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

JAFFREY: Park Theatre nears funding goal

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A fall construction start for the Park Theatre has become more realistic after the theater’s Board of Trustees recently received a $200,000 anonymous grant, accounting for nearly half of the project’s remaining funding goal. With this grant in place, trustees only need to raise an additional $227,000 to … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: School board looking to purchase Charlonne Street property

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Jaffrey Rindge School Board will hold a public hearing Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Rindge Memorial School to discuss the potential purchase of a property located on Charlonne Street. The lot is question is a residential … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Downton Abbey’ producer to speak at forum

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

JAFFREY — The executive producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre and its award-winning TV series “Downton Abbey” is the speaker at the Amos Fortune Forum Friday at 8 p.m. at the Meetinghouse. The forum’s marketing and publicity chair Steve … 0

Man wanted in connection with heroin bust arrested

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Swanzey man wanted on federal heroin charges following an arrest in Peterborough was arrested by state police Tuesday in Keene. Ryan Williams, 28, of Swanzey, was located at a Washington Street residence earlier Tuesday, according to state … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: O’Neill named to Litchfield school post

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

James O’Neill has been selected as the interim superintendent of the Litchfield school district for the 2015-16 school year, according to school officials. This decision comes less than a month after O’Neill retired as the superintendent of the Jaffrey-Rindge school district, a decision he announced to the school … 0

Dublin: Carrying on

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Walden School resembles any other summer camp. The 59 campers, hailing from all over the world, play outside, eat second helpings of Reuben sandwiches and ice cream, and apply layers of sunscreen and bug spray. Yet, these … 0

Swimming: Local swimmers make waves in Milford

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Goss Park Turtles, Clark Sharks, New Ipswich Breakers and Jaffrey-Rindge Marlins had terrific performances at the Milford Rotary swim meet last weekend, with many swimmers placing in the top five or winning outright. In Division I, Concord … 0

Jaffrey: Project Shakespeare opens 21st season with performances of ‘Power to Charm,’ ‘Henry V’

Friday, July 17, 2015

Project Shakespeare will be celebrating 21 years of presenting accessible Shakespearean productions for the entire family this summer. The 2015 summer season will feature two productions. Project Shakespeare Too!, consisting of children ages 6-14, will perform “Power to … 0

Birth announcement:

Monday, July 20, 2015

Born at Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough: DESMARAIS: A girl, Elaina Marie, to Andrew and Brittni Desmarais of Jaffrey, June 25, 2015. Grandparents are Matthew and Sandra Desmarais of Rindge, Bruce and Denise Coll of Jaffrey, Kimberly Wiktorski of Jaffrey, and Susan Burns of Brooklyn, Connecticut. … 0


Monday, July 20, 2015

Drew Horne is one of two Conant High School students receiving a scholarship from the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club this year. Horne is a member of the Conant High School Interact Club and was a driving force behind the … 0