Francestown

Francestown: Town seeks attorney fees

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The town is asking that five residents who brought a lawsuit against it be required to pay the town’s attorney fees, arguing that the suit was frivolous. Lisa Bourbeau, Dennis Orsi, Elizabeth Behrsing, James Gann and Prescott Tolman filed a petition in June seeking “injunctive relief” and asking the court to overturn a Select Board agreement with a Meredith-based consulting agency hired to review the town’s Police Department and decisions … 0

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 rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they … 0

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. “I wouldn’t want to co-op if it was anything but a numbers question,” Athletic Director … 0

Peterborough: Medical pot plan will be heard tonight

Monday, August 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A company blazing ahead with plans to open a medical marijuana facility in the business park across the street from ConVal High School will seek support for the project from the Select Board today. ConVal School Board Chair Butch Estey said he had concerns about the … 0

The Spice Cupboard: Make nutmeg part of your morning

Friday, August 14, 2015

Breakfast. It happens every morning. I find I am usually good at making sure that my kiddos have a hearty and healthy start to the day, and yet I don’t hold myself to those same expectations. I kid … 0

Special Olympics: Vayens wins two medals at Olympics

Friday, August 14, 2015

After nine days of courage, competition and personal best moments, the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games Closing Ceremony ended at Los Angeles Coliseum with dancing, joy and bittersweet goodbyes for more than 6,500 athletes from 165 countries. … 0

ConVal: Middle school football practice starts today

Friday, August 14, 2015

The ConVal Athletic Department announces that middle school football numbers are up from last year and it is only a few players away from being able to field a JV and a Varsity Middle School team. It is not too late for 6th, 7th and 8th graders to … 0

ConVal: Cougars’ track repair will wait for next year

Monday, August 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Runners will have to wait almost another year for a new track at ConVal High School. But the school district hopes to use the extra ten or eleven months to fundraise for the $287,000 purchase. “Milford raised all the money for their track,” said Business Manager … 0

Farmers Dinner at Mayfair

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Farmers Dinner is proud to partner with Mayfair Farm for its inaugural brunch event on Aug. 30. The meal will showcase local meat and produce from Mayfair Farm and its neighbors. Prepared right on site in its own state licensed commercial kitchen, this will be as fresh … 0

Harrisville: Farm-to-table dinner for Monadnock Farm

Friday, August 14, 2015

Join the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition for its first fundraiser farm-to-table dinner on Aug. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy an al fresco dinner on the grounds of Mayfair Farm in picturesque Harrisville, featuring locally sourced, sustainably grown and ethically harvested cuisine. Live performance by Blackjack … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Rescuing’ homes, finding grants

Monday, August 17, 2015

I closed the door to my work van, after putting in my last tools, and headed south to Mississippi hoping to volunteer my carpentry skill as a result of Hurricane Katrina. After two days of driving I arrived at an abandoned high school in Pascagoula, which was the … 0

Viewpoint: In Pascagoula: Helping Mr. Houston Banks, in more ways than one

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Jeff, a good friend of mine, and I, both with years of experience in carpentry, plumbing and electrical work, volunteered with a locally organized nonprofit to help Katrina victims in Pascagoula, Mississippi, a number of months after the storm. Sure, I have visual memories of Katrina’s impact on … 0

Viewpoint: A community rallied for those whose lives were torn apart

Friday, August 14, 2015

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made a direct hit on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I am reminded of how we rallied as a community to help those who had lost so much. Individuals gave, and organizations donated proceeds from spaghetti suppers, raffles, and bake sales. Tens of thousands … 0