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Back-to-school shoppers rushed department and retail stores in the region.

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they used to. They’ve already researched products and … 0

Jaffrey: Talking hawks at Amos Fortune

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

JAFFREY — Hawks are solitary birds, preferring to maintain a territory big enough only for themselves and perhaps a mate. But during their annual migration to the warmer climates, they congregate in the hundreds, filling the skies above mountain ranges, soaring high, looking like nothing more than pepper flakes dotting the sky. Eric … 0

ConVal: CV hockey teams could go co-op

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal High School is on track to combine its boys’ and girls’ hockey teams with Monadnock Regional High School for the 2016-2017 season in order to keep the programs alive. But, the school’s athletic director will not move forward without the full support of the community. “I wouldn’t want to co-op if it was anything but a numbers question,” Athletic Director … 0

Milford: music makes a difference

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Folk music has often been a force for social change. It’s been used to protest war, address political issues in both a satirical and serious light, and now, concert organizers hope it can help stop a natural gas … 0

Peterborough: CVTC celebration

Friday, August 21, 2015

Contoocook Valley Transportation Company hosted its second annual A Summer’s Evening event at the end of July at the Monadnock Country Club. Fred Marple entertained the group with his unique brand of Yankee humor, telling tales about the … 0

Golf: Jaiden’s Angel charity golf tournament set for Sept. 25

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jaiden’s Angel Foundation will host its 8th annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 25 at Crotched Mountain Golf Club in Francestown with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. All funds raised go directly toward our charitable mission: providing financial support and services to local families facing tragic child accidents, catastrophic … 0

Running: Twenty-five runners sprint to the summit

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Runners and walkers took to the access road at Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride on Saturday morning to trek the rocky and often steep 1-mile, 1,000 vertical climb to the summit to raise funds to put under-served ConVal … 0

Running: Traffies on top as Fun Season comes to close

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The final Jack Murphy 5K fun run of the season saw a downshift in numbers as much of the local youth were missing as the high school cross country season has begun. But that didn’t mean the quality of racing went away as Adam Traffie won handily in … 0

Hancock: Blood drive dates in September

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

During National Preparedness Month, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply is available during emergencies of all types. In Hancock on Sept. 4, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., a blood drive will be held at … 0

Letter: Patience, bologna, a happy reunion

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

To the editor: Seven weeks ago a young, beautiful puppy came to our yard. We sat on our deck. John looked over toward the fence and said, “Look!” And there was “pretty girl!” For weeks we tried to gain her trust. She tried to be — I guess … 0

ConVal: ConVal wants less school tests

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Administrators at ConVal High School wants its students to take fewer standardized tests next year, especially its juniors. “I would prefer to have [students] love learning,” says Principal Brian Pickering. In addition to state and federally mandated tests, the high school conducts its own test through the Northwest … 0

Hancock: Living off the land

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Near the end of Depot Road, behind an arched, wooden gate that could be out of “Pan’s Labyrinth,” a sweeping garden with thousands of plants grows wildly. And yet, the garden is more than just decorative. It’s the … 0

ConVal: Old faces and new at alumni game

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Wednesday’s alumni game held a different meaning for different players on the pitch at the high school. For the alumni, it was a chance to catch up with old friends or say goodbye before they head … 0