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Students in Brock Lambert's forensic science class test practice bloodstain pattern analysis.

ConVal: CSI meets summer school

Monday, July 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A metal rod dripping with blood. A bloody hammer. A red-stained, football-size rock. The objects are spread out on a sidewalk by the ConVal High School cafeteria. A student stands nearby, hands smeared red. This isn’t the ending of Stephen King’s latest horror novel. It’s Brock Lambert’s forensic science class — one of nine classes the high school … 0

Peterborough/Francestown/New Ipswich: Solar growth slows down

Monday, July 27, 2015

Uncertainty about the future of solar energy subsidies has put the brakes on its popularity in the region. Utilities will soon reach the state mandated net-metering cap, and legislation that would raise the cap is not expected to pass. Also, Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of the Legislature’s two-year budget proposal has put renewable energy rebates in limbo. And Congress has yet to rule … 0

Reimers Reason: What is timber trespass?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Trees are valuable. They provide firewood and lumber, as well as privacy and beauty, but they also block scenic vistas and interfere with driveways and roads. For all of these reasons, nearly all landowners cut down trees from time to time. In New Hampshire law, there is something called “timber trespass.” Timber trespass … 0

ConVal: Snell translates Cougar success to college career

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The first week Sarah Snell played lacrosse, way back at tryouts in 2008, then-ConVal girls’ lacrosse coach Cher McClleland lined up all of the players on the sidelines. “We need a goalie,” said McClelland. Almost everyone turned away … 0

Hancock: PACs: Where money and politics collide

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

What’s the difference between a PAC and a Super PAC? The 2014 U.S. Senate race between Democrat incumbent (and winner) Jeanne Shaheen and challenger Scott Brown was the most expensive campaign race in New Hampshire history. It exceeded $46 million. And outside spenders, not Shaheen’s or Brown’s camps, … 0

ConVal: Kindergarten, grade 1 intact

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board Tuesday reversed a June decision to combine kindergarten and first grade at two smaller elementary schools, approving the SAU’s request to hire a teacher for Francestown Elementary School and a paraprofessional for … 0

ConVal: Sponsor sought for school scoreboard

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal Regional School District plans to spend up to $331,000 on a new track for the high school, a scoreboard, and a tractor, after the School Board approved the purchases Tuesday. The track will be the most expensive of the three purchases. The board authorized … 0

Baseball: Jaffrey Legion loses late leads, drops pair of games

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Jaffrey Loses a Close One at Home Against Plymouth With the score 6-5 Saturday, Post 11 was one out away from remaining unbeaten at home. Post 11 started the scoring early in the bottom of the first with … 0

Swimming: Wave swimmers win big

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Peterborough Wave hosted a swim meet on Saturday against the Concord Y Sailfish and the Claremont Tiger Sharks, and some local swimmers were big winners. Triple event winners included Lucy Selby (Girls 13-14 200 Free, Girls 13-14 … 0

Police Logs: Francestown - July 16, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Francestown Monday, July 6 Domestic violence: At 5 p.m., police responded to a Chandler Road residence for a domestic violence investigation. Both involved parties were counseled relative to the complaint and the scene was cleared. Motor vehicle accident: At 6:05 p.m., police responded to the area of 130 … 0

Editorial: Why Donald Trump deserves your vote

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A surprising revelation has arisen from the slew of recent polls gauging support for the field of Republican presidential hopefuls — Donald Trump is, depending which poll you read, tied for first place with Jeb Bush (Reuters) or the outright frontrunner (USA Today/Suffolk University). And while at first … 0

Viewpoint: Spiritual nourishment in the Monadnock region

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

When my husband and I gave up our 20-year stretch of corporate-working-lives in Manhattan In April 2011, and moved to a place of soulful-wilderness-living in a log cabin set among the trees in Temple, I began to read … 0

Letter: Here’s my take on Donald Trump

Friday, July 10, 2015

To the editor: If there’s any characteristic more dangerous than arrogance in a public official — like a president — it’s arrogance coupled with ignorance, as Donald Trump proved in recent interviews and continues to demonstrate every time he opens his mouth. The man has no real answer … 0