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Vanessa Amsbury-Bonilla gives a tour of the  tower and town clock in the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Keeping time: Town clock has some stories to tell

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — For 160 years, the four faces of the clock on the Unitarian Universalist Church have watched over Peterborough while a clock agent has watched over the clock. At least twice a year, the clock agent climbs the fusty tower, resets the clock, oils the capstan and marvels at the machine’s longevity and the storied history of the tower. … 0

Indictments handed down in three cases

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Four men were indicted in July in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester in connection for various crimes committed in the region. Brett Flagg, 26, of Greenfield, was indicted by a grand jury on the charge of driving after being declared a habitual offender. Peterborough police arrested Flagg in June 2014, following a motor vehicle stop on Grove Street in Peterborough. The habitual … 0

Peterborough: Bob McQuillen memorial dance Saturday

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Students of Bob McQuillen, who was both a legend of New England contra dance and a high-school industrial arts teacher, remember him for his tough, steadfast love. Mr. Mac wouldn’t let you slide by. He wasn’t afraid to let you know if you screwed up. And he would make sure you not only … 0

letter: In defense of timber harvesting

Saturday, July 18, 2015

To the editor: This letter is in response to a July 14 letter titled “Hasty timbering is a concern.” Our company owns the trailers you see traveling on local roads, hauling forest products to local mills. “Local Wood- Local Good” represents more than just forestland contributions to our … 0

Peterborough: Is poverty tied to political corruption?

Monday, July 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Daniel Weeks knows he’s not an expert on poverty. But, a two-year, 10,000-mile journey across the country on a Greyhound bus showed the campaign finance reform activist that the U.S. poverty gap has as much to … 0

ConVal: ATC course offerings weighed

Monday, July 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Faced with declining enrollment at ConVal High School, administrators proposed offering more vocational classes, online classes and internships to offer an education they hope will attract more students to the district. “We feel strongly that an … 0

Baseball: Monadnock All-Stars head to finals

Monday, July 20, 2015

At the Babe Ruth State tournament in Rochester on Saturday, the Monadnock 13 year old All-Stars beat Barrington 17-2 in a mercy-shortened game in the 5th. On Sunday, in a game with a two-hour rain delay in the fifth inning, the All-Stars finally got the remainder of the … 0

Baseball: Jaffrey wins three straight to keep playoff hopes alive

Monday, July 20, 2015

Finding themselves down 3-2 against Contoocook Post 81 on Wednesday, Jaffrey scored 8 runs in the 5th and 4 more in the 6th. RBI doubles by Drew Rines, Dylan Bartlett and Will Clarke opened up the scoring and … 0

Track and field: Monadnock Milers host a Twilight Meet at Mascenic

Monday, July 20, 2015

On a threatening night on the Mascenic track a dozen hardened young athletes took to the track in this year’s only Twilight meet hosted by the Monadnock Milers. This abbreviated format included the Murphy Mile to start the … 0

Viewpoint: It’s all a shell game

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

It is a truism that the state needs to live within its means. Legislators all agree we need to pass a balanced budget. We can’t outspend our revenues. A new wrinkle is that the budget recently vetoed by Gov. Hassan includes one of the top priorities of New … 1

Letter: Being generous works in all cases

Monday, July 20, 2015

To the editor: Americans are generally a generous people. To some extent, of course, our generosity is affordable, a sign of our having enough, even having plenty. Generosity shows among ordinary citizens in the way most Americans include people from all foreign countries into our society. Generosity shows … 0

Peterborough: Court issues bench warrant

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A $1,000 bench warrant has been issued for a Swanzey man charged with trafficking a half-kilogram of heroin who failed to appear at his arraignment July 6. Ryan Williams, 28, was out on $75,000 personal recognizance after his … 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