Francestown

Letter: About Bass’ support of Brown

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

To the editor: So Charlie Bass has endorsed Scott Brown. No surprise there. What is surprising, as quoted in the Keene Sentinel, is this: “Bass also cited Brown’s efforts to limit the scope of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. ‘We would have single-payer, European-style health care right now if it weren’t for [Brown].’” Charlie pretends not to know any Europeans, who love their European-style health care. Americans, on … 0

Moments of Bliss: Reflections on the views of my many homes over the years

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This morning my view from a corner chair is focused on a willow tree. Susan planted it at least five years ago, at which time it was too small to be seen from where I am writing. Its branches move in the wind in concert with two larger neighbors, unrelated except for being trees. This is home for all of us. Watching them … 0

Dublin/Keene: Crowd-funding campaigns popular way to raise cash

Thursday, July 24, 2014

So Zack Danger Brown started one to fund some experiments in the kitchen with potato salad. Others have raised money, including the Peterborough Community Theatre, to switch over to digital projection equipment in their historic theaters. And the method is arguably reaching more people, with very little effort on the part of fundraisers, … 0

Viewpoint: Poetry, poetry, everywhere in the Monadnocks

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A couple of headlines in The New York Times caught my attention recently: “Statisticians 10, Poets, 0” read the first with a subhead, “Words take a backseat to spreadsheets and metrics as more aspects of life become quantifiable … 0

Letter: Gas tax makes sense to me

Friday, July 11, 2014

To the editor: The recently enacted gas tax is an example of good common-sense legislation. New Hampshire roads and bridges need attention, whether it is I-93 to attract business and tourism or smaller roads to save on wear and tear on our cars. The 4-cent tax increase in … 0

Monday, July 14, 2014

Antrim Thursday, July 10 Motor vehicle stop: Antrim Police were performing stationary radar on Keene Road, when police say a black 2013 GMC pickup truck pulled out and passed a car traveling east. The car that the pickup passed was traveling 51 mph, according to police. The truck … 0

Graduation: Graduation

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Molly Anne Channon graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass., earning a degree in double majors, art history and philosophy. She was awarded the Esther Pine Award for excellence in fine arts and the liberal arts. … 0

Letter: Appreciation is due to Candace Wharton and all

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: The Trustees of the Old Meeting House of Francestown, Inc. send a special public thank you to Candace Wharton of Francestown, and to her music students, their parents and their other concertgoers. Candace, her husband, Richard, and her music students give an annual concert in … 0

Viewpoint: Expressions of generosity aplenty at food pantry

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Peterborough Food Pantry has been a service organization in town since 1995. That’s a long time for a nonprofit. Lots of factors determine our success; things like reliable volunteers, providing good service, accessible space and, very importantly, … 0

Graduation: Graduation

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bethany Schneider of Francestown graduated summa cum laude from State University of New York Oswego, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English. She graduated with highest honors having a grade point average between 3.8 and 4.0. … 0

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

antrim Wednesday, July 2 Arrest: Antrim police were parked on the shoulder of Keene Road using stationary radar when a black GMC 2001 Sonoma traveling east was observed moving at a high rate of speed. An Antrim officer received a read out from the radar of 67 mph, … 0

Peterborough: South Meadow raises funds for United Way

Friday, June 27, 2014

South Meadow students raise funds for United Way Last month, 7th grade students at South Meadow School learned about The United Way and how the organization helps families. Four classes in Eileen Couture’s Consumer and Family class made chef’s hats and sold them, raising $115. … 0

Business major finds work out of the office

Monday, July 7, 2014

One of the most important things Peterborough native Tyler Whitney learned while attending Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., was that he could not spend his professional career sitting behind a desk pushing papers. While earning a degree in … 0