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Hancock: Eight-year-old wins Ice-Out

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

HANCOCK — The ice went out on Norway Pond quickly last week, leaving a replica of the Hancock Meetinghouse drifting on open water, with a red banner flying from its steeple, and a white cinder block sitting at the bottom of the pond. The banner went up at the exact moment when the cinder block broke through the melting ice, … 0

Hancock: Poetry sharing at the library, Saturday

Monday, April 21, 2014

A poetry sharing will be held at the Hancock Town Library on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. This is the fifth annual gathering and is hosted by Three or More Poets. Chaz Beaulieu will be featured with his poems and flute. Anyone is welcome to bring a poem or two to share. Listeners also are welcome. This is a casual and spontaneous … 0

Hancock: Encaustic paintings on view at library

Monday, April 21, 2014

Award-winning encaustic painter Danielle M. Le Bris will have an exhibition entitled “Dreamscapes” in the Daniels Room at the Hancock Town Library, from May 10 through June 19. On opening day May 10, the artist will host a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For many years, Le Bris was fascinated by … 0

Hancock: Archeology talk tonight

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April is Archaeology Month in New Hampshire! Join us tonight at 7 p.m. at the Hancock Town Library as archaeologist Martha Pinello gives a slide presentation of this past year’s work at the Wyman Tavern in Keene and describes plans for the 2014 summer field school efforts. Archaeology … 0

Court log: April 8, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Greenfield police Joshua Forand, 26, of New Boston, operating without a valid license, $124. Whitney Horak, 19, of Lyndeborough, possession of marijuana, $560 with $250 suspended for 12 months on the condition of no further misdemeanors or felonies and no violations for serious or alcohol-related matters; transporting an … 0

Viewpoint: ‘If you want the service, you have to pay for it’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

When Gary and I were paying the bills the other day, we started talking about the ever-rising costs for services. Seems like we’re paying more for so many things. The satellite TV service has gone up $15 a month since we signed on a few years ago. Our … 0

Viewpoint: Food banks have increasing need for nonperishables

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The newest guests at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough are a family. They heard about MATS at The River Center, where our case manager, Susan, now participates — connecting community members to resources they need, as … 0

Viewpoint: Possibilities, fresh perspectives abound

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It is spring. Wow! I just want to be outdoors as much as I can, soaking in the sun, enjoying the warm temperatures. A nice walk and I am feeling refreshed and energized. Spring will do that for … 0

Hancock: School leader’s loss felt

Monday, April 14, 2014

Friends and colleagues in the Monadnock region are mourning the loss of Tom Brennan, a former Hancock resident who served as assistant principal at Peterborough Middle School and principal at Conant High School in Jaffrey before going on … 0

2014 BASEBALL PREVIEW: Baseball is back in the Monadnock region

Monday, April 14, 2014

The crack of the bat has already begun to ring out around the Monadnock region, as the high school baseball season kicked off last night. With Conant seeking to go back to back after a big title win … 0

Track: ConVal hosts 5K fundraiser

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Cougars track team hosted a 5K Spring Fling race last Saturday. Erica Labella of Plymouth took the first womens spot, and John Ryan of Stoddard was first in the mens division as well as first overall. 1 John Ryan 18:29 2 Steven Constine 18:57 3 Andrew Hunt … 0

Court log: April 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dublin police Suzanne Deschuiteneer, 53, of Greenfield, speeding, case dismissed at the State’s request. Hancock police Stacie Corliss, 26, of Peterborough, speeding, case dismissed at the State’s request. Jaffrey police Jesse Balcom, 22, of Jaffrey, case hearing for possession of controlled/narcotic drugs on Jan. 1, 2013, case status … 0

Viewpoint: Civil discourse: Tradition and necessity

Friday, April 11, 2014

Over the past decade, the level of partisan warfare has risen to the point where there is virtual deadlock in Congress. In New Hampshire, a similar hyper-partisan approach to governance characterized the N.H. House from 2010-2012. The resulting … 0