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

View from the river: ‘A fun evening of lively competition’

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I called my 91-year-old aunt this week. We chatted about many things, one of which was her recent interest in March Madness. I don’t really understand this, but I do know it involves basketball teams. It seems that … 0

Finding a home: Family needs a car

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A current guest at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter is the mother of three very well-behaved children. Having lived in this area at one time, the mother knew about MATS. Due to some challenges in the recent past, … 0

Jaffrey: Looking to the future

Monday, April 13, 2015

Finding new jobs for the staff and a new use for the school’s facilities are important conversations, but creating an easy and stress-free transition for the students has taken priority at Saint Patrick School. “We are trying to … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District pursuing lighting upgrades

Monday, April 13, 2015

RINDGE — After receiving a donation of 65 used light fixtures for the district’s gymnasiums, the Jaffrey-Rindge School District is soliciting bids for their installation. Installation costs are estimated at $17,000, but the cost of the installation would be paid off in roughly eight years because of the … 0

Peterborough: Brothers take first place

Monday, April 13, 2015

A panel of three judges sipped 21 varieties of maple syrup, closing their eyes between each taste to immortalize the syrups’ flavors. Meanwhile, several dozen audience members crowded around to sample the same syrups. This was the spectacle … 1

Jaffrey: Samaritans help injured hiker

Monday, April 13, 2015

Several good Samaritans helped an injured hiker down Mount Monadnock Sunday night. The hiker injured their ankle, according to Jaffrey Fire Chief David Chamberlain. Chamberlain said another hiker reported the injury at about 7:40 p.m. Jaffrey’s Fire and Police departments and N.H. Fish & Game were not on-scene. … 0

Jaffrey: Crack, heroin, Suboxone seized in arrest

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Police Department arrested a Jaffrey man on drug charges Saturday after receiving a report of an unconscious man behind the wheel of a car parked on Blake Street. When police responded to Blake Street around 4:15 p.m. Saturday, they found Mitchell Pierce, 20, outside of the vehicle … 0

Region: Help available for fuel bills

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Although snowbanks are receding and temperatures slowly rising, Southern New Hampshire Services will be taking applications through April 30 to help renters and homeowners in paying past or future energy bills. Fuel assistance will pay for oil, propane, wood, pellets, kerosene, natural gas or electric heat costs. Payments … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Frost Heaves’ star talks, well, frost heaves

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Where are the worst frost heaves in the Monadnock region? According to humorist Fred Marple, they are on Rt. 124 in Jaffrey. “We conducted a rigorous scientific study, which consisted of asking people what they thought,” says Marple. … 0

Opportunity knocking

Monday, April 13, 2015

Business may not be booming across the Monadnock region, but several communities are working on efforts to stimulate their local economies and fill empty commercial space that has been sitting on the market. Small office space is a … 0