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Meg Peterson, director of the National Writing Project in New Hampshire, speaks at the Monadnock Summer Lyceum.

Peterborough: Teachers, students need to explore more in classroom

Monday, August 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Second-graders explore the forest behind Antrim Elementary School to learn, hands on, about wildlife. Fourth-graders at Hancock Elementary School visit Vicuna Chocolate on Main Street to learn about the history of chocolate and to read “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” It’s these classrooms, where students learn locally and through discovery, that we need more of, said Meg Peterson, … 0

Jaffrey/New Ipswich: Man charged with negligent homicide in 2014 car-versus-motorcycle fatality

Monday, August 3, 2015

A New Ipswich man has been charged with negligent homicide and reckless conduct with a deadly weapon in connection with a 2014 vehicular accident that killed a Jaffrey man. Ralph J. Calistro, 70, was indicted on July 23 according to documents filed with the Cheshire County Superior Court. The two charges stem from … 0

Parent Wise: Fear — it’s what anger is all about

Thursday, July 30, 2015

“If only I didn’t get so angry!” Parents know their anger causes all sorts of problems—but what do you do about it? Fear is what provokes anger. And fear is where parents live a great deal of the time. “He’s so mean to his sister, how’s he going to treat his wife?” “She … 0

editorial: Bells rings for peace

Monday, August 3, 2015

Wednesday marks the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Another bomb would land on Nagasaki on Aug. 9. Five days after that, we mark the anniversary of the end of World War II. … 0

Viewpoints: Running out of room for solar

Monday, August 3, 2015

Price controls, subsidies, and production caps in any industry have a history of unintended economic consequences. You may have noticed that the number of solar installations throughout New Hampshire is growing, whether on residential rooftops, adjacent to municipal water treatment facilities or behind growing businesses. Some of these … 0

Thank you Notes: A shining example of success

Friday, July 31, 2015

To the editor: Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to TEAM Jaffrey and the many volunteers, vendors and organizations that made the recent Riverfest celebration in Jaffrey such a smashing success. Two years ago, my brother and I opened Escape Hatch Books, a comic shop/bookstore/game store on Main Street in … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District to purchase Charlonne St. property

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

RINDGE — The Jaffrey-Rindge School District has a purchase and sale agreement in place to purchase property abutting Jaffrey Grade School. Looking at the acquisition as a way to alleviate parking and circulation issues at the school, the … 0

Keeping time: Town clock has some stories to tell

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — For 160 years, the four faces of the clock on the Unitarian Universalist Church have watched over Peterborough while a clock agent has watched over the clock. At least twice a year, the clock agent climbs … 0

Indictments handed down in three cases

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Four men were indicted in July in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester in connection for various crimes committed in the region. Brett Flagg, 26, of Greenfield, was indicted by a grand jury on the charge of driving after being declared a habitual offender. Peterborough police arrested Flagg … 0

Peterborough: Bob McQuillen memorial dance Saturday

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Students of Bob McQuillen, who was both a legend of New England contra dance and a high-school industrial arts teacher, remember him for his tough, steadfast love. Mr. Mac wouldn’t let you slide by. He wasn’t afraid to … 0

Baseball: Post 11 ends season with split

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

For the third year in a row the last game of the season would decide Jaffrey’s playoff fate. And for the third year in a row, the result would be the same. Heartbreak. Jaffrey started the weekend Saturday … 0

Baseball: State champ Monadnock Babe Ruth falls at Regionals

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Monadnock League, representing New Hampshire in the Regional Tournament in Winooski, Vermont finished in third place in Pool A losing the first two Friday and Saturday but winning the third on Sunday. They jumped out to a … 0


Monday, July 20, 2015

Elizabeth Dangelantonio of Jaffrey was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Alfred (New York) University. To make the list a student must earn at least 3.5 grade point average. Dangelantonio is a senior in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, majoring in English. … 0