Lyndeborough

Cross-country: LaBrie leads the way for Boynton at middle school race

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On a dark and overcast day that both threatened rain and breaks of sun, 2900 middle school cross country athletes took to the trails of Londonderry to contest the 41st New Hampshire Middle School cross country championships. The championships offer 8th, 7th and 5th/6th non scoring races for both genders along with the Large and Small school championship races. Locally, Boynton of New Ipswich had a big day, with the girl’s team finishing third in the small school division and the boys finishing fourth. Jaffrey-Rindge middle school ran a full boys’ team but only had individuals in the girl’s race. Like Jaffrey-Rindge, the Well School … 0

Backyard Birder: Notes from the (hawk) watch: The daily account is more than numbers

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Last November, as the fall hawkwatch season up on Pack Monadnock came to an end, my Backyard Birder column was mostly excerpts from Hawkwatcher Henry’s daily reports. Each day’s count is submitted to a continent-wide network of hawkwatches, accompanied by a narrative that typically describes weather conditions and not much more. Not so … 0

Viewpoint: Disenchanted with the Republican Party

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

As an independent voter, I’ve become increasingly disenchanted with the direction of the Republican agenda. Scapegoating government — now especially Obamacare — dismantling regulations, and cutting taxes for the rich are failed policies. I’ve been a lifelong business owner and general fan of our free enterprise system. However, there are areas where government generally does a better job, such as providing fire/rescue services, … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt … 0

Roundup: Sturges scores two for ConVal

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ConVal boys soccer ConVal beat Manchester West 4-1 on Tuesday Max Sturges scored two goals in the first ten minutes of game, assisted by Aiden Hall on the first and Noah Cail on second. Nate Sullivan scored the third goal off a pass from Ian Szep. Manchester West … 0

Editorial: Food and farming go hand in hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

If you were lost in the woods, would you want a handful of dollars or a handful of food? That question, posed by farmer Ruth Holmes at Tuesday’s Community Conversation in Peterborough’s Bass Hall, is a pithy and profound way to get to the core of both the … 0

LYNDEBOROUGH: Grant for shoreline work mulled

Monday, October 13, 2014

During its upcoming meeting, the Select Board will be discussing the possibility of applying for a grant to improve some of the shoreline areas surrounding Putnam Pond. According to Town Administrator Russ Boland, the board has previously discussed applying for a federal grant from the Land, Water and … 0

Roundup: Cougars fall in OT vs. Hollis-Brookline

Monday, October 13, 2014

ConVal boys soccer ConVal lost once again to rival Hollis-Brookline on Thursday. The Cavaliers came out and scored in the first two minutes of the game. The ConVal boys fought back and scored with a bit over 29 minutes remaining in the first half. Max Sturges scored the … 0

Business: A look at trends

Monday, October 13, 2014

Waistlines from Thanksgiving and Christmas feasting will not be the only thing growing this holiday season. Major U.S. retail companies announced expanding their workforce in the buildup to the holidays, according to published reports. And New Hampshire and the state’s southwest corner are experiencing similar growth in seasonal … 0

Money Matters: Have you begun preparing for tax time 2014?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Clearly, it is difficult for working people, especially those with families, to start thinking about their 2014 tax return in October, but it is a good idea to do so. My advice to taxpayers must fall into two … 0

Roundup: Holding scores two in ConVal win

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ConVal girls soccer The ConVal girls soccer team beat Manchester West on Tuesday in a game that the Cougars “dominated from start to finish,” according to coach David Springfield. Sylvie Holding had a pair of goals in the … 0

ML: Myopia: Bad for New Hampshire

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: I was quite concerned when I read the letter to the editor written by Mr. Cleveland of Rindge. In the last paragraph of his letter he stated that “liberals cry for bipartisanship only when it benefits them.” As a progressive “liberal” and a member of … 0

ParentWise: The things we carry from the past

Friday, October 3, 2014

When I heard about Adrian Peterson’s switch-beating of his 4-year-old son, with all the gruesome details, I was filled with disgust. Then he claimed that he was brought up that way and he did it to teach his … 0