Hancock

Hancock: Their service is marked by a flag

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On the eve of battle, Harlan Knight, who died of wounds sustained in the battle of Fredericksburg, had a premonition. He turned to his older brother, Samuel, and told him that, if he were to be hit, it would be on the left side. Harlan and his older brother, Samuel, who was called Gardner, enlisted in the Sixth New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment, Company E, in August 1862. Harlan was 24, and Samuel, 37. Harlan would never live to see the end of the Civil War, dying only months after enlisting, his premonition turning out to be all too true. The battle looked grim for the … 0

Wilton: Search is on for family’s lost dog

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WILTON — One moment, the Ormistons’ dog, Teddy Bear, was on their porch while the family enjoyed a Sunday breakfast. The next, the Boxer/Border collie was gone. For 18 days since, the Ormistons have employed every resource they know of to find the 1.5-year-old dog, including the services of Granite State Dog Recovery … 0

Peterborough: Fire hits recovery home

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Gary Carpenter of Peterborough dreamed of turning his apartment building in Keene into a sanctuary for veterans who are recovering addicts — complete with a dojo, and a classroom to offer nutrition, business development and anger management classes. Carpenter will have to put this dream — Warrior Addiction Support Home — on hold … 0

ML: FinCom: Restore aid cuts

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In March, the N.H. House eliminated $300 million from the governor’s proposed budget, burdening municipalities with the associated costs. Since then, the public has held their breath, hoping the Senate would restore at least some of these cuts. The Senate Finance Committee announced Tuesday it recommends returning more … 0

ConVal: Board suspends policy on cutoff

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ANTRIM — The ConVal School Board temporarily suspended its own policy Tuesday to grant a waiver for a girl to enroll in kindergarten, even though she is three days younger than the cutoff date. “Her parents and teachers … 0

Little League: ConVal Mets knock off Orioles 9-2

Monday, May 18, 2015

The ConVal Mets defeated the ConVal Orioles by a score of 9 to 2 on Thursday at Moose Brook field in Hancock. The Mets’ offense was led by Ben Kriebel, who had two hits and scored two runs. Austin Knight and Owen Micheals each scored two runs. On … 0

Football: Mountaineers registration now open

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

As summer approaches, so does the beginning of the football season. Many associate football with autumn. However, practices begin in late July. The Monadnock Mountaineers Youth Football and Spirit Association has opened registration of players, cheerleaders, and coaches for the 2015 season. For over 20 years, the Monadnock … 0

Girls’ Lacrosse: Cougars win again

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Lady Cougars overcame Oyster River (4-7) on Monday. “There were some lapses in focus,” said coach Derek Sorbello. “But we were able to regroup and get the win.” They won 15-10. Briana Jones and Autumn Cahoon each scored four goals. Midfielders Maddy Zimmermann, Sarah Kolk and Sam … 0

Baseball: Cougars fall to Sabers despite Allen’s homer

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

While ConVal lost to Souhegan Monday, shortstop Danny Allen smashed one out of the park. Allen’s home run accounted for the Cougars’ only run, as they lost 6-1. Isaac Blake pitched six strong innings, said coach Mike Marschok, … 0

Hancock: Yankee talk with Jud Hale at the library

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Author and long-time Yankee magazine editor and writer Judson Hale will be at the Hancock Town Library to share stories from his memoir “The Education of a Yankee” tonight, at 7 p.m. His memoir tells the story of the grand, eccentric, and occasionally tragic history of his very … 0

Peterborough: MacDowell gets $200,000 gift

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

An anonymous donors has given the MacDowell Colony $200,000 to fund an annual residency of up to two months at colony. The new fellowship honors literary agent Charlotte Sheedy and will be awarded to writers representing populations across racial and cultural boundaries. In announcing the Charlotte Sheedy Fellowship … 0

Boys’ Tennis: Cougars beat improved Milford squad

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Cougars are prowling towards a better than .500 record after the boys’ squad beat Milford Monday. ConVal (6-6) won 6-3 over the Spartans (3-10). The team played well, Coach Mike Young said, and the Cougars needed that top notch play for a win. “ConVal had their second … 0

Girls’ Tennis: Cougars just miss big win

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ConVal barely missed their second win this year Monday. The Cougars (1-10) fell 5-4 to Milford (3-11), Coach Greg Morris said in an email. Morris pinpointed the performance of several of his athletes as bright spots that sustained the Cougars. “Great wins were turned in by Maddie Pagano, … 0