Francestown

Equestrian: Next Touchstone Farm horse show set for July 18

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Touchstone Farm in Temple invites riders to come to the farm on July 18 and ride in the second show of the Touchstone season. The show includes classes that will appeal to a wide variety of riders: Leadline, short stirrup, walk-trot, pattern, equitation, hunter/jumper, and hunter classic, NH Hunter-Jumper Association and Downeast Medal classes, and Corporal Brandon Garabrant Memorial Equitation … 0

Softball: Monadnock 10U All Stars are the District Five NH Babe Ruth Champs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Monadnock 10U All Star softball team won a hard fought victory over Sugar River at the District 5 Babe Ruth championship game in Bedford this Tuesday night. It was an exciting game, with both teams taking turns in the lead. In the bottom of the last inning, the Monadnock girls pulled ahead … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Weather a boon for ticks

Monday, July 6, 2015

Ticks — the moisture-loving, sometimes Lyme-disease-carrying insect — thrived in the Monadnock region in the wetter-than-normal June. “What’s good for them may not be quite so good for us,” said Alan Eaton, an entomologist at the University of New Hampshire entomologist and its integrated pest management coordinator. “It appears the two most common … 0

ConVal: ConVal High population declining

Monday, July 6, 2015

While School Board members insist that ConVal High School have a plan of attack to address projections that it will have 234 less students by 2024-25, the principal is defending his yearly strategy: Reduce staff to match the number of students. The high school has 800 students enrolled … 0

Peterborough: Man facing heroin charge fails to appear

Monday, July 6, 2015

JAFFREY — A Swanzey man, who was arrested in Peterborough on April 29 and charged with trafficking a half-kilogram of heroin, failed to appear at his arraignment at the 8th Circuit, District Division, Jaffrey, yesterday. Ryan Williams, 28, … 0

Parent Wise: Screens aren’t the enemy

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The media has most parents in a cold sweat over what will become of their children’s brains on digital devices. Parents are indeed breathless at the tsunami effect of technology, which advances faster than the knowledge of how … 0

Francestown: Branley moves to Swanzey post

Monday, July 6, 2015

Town Administrator Mike Branley will be resigning his position at the end of the month, to take up another town administrator position in Swanzey. Branley has been working as the town’s administrator for three years — the first … 0

Peterborough: Church gets OK for 2 buildings

Monday, July 6, 2015

Divine Mercy Parish received the green light last week from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester to finish construction of its church hall and office. The buildings will be a part of the new church the parish is … 0

Francestown: Scholarship offered to residents

Monday, July 6, 2015

Applications for the 2015 Francestown Academy Scholarship will be accepted through Sept. 15. The scholarship is funded by a trust set up when the original Francestown Academy was closed. Recipients must currently be a Francestown resident and were a Francestown resident when they graduated from high school. They … 0

Pipeline: Feeling the ripple effect

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Even though Cathy Lanigan doesn’t live in a town that will be traversed by Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, she defiantly displays several “Stop the Pipeline” signs on her lawn on Concord Street. “If I don’t … 0

Francestown: Taylor land donation will go to vote

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The decision whether or not to use donated funds to purchase land for a future cemetery will now be put in the hands of the voting public. The land, located on the 2nd New Hampshire Turnpike, across from town cemetery number three, is currently owned by the Taylor … 0

Peterborough: From New Zealand to Peterborough

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Malcolm Cooper of Peterborough finished shearing the last alpaca of the year late Sunday afternoon. This spring, like the last 12, he started shearing in early April and finished in late June. Ten weeks. Ten-thousand miles. One hundred … 0

ConVal: New track to be built for fall

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The track at ConVal High School, which was built to last 20 years, started falling apart eight years after it was built. And as Director of Facilities Timothy Grossi and Athletic Director Mark Swasey prepare to … 0