Hancock

What not to say when the kids get home from school

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Five things never to ask your child right after school: “How was school today?” “What do you have for homework?” “When are you going to do your homework?” “What did you get on the test?” “What did you learn today?” You want to interact and make connection. Your kids do too, but not in the same way. You’ve missed them, you want to know what they did in your absence, … 0

What to do when a loss leaves an empty nest emptier?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The purpose of parenting is to prepare our children to grow up into responsible and compassionate adults, able to go forth into the world and make a difference. We shed tears of joy and sorrow, we laugh so hard our sides hurt and we suffer years of sleep deprivation. The years fly by and suddenly your last child heads off to college. This … 0

Hancock: Bell indicted in string of break-ins

Monday, August 31, 2015

A Hancock man has been indicted by a Hillsborough Court Superior Court grand jury on five felony burglary charges for a string of break-ins last fall and spring. Justin Bell, 20, was indicted on Aug. 20 on the Class B felony charges. Authorities allege Bell broke into four Antrim businesses with or aided by Codie Andersen, 18, of Greenfield. Bell was indicted in … 0

Good for the gut: Yogurt, kefir and, of course, pickles

Friday, August 28, 2015

It’s very simple. Your gut either keeps you healthy or it makes you ill. A healthy gut determines which nutrients to absorb and does an expert job keeping toxins, allergens and microbes out. An unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of diseases, including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, … 0

Hancock: ML

Monday, August 31, 2015

An old Mathewson Co. dump truck doubles as a flower bed, dumping a wealth of beautiful red and pink flowers onto the lawn leading up to the businesses’ entrance on Norway Hill Road. … 0

Cougars take down Grizzlies

Monday, August 31, 2015

ConVal got the scoring going early during their win over Goffstown Friday, when a Jordan Cooper cross deflected wildly off a Goffstown head in the box and went in the net. Cooper would go on to score a … 0

Girls’ soccer: A clean sweep

Monday, August 31, 2015

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ML: Real estate transfers, July 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The following are real estate transfers for the month of July. Antrim 389 Clinton Road; Land & Bldg; $65,089; Household Finance Corp 2 to Scott Burnside. 55 Main St.; Land & Bldg; $340,000; Ascentria Community Svcs to Sobriety Centers Of NH. Bennington 69 Birch Glen Drive #; Condominium; … 0

Football: CV middle school squad drops season opener

Monday, August 31, 2015

ConVal’s middle school football team kicked off Saturday morning against Concord. ConVal lost 32-6. The defense was led by Andrew Skillings, who made the lion’s share of tackles in the game. “He played extremely well on defense,” said … 0

Thank you Note: ‘Uplifting’ one another at festival

Friday, August 28, 2015

To the editor: I recently had the privilege of attending the fourth annual Uplift Music Festival at Oak Park in Greenfield. This volunteer-driven, family event was a testament to what a compassionate and supportive group of people is … 0

Letters: Political ads can be misleading

Friday, August 28, 2015

To the editor: Have you seen the negative ads? I can tell you that Gov. Hassan and the legislature are interested in doing what is best for small businesses in New Hampshire. The problem here is that the business tax cuts as currently proposed are not paid for … 0

Letters: Volunteers needed for America Reads

Saturday, August 29, 2015

To the editor: One person, one hour, once a week can make a difference! With the start of fall, school bells will be ringing throughout the Monadnock region. Most children will eagerly begin working with new textbooks, checking out books from the library and delving into new learning … 0

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 … 0