Eighth-grader Lei-Lani Finch is striving to become a professional ballerina. She hopes to move next year from Peterborough to New York City to study dance.

Peterborough: She’s on point

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Most eighth-grade students at South Meadow can’t wait to move onto high school, and experience their first relationships, learn to drive, and stay out late with friends. Not Lei-Lani Finch. “You can do more than that,” said the 13-year-old ballerina, who hopes to enroll in a dance academy in New York City sophomore year. “20 years from now, I want … 0

Peterborough: Well School’s Bobcat bill heads to Senate floor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thanks to some civic-minded, animal-loving fourth- and fifth-grade students at The Well School, the bobcat is one step closer to becoming the state wildcat. On April 16, the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee unanimously approved HB423, which students from the independent elementary school in Peterborough lobbied their legislators to draft. The Senate plans to address the bill on the floor, … 0

Boys’ Tennis: Shorthanded Conant winless after three

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Conant boys’ tennis team continues to struggle, beset by roster troubles. The Orioles (0-3) dropped two matches 0-9, one against Pelham (5-1) last Wednesday at their home turf and another on the road Friday against White Mountains (1-1). Co-coach Chris Whitney said in an email that the team is still looking for … 0

Jaffrey: Town to replace bridge sewer pipe

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A summer construction project to replace a deteriorating sewer pipe running adjacent to the vehicle bridge on Peterborough Street will have a minimal effect on traffic in the area. Landsite Corp. of Antrim will perform the work, which will cost $204,495, according to director of the DPW Randy … 0

Concord: Online event on special education

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Parent Information Center of Concord will hold a free brown-bag lunch webinar on the basics of special education on Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m.. The online event will provide participants with an introduction to the New Hampshire special education process. It includes a brief overview of … 0

Keene: United Way gives awards to donors

Friday, April 3, 2015

Monadnock United Way announced several award winners at its annual campaign recognition event at the Keene Country Club on March 26. John Round, the 2014-2015 general campaign chair, thanked the hundreds of volunteers, businesses, organizations, and donors who were involved this year’s campaign. Through individual and corporate contributions, … 0

Jaffrey: HeritageQuest Online offered for research

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Jaffrey Public Library and the Jaffrey Historical Society have announced a joint membership to HeritageQuest Online, making the free genealogy database available to Jaffrey library patrons and JHS members. The database is accessible from computers at home, work, or at any location with Internet access. HeritageQuest Online … 0

Jaffrey: Art show winners announced

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Jaffrey Civic Center has announced the winners of the multimedia portion of its spring show. Winners were chosen by public voting during the length of the show. “Jaffrey” by David Zerba of Croydon was awarded first place; … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Little Women’ play Saturday

Monday, April 20, 2015

“Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott will be performed by Project Shakespeare at the United Church of Jaffrey on Saturday. The production, adapted and directed by Deborah Shakespeare Thurber, will have two performances at 3 and 7 p.m. … 0

Peterborough: DAR chapter honors students

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mascenic senior Kailey Allen, Conant senior Nathan Wheeler and ConVal senior William MacPhee have been selected as the DAR Good Citizens by the Mary Varnum-Platts Peterborough Chapter. Allen is Class Treasurer which she has been for four years, … 0

Jaffrey: Timken gives theater $50K

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

On March 19, the Trustees of the Timken Foundation of Canton awarded $50,000 to The Park Theatre for the rebuilding of its facility in Jaffrey. “We are convinced that the reopened Park Theatre — along with the diverse cultural and entertainment programs it plans to provide — will … 0

Viewpoint: Slavery in ancient Israel telling

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Slavery in ancient Israel was vastly different from slavery in America. It was a form of indentured servitude designed, primarily, to reduce poverty. Strict laws governed treatment of slaves, both Hebrew and non-Hebrew. A poor person would volunteer to become a slave, i.e., an indentured servant for a … 0

Editorial: Community looks for the positive

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The recent anti-Semitic graffiti and associated vandalism at two Rindge residences saddens us. Just when we think we’ve gotten past the racism ubiquitous in former times, something occurs, seemingly out of nowhere, that looks like a setback. There’s a $1,000 reward being offered for information leading to the … 0