PES nurse Pam Murphy checks Nick Long's vision Wednesday morning. Murphy was recently awarded Nurse of the Year by The N.H. School Nurses' Association.

ConVal: Making a difference

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

To Pam Murphy, Peterborough Elementary School’s nurse, her job isn’t just about sticking Band-Aids on boo-boos. “It’s about supporting students, their family, and staff in many different ways,” she said Tuesday, “so we can really make a difference in students’ educational lives and keep them healthy.” Murphy, who has been the PES nurse for 17 years, later said, “It’s important … 0

Showing of solidarity at State House

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It was a crisp, chilly morning Wednesday, but that didn’t stop hundreds of people from turning out in front of the State House to protest proposed cuts in the state budget that could impact New Hampshire resources for substance abuse and alcohol treatment, as well as services for people with developmental disabilities. Lisa … 0

Peterborough: Kuster: I’ll fight for solar, biomass energy legislation

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster said Wednesday she can’t do much to stop Kinder Morgan from building a natural gas pipeline through southwest New Hampshire. But the congresswoman assured about a dozen Peterborough officials and renewable energy experts that she will fight for legislation that subsidizes projects for solar and biomass … 0

Peterborough: Town going after economic grant

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The town of Peterborough recently partnered with several organizations in the Monadnock region to enter a national competition. The prize: to be one of 12 regions that split $1.3 billion in federal assistance for economic development. The Peterborough Select Board approved Director of Public Work Rodney Bartlett’s request … 0

GREENFIELD: Artist to auction work for library

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Greenfield artist is auctioning 11 of his paintings online, and plans to donate half the proceeds to the town library. Tim Schloemer, a painter and Greenfield resident since 2008 whose art is currently exhibited at Stephenson Memorial … 0

PETERBOROUGH: Our town through her eyes

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH—The late actress Bette Davis was known for her forceful acting and perfectionism. Davis, after all, was raised by a single mother during the U.S. woman’s suffrage movement. Yet, the summer Davis and her family lived in Peteborough … 0

Jaffrey: Monadnock Conservancy speaker Wednesday

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ryan Owens, executive director for the Monadnock Conservancy, will speak at a Joint Chambers Breakfast of Jaffrey, Peterborough and Rindge Chamber members Wednesday, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., at The Shattuck Golf Club. Owens will discuss board effectiveness from the perspective of management staff. It is his belief … 0

Greenfield: Search for eggs in the library, Saturday

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A springtime egg hunt will be held inside the Stephenson Memorial Library on Saturday, at 11 a.m. A springtime story will be read before an egg hunt inside the library. This event is free. Registration is required. Call the library at 547-2790 to save a space. … 0

Peterborough: Rotary teacher award nominees sought

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Peterborough Rotary Club will again honor a Teacher of the Year, drawing on nominations from the ConVal community and culminating in a special presentation and dinner. “The mission,” said Cole Royal, Peterborough Rotary president, “is to identify and highlight the ConVal teachers who consistently contribute to our … 0

Greenfield police log: March 31, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

GREENFIELD Thursday, March 12 Assist: At 9:20 a.m., police assisted a Francestown resident with registering a newly purchased trailer. 911 call: At 1:31 p.m., police received a 911 rescue call, subsequently responding to Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center for a physical altercation between a staff member and a student. … 0

Engagement announcement: Caeli Gibbons — Jacob Thibault

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Dan and Aimee Gibbons of Greenfield have announced the engagement of their daugther, Caeli, to Jacob Thibault, son of David and Gisele Thibault of New Ipswich. A July 25 wedding is being planned. … 0

Revocations: April 2, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Revocations The state has revoked the driver’s licenses of the following residents because they were convicted of driving while intoxicated: Kathy Lou Chapman, 54, Antrim Melinda R. Powers, 37, Jaffrey Brian P. Fenton, 32, New Ipswich Jay Frederic Parker, 50, Peterborough … 0

Editorial: Discrimination bill is indefensible

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

By now, nearly everyone has heard about the controversial bill out of Indiana that may allow businesses to deny service to same-sex couples on the basis of religious freedom. Indiana is now one of 20 states with “religious freedom” laws, but the expansive nature of this particular bill, … 0