Hancock: Local man leads super-PAC backing Ayotte

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Hancock man is taking the lead to help U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) win re-election in 2016, possibly against Gov. Maggie Hassan. David Carney is the chief consultant for Commitment Kept N.H., a project of Ending Spending Action Fund, the conservative super-PAC. The project launched Wednesday, over 17 months before the election, and before Hassan has announced whether or not she will run. “We’re trying to get ahead of … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Morgan’s Way says goodbye

Monday, June 29, 2015

When 53-year-old Jane Cartmell decided on a whim to open her first retail store ever in downtown Peterborough, outfitting it with women’s clothing from across the world, learning the industry and decorating the window display weren’t difficult for the newcomer. The most challenging part, she said, was naming it. Cartmell pondered and pondered … 0

Peterborough: Two rescued from summit

Monday, June 29, 2015

Two Amherst hikers and their dog were rescued near the summit of Pack Monadnock, after the 17-year-olds got lost at night on the Wapack Trail. Peterborough and Temple Police found Elizabeth Silvis-Chandley and Elizabeth Maloney uninjured at about 10 p.m. Friday. The teenagers started hiking the Wapack Trail from the trailhead off Mountain Road at about 6 p.m., according to a press release … 0

Viewpoint: Unemployed in a small town

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

My mother did not work outside of the home. She worked in the home, raising five children. My father went to work at 7 a.m. and came home at 4:30 p.m. Supper was on the table at 5 o’clock sharp. My father drove the only car we owned … 0

Viewpoint: Children of the compressor station

Monday, June 15, 2015

I attended the Temple meeting about the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline and compressor station Thursday. Though the pipeline will not be going through Temple, about 200 houses in Temple, including mine, will be within a two-mile radius of the compressor station on the SKAT land in New Ipswich. … 1

Editorial: A magical weekend of creative culture

Monday, June 15, 2015

Where were you when the bell tolled 9 Saturday night? For those lucky ones who were at the Thing in the Spring, that mystical confluence of art and music and friendly folk, of creativity and comfort, it was the magic hour. Myriam Gendron was on stage at the … 0

Peterborough: Lynch: Trust is key in business, politics

Thursday, June 11, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Former Governor John Lynch often turned to his predecessor, Walter Peterson, for advice. “He never said, ‘You should do this,” recalled Lynch about Peterson. “You should do what you want to do. But if I were … 0

Hancock: Harris Center: No cat trapping

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Harris Center has taken a stand against bobcat trapping, challenging N.H. Fish and Game Department’s rationale for considering reinstating a season. Meanwhile, the department’s commission has tabled the proposal because it recognizes the subject is controversial, said Fish and Game Wildlife Division Chief Mark Ellingwood. “We do … 0

Mascenic: Boynton principal search starts over

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The search for a new principal to take up leadership at Boynton Middle School will be starting over. Parents had an opportunity on June 2 to speak with two candidates during the final part of the selection process. Before a decision could be made, however, both candidates — … 0

Peterborough: Flag retirement set for Sunday morning

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The American Legion Cheney-Armstrong Post 5 is asking the public to bring tattered U.S. flags to the gazebo near the Toadstool Bookshop Sunday morning. Legionnaires will retire flags at 10 a.m. Why? “Respect for the flag,” said Dee Thomas, with her husband, Post Commander Wayne Thomas, next to … 0

Boys’ Volleyball: Vikings out of playoffs

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mascenic fell to second-seed Timberlane in three straight sets, despite putting up a fight, said Coach Greg Smith. The Vikings entered the competition seeded seventh, and had a strong start in a 3-2 match Friday, knocking out 10th-ranked Londonderry. But Timberlane proved to be the end of the … 0


Monday, June 8, 2015

Nicholas Brouillette of Greenville was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Benedictine College, Atchinson, Kansas. To make the list a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and a grade point average of 3.5 or above per semester. Brouillette is the son … 0

Milestones: ML

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Christopher Blais of New Ipswich earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, graduating Summa Cum Laude. … 0