Hancock

Bill seeks to decrease drug overdose deaths

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A proposed bill would grant limited immunity to people who call 911 to report a drug-related medical emergency. Reporting a drug- or alcohol-related medical emergency could soon give the caller limited immunity from drug-related charges in New Hampshire — an effort intended to encourage the calling of 911 and the potential preservation of life. The bill’s intent is to try to put the brakes on hundreds of overdose deaths a … 0

Runners ready for Boston Marathon

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

John Singelais’s stomach was full of butterflies at the start of the Boston Marathon last year, on the first Patriot’s Day race since the deadly bombing. But once the starting pistol fired, and Singelais ran the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to Boylston Street, he was more than relaxed. He was invigorated by … 0

Conval: Pie and parenting

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Kate Post’s son, Henry, was not enjoying the first grade. She asked her son what he would change about his school day. More recess. More P.E, he said. From Henry’s answer grew the fledgling parents’ organization Parents for Inspiring Education — PIE, for short. Nine parents met at Post’s farmhouse Monday, … 0

Hancock: Irish songs and stories at the library

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Irish balladeer Paul Carroll will share Irish songs and stories at the Hancock Town Library on Wednesday,at 7 p.m. Carroll grew up in Dublin during the ballad boom of the ’60s where the pubs were packed with folk singers and ballad groups. He emigrated to Australia in the … 0

Hancock police log: April 9, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

HANCOCK Wednesday, March 11 Citizen assist: At 4:28 p.m., an officer assisted a resident who had questions regarding their child. Alarm: At 4:30 p.m., an officer responded to a Main Street building for a alarm, but found the building to be secure. Thursday, March 12 Accident: At 12:38 … 0

Hancock: Poetry sharing at the library, Saturday

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The fifth annual Poetry Sharing will be held at the Hancock Town Library on April 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. All are invited to bring originals or favorite poems to read and recite. This April event is to honor every aspect of poetry and remember favorite poets … 0

Hancock: Jon Manley to talk on state budget

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

On Monday from 5 to 7 p.m., the Hancock Town Library hosts State Representative Jon Manley, who will talk about the latest cuts proposed by the state legislature in Concord and what they mean for you. Please feel free to bring your questions and concerns. … 0

Bridging the political divide: Political correctness: Appomattox at 150

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Today marks the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the country’s four devastating years of Civil War. There were other Union and Confederate armies still in the field and more … 0

Viewpoint: A liberal viewpoint on big vs. small government

Monday, April 6, 2015

I probably have as many complaints about the federal government as anyone else, but my complaints aren’t all of one type. Sometimes I think government’s too big; sometimes I think it’s too small. Frequently I think it’s inefficient; occasionally I think it’s corrupt. Sometimes I think it’s gotten … 0

Viewpoint: Dangers of big government, how individual liberty is lost

Monday, April 6, 2015

Before the 20th century, a person in the U.S. existed just as a person — no papers, no Social Security number, free to move and work and pursue his happiness. How far we have come. Between 1935 and 1985, in seven incremental stages, we Americans became enumerated. It … 0

Editorial: Revenue sources come with strings

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The proposed state budget is rife with cuts that would reduce services across a wide swath of departments, as well as downshift responsibilities — fiscal and tangible — to the municipal level. We’ve heard this tolling bell before, under the Bill O’Brien Legislature, and those ominous peals are … 0

Peterborough: Schuller is Medal recipient

Monday, April 6, 2015

Musical composer, composition teacher, conductor, performer, historian, author and producer are all professions that Gunther Schuller has held in his nearly 90-year life. His exceptional work in all of those fields led to his selection as the recipient … 0

Health: MCH encourages vaccinations

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

We, the physicians and nurse practitioners of Monadnock Community Hospital, strongly urge parents to vaccinate their children against preventable diseases, including measles. This recommendation follows guidelines established by the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 2000, measles was declared eliminated from the United … 0