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Peterborough: ConVal grad: ‘Sometimes all someone needs is to be heard’

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Since Army Spc. Jessica Arent graduated from ConVal in 2009, she has pounded nails for Habitat for Humanity, filled backpacks with school supplies for impoverished children in South Africa, and counseled soldiers during the Ebola crisis in Liberia. Yet, the Peterborough native doesn’t believe she deserved the American Legion Auxiliary’s Servicewoman of the Year award. “I see how hard [other …

Nature's bounty: A look at fall foliage season

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

There is no perfect day in the fall season. Leaves will fade and fall on one tree, while they will remain green on another. The beauty is in the unpredictability and uniqueness of each day. “It’s the change that happens that is amazing,” said Steve Roberge, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension’s Cheshire …

Jaffrey: Drug arrest at court

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A sharp-eyed bailiff led to the arrest of a Massachusetts woman in the Jaffrey District Court parking lot Tuesday afternoon. Erica A Tocci, 43, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, was scheduled to appear at the courthouse for a probable cause hearing on three felony counts of possession of controlled/narcotic drugs, when she was allegedly caught with drugs in the parking lot. Before walking into the …

Statewide: Design magazine seeks nominations

Sunday, September 20, 2015

New Hampshire Home magazine now accepting submissions for 2016 Excellence in Design Awards. The awards honor the best residential designs-and the people who created them. New Hampshire Home’s Excellence in Design Awards honor excellence in home design and …

Pipeline: Kinder Morgan: The company behind the pipeline

Monday, October 5, 2015

Few would disagree that in the 21st century a cornerstone of the American economy, and hence its foreign policy, is energy. The same could be said for just about every other nation in the world. Kinder Morgan Executive Chairman Richard D. Kinder and former Vice Chairman William V. …

Pipeline: What is NED and what is to come?

Monday, October 5, 2015

Kinder Morgan is proposing a 430-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline expected to carry 1.3 billion cubic feet of gas per day from Wright, N.Y., to Dracut, Massachusetts. It is set to run roughly 70 miles through 17 communities in …

Pipeline: What is FERC and what does it do?

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, an independent agency, is a five-member board appointed by the president, with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate, charged with regulating wholesale energy prices between states and reviewing applications for interstate energy infrastructure. It also regulates the price to transport natural …

Pipeline: Where do we stand, are we prepared for the worst?

Monday, October 5, 2015

How safe are natural gas pipelines and compressor stations? That’s a question foremost in peoples’ minds, as Kinder Morgan seeks federal approval for the Northeast Energy Direct project through southern New Hampshire. A study of pipeline safety released by the National Transportation Safety Board, an independent federal agency, …

The opposition: Pipeline is focal point for solidarity

Monday, October 5, 2015

The people of the Monadnock region are a tight-knit group, who rely on their Yankee work ethic and strong sense of community. Opposition to the southern New Hampshire route for a natural gas pipeline is a new focal …

Environment: A look at the land, water and air

Monday, October 5, 2015

The ebony boghaunter, a species of dragonfly. Turtle nesting. Rare snake habitat. These are among the wildlife in Rindge that need to be taken into account, The Monadnock Conservancy recently told federal authorities, as the Northeast Energy Direct …

Pipeline: Reading the politics of fuel in New Hampshire

Monday, October 5, 2015

Granite Staters love the land, the quiet pace and clean waters. They also value a thriving economy, services that make life palatable, and having their say at every level of government. Now as policymakers seek to lower energy …

Jaffrey: Fall supper at United Church on Saturday

Friday, October 2, 2015

The United Church of Jaffrey is hosting a fall supper on Saturday. It will be held in the Mildred Cutter Memorial Hall on church grounds at 54 Main St. The menu will be: pot roast with gravy, baked …

D, the sunshine vitamin

Saturday, October 3, 2015

With the equinox last week and the leaves starting to change, it’s a good time to talk about vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin. As the days get shorter and the nights longer, it becomes more difficult for us …