DUBLIN: ‘Granny D’ fight heads to D.C.

Monday, March 30, 2015

New Hampshire legislators are bringing the late Doris “Granny D” Haddock of Dublin’s fight for campaign finance reform to Washington, D.C. The N.H. Senate approved Senate Bill 136 Thursday. The bill demands Congress form a committee to address how the Citizens United decision by the U.S. Supreme Court affects campaign spending, particularly in New Hampshire. Daniel Weeks, a Temple native and Executive Director of Open Democracy, wasn’t merely proud that New Hampshire’s 24 state senators reached across party lines to unanimously approve this legislation — he praised the people of New Hampshire as well. “I believe this has a lot to do with the thousands … 0

Mascenic School District: Superintendent proposes $120K more in budget cuts

Monday, March 30, 2015

GREENVILLE — Superintendent Ruthann Goguen made a commitment at the most recent School Board meeting, to not only meet the district’s default budget, but to strive to operate well under what the default allows, in response to what she called a “loud and clear” message from voters at the polls. Some of those … 0

Food: Syrup a-boiling

Monday, March 30, 2015

Local sugar houses gave demonstrations and showed off the bounty of the season Saturday and Sunday … 0

Spice Cupboard: St. Patrick’s Day herbed mashed potatoes

Friday, March 13, 2015

Here we are on March 17, when leprechauns, shamrocks and potatoes are aplenty. Everything is green — well, except for the grass that is. To tell you the truth, St. Patrick’s Day holds a very special place in … 0

Sustainable Steps: Long winters are tough on farmers' heads

Monday, March 16, 2015

To me, it has been an extremely harsh winter. The persistent cold and the weekly snowstorms have depleted my energy and any enthusiasm I may feel about “a farmer’s slow time” in winter. If I am not shoveling snow or breaking ice out of water buckets, I am … 0

Manchester: Social media workshop set

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Christine Halvorson of Halvorson New Media will lead a workshop, “Social Media for Business,” at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications in Manchester on Friday. The day-long workshop will explore using social media as a tool for businesses or organizations. Halvorson will walk participants through creating and … 0

Keene: Screening, talk on memory loss

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Caring to Remember Community Conversation on memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia will be held at the Historical Society of Cheshire County on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Hosted by AARP New Hampshire and New Hampshire Public Television, the program will begin with a 30-minute … 0

Greenville: Fruit tree workshop tomorrow at library

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A fruit tree workshop will be offered at the Chamberlain Free Public Library on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Amazing Flower Farm, Steve Gatcombe of Peterborough will talk about proper site selection, soil testing and fertility, proper planting technique, early tree training, and an overview of varieties … 0

Letters: New realities for Mascenic families

Thursday, March 12, 2015

To the editor: In light of the results of our recent voting, I’d like to provide my response to the letter sent out by the Mascenic Education Association a week before the voting. I’d argue that this letter and other scare tactics like it are what led to … 0

Editorial: Town Meeting makes a difference

Monday, March 16, 2015

Town Meeting is a special time. It’s a place for town business, of course, where the budget gets set, voters decide whether or not to purchase new town equipment, or fix up town buildings and shore up capital reserves. But that’s not all that Town Meeting is about. … 0

Mascenic School District: $1.6M cut voted down narrowly

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Editor’s note: This is an updated version of the story that appears in print, correcting erroneous reporting that the budget failed in New Ipswich. Voters were out in droves on Tuesday, with the Mascenic budget high on many … 0

Running: Traffie takes penultimate Chiller

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The fifth race in the Monadnock Regional Milers Winter Chiller series was held on Saturday with 58 runners racing a four miles course on a bright, cold day. Nels Traffie won the race in 28:54 and Elizabeth McGurk … 0

Viewpoint: Creating innovators: Why America’s education system is obsolete

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Having had the opportunity to teach physics, mathematics and space science at the secondary and collegiate levels during the 1960s and ’70s and found it to be a challenge, I then embarked on a career as a researcher. While teaching, I learned that to optimize the learning environment … 0