Francestown

Cathy Lanigan has several  "No Pipeline" lawn signs in front of her home on Concord Street in Peterborough.

Pipeline: Feeling the ripple effect

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Even though Cathy Lanigan doesn’t live in a town that will be traversed by Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, she defiantly displays several “Stop the Pipeline” signs on her lawn on Concord Street. “If I don’t want it in my backyard, why somebody else’s?” she said, citing concerns about the pipeline’s impact on the environment, real estate and … 0

Francestown: Taylor land donation will go to vote

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The decision whether or not to use donated funds to purchase land for a future cemetery will now be put in the hands of the voting public. The land, located on the 2nd New Hampshire Turnpike, across from town cemetery number three, is currently owned by the Taylor estate, and belonged to Tim Taylor, a part-time resident of the town who passed away … 0

Peterborough: From New Zealand to Peterborough

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Malcolm Cooper of Peterborough finished shearing the last alpaca of the year late Sunday afternoon. This spring, like the last 12, he started shearing in early April and finished in late June. Ten weeks. Ten-thousand miles. One hundred twenty-five farms. More than 2,000 alpacas. It’s over. Until next year. Except it’s not exactly … 0

ConVal: ATC expands class offerings

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

PETERBOROUGH ­­­— Soon, students at ConVal and Conant High Schools will be able to earn academic certificates in computer science, engineering and manufacturing, through the Region 14 Applied Technology Center housed at ConVal High School. The expansion is … 0

Peterborough: Medal to celebrate lifetime of music

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In an unprecedented move, the MacDowell Colony will posthumously award the 56th Edward MacDowell Medal to Gunther Schuller, celebrating his life in addition to his achievements. The 89-year-old Schuller, a composer, conductor, educator, author and historian who was … 0

Peterborough: Continuing the fight

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The murders of two civil rights activists were the driving force of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a major step in the fight against racial discrimination. But, after a Supreme Court decision in 2013 reversed parts of … 0

Running: Currans excel in half-marathon

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Joshua and Daniel Curran of Peterborough ran the NH/VT Covered Bridges Half-Marathon in Colebrook Saturday. In their first-ever road race, Joshua, right, placed 8th and Daniel, left, 9th out of more than 150 competitors. They were 2nd and … 0

Antrim / Hillsborough: Gov. Lincoln Chafee visits

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Former Gov. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, who recently declared his candidacy for president, is scheduled to attend the Blue BBQ Saturday at the Hillsborough Fire Department picnic grounds. The event was organized by the Antrim and Hillsborough … 0

Letter: Where are our elected officials?

Monday, June 15, 2015

To the editor: To the elected officials of the state of New Hampshire: I attended the recent forum on the Kinder Morgan Pipeline project at the Temple Elementary School and was appalled at the negative impact this project will have on Temple, New Ipswich and many other towns … 0

Viewpoint: A.P. History offers solid understanding

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school students choose to take A.P. U.S. History, or APUSH as it’s known. Generally the course is used either to explore a student’s interest in the subject further or to receive college credit. The concept seems simple enough, but APUSH is … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Highest result of education is tolerance’

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

In a world of constant media barrage, where all of us can easily get over our heads in information, I had to stop recently to consider the world of deaf and blind people whose very awareness of their … 0

Letter: Trade agreement is flawed

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

To the editor: We’re hearing a lot about the new Pacific Trade agreement and how it’s important for American businesses. But the only opposition we ever hear about is that of labor unions over the potential for loss of jobs. Why is there no mention of the other … 0

Antrim/New Ipswich: Project Search opens up a world of possibilities

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cynthia Vaillancourt wanted Laurie, her 32-year-old daughter, to come out of her shell. Laurie, who has a developmental disability, spent much of the last 11 years inside in their ranch-style house in New Ipswich, listening as her father … 0