Francestown

Francestown: New administrator looks ahead to challenges

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Starting next week, Jamie Pike will be taking the position as Francestown’s new town administrator. Pike will be moving from his current job as administrative assistant in Chichester, where he has worked for the past eight years. Before jumping into the profession, he had little municipal experience, he said in an interview Monday, having previously worked in retail and spent …

Francestown: Select board swears in police chief, town administrator

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FRANCESTOWN — The Select Board, along with approximately 30 residents, welcomed the town’s new town administrator and police chief to Francestown at Monday’s board meeting. Jamie Pike, the former administrative assistant for Chicester, will begin his post on Sept. 8. Fred Douglas, who has been serving as the Francestown Police Department’s administrative manager …

Peterborough: Larger student body leads to staffing issues

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With classes like industrial arts and consumer family at South Meadow School too large to be safe, additional arts classes are being proposed. But first the district’s business manager must find the money to pay for a second arts teacher. Katherine Fox is South Meadow’s only art teacher, after district officials …

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to …

ConVal: CV hockey teams could go co-op

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal High School is on track to combine its boys’ and girls’ hockey teams with Monadnock Regional High School for the 2016-2017 season in order to keep the programs alive. But, the school’s athletic director will not move forward without the full support of the community. …

Milford: music makes a difference

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Folk music has often been a force for social change. It’s been used to protest war, address political issues in both a satirical and serious light, and now, concert organizers hope it can help stop a natural gas …

Peterborough: CVTC celebration

Friday, August 21, 2015

Contoocook Valley Transportation Company hosted its second annual A Summer’s Evening event at the end of July at the Monadnock Country Club. Fred Marple entertained the group with his unique brand of Yankee humor, telling tales about the …

Golf: Jaiden’s Angel charity golf tournament set for Sept. 25

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jaiden’s Angel Foundation will host its 8th annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 25 at Crotched Mountain Golf Club in Francestown with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. All funds raised go directly toward our charitable mission: providing financial support and services to local families facing tragic child accidents, catastrophic …

Running: Twenty-five runners sprint to the summit

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Runners and walkers took to the access road at Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride on Saturday morning to trek the rocky and often steep 1-mile, 1,000 vertical climb to the summit to raise funds to put under-served ConVal …

Running: Traffies on top as Fun Season comes to close

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The final Jack Murphy 5K fun run of the season saw a downshift in numbers as much of the local youth were missing as the high school cross country season has begun. But that didn’t mean the quality of racing went away as Adam Traffie won handily in …

Francestown: Fulbright Scholar to teach, research at Helsinki school

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Rebecca Martusewicz, a professor in the Teacher Education Department in Eastern Michigan University’s College of Education, who has a home in Francestown, has been designated a Fulbright Scholar for the 2015 fall semester. She will be conducting research …

Police Logs: Francestown - Aug. 27, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Francestown Monday, Aug. 3 Stray canine: At 6:30 a.m., a citizen found a dog on Pleasant Pond Road and transported it to the police station. Police determined the dog’s owner lived on Old County Road South and returned it. Disabled school bus: At 2:36 p.m., police responded to …

Stop the trashing; give us Hillary

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

To the editor: “Benghazi,” “emails,” “Benghazi,” “emails,” ... it’s a broken record with lyrics stuck in a groove. It’s the only record Republicans have got, the only lyrics they can think up. It’s no surprise that all Republicans can sing and play to the American public is some …