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

Peterborough: An end of an era for the region?

Monday, July 13, 2015

Cobblestone Publishing, one of the last publishers remaining in Peterborough, will close its office on Grove Street tomorrow. Cricket Media, Cobblestone’s parent company, is consolidating the Peterborough publisher’s operations into its Chicago office. “It is, I guess, the end of an era,” said Ted Leach, a former publisher … 1

Money Matters: Summertime is saving time

Friday, July 10, 2015

Actually, I am well aware that for many individuals and families, the summer season can bring increased spending rather than saving. For New England residents, especially, warmer weather seems like an invitation to get out and enjoy recreational … 0

Baseball: Jaffrey Post 11 wins three behind strong pitching

Monday, July 13, 2015

Jaffrey wins at home on a one-hit shutout For the second home victory in a row, Post 11 shut out Contoocook on Wednesday evening 7-0.Starting pitcher J.P. Record had a one-walk no-hitter going until Post 81’s Ben McManus … 0

Capital Beat: Climate change a hot topic

Monday, July 13, 2015

Ahead of the elections, climate change money is starting to stream into New Hampshire as national groups and donors seek to give the topic prominence during the presidential primary and other campaigns. But, not all state environmental activists see it as a totally good thing. Last week a … 0

Antrim / Hancock: Police clock bike at 100 mph

Monday, July 13, 2015

Multiple police departments pursued a motorcyclist through six towns on Wednesday, with the bike clocking in at speeds over 100 mph before the driver was apprehended, according to police. According to police, the pursuit began in Temple, when an officer on patrol clocked John Spitz, 31, of Merrimack, … 0

Harris Company closes after 66 yrs.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Harris Construction Company, the sand and gravel supplier at 177 Sharon Road in Peterborough, is closing effective Thursday, according to a recorded announcement made by the Harris family. It is one of a handful of business comings and … 0

Running: Flamino takes Murphy Fun Run

Friday, July 10, 2015

Luckily able to squeeze this one in before the rain, 26 runners participated in the third installment of the Jack Murphy 5K Fun Run from South Meadow School. ConVal cross country and track coach Lance Flamino bested the field this week with a time of 19 minutes, 22 … 0

Education: NHIA announce new Master of Arts degree

Friday, July 10, 2015

In response to increasing demand, the New Hampshire Institute of Art announces a new Master of Arts in Art Education certification track for artists who want to teach grades K through 12. This new, accredited hybrid program that begins in fall 2015, combines online and on campus studies … 0

Letters: Saving Mascenic, a response

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

To the editor: Chris Lund doesn’t need to mourn Mascenic, vote against it, or obstruct progress. Jen Krook and Ben Kilar took the fall for the Leo Corriveau/Maria Dryer administration and their fast/loose style of spending taxpayer monies. They left, as did Chris, before the audit hit the … 1

Editorial: Hassan: Energy is critical to economy

Thursday, July 9, 2015

When Gov. Maggie Hassan agreed to stop in for a talk with our Editorial Board on Tuesday, chief among our concerns was how she would address the pipeline question. Hassan was thoughtful, saying she and other New England governors were looking at the Northeast as a whole when … 1