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Dr. Doug Weiss is the doctor for the U18 and Men's Olympic Hockey Team.

Hockey: Team USA doctor travels world to heal athletes

Monday, May 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Our nation’s top athletes, Dr. Douglass Weiss will tell you, aren’t all that different from his other patients. Weiss, a physician at Monadnock Orthopedics, has served as the USA Hockey team doctor in various stints and at various levels since 2009; he recently returned from a trip to Lucerne, Switzerland for the U18 Men’s Hockey Tournament and to … 0

Viewpoint: Installation options for solar energy

Friday, May 8, 2015

The state of New Hampshire passed legislation encouraging the use of solar electric energy for nonprofit entities, such as towns and schools, with the cooperation of utility companies to allocate grid connections for transmission of projects that are generating electric power. A very noble idea to benefit the public generally, but not individual … 0

ConVal: Starting nonprofit a ride

Monday, May 25, 2015

Beecher Clifton-Waite didn’t think it was right some of his friends couldn’t afford to ski or snowboard. Why are there charity organizations that provide food and shelter, he asked, but not something fun? “My passion is skiing. So I came up with the idea — let’s create this organization,” said Clifton-Waite of Temple. … 0

Little League: Orioles take down ConVal North 11-1

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The ConVal Orioles defeated ConVal North Monday night by a score of 11 to 1. Remy Hall, Zack Boyd and Sam Palumbo shared the pitching duties for ConVal North, and Noah Huard added a sharp single. Max Scheinblum pitched three strong innings and added a triple of his … 0

Hancock: Birding walk planned for Saturday

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A birding walk will be held at the 109-acre Hiroshi land, conserved last year by the Harris Center, on Saturday. This will offer an opportunity to help establish a checklist of birds for the land. The mix of field edge, wetland, forest, and river corridor should give birders … 0

Bennington: Crafters wanted for Rhubarb Fest

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bennington’s 3rd annual Rhubarb Festival to benefit the G.E.P. Dodge Library building fund will be held June 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the library lawn. Crafters are wanted for the event. Tables are $15 when you bring your own, or $20 when provided. Email Janice … 0

Track and field: Coyne, Macy take first place

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The ConVal track and field teams competed in their Cluster Championship meet yesterday. The boys team finished 6th — less than 10 points out of 3rd place — and the girls finished 5th, only a few points behind rival Hollis-Brookline. The boys were led by junior Dalton Coyne … 0

Viewpoint: Putting the ‘grand’ in grandparenting

Friday, May 15, 2015

When I was first told I would be a grandmother, I must admit I had reservations. Grandparenting is for old people. Grandmothers wear their hair in a bun, wear sensible shoes that tie, and they have false teeth. I was not ready for that. I have since discovered … 0

Letters: Finding health care providers

Friday, May 15, 2015

To the editor: Lucy Nichols’ thoughtful letter of May 12 underscored the difficulty of selecting a new health care facility based on publicly available hospital performance data. Hospitals typically expend a great deal of energy ensuring that they perform well on required safety and quality measures. A major … 0

Letters: “Eat Out” success

Friday, May 15, 2015

To the editor: Our heartfelt thanks to Rick and Diane’s Restaurant, Fiddlehead’s Café and Catering, The Common Place Eatery and The Hancock Inn for supporting The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center by participating in our “Eat Out for the Grapevine” event in March. By all measures, this … 0

Viewpoint: What you should know about natural gas consumption

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Many of my constituents are worried about the Northeast Direct pipeline proposed to run through communities in Southern New Hampshire. They fear contamination of soil, air, and water damage to wells, property devaluation, and the risk of pipeline explosions. They resent the fact that there is evidence that … 1

Finding a home: A mother finding her way

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Because of financial difficulties, a current guest at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter needed to come to our shelter. A young woman with a small son, she needed to stop depending on anyone else but herself — and MATS has provided her with that opportunity. When this mother … 0

Editorial: Honoring fallen heroes’ stories

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Memorial Day began after the Civil War to honor the soldiers who fought on both sides of the battle. Today, we commemorate all veterans who have died during military service, and the events planned here in the Monadnock region are aplenty. Parades will line the streets with veterans … 0