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Meg Harrington of the Loon Preservation Committee finishes surveying Pleasant Pond in Francestown.  This summer, Harrington was responsible for monitoring the loon population throughout the Monadnock region.

Conservation: Watcher of the water

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Meg Harrington looked frazzled late that August morning. The 22-year-old conservation biologist, on her last survey of the summer, combed Pleasant Pond in her kayak for over an hour. Harrington was searching for a pair of the blackish-blue and checkered-white loons and their furry brown chicks. She found cracked eggshells in a cove without any scrapes from a predator. But … 0

PETERBOROUGH: MCH joining ACA fray

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Area residents who were interested in signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act this year had to make a choice. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, the only insurance company offering plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, did not include Monadnock Community Hospital in its network of providers. So anyone looking to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act … 0

Peterborough: Sewer work done on west end of Union Street

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — SUR Construction West is wrapping up the first part of its renovation of Union Street’s outdated sewer and drainage system, from the intersection of Main and Elm Streets to Scott Winn Road. Paving will begin on the western end of the street in the next two weeks. Town Administrator Pamela Brenner … 0

Peterborough: Shaw’s hackers failed, store says

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Shaw’s Supermarket announced Friday they discovered computer hackers recently tried to steal customers’ credit and debit card information in New Hampshire and four other New England states. When asked if the information of any customers in the Monadnock region was hacked, Jeffrey Gulko, a spokesperson for Shaw’s replied, … 0

Farming: Growing organic: Taking the worry out of farming

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

For years, not many people knew who Rosaly of Rosaly’s Garden was, the 77-year-old matriarch said in an interview last week. Once, a man wandered into Rosaly Bass’s farm stand. “Which one of you is Rosaly?” she recalled … 0

Peterborough: Chocolate factory to open

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

After making chocolate by hand in a Peruvian museum dedicated to chocolate and cacao — and even harvesting cacao beans in the Amazon, Peterborough resident Neely Cohen is bringing the historic art of chocolate making to Main Street. … 0

Greenfield: Masters of endurance

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

GREENFIELD – Neither food nor water nor the New England scenery could slow down Jeremiah Bishop in his pursuit of his second consecutive Hampshire 100 win. Bishop crossed the finish line first in the 100 mile cycling event … 0

Tennis: Tourney runs Sept. 5-7

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The ConVal Community Dollars for Scholars will host their second annual tennis tournament the weekend of Sept. 5-7. The tournament will be held at Adams Playground in Peterborough, with additional tennis courts secured as needed. The tournament will include a men’s and women’s doubles A & B division, … 0

South Meadow school: Sports tryouts Aug. 26-27

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Try outs for the South Meadow School boys and girls soccer teams and girls field hockey team will begin Aug. 26 and 27 on the South Meadow School athletic fields. All 6th, 7th or 8th grade boy or girl students are eligible to play. Try out times on … 0

ML: ML

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Peterborough Thursday, August 7 Warrant: The Milford Police Department arrested Angela Conroy, 39 of Wilton on a warrant from the Peterborough Police Department charging her with possession of marijuana. Conroy was processed, and released on $1,000 personal recognizance. She is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 6. … 0

Viewpoint: Let’s let the numbers do the talking

Friday, August 8, 2014

I read this newspaper and it has had plenty of information written about the ConVal School District. I’ve researched and sourced facts that have been presented at School Board meetings and in newspaper articles and editorials. If any … 0

Viewpoints: Scouting trip to Curacao changed my life

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The adventure is over, but the memories are sure to last a lifetime! My participation in the 15th Caribbean Jamboree in Curacao this summer was absolutely amazing. Let me start at the beginning. As one of 15 Boy … 0

Letter: Re: “Man rescues dog from a canal”

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: If Mr. Michael Boyd was in control of his dog as per a town ordinance he wouldn’t have put himself or his dog in danger. The ordinance says he is supposed to have control of his dog and, in the article, he states he took … 0