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Voters came out to support their primary candidates on Tuesday.

Primary day: Trump triumphs; Sanders surges

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cars honk and people wave and shout “Bernie!” out their car window at a small group of campaigners boasting tall signs stacked with Bernie Sanders’ name. “We’ve been getting a lot of that,” said Mary Allen of Antrim, as she stood roadside across the street from the Town Hall on voting day. Allen has been a campaign volunteer for the …

Peterborough: There’s power in presence

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Is it possible to get back that feeling of being part of a neighborhood that baby boomers so often reminisce about, or have TV, the Internet and all the gadgets we use to go online captured too much of our attention? More than a few groups in the Monadnock region say neighborliness is …

Basketball: Hoops for Hope

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The crowd packing the ConVal gym Tuesday night for a basketball doubleheader rose to their feet. Slowly at first, small groups got up; others followed until nearly everybody in the building was standing together, eyes on the court, or closed in concentration. The pink-clad masses rose in solidarity, not to cheer on their …

Nordic skiing: CV races in Vermont

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

On Tuesday the ConVal Nordic team traveled to Strafford, Vermont to compete in a 4.5K freestyle race. The meet, relocated to Vermont due to lack of snow, consisted of three laps of a 1.5K course on an open …

Editorial: Our endorsement for the primary

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We’ve been watching, listening, reporting, and today we give you our endorsement for the two candidates who stand out as worthy of the Democratic and Republican nominations in the New Hampshire primary. The Democratic ticket The U.S. needs a president who can represent a wide spectrum of views, …

Looking Back: My love of tennis and a valentine for Bud

Monday, January 25, 2016

When my parents bought our house in Claremont in 1943, a clay tennis court came along with it. This was the last thing they needed, but apparently the previous owners, the Fry family, played tennis, so we inherited the court along with an arrangement with a group of …

Viewpoint: Let’s consider Bernie Sanders’ record

Monday, February 1, 2016

Knowledgeable people say whoever is elected our president should have personal experience of being in an executive role at some time and on some level in his or her professional or political career. This matters because the president must wisely recruit a competent staff, visionary Cabinet members, and …

Letter: Who you vote for matters

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: I have been canvassing for Hillary Clinton because I think she’ll make the best president of all candidates — Democrat or Republican. She has extensive experience — in terms of depth and breadth as well as domestic and international; she’s intelligent; she’s been fighting for …

Letter: My vote is for Bernie Sanders

Thursday, January 28, 2016

To the editor: There are many candidates running in the presidential election who hope to win your support. I have decided to support Bernie Sanders. I hope you will too. Sen. Sanders is someone I believe in. He is not beholden to anyone, only the American people. I …

Letter: My experience with Trump

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: It takes a lot of effort to endure the Presidential Primaries in New Hampshire. I’d rather not mention the number of times family dinners have been interrupted by inconsiderate wannabe politicians. As your opinion columns and editorials have pointed out in comprehensive fashion: Each candidate …

Letter: Right to petition government

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: Dear Greenfield Residents, As town meeting and budget season are upon us, you may have heard about several petitions that are circulating around town with the intention of promoting transparency in our town government. Whether the subject matter is something you support or reject, I …

Letter: On the bobcat season proposal

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: N.H. Fish and Game Commission, As a hunter, fisherman and member of the Rindge Conservation Commission, I strongly object to the proposed bobcat hunting season. I don’t believe the number of bobcats in the state justify a hunting season. If they were a nuisance or …

Letter: There’s no need for bobcat season

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: It is baffling that the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission is proposing a season for hunting and trapping bobcats, seemingly only because the population has rebounded just enough that it “could sustain modest harvest.” So when an animal population begins to recover from being …