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Keene: Conservation District to hold annual meeting

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Cheshire County Conservation District and partners at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will honor Windy Hill Farm of Marlow as the Cooperator of the Year and Michael and Kathy Nerrie of Distant Hill Gardens as the 2014 Educators of the Year at the district’s upcoming annual meeting. The meeting will be held on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Keene Country Club. Keynote speaker Tom Wessels, a … 0

Jaffrey/Peterborough: A one-of-a-kind experience

Monday, November 24, 2014

On Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, big box stores put on a show nationwide, hoping customers will flood their stores and fight over heavily discounted products. But local store owners say they have something better to offer. The grassroots movement that started in Oakland, California, and spread nationwide, Plaid Friday, is trying … 0

Hillsborough: Belliveau promoted at local bank

Friday, November 21, 2014

TD Bank has promoted Tia Belliveau to store manager of its office in Hillsborough. She will be responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel and overseeing the day-to-day operations. Belliveau has 27 years of banking experience. She joined TD Bank in 2007 as a head teller and later served … 0

Finding a home: A mother with a mission

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A new guest at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter is a single mother. She fortunately has a part-time job and a car, and being at MATS she is able to save for an apartment of her own. She … 0

Editorial: Rep. O’Brien isn’t right for the job

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

State Rep. Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) is not the right person to serve as speaker of the House. And there are numerous examples that serve to illustrate this point. What we know of O’Brien in the role of House speaker — he previously held the position from 2011 … 0

Letter: Speaker of the House nominee

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To the editor: William O’Brien returns to Speakership of N.H. House of Representatives. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Mike Bradley Hillsborough Editor’s note: State Rep. Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) was nominated to serve as the next Speaker of the House. The … 0

Unusual animal sightings on the rise, some say

Monday, November 17, 2014

At first, Susan and Lee Dunholter didn’t look twice at a gray squirrel that lives in the backyard of their home on Lookout Hill Road in Peterborough. Eastern gray squirrels are everywhere in the Monadnock region and New … 0

ConVal: Committee nixes talk of consolidation

Monday, November 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Several School Board and Select Board members on the District Study Committee insisted Wednesday that the committee not bring the subject of closing middle or elementary schools up again this year. They said they worry that if the public has to vote on anything about consolidation, … 0

Conval: Strategic plan commitee works toward inclusion

Monday, November 17, 2014

With the ConVal School District moving forward creating its five-year strategic plan, the committee drafting it is worried about not including the views of different groups that make up the school district and the nine towns it serves. … 0

Peterborough: Bass poll ruled legal

Monday, November 17, 2014

The New Hampshire Supreme Court last month absolved former U.S. Representative Charlie Bass of push polling, while also upholding a Superior Court Justice’s ruling last year that federal election laws preempt New Hampshire’s regulation of the polling practice. Push polling is asking voters questions to influence their decisions. … 0

Peterborough: Mariposa Geography Bee Brings World to Peterborough

Monday, November 17, 2014

Dick Nevell, Dave Branham and David Blair nabbed the top spot at the Maripos Museum’s Geography Challenge Saturday. Nine towns competed in the geography bee held at the Peterborough Town House. … 0

Sustainable steps: Giving thanks for food in plenty

Monday, November 17, 2014

One of the ideas central to Thanksgiving is plentiful food. In 1621, it was said that they had a three-day celebration. To survive a winter in New England, folks had to prepare all summer and fall. Planting and … 0

ANTRIM: Water project moves forward

Monday, November 17, 2014

ANTRIM — The Antrim Select Board had an special Friday morning meeting with the company that is leading a project to improve the town’s main water system, and came away encouraged but aware of its challenges. Select Board Chair Gordon Webber said the Select Board met with the … 0