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

Letter: Thank you for the smooth ride

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

To the editor: First of all, I would like to thank John and Joshua of the Peterborough Fire and Rescue Ambulance Service for making my unexpected trip from Monadnock Community Hospital to Catholic Medical Center so pleasant. As Joshua and I conversed back and forth to make the … 0

Letter: Wake up, Francestown!

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor Wake Up Francestown! What has happened to civil discourse? What has happened to respect? Why are we experiencing enormous hostility and divisiveness? In March of 2014 and again in March of 2015, residents of Francestown expressed their positions very clearly through their overwhelming votes. Yet … 0

Letters: Please keep my tax cut

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the Editor: Our Republican-led Legislature has proposed a budget that includes tax cuts for my business. I should be thrilled with this. I am not. Don’t get me wrong. Any business owner, including me, welcomes tax breaks or other cost reductions that let us expand our business … 0

Viewpoint: My latest trip and words that have meaning

Monday, June 29, 2015

They say travel broadens the mind, and no doubt they’re right. I’ll tell you something else. It wrecks the body. We spent much of June in Japan. I learned a lot about the culture but hardly anything about the language except that they apparently have three alphabets and … 0

Moments of Bliss: ‘Did you know, I once had a dragon I loved?’

Monday, June 29, 2015

On a sunny day sirens used to call, but I grew to enjoy cloudy days more. Especially those that bring winter’s snow and summer’s rain. On cloudy days I feel kindred Scottishness. As with all kin, we have … 0

Letter: Pipeline plan impacts us all

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

To the editor: Do you live in a town that will not be hosting the Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline project and think it won’t affect you? Think again! Kinder Morgan, a multi-billion dollar company, has petitioned to impose tariffs on electricity bills to finance its project. The fourth … 0

Hancock: Heritage Campaign nears $275,000 fundraising goal

Monday, June 29, 2015

HANCOCK — The imposing Meetinghouse, built in 1820, stands on the west end of Main Street, while the red brick house that belongs to the Historical Society, built in 1809, stands on the east. With the Meetinghouse restoration … 0

Hancock: Local man leads super-PAC backing Ayotte

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Hancock man is taking the lead to help U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) win re-election in 2016, possibly against Gov. Maggie Hassan. David Carney is the chief consultant for Commitment Kept N.H., a project of Ending Spending Action Fund, the conservative super-PAC. The project launched Wednesday, over … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Morgan’s Way says goodbye

Monday, June 29, 2015

When 53-year-old Jane Cartmell decided on a whim to open her first retail store ever in downtown Peterborough, outfitting it with women’s clothing from across the world, learning the industry and decorating the window display weren’t difficult for … 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