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Vanessa Amsbury-Bonilla gives a tour of the  tower and town clock in the Unitarian Universalist Church.

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 the fusty tower, resets the clock, oils the capstan and marvels at the machine’s longevity and the storied history of the tower. … 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 in June 2014, following a motor vehicle stop on Grove Street in Peterborough. The habitual … 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 let you know if you screwed up. And he would make sure you not only … 0

Lyndeborough police logs: July 30, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lyndeborough Monday, July 20 Property check: At 7:30 p.m., police checked a vacant property on Citizens Hall Road. Everything was found in order. Tuesday, July 21 Pistol permit: At 9 a.m., police assisted a resident with a pistol permit application. Suspicious person: At 5:36 p.m., police checked the … 0

Peterborough/Francestown/New Ipswich: Solar growth slows down

Monday, July 27, 2015

Uncertainty about the future of solar energy subsidies has put the brakes on its popularity in the region. Utilities will soon reach the state mandated net-metering cap, and legislation that would raise the cap is not expected to pass. Also, Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of the Legislature’s two-year … 0

Lyndeborough: Timber cuts a cause for concern

Monday, July 27, 2015

LYNDEBOROUGH — After two recent timber cuts near local wetlands and streams, the Select Board and members of the Conservation Commission sat down to discuss ways the town can better protect its water resources and wetlands. Several ideas … 0

Lyndeborough: First steps in Mountain Road repairs

Monday, July 27, 2015

LYNDEBOROUGH — Engineering work is pushing forward on Mountain Road, in preparation for a major reworking of the road next year. The work encompasses four sections of Mountain Road, from the beginning of Mason Road and extending to … 0

Jaffrey: Love of storytelling drives Eaton

Monday, July 27, 2015

JAFFREY — A question-and-answer with the longtime executive producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre offered three generations of fans the opportunity to reminisce on their favorite shows in the program’s 45-year history, from the 1971 series, “Upstairs, Downstairs” to … 0

Local family fights poverty in Rwanda

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — When Brandon Walsh moved to Rwanda a year ago with his wife, Emily, and infant daughter, Elsa, he expected to haggle over groceries and be plagued by frequent electricity and water outages. However, the Anglican priest … 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

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

Lyndeborough police logs: July 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lyndeborough Monday, July 13 Dog at large: At 12:30 p.m., police cited Todd Mason, 22, of Lyndeborough, for violating the town leash ordinance by allowing his dog to run at large. The citation carries a $50 fine. Pistol permit: At 9 a.m., police assisted two citizens with a … 0