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Hancock: Local man leads super-PAC backing Ayotte

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Hancock man is taking the lead to help U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) win re-election in 2016, possibly against Gov. Maggie Hassan. David Carney is the chief consultant for Commitment Kept N.H., a project of Ending Spending Action Fund, the conservative super-PAC. The project launched Wednesday, over 17 months before the election, and before Hassan has announced whether or not she will run. “We’re trying to get ahead of … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Morgan’s Way says goodbye

Monday, June 29, 2015

When 53-year-old Jane Cartmell decided on a whim to open her first retail store ever in downtown Peterborough, outfitting it with women’s clothing from across the world, learning the industry and decorating the window display weren’t difficult for the newcomer. The most challenging part, she said, was naming it. Cartmell pondered and pondered … 0

ConVal: Board nixes change in district billing policy

Monday, June 29, 2015

After a Temple Selectwoman faulted the ConVal School District in May with incorrectly billing each of the nine towns for enrollment, she recommended the district use current, preliminary enrollment numbers instead of finalized ones from the year before. The rest of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee squashed Gail Cromwell’s recommendation Thursday. “It created a very complicated situation,” said Chair John Jordan, about Cromwell’s suggestion … 0

Cal Ripken: CV U10 team places second

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The ConVal Cal Ripken 10U team was the runner-up in a preseason tournament held in Swanzey. ConVal beat Amherst 6-3, Swanzey 15-8, Frontier 7-5 and Kearsage Valley 12-0 before losing to Keene in the championship, 8-5. ConVal was … 0

Editorial: Why not create our own assessments?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New Hampshire is divided over statewide assessment testing in our schools. Gov. Maggie Hassan’s recent veto of HB 603, which calls for an opt-out option, has ignited a firestorm of opposition. A number of parents in the Mascenic School District have been critical of the statewide assessment Smarter … 0

Viewpoint: Your kids, my kids, our kids

Friday, June 12, 2015

I will never forget taking the Dublin Girl Scouts to Del Rossi’s for a sit-down dinner. They were dressed up; we had our own room and waitress; we ordered off the menu. There was wonder in that evening. … 0

Viewpoint: Some stats on homelessness

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Last year, Hillsborough County rates for families who are homeless were the highest in our state and Cheshire County rated fifth out of the state’s 10 counties, even though elsewhere in New Hampshire the total numbers decreased. At the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough, the number of … 0

Peterborough: Pay attention to presidential race

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

To the editor: As the 2016 presidential race heats up, keep some recent history in mind. President Obama and the Democrats lost control of the House and the Senate in 2014 because it was believed the government’s failure to get things done was theirs. Why? When the GOP … 0

Greenfield / Peterborough / Mason: the state of bees:

Monday, June 15, 2015

Every year, Jodi Turner of The Monadnock Beekeepers Association receives the same call from a handful of other beekeepers. Hundreds of honeybees are outside the hive. The bees are on the ground, face up, with their feet in … 0

ML: Our dogs make the farm

Friday, June 12, 2015

Jenny is a beautiful black lab, now 15 years old. Unquestionably, the backbone of the farm. Unassuming, generous, asking for food only if it is not too much trouble, a game of retrieving the stick from the lake, … 0

Spice Cupboard: Nothing to eat in the house?

Friday, June 12, 2015

When I was a young girl, I recall going to the fridge in search of food and peering into it for long stretches of time and then desperately moving to the cupboards one by one in search of … 0

Cal Ripken: Mets make finals with win over O’s

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Mets defeated the Orioles 8-2 Friday night at Picard Field in Peterborough. Matt Aho and Thomas Fagiano turned in strong pitching performances for the Mets. The Mets hitting attack was led by Ben Kriebel, Spencer Newsham and … 0

Greenfield: My inside look at beekeeping

Monday, June 15, 2015

GREENFIELD – I was never afraid of bees or wasps. One of my first memories was slapping a yellow jacket with my bare hand. And yet, their buzzing has always unnerved me. When beekeepers Jodi Turner and Melissa … 0