Hancock

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

ConVal: Board nixes change in district billing policy

Monday, June 29, 2015

After a Temple Selectwoman faulted the ConVal School District in May with incorrectly billing each of the nine towns for enrollment, she recommended the district use current, preliminary enrollment numbers instead of finalized ones from the year before. The rest of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee squashed Gail Cromwell’s … 0

Peterborough: Two rescued from summit

Monday, June 29, 2015

Two Amherst hikers and their dog were rescued near the summit of Pack Monadnock, after the 17-year-olds got lost at night on the Wapack Trail. Peterborough and Temple Police found Elizabeth Silvis-Chandley and Elizabeth Maloney uninjured at about 10 p.m. Friday. The teenagers started hiking the Wapack Trail … 0

Hancock: Seven Maples celebrates 50 years of camping July 11

Friday, June 19, 2015

Seven Maples Campground has opened its 50th season. A celebration will be held July 11. Over the years the campground has been owned and run by several families, including the Owlers, the Rheaumes, the Johnsons, the Gullottis and … 0

Soccer: ConVal takes U13 crown

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Conval Soccer Club U13 team won the Finals to become the Spring NH Soccer League Division 1 U13 Champions Sunday June 21. They beat a tough Hooksett team to win 2-1. Goals in the final match were … 0

Police Logs: Hancock - June 30, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hancock Friday, May 15 Welfare check: At 9:15 p.m., police responded to a Prospect Hill Road residence for a welfare check. Saturday, May 16 Motor vehicle accident: At 8 a.m., police responded to Concord Road where a 2009 Subaru, driven by Daleanne Blake-Childs, 54, of Hillsborough, hit a … 0

Hancock: Independence Day fireworks set

Friday, June 26, 2015

The town will celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, food and music on Thursday. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m,, there will be hot dogs and music from the folk group Off the Cuff. Fireworks begin at dusk. Rain date will be July 6. There will be a $5 … 0

BASEBALL: Post 11 tops Bedford, splits with Plymouth

Monday, June 29, 2015

Jaffrey Legion baseball won its home opener against top-ranked Bedford, 3-2. In their home opener, Post 11 scored a run in the first when pitcher JP Record knocked in Kyle Dupuis who had reached on a walk and … 0

Hancock: An introduction to the poetry of James Merrill

Monday, June 29, 2015

James Merrill (1926-1995) won every major literary award for his ten volumes of poetry, and is often described as one of the greatest contemporary American poets. He was also the younger half-brother of long time Hancock resident Charles Merrill. On Wednesday, in celebration of the acclaimed new biography, … 0

Hancock: History weekend upcoming

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Hancock Inn will host a history weekend on July 25. Starting on top of Hubbard Hill at 2 p.m. take a hike with Rosemary and Charles Faulkner who will be joined by historian Alan Rumrill, to Pitcher Mountain in the Andorra Forest of neighboring Stoddard for wild … 0

Editorial: Deep respect for same-sex ruling

Monday, June 29, 2015

In a long-overdue decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled last week that same-sex marriages are legal in all 50 states. The historic Obergefell v. Hodges decision will likely go down as one of the court’s most memorable, uniting our progressive nation by affording every couple the same … 0