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Equestrian: Next Touchstone Farm horse show set for July 18

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Touchstone Farm in Temple invites riders to come to the farm on July 18 and ride in the second show of the Touchstone season. The show includes classes that will appeal to a wide variety of riders: Leadline, short stirrup, walk-trot, pattern, equitation, hunter/jumper, and hunter classic, NH Hunter-Jumper Association and Downeast Medal classes, and Corporal Brandon Garabrant Memorial Equitation … 0

Softball: Monadnock 10U All Stars are the District Five NH Babe Ruth Champs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Monadnock 10U All Star softball team won a hard fought victory over Sugar River at the District 5 Babe Ruth championship game in Bedford this Tuesday night. It was an exciting game, with both teams taking turns in the lead. In the bottom of the last inning, the Monadnock girls pulled ahead … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Weather a boon for ticks

Monday, July 6, 2015

Ticks — the moisture-loving, sometimes Lyme-disease-carrying insect — thrived in the Monadnock region in the wetter-than-normal June. “What’s good for them may not be quite so good for us,” said Alan Eaton, an entomologist at the University of New Hampshire entomologist and its integrated pest management coordinator. “It appears the two most common … 0

Temple motorcyclist airlifted following three-vehicle crash

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Temple motorcyclist was airlifted with serious injuries, following a three-vehicle crash in Milford Tuesday. Two other drivers were also injured. Shaun Merrill, 47, of Temple, was travelling east on Route 101 in Milford when his 1987 Harley Davidson motorcycle collided with an oncoming 2006 Mazda, driven by … 0

Peterborough: Arrest part of heroin bust

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Marlborough man arrested in Peterborough and charged with trafficking a half-kilogram of heroin is believed to have ties to a major drug distribution network out of Lawrence, Massachusetts, according to Keene police. Ryan Williams, 28, was one … 0

PUC, utility reach deal

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Opponents of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline proposed to run through the state are disappointed with decisions last week from both state and federal entities. Staff at the state Public Utilities Commission have reached a settlement agreement with natural gas distributor Liberty Utilities, regarding its application to contract … 0

ConVal: School district OKs money for Kubota

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District hopes to use up to $43,000 of capital reserve money to replace its 25-year-old tractor. The School Board will hold a public hearing on July 14 at 7 p.m. at the SAU about the purchase, in addition to acquiring a new scoreboard … 0

Cycling: Get your bike geared up for some summer rides

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

James McDonough knows a thing or two about bicycle repair. The EMS Tech Service Manager and “bicycle therapist” has over four decades of cycling experience, he said in an interview outside the 1 Vose Farm Road store in … 0

The Avid Reader: Shedding some light on manuscript illumination

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This past Saturday I had the good fortune to take a day-long workshop on “Manuscript Illumination: Ancient Art Form, Modern Techniques and Applications.” This was taught by Amy Fagin, a professional manuscript artist, at the Museum of Russian … 0

Hancock: New art exhibit displayed at library

Monday, June 29, 2015

“Without Boundaries,” a collection of paintings by The Lone Mountain Artists is on display in the Daniels Room at the Hancock Town Library. Founded by six New Hampshire artists — Donna Allen, Evelien Bachrach-Seeger, Carole-Anne Centre, Diane Gibbons, … 0

ConVal: Whole honored with Evans-Reilly Award

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

On June 23, Francestown resident and ConVal Junior Cole Whole was honored with the Monadnock Rotary Club’s prestigious 2015 Evans-Reilly Award that is given in memory of David Reilly and Bill Evans, Monadnock Rotarians who were devoted to … 0

Achievement:

Monday, June 29, 2015

Jared Orazio of Greenfield and Savannah Patten of Hancock were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut. To make the list, full-time undergraduate students must have a 3.50 or better cumulative grade point average for the semester. … 0

Editorial: Pipeline is a state, regional issue

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

While information about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline continues to inundate us, wading through the rhetoric is an unending battle. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that many of the towns that neighbor those that would be part of the route have held back on joining one side … 1