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Peterborough/Wilton: Founding farmers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WILTON — Nowadays, community supported agriculture is everywhere. It’s a basic concept. Members pay for their goods upfront, so that farmers have some capital to start their growing season. And in return, members of the community supported agriculture, or CSA, are guaranteed a portion of what’s grown, fresh from the farm to their table, at various intervals throughout the season. For nearly 30 years, it’s the concept that has supported the Temple-Wilton Community Farm, located in Wilton — the oldest Community Supported Agriculture model in the United States. On Sunday, the Peterborough Grange will be honoring the three original farmers that made it happen: Lincoln … 0

Peterborough: National award for green energy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peterborough is the only town nationwide being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for purchasing green power — electricity from renewable sources like solar, wind and geothermal that do not emit greenhouse gases. The EPA announced Wednesday that Peterborough is one of nine entities across the country to receive the EPA’s 2014 Green Power Purchasing Award. Other award winners include the cities … 0

Hancock/Peterborough: Helping tell a survivor’s story

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

‘Five Bullets” is a story that Larry Duberstein of Hancock has been trying to tell for more than 40 years. When he was eight years old and saw the string of numbers tattooed on his uncle’s forearm, he started on the long process of extracting his story. It was not an easy process, … 0

Peterborough: Students need community support

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

After a survey from last year showed that alcohol use at the high school is increasing, over 10 percent of students have had serious suicidal thoughts in the last year, and over three percent of students have tried … 0

Conval: District revamps report cards

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

For the first time in more than 20 years, every elementary school in the ConVal School District will be using the same report card this year. According to a school district press release, a group of teachers, administrators, parents, and special education staff began working two years ago … 0

Peterborough: Fender-bender on Route 202 on Wednesday

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A station wagon was driving south on Route 202 when it smashed into the sedan in front of it Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred near the intersection of Route 136 around 3 p.m. . Police said no one … 0

ConVal: Three ConVal students commended

Monday, October 27, 2014

ConVal High School seniors Jamie Ammon, William MacPhee and Lara Matthias have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts … 0

Hancock/Keene: Harris Center hosts film, trail clearing, hike

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock is sponsoring or cosponsoring the following events: Today from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the film “My Life as a Turkey” will screen at Putnam Theater at Keene State College. A Q&A with Harris Center Eric Masterson follows. For more information, … 0

Letter: Inclusivity is the answer

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To the editor: It was with great pleasure that my son and I attended the Education Equity Summit in Concord this past weekend. The event, cosponsored by ABLE NH, or Advocates Building Lasting Equality, and Granite State Organizing Project, sought to examine and compare equity in education for … 0

Viewpoint: What is the real story on the ACA?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

We have seen all the hype, read all the cards about driving distances and losing doctors. What is actually happening for those people for whom the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion were designed to help? Let us first remember what we were trying to solve. Even though … 0

View from the river: ‘Power of the spoken word’

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thank you. I doubt those words ever get old or can be said too much. Thank you. The Thanksgiving season gives an opportunity tell you about how the community encourages and keeps us going here at The River Center all year long. I want to talk about the … 0

Finding a home: A mother with a mission

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A new guest at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter is a single mother. She fortunately has a part-time job and a car, and being at MATS she is able to save for an apartment of her own. She … 0

Editorial: Rep. O’Brien isn’t right for the job

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

State Rep. Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) is not the right person to serve as speaker of the House. And there are numerous examples that serve to illustrate this point. What we know of O’Brien in the role of House speaker — he previously held the position from 2011 … 0