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Paul Chabot is a retired dairy farmer who had one last opportunity to hang out with some cows Wednesday at the Pheasant Wood Center.

Peterborough: Farmer takes trip down memory lane

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Paul Chabot sat in his wheelchair as his hospice nurse rolled it through the Pheasant Wood Center parking lot Wednesday morning, taking in a little sunshine as they headed for the grassy area at the edge of the lot. The nurse wheeled him to a stop, and Chabot gazed up at the massive dairy cow in front of him. He … 0

Peterborough: Heated agritourism debate at Planning Board

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Farmers may soon be able to host wedding receptions, farm-to-table dinners, bed and breakfasts and other types of agritourism, if the Planning Board OKs a new permit process for farms. But town officials say this is a temporary, test amendment that could change come May voting. However, Monday’s Planning Board meeting … 0

DUBLIN/HANCOCK: Walk to honor Granny D

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When the late Doris “Granny D” Haddock of Dublin was 88 years old, she began her more than 3,200-mile walk across the continental United States in protest of money’s influence on politics and elections. With another election cycle in full swing and the 2016 presidential election right around the corner, Promoting Active Civic Engagement, which aims to carry on Granny D’s legacy, and … 0

Peterborough: ‘Junk game’ getting tougher

Monday, August 11, 2014

Just before every school year, the Peterborough Recycling Center saves discarded three-ring binders for Elizabeth Hanson of Hancock. Hanson cleans and buffs the notebook binders, and delivers over 100 of them to the teachers of South Meadow School in Peterborough before the first day of school, saving the … 0

Jaffrey/Peterborough: Violence prevention organization scales back

Monday, August 11, 2014

In response to declining funding, a trend that has been going on for several years, the Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention has closed its office at 22 North St. in Jaffrey, which had been open one and a … 0

Hancock: Republicans welcome candidates, Sunday

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Hancock Republican Town Committee will host several candidates for office at their next meeting on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Barbara Caverly Meeting Room downstairs at the rear of the Hancock Town Office. U.S. Primary Senatorial candidate Bob Smith, N.H. State Senate candidate Andy Sanborn, and … 0

Viewpoint: Breaking out of in-the-box thinking

Friday, August 8, 2014

As a former business person before I started working at ConVal High School in 1997, I sometimes ask, “In education, who is our customer?” A friend noted that she wasn’t sure what the answer was, but she was eager to see how her family would answer the question. … 0

Viewpoint: Same old approach isn’t working

Friday, August 8, 2014

“By changing nothing, nothing changes.” — Tony Robbins Since its inception, public school education has always been very slow to change. And in the ConVal region, this continues to be as true today as it was several years ago when the first voices were heard regarding the changes … 0

Viewpoint: Getting beyond the technology

Friday, August 8, 2014

Our public education system is seriously flawed. These flaws mirror the systemic, interconnected issues found within today’s society. Though I have advocated for children for nearly two decades, I am now viewing our school system with the eyes of a parent; I am deeply troubled. The dependency on … 0

Viewpoint: STEM and the arts belong in holistic curriculum

Friday, August 8, 2014

STEM education — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — currently enjoys widespread recognition as a vitally important part of academic curriculum for today’s students. But at times the voices of enthusiasm for STEM disciplines drown out the advocates … 0

Viewpoint: ConVal is progressive

Friday, August 8, 2014

Several weeks ago, the Monadnock Center and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript hosted a community education forum where we heard from three invited speakers about the future of education in our school districts. The speakers gave their perspective on the what will be important considerations for our students in the … 0

Letter: It’s time to serve those who served

Friday, August 8, 2014

To the editor: Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center will carry out a National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11 to provide support to veterans and immediate military family members throughout the Monadnock region. We are seeking veterans and adults age 55 and over to serve in teams … 0

Letter: Your care meant a lot to our family

Friday, August 8, 2014

To the editor: From the family of Virginia S. Blanchette of Hancock: We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Home Health Care Hospice for their caring and dedicated staff. A special thank you to: Alex, Joan, Donna, Sue, Chris and Margarette. Thank you does not seem to … 0