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Mitchell at the 2014 Open Water National Championships at Castiac Lake, Calif., where she swam the 5k in 1:00.36.

Hancock: Israel unrest moves meet for swim star

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kylie Mitchell of Hancock repeated and repeated and repeated her routine to prepare for the 2014 Federation Internationale De Natation World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships scheduled for Aug. 28-30 in Eilat, Israel. The 16 year old would wake up at 4:45 a.m., drive to Keene, swim for two hours, strength-train for another hour, and drive home. She would nap, and dive back in the water in the afternoon, swimming in Dublin Lake for another two hours. She would eat dinner and fall asleep, starting this routine over the next morning. Nothing would get in the way of he best-laid plans. Then, a war broke … 0

Parent Wise: A new school year means new expectations

Thursday, August 28, 2014

As much as I hate to think of summer ending, it’s time to wrap our heads around the beginning of a new school year. To begin is to start or start again. A new start should not be marred by old expectations. Whether your kids are going to school for the first time … 0

Roundup: ConVal boys top Goffstown

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ConVal boys soccer ConVal held off a tough Goffstown team with an overall strong team effort. Noah Bell made some huge saves in the first half to keep ConVal in the game. Score was 0-0 at the half. During the second half, the Cougars began to get some chances offensively. With approximately 8 … 0

Dublin: Her passions are teaching, traveling

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

At the age of 22, freshly graduated with degree in hand, Montana Rogers of Dublin is ready to strike out on her next big adventure — and it will take her halfway around the world. On Friday, Rogers … 0

Peterborough: Democrats to hold bake sale

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Peterborough/Sharon Democratic Committee is holding a bake sale and farmers’ market on Saturday to support local Democratic candidates for this fall’s elections. The group will be selling baked good and fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs outside of Harlow’s Pub on Grove St. in Peterborough from 8:30 to … 0

Peterborough: ML

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Letter: Thanks for a great festival season

Friday, August 22, 2014

To the editor: The Monadnock Music Board of Trustees would like to express our gratitude for a successful 49th Festival Season. First, there is lots of thanks to be given to all of those great people who made this year such a success: to our staff, headed by … 0

Editorial: Collaboration is the key to survival

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Monadnock region is rich in its commitment to education and the arts. It’s a place where people have long come for training and praxis in the theater, visual arts, music, as well as humanities. Close to 70 years ago, the Sharon Arts Center was incorporated with a … 0

Letter: Is it ‘Kuster’s last stand’?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

To the editor: I note that “Kuster has made a stand.” I am referring to her name emblazoned in large blue letters on a derelict rusty tank in the field opposite Shaw’s. How appropriate this is, since she has been a part of the current administration that has … 0

Letter: Daler, Leishman deserve your vote

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

To the editor: We have a primary election on Sept. 9, and I’m asking you to vote for two experienced candidates who deserve your support. Jennifer Daler is a Democratic candidate for Executive Council District 5, which includes many of the towns covered by this paper. Jennifer served … 0


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

To the editor: Over the past five years, I have had the pleasure of knowing, and being represented by Senator Andy Sanborn. I don’t think I have ever had the pleasure of knowing someone in public service who is as responsive as he is. When I was previously … 0

Letter: Kudos to Pyle for artistic talent

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

To the editor: Super kudos to Sarah Pyle of Francestown, Country Brokers, etc., for her artistic talent in creating two fabulous posters advertising the 97th Labor Day Celebration on Monday, Sept. 1. Lawrie Barr Francestown … 0

Moments of bliss: What are you worried about?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

WTF is my acronym for Worry, Trust, and Fear. They seem to go together, but which comes first? What do you worry about? What do you fear? Does either affect trust? Susan worries about different things than I do. When we become aware of the other’s worry, we … 0