Greenfield

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

ConVal: Snell translates Cougar success to college career

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The first week Sarah Snell played lacrosse, way back at tryouts in 2008, then-ConVal girls’ lacrosse coach Cher McClleland lined up all of the players on the sidelines. “We need a goalie,” said McClelland. Almost everyone turned away … 0

Hancock: PACs: Where money and politics collide

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

What’s the difference between a PAC and a Super PAC? The 2014 U.S. Senate race between Democrat incumbent (and winner) Jeanne Shaheen and challenger Scott Brown was the most expensive campaign race in New Hampshire history. It exceeded $46 million. And outside spenders, not Shaheen’s or Brown’s camps, … 0

ConVal: Kindergarten, grade 1 intact

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board Tuesday reversed a June decision to combine kindergarten and first grade at two smaller elementary schools, approving the SAU’s request to hire a teacher for Francestown Elementary School and a paraprofessional for … 0

ConVal: Sponsor sought for school scoreboard

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal Regional School District plans to spend up to $331,000 on a new track for the high school, a scoreboard, and a tractor, after the School Board approved the purchases Tuesday. The track will be the most expensive of the three purchases. The board authorized … 0

Baseball: Jaffrey Legion loses late leads, drops pair of games

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Jaffrey Loses a Close One at Home Against Plymouth With the score 6-5 Saturday, Post 11 was one out away from remaining unbeaten at home. Post 11 started the scoring early in the bottom of the first with … 0

Baseball: Field named for Sox pitcher

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield recently dedicated its campus baseball field to longtime supporter and Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame pitcher, Bill Monbouquette and his wife, Josephine, before a gathering of family, friends and members of … 0

Swimming: Wave swimmers win big

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Peterborough Wave hosted a swim meet on Saturday against the Concord Y Sailfish and the Claremont Tiger Sharks, and some local swimmers were big winners. Triple event winners included Lucy Selby (Girls 13-14 200 Free, Girls 13-14 … 0

Monday, July 13, 2015

The following area firefighters completed their initial training at the N.H. Fire Academy in Concord. Seven area firefighters from four communities completed Firefighter I training and will rejoin their departments. The firefighters are: Michael Borden, Jeffrey LaCourse, and Chad Murray of the Greenfield Fire Department; David Paul Baker … 0

Graduation:

Monday, July 13, 2015

Matthew Belletete of Jaffrey and Jared Orazio of Greenfield graduated from the University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut in May. … 0

Editorial: Why Donald Trump deserves your vote

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A surprising revelation has arisen from the slew of recent polls gauging support for the field of Republican presidential hopefuls — Donald Trump is, depending which poll you read, tied for first place with Jeb Bush (Reuters) or the outright frontrunner (USA Today/Suffolk University). And while at first … 0