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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

Viewpoint: Our community hospitals, in transition

Monday, October 13, 2014

In March, North Adams Regional Hospital in Massachusetts closed with little advance warning to the public or its employees — a casualty of what some refer to as the “right-sizing” of the U.S. health care system. Up to one third of U.S. hospitals are expected to close or … 0

Peterborough: Memorial run/walk set to honor Brandon Garabrant

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The Walls of Peterborough were sitting around the dinner table one night, wondering how they could honor their friend, Brandon Garabrant, who was killed in Afghanistan in June by a roadside bomb. The Walls’ answer: A 5-kilometer run and walk. Eric Wall, who is currently a … 0

Peterborough: Executive Council candidate visits town

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PETERBOROUGH —One of the largest problems facing Peterborough is the estimated $600,000 the town is losing annually because the state is reducing its contribution to the town, Town Administrator Pamela Brenner said at Tuesday’s Select Board meeting. Brenner … 0

CONVAL: District to hire a planning consultant

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District is hiring a consultant to assist them in writing a new five-year strategic plan. This decision comes after a majority of the School Board approved appropriating up to $14,990 for that purpose at their Tuesday meeting. Pierce Rigrod, the board’s vice chair, … 0

Roundup: Holding scores two in ConVal win

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ConVal girls soccer The ConVal girls soccer team beat Manchester West on Tuesday in a game that the Cougars “dominated from start to finish,” according to coach David Springfield. Sylvie Holding had a pair of goals in the … 0

Peterborough: Shaheen takes a jab at challenger Scott Brown

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) drew a line in the sand between herself and her Republican opponent, Scott Brown, during her appearance Wednesday at Aesop’s Tables in Peterborough. In distinguishing herself from Brown on everything from women’s reproductive … 1

ML: Myopia: Bad for New Hampshire

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: I was quite concerned when I read the letter to the editor written by Mr. Cleveland of Rindge. In the last paragraph of his letter he stated that “liberals cry for bipartisanship only when it benefits them.” As a progressive “liberal” and a member of … 0

Swanzey: Humane Society staff: Board should step aside

Monday, October 6, 2014

An overwhelming majority of the Monadnock Humane Society’s staff is calling for the Board of Directors to step aside and for Michelle Thevenin, the animal shelter’s executive director the board fired in August, to be rehired. This comes after a group of donating members petitioned the Humane Society … 0

Peterborough: Health officials prepare for virus

Monday, October 6, 2014

Although there is worry across the country about an Ebola virus outbreak erupting in the U.S., State Deputy Epidemiologist Elizabeth Talbot says it’s enterovirus D68 that should be more of a concern for New Hampshire. “Enterovirus D68 is circulating widely in our region,” Talbot said Monday, referring to … 0

ParentWise: The things we carry from the past

Friday, October 3, 2014

When I heard about Adrian Peterson’s switch-beating of his 4-year-old son, with all the gruesome details, I was filled with disgust. Then he claimed that he was brought up that way and he did it to teach his … 0