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Tyler LeBlanc, a member of ConVal High School's bass fishing team, shows School Board members some of the equipment used by the team.

Conval: Bass fishing club takes steps towards team status

Monday, July 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Last October, ConVal’s bass fishing team concluded its first season on the water by finishing fifth overall and first in the smallmouth bass category at the NHIAA championship on Lake Winnisquam. Now the team, which competed as a club last year, wants to start the process toward becoming an official team sport at ConVal. “What we need is … 0

ConVal: Paraprofessional job, iPads and Chromebooks restored

Monday, July 21, 2014

ConVal High School students will be getting additional iPad computers next year after all, following a recent School Board decision to restore funding that had been cut after voters rejected the district’s budget proposal in March. Because of larger than anticipated savings in the School District’s health insurance costs, board members at their June 17 meeting agreed to spend $129,000 for both iPad … 0

Real estate: Q&A: What’s the word on the real estate market?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In the years since the recession hit, the real estate market has been a concern just about everywhere, both in terms of sales and median home prices. But two local Realtors say they’re beginning to see a turnaround this year. But first, some background. According to the N.H. Association of Realtors, the median … 0

Court log: July 17, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Greenfield police Thomas V. Norton, 51, Peterborough, open container violation, charge not carried forward; DWI, $500 fine, license revoked for nine months, mandatory attendance driver care management program. Hancock police department Derek W. Choate, 26, Hancock, missing driver’s headlight assembly, $44.64 fine; failure to stop, $103.33 fine. Jaffrey … 0

Letter: North Meadow will be missed

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To the editor: It was a great sadness to see a for sale sign in front of the North Meadow Family Health building and then to read, in the Ledger-Transcript, that the practice was moving to the hospital. No doubt, this is for financial (the hospital’s) reasons. I … 0

Viewpoint: ‘We need a drastic change in our Middle East policy’

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Last Thursday, Bill Chevalier, in his piece “A look at driving factors in Middle East Muslim extremism,” presented a picture of a benevolent “West” trying to understand incomprehensible Muslim societies prone to irrational violence in the form of terrorism. While expressing earnest concern over violence in the region, … 0

Hancock: A quest for knowledge in the great outdoors

Monday, July 14, 2014

As they arrived at their forestry research station in the woods at Sargent Center on Thursday, the first thing to grab the attention of a dozen or so middle-school-age campers was a large brown toad. “It’s Morgan Freeman … 1

What local business owners are saying about this year’s tourism track

Friday, July 11, 2014

What local business owners say about this year’s tourism track In a recent tourism survey we conducted, we asked the owners of inns, B&Bs and campgrounds (see photo caption above), “How is business so far compared with last … 0

Editorial: ConVal Quest a rousing success

Monday, July 14, 2014

From what we saw and heard last week, the ConVal Quest summer camp program in Hancock was everything it was promised to be when Peterborough Rotary Club members pitched the idea to the School Board last November. Seventy-four students from the ConVal district’s two middle schools spent a … 0

Peterborough: Lions Club names Melvin Jones Award recipient

Monday, July 14, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — John “Jack” Nieskens, received the highest award of recognition possible in Lionism, the Melvin Jones Award, at the annual awards night of the Peterborough Lions Club. The award is usually given to a club member who … 0

Francestown: Summertime fun

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summertime combines two of Deb and Paul McGrath’s two-year-old Yellow Lab Toby’s favorite activities: Retrieving a Frisbee and swimming. Recently, at Pleasant Pond in Francestown, Toby seems quite intent as he attempts to figure out why his Frisbee … 0

running: Traffie’s winning streak continues

Monday, July 14, 2014

Peterborough’s weekly Thursday Night Fun Run welcomed long-awaited dry air at its July 10 running. After weeks of running in muggy conditions, the change was a relief for the runners who showed up in droves for the event … 0

Viewpoint: Poetry, poetry, everywhere in the Monadnocks

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A couple of headlines in The New York Times caught my attention recently: “Statisticians 10, Poets, 0” read the first with a subhead, “Words take a backseat to spreadsheets and metrics as more aspects of life become quantifiable … 0