ConVal: Eye on the ball

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last Saturday, ConVal High School senior Jake Hollander finished second at the NHIAA Division II state golf tournament. On the surface, his success may look like a typical tale of high school athletic success — in reality, it was anything but. By the time Hollander, a Peterborough resident, finished second in the tournament’s individual portion last Saturday, he had overcome all but one competitor, as well as the absence of a golf program at ConVal High School and an untimely case of Lyme disease with which he had been diagnosed in August 2013. The illness, spread by deer ticks, has a variety of symptoms — … 0

ConVal/Conant/Mascenic: Students get a taste of manufacturing during site tours

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Two groups of students visited local companies on Sept. 30, as part of National Manufacturing Day 2014 events. These events were sponsored statewide by the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership. More than 30 students from ConVal and Conant High Schools participated in a tour of local facilities during Manufacturing Week. Students learned about … 0

HANCOCK: Harris Center hosts annual meeting

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Harris Center will host their annual meeting on Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in Hancock. The program will feature a brief business meeting, highlights from the past year, recognition of the “Harris Center Teacher of the Year” and the “Laurie Bryan Partnership Award” recipients, and more. RSVP at 525-3394 or jacobs@harriscenter.org. … 0

HANCOCK: Beavers: Nuisance or ecosystem engineers?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Beaver dams can flood roads and houses, and beavers kill trees...but they also provide us with essential services such as storage of flood water, nutrient control, and habitat for many other organisms. River ecologist Dr. Denise Burchsted, will describe the impacts (“good,” “bad,” and “somewhere in between”) of … 0

Hancock: Meet the candidates at Town Hall Sunday

Thursday, October 9, 2014

N.H. State Representative candidates David Bedard and Jim Kofalt are scheduled speakers at the Hancock Republican Town Committee meeting on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Barbara Caverly Meeting Room downstairs at the rear of the Hancock Town Hall. This is a collaborative effort with the Peterborough Republican … 0

Hancock: Read-A-Thon at Town Library on Thursday

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Hancock Town Library hosts a Read-A-Thon on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Check out award-winning board books, picture books, easy readers, chapter books, fiction and non-fiction, books for all ages. How many new library books can you read in a half hour? Tell us which books are your … 0

Antrim: Mary Kay rep. named ‘Miss Go Give’

Friday, October 10, 2014

Debra Solito of Antrim, was recognized for Miss Go Give of her unit at the Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant annual seminar last month in Dallas. Miss Go Give is one of the highest honors in Mary Kay. Those awarded have been nominated by a fellow Mary Kay … 0

Editorial: Let’s keep our community strong

Monday, October 13, 2014

What makes Peterborough a good town to live in? What makes the Monadnock region a great place to live? Sure, it’s the good schools and healthy business community, it’s the arts, music and cultural events that we enjoy. But more than that, we think, it is our community … 0

Letter: Volunteers needed for Red Cross

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

To the editor: Residents of Cheshire and western Hillsborough Counties have utilized the trusted services of the American Red Cross for the past 90 years. In addition to the well-known blood, disaster and educational services, we also provide a free transportation service for those who have no other … 0

Letters: Brown an obvious carpetbagger

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Scott Brown served 35 years in the Massachusetts National Guard. He logged 12 years in the Massachusetts state legislature. Through a quirk of fate, a short election season, and advertisements featuring the former Wilhelmina model in a “barn coat,” he was installed briefly as interim … 0

Viewpoint: Operation VETS connect

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Operation VETS Connect is a 100-day challenge concluding Dec. 10 for New Hampshire’s business community to demonstrate support for our veterans and returning service members and to find great employees to fill their vacant positions at the same time. Under the leadership of Governor Hassan, the New Hampshire … 0

Viewpoint: Containing health care costs

Monday, October 13, 2014

I am excited and looking forward to the 2015-2016 legislative session in the N.H. House of Representatives. When re-elected, I will bring to the floor of the House a bill to help lower the cost of health insurance. As I meet with business owner’s throughout my district, a … 0

Viewpoint: Retirees may come before young people can stay

Monday, October 13, 2014

Back in the 1970’s to 1980 the town of Peterborough grew by 28 percent, it was a happening place, with businesses moving in and new people coming to town. This decade led to the “Peterborough Renaissance” taking a sleepy little town into the cutting edge of the new … 0