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Peterborough/Wilton: Founding farmers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WILTON — Nowadays, community supported agriculture is everywhere. It’s a basic concept. Members pay for their goods upfront, so that farmers have some capital to start their growing season. And in return, members of the community supported agriculture, or CSA, are guaranteed a portion of what’s grown, fresh from the farm to their table, at various intervals throughout the season. For nearly 30 years, it’s the concept that has supported the Temple-Wilton Community Farm, located in Wilton — the oldest Community Supported Agriculture model in the United States. On Sunday, the Peterborough Grange will be honoring the three original farmers that made it happen: Lincoln … 0

Peterborough: National award for green energy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peterborough is the only town nationwide being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for purchasing green power — electricity from renewable sources like solar, wind and geothermal that do not emit greenhouse gases. The EPA announced Wednesday that Peterborough is one of nine entities across the country to receive the EPA’s 2014 Green Power Purchasing Award. Other award winners include the cities … 0

Peterborough: Students need community support

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

After a survey from last year showed that alcohol use at the high school is increasing, over 10 percent of students have had serious suicidal thoughts in the last year, and over three percent of students have tried heroin, the School Board and administrators are demanding support for students not fall solely on … 0

Editorial: Stark contrast of success and sorrow

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

There’s a fine line between success and sorrow. Many among us have only known one side of that line, relegated to winning or losing for their entire lives, with nary a dip or ascent to the other side. It’s a stark contrast. One might get the impression from … 0

viewpoint: Flunking ‘Downton Abbey’

Monday, November 3, 2014

If you happen to be a follower of the PBS TV series “Downton Abbey,” you are certainly not alone. When Sunday evenings roll around, millions of people disable their phones, brew a cup of tea, then settle into their sofas or recliners to be transported to the year … 0

Letter: The Well School thanks community

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

To the editor: On behalf of The Well School staff and parents, I would like to thank the police, emergency personal and PSNH employees who responded to the accident on Middle Hancock Road on Nov. 4. The accident happened on the northbound side of the road across from … 0

Letter: Thanks to voters, and Bedard

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

To the editor: I thank all the voters of Bennington, Greenfield and Hancock for re-electing me to represent you in Concord. I thank my opponent, David Bedard, for running a good and clean campaign. Elections are, by their nature, partisan. I now go to represent all the people … 0

Letter: Join conversation on mental health

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

To the editor: Everyone agrees that mental health services do not meet the critical needs of individuals and families coping with depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD and other mood and emotional disorders. National Alliance on Mental Illness — NH Chapter is holding a conversation to hear from … 0

Letter: Planes don’t fly into skyscrapers

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

To the editor: You see a bad wreck. Standing about 10 feet away, a fast movement in the corner of your eye causes you to face it. The next instant, the scene blooms into a fractal of chaos: a cart-wheeling mail carrier’s truck landing on the driver’s door, … 0

Viewpoint: Life on the farm

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Originally from Maine, I’ve lived in Peterborough for the last few years. I spent the first two years working in coffee shops and kitchens, but I’ve known since I was in high school that what I’d like to … 0

BENNINGTON/Greenfield: Same name, different person

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bethany A. Smith of Bennington arrived at work on Oct. 28 for a day like any other, but said she soon found herself suspended and on the receiving end of many accusatory emails. She was taking the heat … 0

Student Voices: A day in the life of a ConVal junior

Monday, November 10, 2014

6:15 a.m. After a night of restless sleep, my phone wakes me up to the song “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers. I scramble to untangle myself from my numerous blankets and hit snooze…for the next 20 minutes. Awake, … 0

Student Voices: Home away from home

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Many people have a home away from home, and for many kids of high school age, this home away from home is school itself. I know what this feels like — I feel that I have a home away from home, at ConVal — and I couldn’t be … 0