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Hancock: Heritage Campaign nears $275,000 fundraising goal

Monday, June 29, 2015

HANCOCK — The imposing Meetinghouse, built in 1820, stands on the west end of Main Street, while the red brick house that belongs to the Historical Society, built in 1809, stands on the east. With the Meetinghouse restoration done, the Historical Society hopes to wrap up its own repairs by Labor Day. “It’s an important landmark of Hancock. It must … 0

Hancock: Local man leads super-PAC backing Ayotte

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Hancock man is taking the lead to help U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) win re-election in 2016, possibly against Gov. Maggie Hassan. David Carney is the chief consultant for Commitment Kept N.H., a project of Ending Spending Action Fund, the conservative super-PAC. The project launched Wednesday, over 17 months before the election, and before Hassan has announced whether or not she will … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Morgan’s Way says goodbye

Monday, June 29, 2015

When 53-year-old Jane Cartmell decided on a whim to open her first retail store ever in downtown Peterborough, outfitting it with women’s clothing from across the world, learning the industry and decorating the window display weren’t difficult for the newcomer. The most challenging part, she said, was naming it. Cartmell pondered and pondered … 0

Peterborough: Can a shelter have a soul, and is a house different from a home?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Many say modern design is losing the qualities of what makes a house a home. How can we recapture the old feelings of comfort and family? Can shelters have a soul? There’s no readily available answer, explained Howard … 0

ConVal: Board nixes change in district billing policy

Monday, June 29, 2015

After a Temple Selectwoman faulted the ConVal School District in May with incorrectly billing each of the nine towns for enrollment, she recommended the district use current, preliminary enrollment numbers instead of finalized ones from the year before. The rest of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee squashed Gail Cromwell’s … 0

Peterborough: Two rescued from summit

Monday, June 29, 2015

Two Amherst hikers and their dog were rescued near the summit of Pack Monadnock, after the 17-year-olds got lost at night on the Wapack Trail. Peterborough and Temple Police found Elizabeth Silvis-Chandley and Elizabeth Maloney uninjured at about 10 p.m. Friday. The teenagers started hiking the Wapack Trail … 0

Hancock: Seven Maples celebrates 50 years of camping July 11

Friday, June 19, 2015

Seven Maples Campground has opened its 50th season. A celebration will be held July 11. Over the years the campground has been owned and run by several families, including the Owlers, the Rheaumes, the Johnsons, the Gullottis and … 0

Soccer: ConVal takes U13 crown

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Conval Soccer Club U13 team won the Finals to become the Spring NH Soccer League Division 1 U13 Champions Sunday June 21. They beat a tough Hooksett team to win 2-1. Goals in the final match were … 0

Police Logs: Hancock - June 30, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hancock Friday, May 15 Welfare check: At 9:15 p.m., police responded to a Prospect Hill Road residence for a welfare check. Saturday, May 16 Motor vehicle accident: At 8 a.m., police responded to Concord Road where a 2009 Subaru, driven by Daleanne Blake-Childs, 54, of Hillsborough, hit a … 0

Hancock: Independence Day fireworks set

Friday, June 26, 2015

The town will celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, food and music on Thursday. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m,, there will be hot dogs and music from the folk group Off the Cuff. Fireworks begin at dusk. Rain date will be July 6. There will be a $5 … 0

BASEBALL: Post 11 tops Bedford, splits with Plymouth

Monday, June 29, 2015

Jaffrey Legion baseball won its home opener against top-ranked Bedford, 3-2. In their home opener, Post 11 scored a run in the first when pitcher JP Record knocked in Kyle Dupuis who had reached on a walk and … 0

Hancock: An introduction to the poetry of James Merrill

Monday, June 29, 2015

James Merrill (1926-1995) won every major literary award for his ten volumes of poetry, and is often described as one of the greatest contemporary American poets. He was also the younger half-brother of long time Hancock resident Charles Merrill. On Wednesday, in celebration of the acclaimed new biography, … 0

Hancock: History weekend upcoming

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Hancock Inn will host a history weekend on July 25. Starting on top of Hubbard Hill at 2 p.m. take a hike with Rosemary and Charles Faulkner who will be joined by historian Alan Rumrill, to Pitcher Mountain in the Andorra Forest of neighboring Stoddard for wild … 0