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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

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 … 0

Indictments handed down in three cases

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Four men were indicted in July in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester in connection for various crimes committed in the region. Brett Flagg, 26, of Greenfield, was indicted by a grand jury on the charge of driving after being declared a habitual offender. Peterborough police arrested Flagg … 0

Peterborough: Bob McQuillen memorial dance Saturday

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Students of Bob McQuillen, who was both a legend of New England contra dance and a high-school industrial arts teacher, remember him for his tough, steadfast love. Mr. Mac wouldn’t let you slide by. He wasn’t afraid to … 0

Baseball: Post 11 ends season with split

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

For the third year in a row the last game of the season would decide Jaffrey’s playoff fate. And for the third year in a row, the result would be the same. Heartbreak. Jaffrey started the weekend Saturday … 0

Baseball: State champ Monadnock Babe Ruth falls at Regionals

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Monadnock League, representing New Hampshire in the Regional Tournament in Winooski, Vermont finished in third place in Pool A losing the first two Friday and Saturday but winning the third on Sunday. They jumped out to a … 0

Greenfield: Mime Zerphy helps students at Crotched Mtn.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Crotched Mountain School recently welcomed mime Michael Zerphy to its campus for a week-long artist-in-residence program. Zerphy, who performs across the country and Europe, visited Crotched Mountain School through a partnership with the Arts Alliance of Northern New … 0

ConVal: Cougars second in DII Sportsmanship

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The NHIAA has recognized the Athletics Programs at ConVal High School with two prestigious honors. This past season, 2014-15 ConVal finished as the Division II NHIAA Runner-Up for the prestigious Sportsmanship Award Banner behind Milford HS and was also lauded for being one of 37 high schools in … 0

greenfield: Come ‘Home’ again Friday afternoon

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

On Friday at 3 p.m. in the Wensberg Room at the Stephenson Memorial Library, we will show the movie “HOME”, a new-release PG-rated film about an alien who discovers the meaning of “home.” It features the voices of Jim Parsons, Steve Martin and Rhianna. Free popcorn will be … 0

ConVal: CSI meets summer school

Monday, July 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A metal rod dripping with blood. A bloody hammer. A red-stained, football-size rock. The objects are spread out on a sidewalk by the ConVal High School cafeteria. A student stands nearby, hands smeared red. This isn’t … 0

Peterborough/Francestown/New Ipswich: Solar growth slows down

Monday, July 27, 2015

Uncertainty about the future of solar energy subsidies has put the brakes on its popularity in the region. Utilities will soon reach the state mandated net-metering cap, and legislation that would raise the cap is not expected to pass. Also, Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of the Legislature’s two-year … 0