Greenville / New Ipswich / Wilton: Warmer temperatures, lower flows mark E. coli readings

Monday, August 31, 2015

Warmer temperatures and lower flows in the Souhegan and Merrimack rivers are producing generally expected seasonal E. coli readings in both rivers, according to the latest test done by the Souhegan Watershed Association. The Souhegan is a smaller river and reflects any pollution more quickly. The upper stretch of the river tested OK as far as Wilton, but from Wilton through Milford and Amherst E. coli counts were in the … 0

What not to say when the kids get home from school

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Five things never to ask your child right after school: “How was school today?” “What do you have for homework?” “When are you going to do your homework?” “What did you get on the test?” “What did you learn today?” You want to interact and make connection. Your kids do too, but not in the same way. You’ve missed them, you want to … 0

What to do when a loss leaves an empty nest emptier?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The purpose of parenting is to prepare our children to grow up into responsible and compassionate adults, able to go forth into the world and make a difference. We shed tears of joy and sorrow, we laugh so hard our sides hurt and we suffer years of sleep deprivation. The years fly by and suddenly your last child heads off to college. This … 0

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 … 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 … 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, … 0

Softball: N.E. Ravens tryouts start tomorrow

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tryouts for the New England Ravens fastpitch softball teams will be held this month at Franklin Pierce University’s softball field. The teams will play in six to eight travel tournaments next summer in the northeast region. The New … 0

Region: ‘Nurse Is In’ clinics planned around the region in August

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Wellness nurse from Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services will be available at the following “Nurse Is In” clinics where people of all age can have blood pressure checked and ask health questions. Dublin, Aug. 18, Community Center, noon to 1 p.m. Greenville, Aug. 20, Greenville Falls … 0

Peterborough: New advice: ‘Exercise and call me in the morning’

Monday, August 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Exercise. It’s vital to staying healthy. But, nearly 80 percent of adult Americans don’t exercise enough, according to a 2013 Center for Disease Control survey. This study was enough to move Monadnock Community Hospital to try … 0

Greenville / New Ipswich / Wilton: E. coli counts up after heavy rains

Monday, August 3, 2015

After large rainstorms last week, E. coli counts in the Souhegan and Merrimack rivers are up again this week, leaving swimmers cautioned against taking a dip to cool off in the August heat. The Souhegan River had very high bacteria counts when tested by the Souhegan Watershed Association … 0


Monday, August 3, 2015

Caitlyn Allison of Greenville and Sarah Kingston of New Ipswich were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of New England, Biddeford/Portland, Maine. To make the list students must have attained a grade point average of 3.3 or better out of a possible … 0

Viewpoints: Running out of room for solar

Monday, August 3, 2015

Price controls, subsidies, and production caps in any industry have a history of unintended economic consequences. You may have noticed that the number of solar installations throughout New Hampshire is growing, whether on residential rooftops, adjacent to municipal water treatment facilities or behind growing businesses. Some of these … 0

Keeping time: Town clock has some stories to tell

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — For 160 years, the four faces of the clock on the Unitarian Universalist Church have watched over Peterborough while a clock agent has watched over the clock. At least twice a year, the clock agent climbs … 0