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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

Peterborough: Nursing home seeks funding

Monday, June 22, 2015

After the Scott-Farrar nursing home’s plans to build a larger, more modern facility fell through in the fall, the nursing home closed in April, citing financial reasons. But a pending loan has revived the century-old organization. Scott-Farrar hopes to resume the $15 million construction project if it can … 0

Bird flu raises egg prices

Monday, June 22, 2015

Although bird flu has not spread to the Northeast, the U.S. egg shortage has driven up the price of eggs in the Monadnock region. But proprietors aren’t hurting as much as other parts of the country, since customers … 0

ML: There are many different ways to live a green life

Friday, June 19, 2015

Soon after finishing last month’s column, I had a falling accident at home and injured my leg so badly that I was on crutches for a week. I’m much better now (not completely healed, getting there), but as … 0

Cal Ripken: Dodgers capture Minors title

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Peterborough Dodgers beat the Peterborough Nationals 9-2 on Bishop Field Friday night to capture the 2015 Cal Ripken Minors Division Title. The Dodgers jumped out to an early lead and never trailed. The Nationals offense was highlighted … 0

Peterborough: Makerspace finds a temporary home

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monadnock Art X Tech — Peterborough’s makerspace — has signed a one-year lease for a storefront in Monadnock Plaza on Jaffrey Road, in lieu of pursuing a lease at the former Armory garage on Elm Street. “We do … 0

Peterborough: First Kubb Classic title awarded

Monday, June 22, 2015

The first Kubb Classic took place on Saturday in Peterborough. The region’s finest Kubb players competed in a single elimination tournament, which was won by the team of Anna Von Mertens, Philip Antone and Charlie Chronopoulos. Von Mertens … 0

Soccer: ConVal’s Morano named to Games

Monday, June 22, 2015

Teresa Morano, a girls’ soccer player who’ll go into her senior year at ConVal High School this fall, has been selected to represent Peterborough at the Granite State Games. The Granite State Games is a multi-sport competitive event … 0

Police Logs: Antrim - June 23, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

Antrim Monday, June 8 Car vs. deer: At 4:21 a.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a deer on Concord Street near Old Concord Road. The driver, Ritchie G. Bates, 50, of Hillsborough, was uninjured, according to police reports. His 2012 Chevrolet Colorado was driven from … 0

Viewpoint: Need for trust between public, private sectors

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

It was a great pleasure to hear former Governor John Lynch deliver the talk at the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse at the Bass Hall earlier this month. His homey, conversational and witty style was captivating, and drawing upon his rich trove of experiences in the public … 0

Viewpoint: Why I will veto budget

Friday, June 19, 2015

In recent days, Republicans on the budget Committee of Conference finalized a budget proposal that is unbalanced and dishonest about what it funds. It also includes unpaid-for corporate tax cuts, creating a hole in this budget and in future budgets at the expense of critical economic priorities. For … 0