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Peterborough: Fire hits recovery home

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Gary Carpenter of Peterborough dreamed of turning his apartment building in Keene into a sanctuary for veterans who are recovering addicts — complete with a dojo, and a classroom to offer nutrition, business development and anger management classes. Carpenter will have to put this dream — Warrior Addiction Support Home — on hold after a fire engulfed the barn and … 0

ML: FinCom: Restore aid cuts

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In March, the N.H. House eliminated $300 million from the governor’s proposed budget, burdening municipalities with the associated costs. Since then, the public has held their breath, hoping the Senate would restore at least some of these cuts. The Senate Finance Committee announced Tuesday it recommends returning more aid to school district, like ConVal and Jaffrey-Rindge, and $5 million more in meals and … 0

Football: Mountaineers registration now open

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

As summer approaches, so does the beginning of the football season. Many associate football with autumn. However, practices begin in late July. The Monadnock Mountaineers Youth Football and Spirit Association has opened registration of players, cheerleaders, and coaches for the 2015 season. For over 20 years, the Monadnock Mountaineers has offered the opportunity for kids to learn the sports of football and cheerleading … 0

Peterborough: MacDowell gets $200,000 gift

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

An anonymous donors has given the MacDowell Colony $200,000 to fund an annual residency of up to two months at colony. The new fellowship honors literary agent Charlotte Sheedy and will be awarded to writers representing populations across racial and cultural boundaries. In announcing the Charlotte Sheedy Fellowship … 0

Viewpoint: Putting the ‘grand’ in grandparenting

Friday, May 15, 2015

When I was first told I would be a grandmother, I must admit I had reservations. Grandparenting is for old people. Grandmothers wear their hair in a bun, wear sensible shoes that tie, and they have false teeth. I was not ready for that. I have since discovered … 0

Letters: Finding health care providers

Friday, May 15, 2015

To the editor: Lucy Nichols’ thoughtful letter of May 12 underscored the difficulty of selecting a new health care facility based on publicly available hospital performance data. Hospitals typically expend a great deal of energy ensuring that they perform well on required safety and quality measures. A major … 0

Peterborough: Rotarians hear critique of U.S. policy in Israel

Monday, May 18, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — In a talk given to Rotarians on Monday, Alison Weir blasted the U.S. media for showing bias towards Israel over Palestinians and the U.S. government for providing hundreds of millions in aid to Israel. Town Administrator … 0

‘March Against Monsanto’ planned

Friday, May 15, 2015

On Saturday people in 38 countries across the globe will gather as part of a world-wide “March Against Monsanto.” In New Hampshire, marches will take place at the state house in Concord at 11 a.m., in Rochester in the center of town at 2 p.m., in Littleton in … 0

VIEWPOINTs: Our dysfunctional relationship with alcohol

Monday, May 18, 2015

All Granite State citizens, including me, are very irresponsible drug pushers in that we collectively sell lots of alcohol, the liquid drug, both to in- and out-of-state folks, yet we do relatively little to prevent and treat problems that result. The mantra of any drug pusher is to … 0

Peterborough: Former Gov. Lynch to speak at forum

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch will be the speaker at the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse on June 9 in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough. Since concluding a historic … 0

boys’ volleyball: Vikings blocked by Astros at home

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — Mascenic fought Pinkerton to five sets Tuesday, but the vastly improved squad still came up a little short. The Vikings fell to the Astros, 3-2. Mascenic won the first and third sets, 28-26 and 27-25, … 0

Softball: Vikes hold on against Hinsdale

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The hits kept coming the first three innings of the Vikings faceoff with Hinsdale (2-6) on Monday. The Vikings (4-4) got out to an early and decisive lead in the first half of the game, going up 12-0 … 0

Viewpoints: Town Meetings — gone but not forgotten?

Friday, May 1, 2015

Recently the town I live in did the unthinkable. At least it was unthinkable for some of us die-hard New Englanders. They voted to do away with Town Meetings. Yes, they walked into those voting booths and checked off the spot that put the proverbial kibosh on a … 0