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Meg Peterson, director of the National Writing Project in New Hampshire, speaks at the Monadnock Summer Lyceum.

Peterborough: Teachers, students need to explore more in classroom

Monday, August 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Second-graders explore the forest behind Antrim Elementary School to learn, hands on, about wildlife. Fourth-graders at Hancock Elementary School visit Vicuna Chocolate on Main Street to learn about the history of chocolate and to read “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” It’s these classrooms, where students learn locally and through discovery, that we need more of, said Meg Peterson, … 0

Parent Wise: Fear — it’s what anger is all about

Thursday, July 30, 2015

“If only I didn’t get so angry!” Parents know their anger causes all sorts of problems—but what do you do about it? Fear is what provokes anger. And fear is where parents live a great deal of the time. “He’s so mean to his sister, how’s he going to treat his wife?” “She … 0

Health: Balancing your hormones naturally

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Simply put, hormones are chemical messengers. They travel in your bloodstream to tissues and organs. The release of hormones is one way that parts of the body communicate with one another. Hormones affect many processes in the body, including growth and development, metabolism, sexual function/reproduction and mood. If your hormones are off it … 0

Softball: N.E. Ravens tryouts start tomorrow

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tryouts for the New England Ravens fastpitch softball teams will be held this month at Franklin Pierce University’s softball field. The teams will play in six to eight travel tournaments next summer in the northeast region. The New … 0

Peterborough: New advice: ‘Exercise and call me in the morning’

Monday, August 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Exercise. It’s vital to staying healthy. But, nearly 80 percent of adult Americans don’t exercise enough, according to a 2013 Center for Disease Control survey. This study was enough to move Monadnock Community Hospital to try … 0

PETERBOROUGH/GreeNfield: Sawmill tour explores working side of region’s forests

Saturday, August 1, 2015

See the Monadnock region’s forest industry in action at an exclusive tour of the New England Forest Products sawmill on Friday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m. All participants must pre-register by Friday, Aug. 14. The tour is free and open to the public. To register, please call the … 0

Court Logs - Aug. 4, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

Greenfield Spenser Cook, 21, Hudson, DWI, $620 fine, referred to an impaired driver care management program, driver’s license revoked for nine months. Andrew Beck, 35, Bennington, operating after suspension, $560 fine with $250 suspended for 24 months. Joshua Spaulding, 24, Whitefield, DWI, $620 fine, referred to an impaired … 0

Letters: Looking for the greatest good

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

To the editor: In response to Mrs. Doreski’s July 14 commentary on her concerns with “hasty timbering.” As a licensed professional forester who manages forest land for more than solely timber production, I too am concerned with altering natural rhythms of wildlife as we perform timber harvesting. To … 0

Viewpoint: Why no compromise on budget?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

com-pro-mise (noun) 1.a. A settlement of differences in which both sides make concessions. b. The result of such a settlement. (The American Heritage Dictionary, 3rd edition) I think of compromise as a solution where nobody gets everything they want, but everybody gets something they can live with. Last … 0

Viewpoints: Running out of room for solar

Monday, August 3, 2015

Price controls, subsidies, and production caps in any industry have a history of unintended economic consequences. You may have noticed that the number of solar installations throughout New Hampshire is growing, whether on residential rooftops, adjacent to municipal water treatment facilities or behind growing businesses. Some of these … 0

Viewpoints: Background check double standard in Concord

Friday, July 31, 2015

With all the attention on the budget out of Concord, a couple of other bills that were vetoed by Gov. Hassan seem to have slipped from sight. One such bill is SB 179. The purpose of this bill was to make it more restrictive to vote in New … 0

Greenfield: Library grant funds new technology for teens

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

When Julie Steenson took up directorship of the Stephenson Memorial Library, she went in with a goal of improving the library’s technology offerings. She also wanted to see the programming for teens grow. A grant from the Young Adult Library Services Association will help accomplish both of those … 0

Greenfield: Cemetery trustees seek new fence

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Weathered, dingy, and missing multiple slats, the fence surrounding the Meeting House graveyard mars the otherwise pristine view of one of the symbols of the New England Town Meeting tradition. Cemetery trustees have been attempting to raise funds … 0