Greenfield

Dover: Arson case heats up

Monday, September 29, 2014

An attorney for former Peterborough firefighter and alleged arsonist Gregory Potter contended in court on Friday that a detective for the Durham Police Department violated Potter’s constitutional rights. Potter, 23, is accused of setting a series of fires at five residential buildings in Durham in the early morning of Feb. 2, 2013, while people were inside the apartments. While Potter’s … 0

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Michael Dukakis, the former governor of Massachusetts and the 1988 Democratic-nominee for president, repeated and repeated one of his foundational principles to a Peterborough audience last Wednesday. Speaking at the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse, the 80-year-old Dukakis reiterated that in politics, you can disagree with someone. But, he said, you should … 0

Antrim/Greenfield: Man indicted on three felony sex-assault charges

Monday, September 29, 2014

Four area residents were indicted on Sept. 18 in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester in connection with various crimes. A grand jury indicted Elias Dawley, 20, of Greenfield on three charges of felonious sexual assault. The alleged sexual assaults took place from June 10 to June 13, with a female minor between … 0

Viewpoint: Her work helped save NH history

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Editor’s note: Catherine Warner Gregg, the wife of the late New Hampshire Governor Hugh Gregg and former first lady of New Hampshire, died on Aug. 1, 2014. Cy Gregg, a son, lives in Peterborough; another son, Judd Gregg is a former New Hampshire Governor. When Hugh and Cay … 0

letter: I’m behind the theater project

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: Yes, I do want to see a visual and performing arts center at Con Val. Arts spark the brain into activity. Every cerebral function is enhanced by the arts, be it science, math, language, logic, technology and more. Many performance-related organizations are discussing use of … 0

Editorial: Challenges ahead for theater group

Monday, September 22, 2014

Saturday’s “Fill the Void” concert on the grassy slope behind ConVal High School was a great way to kick off a campaign to raise money for a performance arts center at the high school. The event showcased the talents of local musicians and singers, including the high school … 0

Peterborough: Heated debate on farm permit

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — After neighbors of the farm voiced concerns at a public meeting Monday, the Planning Board elected to put off ruling on a permit that, if granted, would allow Four Winds Farm to host weddings, farm-to-table dinners, … 0

Peterborough: New venue for wellness fest

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

To promote healthy living, the Monadnock Rotary Club will be holding their 9th Annual Wellness Festival with a rock climbing wall, fitness demonstrations, and their renowned soup festival. The festival will be at the Peterborough Community Center at … 0

ConVal: Spreading out $750K purchase

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — To soften the blow of a $750,000 invoice for science equipment for K-12, the ConVal School Board’s Education Committee is exploring the possibility of spending this amount incrementally over a number of years. Crista Salamy, speaking for the Education Committee, told the rest of the board … 0

Temple: Unveiling General Miller

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

If you live in the Monadnock region, you’ve probably driven on General Miller Highway, or visited Miller State Park. Perhaps you have seen General Miller Road in Peterborough, or the General Miller House in Temple. But you probably … 0

Greenfield: ‘Beat the Devil!’ at Plowshare Farm

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Anthropos production of “Beat the Devil! Faust, the Whole Story,” based on Goethe’s theatrical work, will be presented at Plowshare Farm on Sunday at 7 p.m. Glen Williamson, a member of Actors’ Equity Association, will perform a staged reading of this one-man play about love, sex, murder, … 0

Greenfield: ‘Back to Church’ day is Sunday

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

“Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held by Greenfield Covenant Church in Greenfield at 10 a.m. Sunday. Everyone is welcome to attend. National Back to Church Sunday (www.backtochurch.com) is an initiative that is “Inviting America Back to Church.” It … 0

Letter: Conservatives won’t take us far

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: In his letter of Aug. 28, Mr. Brian Somero urges readers to “Do homework, vote conservative.” If he expects this to solve our immigration problems, he is sadly mistaken. Had he done his homework, he would have found that the recent peak in net illegal … 0