Hancock: Local man leads super-PAC backing Ayotte

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Hancock man is taking the lead to help U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) win re-election in 2016, possibly against Gov. Maggie Hassan. David Carney is the chief consultant for Commitment Kept N.H., a project of Ending Spending Action Fund, the conservative super-PAC. The project launched Wednesday, over 17 months before the election, and before Hassan has announced whether or not she will run. “We’re trying to get ahead of … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Morgan’s Way says goodbye

Monday, June 29, 2015

When 53-year-old Jane Cartmell decided on a whim to open her first retail store ever in downtown Peterborough, outfitting it with women’s clothing from across the world, learning the industry and decorating the window display weren’t difficult for the newcomer. The most challenging part, she said, was naming it. Cartmell pondered and pondered … 0

Dublin: ZBA chair seeks to overturn solar approval

Monday, June 29, 2015

DUBLIN — The Zoning Board chair cited a N.H. Supreme Court ruling in an attempt to force the Planning Board to reconsider its recent approval of part of Yankee Publishing’s solar energy plan. The ruling focuses on accessory use of lots, and whether the lots are contiguous or not. Because of this ruling, … 0

Cal Ripken: Peterborough Rangers win 2015 Majors Championship

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Peterborough Rangers won their last five games on their way to earning the 2015 Cal Ripken Majors Division Title. Prior to Monday’s 11-6 championship victory, the Rangers beat a tough ConVal North team 11-2 in the semi-finals. … 0

ConVal: ATC teacher to be hired

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With ConVal High School projected to have 52 less students in 2015-16, and 239 less in 2024-25, the School Board chose not to hire a new woodworking teacher in early June. It backtracked on that decision … 0

Peterborough: 1833 Society holds annual meeting

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

At the annual meeting of the 1833 Society held June 10, Ron McIntire, chair of the 1833 Board, introduced Porter “Pete” Caesar and Laura Smith of Porter Caesar, LLC, who will be working with the 1833 Society, Library Trustees and other volunteers to plan and implement the capital … 0

Cal Ripken: CV U10 team places second

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The ConVal Cal Ripken 10U team was the runner-up in a preseason tournament held in Swanzey. ConVal beat Amherst 6-3, Swanzey 15-8, Frontier 7-5 and Kearsage Valley 12-0 before losing to Keene in the championship, 8-5. ConVal was … 0


Monday, June 15, 2015

Larissa Bryant of Dublin, Anastasia Hautanen of Peterborough, and Emily McLean of Jaffrey were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. To make the list students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the semester. … 0

Editorial: Why not create our own assessments?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New Hampshire is divided over statewide assessment testing in our schools. Gov. Maggie Hassan’s recent veto of HB 603, which calls for an opt-out option, has ignited a firestorm of opposition. A number of parents in the Mascenic School District have been critical of the statewide assessment Smarter … 0

Viewpoint: Your kids, my kids, our kids

Friday, June 12, 2015

I will never forget taking the Dublin Girl Scouts to Del Rossi’s for a sit-down dinner. They were dressed up; we had our own room and waitress; we ordered off the menu. There was wonder in that evening. … 0

Viewpoint: Some stats on homelessness

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Last year, Hillsborough County rates for families who are homeless were the highest in our state and Cheshire County rated fifth out of the state’s 10 counties, even though elsewhere in New Hampshire the total numbers decreased. At the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough, the number of … 0

Peterborough: Pay attention to presidential race

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

To the editor: As the 2016 presidential race heats up, keep some recent history in mind. President Obama and the Democrats lost control of the House and the Senate in 2014 because it was believed the government’s failure to get things done was theirs. Why? When the GOP … 0

Dublin: Con Comm works to fight knotweed

Monday, June 15, 2015

The battle against invasive Japanese knotweed in Dublin has been going on over the past four years, and a recent survey of the town by the Conservation Commission shows it has yielded great results. The knotweed problem in … 0