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Meg Peterson, director of the National Writing Project in New Hampshire, speaks at the Monadnock Summer Lyceum.

Peterborough: Teachers, students need to explore more in classroom

Monday, August 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Second-graders explore the forest behind Antrim Elementary School to learn, hands on, about wildlife. Fourth-graders at Hancock Elementary School visit Vicuna Chocolate on Main Street to learn about the history of chocolate and to read “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” It’s these classrooms, where students learn locally and through discovery, that we need more of, said Meg Peterson, … 0

Parent Wise: Fear — it’s what anger is all about

Thursday, July 30, 2015

“If only I didn’t get so angry!” Parents know their anger causes all sorts of problems—but what do you do about it? Fear is what provokes anger. And fear is where parents live a great deal of the time. “He’s so mean to his sister, how’s he going to treat his wife?” “She … 0

Health: Balancing your hormones naturally

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Simply put, hormones are chemical messengers. They travel in your bloodstream to tissues and organs. The release of hormones is one way that parts of the body communicate with one another. Hormones affect many processes in the body, including growth and development, metabolism, sexual function/reproduction and mood. If your hormones are off it … 0

The finest teenage chefs around

Monday, July 20, 2015

HANCOCK — A group of nine teenagers gathered at the Hancock Town Library Wednesday evening to determine who had the creativity and the skills to be crowned Teen Iron Chef. The participants were split into four groups and … 0

HANCOCK/KEENE: Bernier named to marketing post

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristen Bernier of Hancock to the position of Director of Communications and Marketing. Bernier will direct the communications, public relations and strategic marketing of Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock … 0

Peterborough: Is poverty tied to political corruption?

Monday, July 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Daniel Weeks knows he’s not an expert on poverty. But, a two-year, 10,000-mile journey across the country on a Greyhound bus showed the campaign finance reform activist that the U.S. poverty gap has as much to … 0

ConVal: ATC course offerings weighed

Monday, July 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Faced with declining enrollment at ConVal High School, administrators proposed offering more vocational classes, online classes and internships to offer an education they hope will attract more students to the district. “We feel strongly that an … 0

Baseball: Monadnock All-Stars head to finals

Monday, July 20, 2015

At the Babe Ruth State tournament in Rochester on Saturday, the Monadnock 13 year old All-Stars beat Barrington 17-2 in a mercy-shortened game in the 5th. On Sunday, in a game with a two-hour rain delay in the fifth inning, the All-Stars finally got the remainder of the … 0

Baseball: Jaffrey wins three straight to keep playoff hopes alive

Monday, July 20, 2015

Finding themselves down 3-2 against Contoocook Post 81 on Wednesday, Jaffrey scored 8 runs in the 5th and 4 more in the 6th. RBI doubles by Drew Rines, Dylan Bartlett and Will Clarke opened up the scoring and … 0

Track and field: Monadnock Milers host a Twilight Meet at Mascenic

Monday, July 20, 2015

On a threatening night on the Mascenic track a dozen hardened young athletes took to the track in this year’s only Twilight meet hosted by the Monadnock Milers. This abbreviated format included the Murphy Mile to start the … 0

Viewpoint: It’s all a shell game

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

It is a truism that the state needs to live within its means. Legislators all agree we need to pass a balanced budget. We can’t outspend our revenues. A new wrinkle is that the budget recently vetoed by Gov. Hassan includes one of the top priorities of New … 1

Peterborough: Court issues bench warrant

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A $1,000 bench warrant has been issued for a Swanzey man charged with trafficking a half-kilogram of heroin who failed to appear at his arraignment July 6. Ryan Williams, 28, was out on $75,000 personal recognizance after his … 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