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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

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

Mascenic: MacArthur named to Boynton post

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Teaching is in his blood, newly named Boynton Middle School Principal John MacArthur proclaimed in a recent interview. With two parents and a sister in the teaching field, it was nearly inevitable that he would end up in … 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

Motorsports: Truck pull winner

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

2.6 Diesel Pulling Champion - Josh Damon of of New Ipswich won the 2.6 Diesel division at the TMS Diesel Truck Pull held Saturday at Legion Speedway in Wentworth, NH. The All-American Truck Pulling Series will return to … 0

Letter: Want to be an incineration zone?

Friday, June 5, 2015

To the editor: R = 0.685 times the square root of (pd) squared, where p is expressed in pounds/square inch, and d = distance. What does that mean to you? For me it’s the end of sleeping well in my home, purchased recently as newlyweds, where my husband … 0

Letter: Response in the pipeline debate

Friday, July 10, 2015

To the editor: I just read Mr. Suokko’s piece featured under “Pipeline Debate.” I am incredulous. The irony. First paragraph. Talk about stretch! He states emphatically that the school in Temple is 2.5 miles from the power line. Well, Arnold, I must correct your fact and inform you … 0

Letter: Here’s my take on the pipeline

Friday, July 10, 2015

To The editor: This is a brief response to Arnold Suokko’s oped in the July 7 paper. I’m impressed that someone with roots in this region cares enough to write, seemingly, defending the pipeline. I asked friends to comment, and I got responses saying 1.) the elementary school … 0

Business: Real estate transfers, May 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Real estate transfers for the month of May, 2015. Antrim 30 Gregg Lake Road; Land & Bldg; $85,000; Joan M. Pierro Lt Et Al to Susan M. White. Keene Road; land; $15,000; Betty C. Mckinnon Et Al to David B. Williams Jr. 76 Mountainside Drive; Land & Bldg; … 0

Business: A look at the region's affordable housing

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lisa Brooks walked away from an abusive relationship about two years ago, leaving an upper-middle-class lifestyle behind as well. Ever since then, Brooks, who lives on $800 a month from her supplemental Social Security income, has moved from … 0