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The School Board asked the SAU to hire another extracurricular teacher at South Meadow School.

Peterborough: Larger student body leads to staffing issues

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With classes like industrial arts and consumer family at South Meadow School too large to be safe, additional arts classes are being proposed. But first the district’s business manager must find the money to pay for a second arts teacher. Katherine Fox is South Meadow’s only art teacher, after district officials eliminated a second art teaching position two …

Cross-country: Local high school runners ready to make noise

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Conant, ConVal and Mascenic cross-country teams are looking to make some noise this fall on the wooded trails of Derryfield Park and Mines Falls. With the youth movement in place and team member numbers on the rise, hopes for a strong season are on the rise. The ConVal boys team is looking …

Boys’ soccer: Black, Cooper lead Cougars to second W

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

ConVal boys’ soccer continued their winning ways on Tuesday, taking down Portsmouth on the road, 2-0. Once again, ConVal got goals from Jordan Cooper and Micah Black on their way to the victory. ConVal goalkeeper Noah Bell kept the Clippers scoreless. ConVal (2-0) takes on Windham (2-0) on Friday at home at 3:30 p.m. Windham has yet to surrender a goal this season …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Hancock: Stacy gets Woman’s Club scholarship

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Lauren Stacy has been awarded the Hancock Woman’s Club 2015 Scholarship of $1,000. Lauren has completed her first of three years in the part-time Masters in Nursing Program at Rivier University which will prepare her to work as …

Police Logs: Hancock ­— August 18, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hancock Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Speeding: At 3:59 p.m., police stopped a vehicle for speeding on Bonds Corner Road. Police subsequently issued a must appear summons to the driver, Jill Fish, 67, of Stoddard, for driving with an expired license. Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Hit deer: At 9:30 …

Viewpoint: Lessons learned from Elsa

Friday, August 14, 2015

Elsa came to visit this summer and left me with some things to ponder. Her approach to life is enviable. She begins every day with determination. A hearty breakfast is a must. Physical activity — lots of it — is essential for her well-being, and if you are …

Peterborough: Medical pot plan will be heard tonight

Monday, August 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A company blazing ahead with plans to open a medical marijuana facility in the business park across the street from ConVal High School will seek support for the project from the Select Board today. ConVal School Board Chair Butch Estey said he had concerns about the …