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Voters came out to support their primary candidates on Tuesday.

Primary day: Trump triumphs; Sanders surges

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cars honk and people wave and shout “Bernie!” out their car window at a small group of campaigners boasting tall signs stacked with Bernie Sanders’ name. “We’ve been getting a lot of that,” said Mary Allen of Antrim, as she stood roadside across the street from the Town Hall on voting day. Allen has been a campaign volunteer for the …

Peterborough: There’s power in presence

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Is it possible to get back that feeling of being part of a neighborhood that baby boomers so often reminisce about, or have TV, the Internet and all the gadgets we use to go online captured too much of our attention? More than a few groups in the Monadnock region say neighborliness is …

Basketball: Hoops for Hope

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The crowd packing the ConVal gym Tuesday night for a basketball doubleheader rose to their feet. Slowly at first, small groups got up; others followed until nearly everybody in the building was standing together, eyes on the court, or closed in concentration. The pink-clad masses rose in solidarity, not to cheer on their …

Trump shines at polls

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Area voters overwhelmingly supported Trump as the Republican nominee, with most saying that the United States needs someone in the Oval Office who can create jobs. Trump took New Hampshire by storm after placing second to Ted Cruz …

Huge win for Sanders

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For the first time in 53 years, David Faatz walked into the voting booth not sure of whom he would vote for. Bernie Sanders’ integrity and idealism resonated with him, but the Peterborough resident trusted Hillary Clinton’s political …

Hancock: Gershwin’s ‘Of Thee I Sing” at the meeting house

Monday, February 1, 2016

Music on Norway Pond will present “Of Thee I Sing,” George and Ira Gershwin’s lampoon of American politics, at the Meeting House on Sunday at 4 p.m. George and Ira Gershwin’s silly and sublime lampoon of American politics …

Peterborough: Garden designer gives talk

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Gordon Hayward, a nationally renowned garden designer and author, will present a talk entitled “The Inevitable Garden” on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture. Hayward’s illustrated talk will explore fine European …

Boys’ basketball: Whiteout, free shirts at CV

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

On Friday, ConVal will host a whiteout for the boys’ basketball game against Hollis-Brookline at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the whiteout is to get as many people as possible to wear white and attend the game The event is orchestrated by ConVal’s Student Athletic Leadership Team, whose …

Peterborough: Daddy-Daughter Dance

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Peterborough Recreation Department held the 2016 Daddy-Daughter Dance Saturday. …

Editorial: Voters call for change

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Voters in New Hampshire’s Primary have spoken, and change is the keyword of the day. Rather than choosing candidates who have more experience, or who are accepted by the establishment, Granite Staters — and those in the Monadnock region were no exception — selected relative outsiders Bernie Sanders …

What to ask the candidates: What’s going to happen with Social Security?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A group of us here in the Monadnock region have some questions for our presidential candidates we think are important to share with our neighbors before we vote in November. What follows is an expanded question about the …

Viewpoints: Bipartisan progress on heroin and opioid crisis

Friday, January 29, 2016

As people across New Hampshire know painfully well, the heroin and opioid crisis is the most pressing public health and safety challenge facing our state. No matter how often we repeat the statistic, the fact that more than …

Viewpoint: On the matter of choice in addiction

Thursday, February 4, 2016

In the matter of choice vs. no choice in addiction, there is one critical element missing from the recent discussion. That element is truth. People don’t choose to take drugs or to drink alcoholically. They choose to be …