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Cathy Lanigan has several  "No Pipeline" lawn signs in front of her home on Concord Street in Peterborough.

Pipeline: Feeling the ripple effect

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Even though Cathy Lanigan doesn’t live in a town that will be traversed by Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, she defiantly displays several “Stop the Pipeline” signs on her lawn on Concord Street. “If I don’t want it in my backyard, why somebody else’s?” she said, citing concerns about the pipeline’s impact on the environment, real estate and … 0

Peterborough: From New Zealand to Peterborough

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Malcolm Cooper of Peterborough finished shearing the last alpaca of the year late Sunday afternoon. This spring, like the last 12, he started shearing in early April and finished in late June. Ten weeks. Ten-thousand miles. One hundred twenty-five farms. More than 2,000 alpacas. It’s over. Until next year. Except it’s not exactly … 0

ConVal: New track to be built for fall

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The track at ConVal High School, which was built to last 20 years, started falling apart eight years after it was built. And as Director of Facilities Timothy Grossi and Athletic Director Mark Swasey prepare to rebuild the track this fall, they are leaving no stone unturned. “[We] rolled over a … 0

Viewpoint: A.P. History offers solid understanding

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school students choose to take A.P. U.S. History, or APUSH as it’s known. Generally the course is used either to explore a student’s interest in the subject further or to receive college credit. The concept seems simple enough, but APUSH is … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Highest result of education is tolerance’

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

In a world of constant media barrage, where all of us can easily get over our heads in information, I had to stop recently to consider the world of deaf and blind people whose very awareness of their … 0

Letter: Trade agreement is flawed

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

To the editor: We’re hearing a lot about the new Pacific Trade agreement and how it’s important for American businesses. But the only opposition we ever hear about is that of labor unions over the potential for loss of jobs. Why is there no mention of the other … 0

Antrim/New Ipswich: Project Search opens up a world of possibilities

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cynthia Vaillancourt wanted Laurie, her 32-year-old daughter, to come out of her shell. Laurie, who has a developmental disability, spent much of the last 11 years inside in their ranch-style house in New Ipswich, listening as her father … 0

Peterborough: Nursing home seeks funding

Monday, June 22, 2015

After the Scott-Farrar nursing home’s plans to build a larger, more modern facility fell through in the fall, the nursing home closed in April, citing financial reasons. But a pending loan has revived the century-old organization. Scott-Farrar hopes to resume the $15 million construction project if it can … 0

Bird flu raises egg prices

Monday, June 22, 2015

Although bird flu has not spread to the Northeast, the U.S. egg shortage has driven up the price of eggs in the Monadnock region. But proprietors aren’t hurting as much as other parts of the country, since customers … 0

Hancock: Winnie Skeates ordained as deacon

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Right Reverend A. Robert Hirschfeld, bishop of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire, ordained Winnie Skeates to the Sacred Order of Deacons on June 6. She was joined by family and friends as part of the ceremony … 0

ML: There are many different ways to live a green life

Friday, June 19, 2015

Soon after finishing last month’s column, I had a falling accident at home and injured my leg so badly that I was on crutches for a week. I’m much better now (not completely healed, getting there), but as … 0

Cal Ripken: Dodgers capture Minors title

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Peterborough Dodgers beat the Peterborough Nationals 9-2 on Bishop Field Friday night to capture the 2015 Cal Ripken Minors Division Title. The Dodgers jumped out to an early lead and never trailed. The Nationals offense was highlighted … 0

Peterborough: Makerspace finds a temporary home

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monadnock Art X Tech — Peterborough’s makerspace — has signed a one-year lease for a storefront in Monadnock Plaza on Jaffrey Road, in lieu of pursuing a lease at the former Armory garage on Elm Street. “We do … 0