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Meg Harrington of the Loon Preservation Committee finishes surveying Pleasant Pond in Francestown.  This summer, Harrington was responsible for monitoring the loon population throughout the Monadnock region.

Conservation: Watcher of the water

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Meg Harrington looked frazzled late that August morning. The 22-year-old conservation biologist, on her last survey of the summer, combed Pleasant Pond in her kayak for over an hour. Harrington was searching for a pair of the blackish-blue and checkered-white loons and their furry brown chicks. She found cracked eggshells in a cove without any scrapes from a predator. But … 0

PETERBOROUGH: MCH joining ACA fray

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Area residents who were interested in signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act this year had to make a choice. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, the only insurance company offering plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, did not include Monadnock Community Hospital in its network of providers. So anyone looking to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act … 0

Peterborough: Sewer work done on west end of Union Street

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — SUR Construction West is wrapping up the first part of its renovation of Union Street’s outdated sewer and drainage system, from the intersection of Main and Elm Streets to Scott Winn Road. Paving will begin on the western end of the street in the next two weeks. Town Administrator Pamela Brenner … 0

Jaffrey: Home front

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Imagine being born and raised in a small town in the Monadnock region, growing up with the lofty dream of becoming one of the few, the proud — the Marines. Imagine graduating from high school, saying goodbye to … 0

peterborough: Internet speed topic of meeting

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Editor’s note: A previous edition of this article referred to megabytes, when it should have stated megabits; and gigabyte, when it should have said gigabit. There are eight megabits to a megabyte. PETERBOROUGH — New Hampshire FastRoads Executive Director Carol Monroe asked the audience at Tuesday’s Select Board … 0

Peterborough / Sharon: Two new leaders selected for Sharon Arts Center

Friday, August 1, 2014

Since the resignation of Keri Wiederspahn, executive director of N.H. Institute of Art’s Community Education and the Sharon Arts Center campus, the organization has promoted two employees to step into Wiederspahn’s two shoes. Camellia Sousa is replacing Wiederspahn … 0

greenfield: Charrette meeting attended by few

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — During Tuesday’s open discussion, the Charrette Steering Committee revealed the town’s plans for the upcoming planning charrette to have a target zone of the village district. “We’re looking for public input. We are going to have professionals come in and look at our ideas for the … 0

Greenfield: Tales on trails at Crotched Mt.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center has added two story walks to its accessible trails, encouraging people of all ages and abilities to combine getting outdoors for physical activity with learning. All of the story boards are a convenient … 0

Peterborough: Noise from motorcycles, tractor-trailers probed

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — On Sunday, at nine in the morning, Paul Waterman was in his home at the end of Pine Street when he heard a motorcycle without a muffler roaring down Granite Street. The motorcycle howled to Concord Street, past the Christian Science Reading Room, the Jellison Funeral … 0

peterborough: Town trying out walking tour app, as part of its 275th celebrations

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — For Peterborough’s 275 anniversary celebration Columbus Day weekend in October, folks will flock downtown for festivities that include a parade, war reenactments, and a farmer’s market and food court. Thanks to Tracey Messer, historian and Peterborough … 1

Letter: Theater program gives thanks

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

To the editor: Thank you to all who made Project Shakespeare’s 20th Anniversary Season a great success! Special thanks to all our hosts: The United Church of Jaffrey, The Jaffrey Civic Center, Cathedral of the Pines, The Cornucopia Project, ConVal High School, The Jaffrey Woman’s Club and St. … 0

Letter: Help teach children to read

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

To the editor: For the 15th consecutive year, the Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center and our dedicated America Reads volunteers will work hand-in-hand with K-3 classroom teachers at 14 area schools to help young students who struggle with their reading. Volunteers spend anywhere from one to three hours each … 0

Country living: In this case, no fences make good neighbors

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

August is always a banner month for the MacDowell Colony because that’s when they hold their annual Medal Day honoring some of the brightest stars in the arts firmament. It should also be an important time locally because for one thing, the MacDowell Colony and Thornton Wilder were … 0