Wilton: Search is on for family’s lost dog

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WILTON — One moment, the Ormistons’ dog, Teddy Bear, was on their porch while the family enjoyed a Sunday breakfast. The next, the Boxer/Border collie was gone. For 18 days since, the Ormistons have employed every resource they know of to find the 1.5-year-old dog, including the services of Granite State Dog Recovery and Jamie Genereaux, a pet tracker from … 0

Peterborough: Fire hits recovery home

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Gary Carpenter of Peterborough dreamed of turning his apartment building in Keene into a sanctuary for veterans who are recovering addicts — complete with a dojo, and a classroom to offer nutrition, business development and anger management classes. Carpenter will have to put this dream — Warrior Addiction Support Home — on hold … 0

ML: FinCom: Restore aid cuts

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In March, the N.H. House eliminated $300 million from the governor’s proposed budget, burdening municipalities with the associated costs. Since then, the public has held their breath, hoping the Senate would restore at least some of these cuts. The Senate Finance Committee announced Tuesday it recommends returning more aid to school district, like ConVal and Jaffrey-Rindge, and $5 million more in meals and … 0

Bennington: Crafters wanted for Rhubarb Fest

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bennington’s 3rd annual Rhubarb Festival to benefit the G.E.P. Dodge Library building fund will be held June 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the library lawn. Crafters are wanted for the event. Tables are $15 when you bring your own, or $20 when provided. Email Janice … 0

Track and field: Coyne, Macy take first place

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The ConVal track and field teams competed in their Cluster Championship meet yesterday. The boys team finished 6th — less than 10 points out of 3rd place — and the girls finished 5th, only a few points behind rival Hollis-Brookline. The boys were led by junior Dalton Coyne … 0

Viewpoint: Putting the ‘grand’ in grandparenting

Friday, May 15, 2015

When I was first told I would be a grandmother, I must admit I had reservations. Grandparenting is for old people. Grandmothers wear their hair in a bun, wear sensible shoes that tie, and they have false teeth. I was not ready for that. I have since discovered … 0

Letters: Finding health care providers

Friday, May 15, 2015

To the editor: Lucy Nichols’ thoughtful letter of May 12 underscored the difficulty of selecting a new health care facility based on publicly available hospital performance data. Hospitals typically expend a great deal of energy ensuring that they perform well on required safety and quality measures. A major … 0

Letters: “Eat Out” success

Friday, May 15, 2015

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 … 0

Francestown police log: May 21, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

FRANCESTOWN Tuesday, May 12 Assist: At 8:24 p.m., police responded to Zephyr Lake Road in Greenfield to assist Greenfield police with a check on a resident. Sunday, May 17 Motor vehicle accident: At 1:42 p.m., police responded near the intersection of Fisher Hill Road and Route 47 for … 0

Viewpoint: What you should know about natural gas consumption

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Many of my constituents are worried about the Northeast Direct pipeline proposed to run through communities in Southern New Hampshire. They fear contamination of soil, air, and water damage to wells, property devaluation, and the risk of pipeline explosions. They resent the fact that there is evidence that … 1

Finding a home: A mother finding her way

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Because of financial difficulties, a current guest at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter needed to come to our shelter. A young woman with a small son, she needed to stop depending on anyone else but herself — and MATS has provided her with that opportunity. When this mother … 0

Editorial: Honoring fallen heroes’ stories

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Memorial Day began after the Civil War to honor the soldiers who fought on both sides of the battle. Today, we commemorate all veterans who have died during military service, and the events planned here in the Monadnock region are aplenty. Parades will line the streets with veterans … 0

Peterborough: College grad to explore love affair with wool

Monday, May 18, 2015

Imagine your early-20s self receiving a $30,000 grant to travel anywhere in the world for a year to find yourself. Come August, Annie Trowbridge won’t have to imagine. The Peterborough native and ConVal alumnus will be a Thomas … 0