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Cathy Lanigan has several  "No Pipeline" lawn signs in front of her home on Concord Street in Peterborough.

Pipeline: Feeling the ripple effect

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Even though Cathy Lanigan doesn’t live in a town that will be traversed by Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, she defiantly displays several “Stop the Pipeline” signs on her lawn on Concord Street. “If I don’t want it in my backyard, why somebody else’s?” she said, citing concerns about the pipeline’s impact on the environment, real estate and … 0

Peterborough: From New Zealand to Peterborough

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Malcolm Cooper of Peterborough finished shearing the last alpaca of the year late Sunday afternoon. This spring, like the last 12, he started shearing in early April and finished in late June. Ten weeks. Ten-thousand miles. One hundred twenty-five farms. More than 2,000 alpacas. It’s over. Until next year. Except it’s not exactly … 0

ConVal: New track to be built for fall

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The track at ConVal High School, which was built to last 20 years, started falling apart eight years after it was built. And as Director of Facilities Timothy Grossi and Athletic Director Mark Swasey prepare to rebuild the track this fall, they are leaving no stone unturned. “[We] rolled over a … 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