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Rindge: Pipeline foes stay true at FPU

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

RINDGE — As the end of the pre-filing comment period for the proposed Tennessee Gas natural gas pipeline approaches, Hillborough County was given one last chance to air concerns in person to the regulating agency that will have final say in the approval process. While hundreds attended the session, held at Franklin Pierce University Tuesday, fears that the venue would …

Wilton: Tipping point: Wilton agrees to oppose pipeline

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wilton has joined the roster of towns that have taken an official anti-pipeline stance. Wilton is not on the proposed pipeline route, but the pipeline comes within hundreds of feet of the Wilton border . The town and Select Board have not remained completely silent on the subject. Earlier this summer, the town’s Energy Committee voted to take an oppositional stance on the …

Peterborough: Alvarez wins Bauhan poetry prize

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bauhan Publishing announced that Desiree Alvarez is the winner of the 2015 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. As a result, her collection “Devil’s Paintbrush” will be published by the press in 2016. This year’s judge was Mekeel McBride, University of New Hampshire Professor of English and author of six books of poetry. …

Viewpoint: New Hampshire doesn’t need natural gas

Friday, September 18, 2015

A recent online article (“Hungry for Change at FERC”) reports that a small group of activists has been gathered before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission headquarters in Washington on an 18-day hunger strike to protest the expansion of oil and gas pipelines nationwide. The strike is set to …

Viewpoint: Budget compromise not perfect, but fiscally responsible

Friday, September 18, 2015

From the start of the budget process, I was always focused on finding a way to work across party lines to pass a fiscally responsible, balanced budget — without a sales or income tax — that lives within …

Editorial: Is Main Street part of a global village?

Monday, September 21, 2015

As the Internet has risen from curious novelty to helpful tool to integral staple, discussion of the web’s impact has often revolved around one concept — the “global village.” As the power to connect with other people around the globe has grown increasingly accessible and effective, the business …

Peterborough: MCH: We needed ‘fallback provisions’

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A lack of “fallback provisions” and “appropriate system redundancies” led to the recent failure of a network upgrade, according to a press statement issued Wednesday by Monadnock Community Hospital. The document also states that implementation of the upgrade was not “well-executed.” “In hindsight, we know that …

Locals race in Maine triathlons

Monday, September 14, 2015

Under cooler skies and beautiful sunny weather, four local multisport athletes took part in the festivities at the Lobsterman Triathlon and AquaBike event in Freeport, Maine, over the weekend. The Lobsterman is an Olympic distance event, with a …

Wedding announcement: Jonathan Russell — Nicole LaCroix

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Nicole LaCroix, daughter of Jeffrey and Emily LaCroix, and Jonathan Russell, son of Steve and Carol Russell, all of Greenville, were married Aug. 29, 2015 at the Grand View Inn, Jaffrey. The bride was escorted by her father. …

View from the river: Because I said so — let’s talk about parenting

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Because I said so. That is not OK. Did you hear what I said? I wasn’t born yesterday, you know. Don’t talk to me that way. Have you ever said any of those things to your children? I …

Viewpoint: ‘A scene out of the Stepford Wives’

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Last Wednesday evening, I attended the public meeting at the Mascenic gym hosted by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company/Kinder Morgan. There were 40 to 50 blue-shirted professionals of The TGP — mostly flown up from Huston — on …

New Ipswich: KM open house not enough for some

Monday, September 14, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — The Mascenic Regional High School gymnasium was a sea of yellow and blue shirts Wednesday evening, with both sides cheering on their respective team. Adorned in blue polos, a team of approximately 25 represented Kinder …

KM finalizes agreement to use union labor for pipeline

Monday, September 14, 2015

Kinder Morgan signed an agreement with the New Hampshire trades union last week, cementing a previous promise to use union workers to build a proposed natural gas pipeline. Kinder Morgan representatives have long said the intent is to use union workers to build a 30-inch natural gas pipeline …