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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 goals. The library has recently hired as an assistant Michele Ricca, someone Steenson had worked with previously at the Merrimack Library. Ricca … 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 to replace the picket fence for more than two years, including a failed warrant article … 0

Keeping time: Town clock has some stories to tell

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — For 160 years, the four faces of the clock on the Unitarian Universalist Church have watched over Peterborough while a clock agent has watched over the clock. At least twice a year, the clock agent climbs the fusty tower, resets the clock, oils the capstan and marvels at the machine’s longevity … 0

$230k available in state ‘moose plate’ grants

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The New Hampshire State Conservation Committee has announced that the 2016 conservation “moose plate” grant applications are available. Applications are due by Sept. 25, Eligible applicants include municipalities, county conservation districts, qualified nonprofit organizations engaged in conservation programs, public and private schools, county cooperative extension natural resource programs … 0

Tennis: Dollars for Scholars tourney set for Sept.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The ConVal Community Dollars for Scholars will host their third annual tennis tournament the weekend of Sept.18 - 20. 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 … 0

Jaffrey: Love of storytelling drives Eaton

Monday, July 27, 2015

JAFFREY — A question-and-answer with the longtime executive producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre offered three generations of fans the opportunity to reminisce on their favorite shows in the program’s 45-year history, from the 1971 series, “Upstairs, Downstairs” to … 0

Local family fights poverty in Rwanda

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — When Brandon Walsh moved to Rwanda a year ago with his wife, Emily, and infant daughter, Elsa, he expected to haggle over groceries and be plagued by frequent electricity and water outages. However, the Anglican priest … 0

ConVal: Wilson to replace Ferenc on board

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The ConVal School Board replaced a Peterborough representative who stepped down because he is moving to Hancock. To replace Tom Ferenc, the board elected Jerry Wilson, who brings with him four decades of experience as a teacher and administrator. When Chairman Butch Estey introduced Wilson to the rest … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Downton Abbey’ producer to speak at forum

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

JAFFREY — The executive producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre and its award-winning TV series “Downton Abbey” is the speaker at the Amos Fortune Forum Friday at 8 p.m. at the Meetinghouse. The forum’s marketing and publicity chair Steve … 0

Dublin: Carrying on

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Walden School resembles any other summer camp. The 59 campers, hailing from all over the world, play outside, eat second helpings of Reuben sandwiches and ice cream, and apply layers of sunscreen and bug spray. Yet, these … 0

Baseball: Umpire certification clinic runs in August

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The New Hampshire Baseball Umpires Association will be putting on a three-day umpire clinic to certify umpires to work high school, Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman and Prep school games during the 2016 season. The clinic will start on Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at Keene State. To register … 0

Swimming: Sunset Lake lessons start next week

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sunset Lake Beach in Greenfield will host swim lessons starting on Monday. Swim lessons are scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Adjustments to the time may be made at the discretion of the lifeguard. The lessons are available for youth ages 4 and above, and are free … 0

Letters: Thank you to ConVal community

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

To the editor: Friends of ConVal Athletics (FCVA), the multi-sport booster club for ConVal High School, would like to thank all of the community members who made our first year such a success. This includes the local businesses who made donations to fundraisers such as our October “31 … 0