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Vanessa Amsbury-Bonilla gives a tour of the  tower and town clock in the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Keeping time: Town clock has some stories to tell

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — For 160 years, the four faces of the clock on the Unitarian Universalist Church have watched over Peterborough while a clock agent has watched over the clock. At least twice a year, the clock agent climbs the fusty tower, resets the clock, oils the capstan and marvels at the machine’s longevity and the storied history of the tower. … 0

Indictments handed down in three cases

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Four men were indicted in July in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester in connection for various crimes committed in the region. Brett Flagg, 26, of Greenfield, was indicted by a grand jury on the charge of driving after being declared a habitual offender. Peterborough police arrested Flagg in June 2014, following a motor vehicle stop on Grove Street in Peterborough. The habitual … 0

Peterborough: Bob McQuillen memorial dance Saturday

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Students of Bob McQuillen, who was both a legend of New England contra dance and a high-school industrial arts teacher, remember him for his tough, steadfast love. Mr. Mac wouldn’t let you slide by. He wasn’t afraid to let you know if you screwed up. And he would make sure you not only … 0

ConVal: Snell translates Cougar success to college career

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The first week Sarah Snell played lacrosse, way back at tryouts in 2008, then-ConVal girls’ lacrosse coach Cher McClleland lined up all of the players on the sidelines. “We need a goalie,” said McClelland. Almost everyone turned away … 0

Hancock: PACs: Where money and politics collide

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

What’s the difference between a PAC and a Super PAC? The 2014 U.S. Senate race between Democrat incumbent (and winner) Jeanne Shaheen and challenger Scott Brown was the most expensive campaign race in New Hampshire history. It exceeded $46 million. And outside spenders, not Shaheen’s or Brown’s camps, … 0

ConVal: Kindergarten, grade 1 intact

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board Tuesday reversed a June decision to combine kindergarten and first grade at two smaller elementary schools, approving the SAU’s request to hire a teacher for Francestown Elementary School and a paraprofessional for … 0

ConVal: Sponsor sought for school scoreboard

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal Regional School District plans to spend up to $331,000 on a new track for the high school, a scoreboard, and a tractor, after the School Board approved the purchases Tuesday. The track will be the most expensive of the three purchases. The board authorized … 0

Baseball: Jaffrey Legion loses late leads, drops pair of games

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Jaffrey Loses a Close One at Home Against Plymouth With the score 6-5 Saturday, Post 11 was one out away from remaining unbeaten at home. Post 11 started the scoring early in the bottom of the first with … 0

Hancock: Calamity Jane, truth and fiction

Monday, July 13, 2015

The legend of Calamity Jane has been handed down to us through yellow journalism and dime-store paperbacks that shamelessly exploited personalities of the old West. Hollywood musicals and HBO mini-series have further obscured the reality of the woman behind the myth. Richard Behrens will present a lecture at … 0

Swimming: Wave swimmers win big

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Peterborough Wave hosted a swim meet on Saturday against the Concord Y Sailfish and the Claremont Tiger Sharks, and some local swimmers were big winners. Triple event winners included Lucy Selby (Girls 13-14 200 Free, Girls 13-14 … 0

Editorial: Why Donald Trump deserves your vote

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A surprising revelation has arisen from the slew of recent polls gauging support for the field of Republican presidential hopefuls — Donald Trump is, depending which poll you read, tied for first place with Jeb Bush (Reuters) or the outright frontrunner (USA Today/Suffolk University). And while at first … 0

Viewpoint: Spiritual nourishment in the Monadnock region

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

When my husband and I gave up our 20-year stretch of corporate-working-lives in Manhattan In April 2011, and moved to a place of soulful-wilderness-living in a log cabin set among the trees in Temple, I began to read … 0

Letter: Here’s my take on Donald Trump

Friday, July 10, 2015

To the editor: If there’s any characteristic more dangerous than arrogance in a public official — like a president — it’s arrogance coupled with ignorance, as Donald Trump proved in recent interviews and continues to demonstrate every time he opens his mouth. The man has no real answer … 0