Francestown

What not to say when the kids get home from school

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Five things never to ask your child right after school: “How was school today?” “What do you have for homework?” “When are you going to do your homework?” “What did you get on the test?” “What did you learn today?” You want to interact and make connection. Your kids do too, but not in the same way. You’ve missed them, you want to know what they did in your absence, … 0

What to do when a loss leaves an empty nest emptier?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The purpose of parenting is to prepare our children to grow up into responsible and compassionate adults, able to go forth into the world and make a difference. We shed tears of joy and sorrow, we laugh so hard our sides hurt and we suffer years of sleep deprivation. The years fly by and suddenly your last child heads off to college. This … 0

Good for the gut: Yogurt, kefir and, of course, pickles

Friday, August 28, 2015

It’s very simple. Your gut either keeps you healthy or it makes you ill. A healthy gut determines which nutrients to absorb and does an expert job keeping toxins, allergens and microbes out. An unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of diseases, including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, autism and depression. Our gut is home to over 100 trillion microorganisms. This microbiome we … 0

Viewpoint: A community rallied for those whose lives were torn apart

Friday, August 14, 2015

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made a direct hit on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I am reminded of how we rallied as a community to help those who had lost so much. Individuals gave, and organizations donated proceeds from spaghetti suppers, raffles, and bake sales. Tens of thousands … 0

Keep funding for Planned Parenthood

Monday, August 17, 2015

Planned Parenthood is a vital and necessary service for the people of New Hampshire, and the all-male Executive Council’s decision to defund state contracts with the agency was a critical mistake based on unfounded speculation. Ever since the deceptively edited video by the disreputable “nonprofit” Center For Medical … 1

Francestown: Right-to-Know suit enters final stages

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

FRANCESTOWN — After hearing three hours of testimony Monday, Judge Philip Mangones gave five residents suing the town ten days to file additional paperwork with their arguments. Mangones said he would then hand down a ruling within 60 … 0

Peterborough: Town Hall attendees urge Kasich to keep it local

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Martin Connolly of Temple didn’t want to hear Gov. John Kasich talk about U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations, his accomplishments in Ohio or his clash with Donald Trump. Connolly wanted to hear what the Republican candidate had to … 1

ConVal: Three awarded Edes Foundation scholarship

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Three students in the ConVal School District have been awarded scholarships to pursue educational opportunities. Dominque Tarr, Julianna Stone and Victoria Marchand will all receive a scholarship in order to pay for Scouting activities, community service related programs, or programs that demonstrate a desire for self-improvement. The scholarships … 0

Applicants sought for land conservation grants

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Quabbin-to-Cardigan Partnership is looking for grant proposals for its eighth round of land conservation grants, which fund transaction-related expenses on land conservation projects in the Quabbin-to-Cardigan region of western New Hampshire and north central Massachusetts. The grant program is privately funded, and administered by the Society for … 0

Peterborough: Paul makes obligatory Diner stop

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wants to create jobs in New Hampshire by repealing the entire IRS tax code. “I would get rid of all 70,000 pages,” Paul told the Ledger-Transcript, while he … 0

Viewpoint: Veto fallout: Time for an override

Thursday, July 30, 2015

On July 29 the Joint Fiscal Committee met for the first time since Gov. Hassan vetoed the 2016-2017 budget. The committee was established under RSA 14:30-a to, among other things, approve agency budget transfers or financial issues outside of the budget that arise during the biennium. The six-month … 0

Achievement:

Monday, August 10, 2015

Francesca DeIeso-Frechette of Temple and Burton Owen of Wilton, both class of 2016, were named to the highest honors list for the spring term at The Derryfield School, Manchester. To make the list students must maintain at least an A-minus average with no grade below a B. Maryelisabeth … 0

Jaffrey: What’s at risk in ‘big data’ debate?

Monday, August 10, 2015

JAFFREY — When Philipp Krüger asked his audience at the Amos Fortune Forum Friday whether they had used or been affected by “big data,” only a few raised their hands. “I think most of you probably have,” he … 0