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Pipeline: What’s to be done?

Monday, October 5, 2015

Some people may be asking, “What can I do to have my voice heard on the pipeline?” Whether you are for or against the plan, here are some ways to get involved. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission — the final authority on interstate natural gas pipelines — will be accepting written comment on the Northeast Energy Direct project through Oct. 16. Here’s what to do: Go to elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/docket_search.asp online and …

Pipeline: Voices from the pipeline path

Monday, October 5, 2015

Darren Coppel and his partner Patricia Canaday had big plans for their property when they moved to New Ipswich in April of 2014. Their sprawling home seemed perfect to transform into a bed and breakfast, and the surrounding land was ideal to bring back to glory and fill with farm animals and gardens. …

Volleyball: CV falls to WIndham, wins at homecoming

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The ConVal volleyball team lost to Windham last week 3-0. The set scores were 25-8, 25-22 and 25-13. The Cougars were led offensively by Abby Cail with 3 kills and 2 blocks. Defensively, captain Caroline Magee had 10 digs, while Joanna Adams and captain Aidan Dissinger each had 7 digs. On Friday, ConVal captured a victory at its homecoming match against Pelham, 3-0. …

Dublin: Police chief asking for another officer

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

DUBLIN — Dublin Police are looking to increased their staffing levels next year by promoting one officer to sergeant and hiring another to take his place. Police Chief Stephen Sullivan approached the Select Board Monday to discuss his …

Dublin: Police chief asks for funds to upgrade station

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

DUBLIN — The Police Department wants to bring a warrant article to Town Meeting in order to raise money for police station improvements. Police Chief Stephen Sullivan approached the board Monday, requesting $8,500 to develop plans for improvements …

Dublin: Town mulls policy for truck engine brakes

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

DUBLIN — Town officials have been looking at ways to quell engine noise downtown, with a town ordinance likely looming to address larger trucks. The Select Board held a public hearing Monday evening looking to get input from …

Girls’ soccer: Mo Hill gives Conant huge W

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Since 2009, when ConVal and Conant rekindled their soccer rivalry, the Cougars had been victorious every single time. Every single time, that is, until Tuesday. The ConVal girls got off to a good start when a corner kick …

Peterborough / Hancock: Mesinger to speak at Garden Club

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Peterborough Garden Club presents Michelle Mesinger at the Harris Center in Hancock on Oct. 5. Mesinger is outgoing president of the NHFGC and Wildlife, Birds and Butterflies chair on the board of the New England Region. She will talk about mason bees and other pollinators and the …

Tennis: Almost $10K raised for Scholars

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The annual Dollars for Scholars tennis tournament took place last weekend in Peterborough. Here is a list of the winners and runners-up. Singles Women’s champ: Lisa Caulton, runner-up: Tracey Bean Men’s champ: Cam Walton, runner-up: Marc Toyloy Doubles …

Medication take back event Sat.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A medication disposal, drug take back event will be held at area police departments on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents can take unused medications to these police departments for proper disposal: Dublin, Jaffrey, Peterborough, Marlborough or Winchester. This a free and anonymous service. …

Viewpoint: Honesty in business ethics

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Much of what is believed about the Old Testament is historically inaccurate. Centuries of stereotyping and hostile religious teachings have obscured past reality. My research into ancient business ethics is based upon medieval commentaries on the Talmud, the Prophets, and the Torah (the Five Books of Moses) and …

Thank you: Bach concert a ‘rousing success’

Friday, September 18, 2015

To the editor: On behalf of the Contoocook Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center board, I would like to thank the many people who made the recent “Bach thru the Blues” concert a rousing success. First and foremost, many thanks to the Union Congregational Church for warmly and …

Viewpoint: School plan: A focus on excellence

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Last spring, the ConVal School Board completed a public group process to solicit input for the district’s next strategic plan. A survey questionnaire was mailed to all the houses in the district and made available electronically. Nearly 1,000 people participated in the survey and focus groups, and their …