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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

Hancock: Living off the land

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Near the end of Depot Road, behind an arched, wooden gate that could be out of “Pan’s Labyrinth,” a sweeping garden with thousands of plants grows wildly. And yet, the garden is more than just decorative. It’s the … 0

ConVal: Old faces and new at alumni game

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Wednesday’s alumni game held a different meaning for different players on the pitch at the high school. For the alumni, it was a chance to catch up with old friends or say goodbye before they head … 0

Game management challenges facing N.H.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

New England was settled by hunters and trappers; trade in beaver pelts was a principle form of commerce in New Hampshire for nearly 150 years. Wild game was a critical staple for settlers who struggled to sustain themselves … 0

ConVal: Sixth annual Peter Michael Abbott 5K

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

On Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. the Peter Michael Abbott Memorial Fund will sponsor its sixth annual 5K+ Run and Fun Walk at ConVal High School. This will be followed by a traditional musical tribute concert by The … 0

Hancock: Trail clearing on Channing Saturday

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A trail clearing on the Channing Trail will occur Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Jim Orr will lead a morning of moderately easy trail work clearing brush and small blow downs on the Channing Trail along Hosley Brook. All ages and abilities are welcome. Bring gloves and … 0

Editorial: Is SWRPC response too little, too late?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

With the level of opposition to the proposed natural gas pipeline in the region, we are puzzled by the Southwest Region Planning Commission’s seemingly delayed response. Just two weeks before the close of the official comment period at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the SWRPC is starting an … 1

Hancock / Rindge: Norway, Pearly ponds have algae blooms

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

High bacteria readings have been reported at beaches in Hancock and Rindge. Samples of lakes with public beaches and swimming areas are monitored by the state Department of Environmental Services. During testing last week, samples from the Hancock Town Beach on Norway Pond exceeded the state standard for … 0

Peterborough: Doctors talk MMJ pros and cons

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — As the state readies its medical marijuana facilities, physicians are divided over recommending it to patients once it becomes available to them next year. Some welcome the new treatment option, while others plan to tread lightly. “It’s a frontier in healthcare,” said Dr. Terrance McNamara, a … 0

Peterborough: Let’s see a movie

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fists fly between Ant-Man and his nemesis, Yellowjacket. The unspoken tension between two characters staring at each other across a table. Spoiler alert — a kiss. These are silent moments a visually impaired moviegoer might miss watching the … 0

Hancock: Cunningham exhibit at library

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The work of Hancock artist Scott Cunningham will be exhibited in the Daniels Room at the Hancock Town Library beginning Saturday. His show, “This Sculptor’s Path: Poetry, Painting, Sculpture,” will highlight a group of poems that relate to his welded steel sculptures. An artist’s reception will be held … 0