Francestown

Donations would fund theater

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The undertaking to build a larger theater at ConVal High School won’t appear on the warrant until 2017. And, the Fill the Void organization doesn’t want construction to cost the district a cent. Bob Edwards, vice president of the Contoocook Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center, or VPAC, reassured the School Board Tuesday the organization plans to pay …

Candidates file for open positions

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The deadline to file for town offices has passed, and voters are getting their first looks at who their choices for local government are. If you missed the deadline, it’s too late to get your name on the ballot, but candidates can run write-in campaigns. Here is a look at Francestown, Jaffrey, New Ipswich and Sharon, and the region’s school districts. Francestown There …

Skiing / snowboarding: Get stoked

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Crotched Mountain is well-known for its extensive series of terrain parks, breeding scores of skiers and snowboarders who can hit the wildest tricks imaginable off the mountain’s plethora of ramps, pipes and other installations. But what does it take to build a park? We caught up with parks crew member Nolan Munroe to …

Health: 8 tips to boost your immune system

Friday, January 29, 2016

If you want to dodge that office cold that is going around, or if at this time of year you are vulnerable to colds and flu, a better diet can help. 1. Fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, many of …

Nordic skiing: ConVal competes in skate, relay races

Monday, February 1, 2016

The ConVal Nordic ski team traveled to Plymouth High School on Saturday to compete in a 5K skate race in the morning and a 1K relay race in the afternoon. Edmund Pope skied for the ConVal boys, while …

Boys’ hockey: CV loses tight one to Laconia

Monday, February 1, 2016

ConVal boys’ hockey played a close game against a tough Laconia team on Wednesday night in Winchendon. Laconia had a great start, scoring two quick goals Jack Decormier and Josh Shevlin. Early in the second period, ConVal freshman …

Police Log: Francestown — Feb. 2, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Francestown Tuesday, Jan. 19 Suspicious person: Police responded to a report of a suspicious person looking into a home on Wilson Hill Road at 4:59 p.m. The homeowner said they saw man look through the window near the front door, then move away from the door area. Police …

Peterborough: Half of homes in study double as workplaces

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Monadnock region of New Hampshire supports multitudes of home businesses, workers and telecommuters, according to results of the Internet Connectivity Study posted for the public at www.townofpeterborough.com. The purpose of the study, conducted on behalf of the …

Viewpoint: Tennessee Gas Pipeline puts forth deceptive figures

Friday, January 22, 2016

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, is trying to fool the federal regulators and the rest of us into thinking that the Northeast Direct gas pipeline will run underneath the existing Eversource powerline easement across …

Letters: MCH gets even healthier

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: I was excited to learn that Monadnock Community Hospital signed a letter of intent to explore an affiliation with Catholic Medical Center. MCH has enjoyed a long association with CMC as the referral source for many specialty procedures. I was grateful to take a ride …

Letters: International support for Bernie

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

To the editor: Bernie came to Peterborough. When I went to hear him I was greeted by a friendly person who has come from Sweden to volunteer for Bernie for two months! Her name is Bella Roscher. She works as a senior manager for climate and energy at the World …

Letters: About Hancock’s new dump rule

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

To the editor: I was intrigued by the Jan. 12 article “Dump will no longer take cash” about Hancock. The Coinage Act of 1965, specifically Section 31 U.S.C. 5103, states that: “United States coins and currency (including Federal reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal reserve banks and …

Letter: There is no reason for a season to kill bobcats

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

In my wildest dreams I never thought I would touch a bobcat. In 32 years of living on a rural landscape in Tennessee, I have only seen two bobcats, decades apart. Both were crossing the Old Natchez Trace …