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Sports Awards: What a winter

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

If only every sports season could be as exhilarating as this winter’s was! After a fall that saw every local team out of the playoffs after only one round, the winter promised more postseason possibilities. And with the area’s most popular sport — basketball — loaded up with talent this year, there was plenty to look forward to as the … 0

Dublin: Dublin School pursues solar

Monday, March 30, 2015

DUBLIN — Currently seeking a state grant and approval from the town, Dublin School hopes to move forward with a 370-kilowatt solar array project this year that could cost up to $1.2 million. A sustainability effort to reduce the school’s electricity costs and carbon footprint, Head of School Brad Bates said that the array will help educate students, too. “We also want our … 0

PETERBOROUGH: Chamber honors dedication, leadership

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce’s gala didn’t just celebrate six award-winners. The dinner Thursday in the upper hall of the Town House celebrated those who have dedicated their lives to the region, as well as those who are just beginning to. Sean Ryan, the Chamber of Commerce’s director, reminded the crowd to … 0

Antrim: Man found dead in fire

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

ANTRIM — An Antrim man remembered by residents for his generous nature was found dead in a fire that gutted the inside of his single-room home at 25 Main St. Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Authorities say there … 0

Baseball: Monadnock Babe Ruth signups open

Friday, March 20, 2015

The 2015 Babe Ruth 13 to 15-year-old draft will be held on April 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Humiston Field in Jaffrey. This will be a combined draft/sign up for all eligible players from the ConVal, Conant and Mascenic school districts. There will also be a … 0

ml: Turning back

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Frozen fingers, tired thighs, heavy breathing, and a rumbling stomach. This is not the perfect recipe for skiing the backcountry. Fortunately, I recovered quickly, and relished turning through knee-high powder on my way down the Mount Washington Cog … 0

Something new to try

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

For the second year in a row, area restaurants are breaking out of the winter blues and encouraging diners to get out and experience what the area has to offer. With the annual springtime restaurant week, which will … 0

Hancock: Cider talk at Library Tuesday night

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Hancock Town Library hosts “The American Cider Renaissance” with Ben Watson Tuesday at 7 p.m. Americans in huge numbers are discovering the pleasures of alcoholic or “hard” cider, yet few people know much about its rich history … 0

ConVal: ‘Charlie Brown’ student musical coming soon

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

ConVal Drama presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown ” on April 10-11 at 7 p.m. and April 11-12 at 2 p.m. in the Lucy Hurlin Theatre at ConVal High School. Tickets are available at the door — $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Advanced … 0

ConVal: Forum talks alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

ConVal High School principal Brian Pickering addresses the crowd at Tuesday night’s forum on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Speakers included Chris Thigpen, who is a member of the Behavioral Health Substance Use Task Force from Monadnock Community … 0

Viewpoint: No loose ends

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Our friend Liz was one of a kind. I use the past tense because she is no longer with us. This would have come as no surprise to her, however, because she’d been expecting it for some time. When she reached her last birthday, in a decade which … 0

Moments of Bliss: Facing my mortality

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Our region offers multiple places for good coffee. The variety can make coffee more like lunch. Calorie-free if I stay away from the milk and pastry. As with lunch, coffee sipping is a time of communion. A time … 0

Viewpoint: State budget could hurt students, taxpayers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

House Bill 1 — the biennial state budget bill — is currently going through the House, where the budget is being cut dramatically. The cuts being considered now could make the tax burden on our local districts be seen in our towns. With the declining enrollment in ConVal … 0