 2014

I am excited and looking forward to the 2015-2016 legislative session in the N.H. House of Representatives. When re-elected, I will bring to the floor of the House a bill to help lower the cost of health insurance. As I meet with business owner’s throughout my district, a … 0

Viewpoint: Retirees may come before young people can stay

Monday, October 13, 2014

Back in the 1970’s to 1980 the town of Peterborough grew by 28 percent, it was a happening place, with businesses moving in and new people coming to town. This decade led to the “Peterborough Renaissance” taking a sleepy little town into the cutting edge of the new … 0

Viewpoint: Our community hospitals, in transition

Monday, October 13, 2014

In March, North Adams Regional Hospital in Massachusetts closed with little advance warning to the public or its employees — a casualty of what some refer to as the “right-sizing” of the U.S. health care system. Up to one third of U.S. hospitals are expected to close or … 0

Peterborough: Memorial run/walk set to honor Brandon Garabrant

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The Walls of Peterborough were sitting around the dinner table one night, wondering how they could honor their friend, Brandon Garabrant, who was killed in Afghanistan in June by a roadside bomb. The Walls’ answer: A 5-kilometer run and walk. Eric Wall, who is currently a … 0

Dublin: Congressional hopeful visits Dublin School

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

DUBLIN — On the same day Dublin School was conducting its own student government elections, Republican Congressional candidate Marilinda Garcia made a well-timed visit. Garcia, a four-term state legislator, was invited to address the school’s 8 a.m. morning … 0

Peterborough: Executive Council candidate visits town

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PETERBOROUGH —One of the largest problems facing Peterborough is the estimated $600,000 the town is losing annually because the state is reducing its contribution to the town, Town Administrator Pamela Brenner said at Tuesday’s Select Board meeting. Brenner … 0

CONVAL: District to hire a planning consultant

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District is hiring a consultant to assist them in writing a new five-year strategic plan. This decision comes after a majority of the School Board approved appropriating up to $14,990 for that purpose at their Tuesday meeting. Pierce Rigrod, the board’s vice chair, … 0

Roundup: Holding scores two in ConVal win

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ConVal girls soccer The ConVal girls soccer team beat Manchester West on Tuesday in a game that the Cougars “dominated from start to finish,” according to coach David Springfield. Sylvie Holding had a pair of goals in the … 0

Peterborough: Shaheen takes a jab at challenger Scott Brown

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) drew a line in the sand between herself and her Republican opponent, Scott Brown, during her appearance Wednesday at Aesop’s Tables in Peterborough. In distinguishing herself from Brown on everything from women’s reproductive … 1