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ConVal: Eye on the ball

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last Saturday, ConVal High School senior Jake Hollander finished second at the NHIAA Division II state golf tournament. On the surface, his success may look like a typical tale of high school athletic success — in reality, it was anything but. By the time Hollander, a Peterborough resident, finished second in the tournament’s individual portion last Saturday, he had overcome all but one competitor, as well as the absence of a golf program at ConVal High School and an untimely case of Lyme disease with which he had been diagnosed in August 2013. The illness, spread by deer ticks, has a variety of symptoms — … 0

ConVal/Conant/Mascenic: Students get a taste of manufacturing during site tours

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Two groups of students visited local companies on Sept. 30, as part of National Manufacturing Day 2014 events. These events were sponsored statewide by the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership. More than 30 students from ConVal and Conant High Schools participated in a tour of local facilities during Manufacturing Week. Students learned about … 0

Greenfield: Annual railroad show held Saturday

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Greenfield Historical Society is having their 4th annual Railroad Show on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, 828 Forest Rd., and the railroad tracks across the street. There will be many activities for the whole family. A flea market and many raffle items with a railroad theme. On the tracks will be a locomotive, caboose, and motor cars … 0

Business: A look at trends

Monday, October 13, 2014

Waistlines from Thanksgiving and Christmas feasting will not be the only thing growing this holiday season. Major U.S. retail companies announced expanding their workforce in the buildup to the holidays, according to published reports. And New Hampshire and the state’s southwest corner are experiencing similar growth in seasonal … 0

REal estate: Q&A retrospective

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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Money Matters: Have you begun preparing for tax time 2014?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Clearly, it is difficult for working people, especially those with families, to start thinking about their 2014 tax return in October, but it is a good idea to do so. My advice to taxpayers must fall into two … 0

Nature’s call

Monday, October 13, 2014

A West Peterborough logger who runs a firewood business that has his phone ringing off the hook. A Hancock landscaper who has taken to doing part-time home maintenance before the cold weather hits. Two migrant workers from Jamaica … 0

Peterborough: Operation visit Monadnock: Designing the Welcome Mat

Friday, October 10, 2014

How do you get people to come to your party, event, production? You create the event to be something your guests will want to do or see. You prepare the venue to make it attractive and welcoming. You arrange for their comforts in refreshments, entertainment. And you send … 0

Real estate: Q&A retrospective

Friday, October 10, 2014

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DUBLIN: Elementary principal is retiring end of the year

Monday, October 13, 2014

When May Clark’s now-adult children attended Dublin Consolidated School, Clark said the elementary school lacked much of a science program. Clark, who loves science and teaching it to young students, volunteered. She said Friday this experience of becoming … 0

Cross-country: Local teams race at the Tri-County meet

Monday, October 13, 2014

Local middle school cross-country teams competed in the Tri-County Championships at Mines Falls Park at Nashua South High School on Saturday and turned in some strong performances. South Meadow School and Boynton Middle School competed in the day’s … 0

Business of health care: Large employers continue navigation of ACA

Monday, October 13, 2014

After a one year delay, large employers are faced with the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Requirement, more commonly referred to as “pay or play.” Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, employers with more than 100 full-time employees must offer affordable health care coverage to 95 percent of their … 0