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Students in Brock Lambert's forensic science class test practice bloodstain pattern analysis.

ConVal: CSI meets summer school

Monday, July 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A metal rod dripping with blood. A bloody hammer. A red-stained, football-size rock. The objects are spread out on a sidewalk by the ConVal High School cafeteria. A student stands nearby, hands smeared red. This isn’t the ending of Stephen King’s latest horror novel. It’s Brock Lambert’s forensic science class — one of nine classes the high school … 0

Peterborough/Francestown/New Ipswich: Solar growth slows down

Monday, July 27, 2015

Uncertainty about the future of solar energy subsidies has put the brakes on its popularity in the region. Utilities will soon reach the state mandated net-metering cap, and legislation that would raise the cap is not expected to pass. Also, Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of the Legislature’s two-year budget proposal has put renewable energy rebates in limbo. And Congress has yet to rule … 0

Reimers Reason: What is timber trespass?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Trees are valuable. They provide firewood and lumber, as well as privacy and beauty, but they also block scenic vistas and interfere with driveways and roads. For all of these reasons, nearly all landowners cut down trees from time to time. In New Hampshire law, there is something called “timber trespass.” Timber trespass … 0

Business extra: What you may not know about resumes

Friday, July 10, 2015

The primary purpose of a resume is to introduce you to a company, with the hope that you will be invited in for an interview. However, that definition of a resume makes it both far less and far … 0

Money Matters: Summertime is saving time

Friday, July 10, 2015

Actually, I am well aware that for many individuals and families, the summer season can bring increased spending rather than saving. For New England residents, especially, warmer weather seems like an invitation to get out and enjoy recreational … 0

Baseball: Jaffrey Post 11 wins three behind strong pitching

Monday, July 13, 2015

Jaffrey wins at home on a one-hit shutout For the second home victory in a row, Post 11 shut out Contoocook on Wednesday evening 7-0.Starting pitcher J.P. Record had a one-walk no-hitter going until Post 81’s Ben McManus … 0

Capital Beat: Climate change a hot topic

Monday, July 13, 2015

Ahead of the elections, climate change money is starting to stream into New Hampshire as national groups and donors seek to give the topic prominence during the presidential primary and other campaigns. But, not all state environmental activists see it as a totally good thing. Last week a … 0

Harris Company closes after 66 yrs.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Harris Construction Company, the sand and gravel supplier at 177 Sharon Road in Peterborough, is closing effective Thursday, according to a recorded announcement made by the Harris family. It is one of a handful of business comings and … 0

ConVal: MacPhee awarded Fisher Cats scholarship

Friday, July 10, 2015

Prior to Thursday night’s game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and the Fisher Cats Foundation awarded ConVal Regional High School graduate William MacPhee a 2015 Fisher Cats Foundation Scholar-Athlete Scholarship. MacPhee was one … 0

Running: Flamino takes Murphy Fun Run

Friday, July 10, 2015

Luckily able to squeeze this one in before the rain, 26 runners participated in the third installment of the Jack Murphy 5K Fun Run from South Meadow School. ConVal cross country and track coach Lance Flamino bested the field this week with a time of 19 minutes, 22 … 0

Lacrosse: Youth clinics, adult league set to start

Friday, July 10, 2015

The Peterborough Recreation Department will offer Youth Lacrosse Clinics at Adams playground on Russell Field (between the Skate Park and the orange outfield fence) for six Thursday evenings from 6 to 7:15 p.m. beginning on July 23 and ending on Aug. 27. This program is for U7-U11 boys … 0

Education: NHIA announce new Master of Arts degree

Friday, July 10, 2015

In response to increasing demand, the New Hampshire Institute of Art announces a new Master of Arts in Art Education certification track for artists who want to teach grades K through 12. This new, accredited hybrid program that begins in fall 2015, combines online and on campus studies … 0

Editorial: Drug issue calls for balancing act

Monday, July 13, 2015

It’s complicated. Law enforcement, town officials and human service agencies all must balance the need to stop the drug distributors and drug dealers, while also addressing the needs of those who suffer the disease of addiction, no matter what their drug of choice may be. Two incidents in … 0