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

Viewpoint: Spring is in the air — and so is poetry

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Don’t look now, but April is National Poetry Month. I know, your eyes are starting to glaze over and you are thinking this would be a good time to go and walk the dog, but hear me out. Poetry is not only alive and well these days, but … 0

Letter: Not worthy of our community

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

To the editor: Our community has been violated. The display of hate graffiti recently discovered in Rindge does not represent me or anyone I know. I have written to the Rindge Police Department, and have offered my time and efforts to do everything I can to help. I … 0

Letter: ‘We stand with our Jewish friends’

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

To the editor: On behalf of all of us at the United Church of Jaffrey, I want to express our solidarity with our Jewish friends here in the Monadnock area. We are saddened by the news of the anti-Semitic graffiti found on the properties near Lake Contoocook. As … 0

Peterborough: Suspect in antique store theft identified

Monday, April 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — After releasing video surveillance Wednesday, police say they have identified a suspect wanted for the theft of doilies, pillows, hand towels and other products from Twin Elm Farm in February. Police are not identifying the suspect at this time, pending an arrest, said Chief Scott Guinard. … 0

Clinton visits Keene on first New Hampshire tour as candidate

Monday, April 20, 2015

KEENE — Hillary Rodham Clinton started off the New Hampshire campaign of her second presidential bid as the everywoman, hugging former mayor Patricia Russell inside a furniture factory, after Clinton lunched at Kristin’s Bistro & Bakery downtown. While … 0

Business: Municipal building projects see spring upswing

Monday, April 20, 2015

Spring is the season for sunshine, flowers and, by the looks of things, commercial construction. Monadnock Community Hospital has begun a $1.5 million project, and completed a $1 million renovation. Divine Mercy Parish is steamrolling a $2.3 million … 0

Jaffrey: Kitty Rescue holding fundraiser

Monday, April 20, 2015

Kitty Rescue and Adoption will host a fundraiser, “The cats are going to the dogs,” at the Lab ‘N Lager on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be ‘cat-inspired’ drinks with part of the purchase being donated back to the rescue. There also will be raffle … 0

Jaffrey: Get a taste of Monadnock and beyond to raise money

Monday, April 20, 2015

“Try imagining a place where it’s always safe and warm; ‘Come in,’ she said, ‘I’ll give you shelter from the storm’,” These Bob Dylan lyrics were part of the inspiration behind the founding of Shelter From the Storm, … 0

Spice Cupboard: Treat yourself with sweet, smoky spice this spring

Friday, April 17, 2015

Well it is safe to say that spring has finally sprung. Windows are down, lawns are being cleared and the hens are busily laying eggs. It is that time of the year when the garden is ever so … 0

Peterborough: Proposed business tax cuts debated in Concord

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Peterborough businessman traveled to Concord to urge the N.H. Senate to shuck two Republican-sponsored bills that would reduce the business profits tax and business expenses tax in the Granite State. Meanwhile, a Republican legislator is championing lower state business taxes as the way to attract and retain … 0