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Letter: ‘It truly takes a village’

Friday, April 4, 2014

To the editor: Sincere appreciation and thank you to all contributing to the success of the Spring Fling dinner dance and silent auction, which raised $5,000 for restoration of the Old Meeting House of Francestown. Especially, to the sponsors underwriting the event: Monadnock Paper Mill, Francestown Village Store, Charles and Sarah Pyle, David Avery, MBA CFP, NH Historic Window and Sash, DH Hardwick and Sons, Michael Petrovick, Architect, Crotched Mountain … 0

Letter: ‘Eat Out’ was a success

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the editor: Our heartfelt thanks to Rick and Diane’s Restaurant, Fiddlehead’s Café and Catering, The Common Place Eatery and The Hancock Inn for supporting The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center by participating in our “Eat Out For The Grapevine” event in March. By all measures, this fundraiser was a great success and resulted in a $1,215 contribution from the restaurants to … 0

Conval: School Board hopes for smoother sailing this year

Monday, April 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — At the first meeting of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee to the ConVal School Board in the wake of voters’ rejection of the board’s 2014 budget proposal, School Board member Myron Steere of Greenfield promised that things will be done differently in the coming year. Steere, who will be serving as chair of the Budget and Property Committee this year, said he … 0

Court log: April 8, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Greenfield police Joshua Forand, 26, of New Boston, operating without a valid license, $124. Whitney Horak, 19, of Lyndeborough, possession of marijuana, $560 with $250 suspended for 12 months on the condition of no further misdemeanors or felonies and no violations for serious or alcohol-related matters; transporting an … 0

Viewpoint: ‘If you want the service, you have to pay for it’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

When Gary and I were paying the bills the other day, we started talking about the ever-rising costs for services. Seems like we’re paying more for so many things. The satellite TV service has gone up $15 a month since we signed on a few years ago. Our … 0

Viewpoint: Food banks have increasing need for nonperishables

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The newest guests at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough are a family. They heard about MATS at The River Center, where our case manager, Susan, now participates — connecting community members to resources they need, as … 0

Viewpoint: Possibilities, fresh perspectives abound

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It is spring. Wow! I just want to be outdoors as much as I can, soaking in the sun, enjoying the warm temperatures. A nice walk and I am feeling refreshed and energized. Spring will do that for … 0

Hancock: School leader’s loss felt

Monday, April 14, 2014

Friends and colleagues in the Monadnock region are mourning the loss of Tom Brennan, a former Hancock resident who served as assistant principal at Peterborough Middle School and principal at Conant High School in Jaffrey before going on … 0

2014 BASEBALL PREVIEW: Baseball is back in the Monadnock region

Monday, April 14, 2014

The crack of the bat has already begun to ring out around the Monadnock region, as the high school baseball season kicked off last night. With Conant seeking to go back to back after a big title win … 0

Track: ConVal hosts 5K fundraiser

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Cougars track team hosted a 5K Spring Fling race last Saturday. Erica Labella of Plymouth took the first womens spot, and John Ryan of Stoddard was first in the mens division as well as first overall. 1 John Ryan 18:29 2 Steven Constine 18:57 3 Andrew Hunt … 0

Court log: April 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dublin police Suzanne Deschuiteneer, 53, of Greenfield, speeding, case dismissed at the State’s request. Hancock police Stacie Corliss, 26, of Peterborough, speeding, case dismissed at the State’s request. Jaffrey police Jesse Balcom, 22, of Jaffrey, case hearing for possession of controlled/narcotic drugs on Jan. 1, 2013, case status … 0

Francestown police log: April 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Francestown Wednesday, April 2 Animal complaint: At 4 p.m., police responded to Todd Road for an animal complaint. The animal was gone on arrival and the incident was passed to the animal control officer Thursday, April 3 Juvenile complaint: At 12:30 p.m., police took a juvenile complaint that … 0

Viewpoint: Civil discourse: Tradition and necessity

Friday, April 11, 2014

Over the past decade, the level of partisan warfare has risen to the point where there is virtual deadlock in Congress. In New Hampshire, a similar hyper-partisan approach to governance characterized the N.H. House from 2010-2012. The resulting … 0