Lyndeborough

Ben Haubrich of Francestown stands atop Rose Mountain in Lyndeborough, admiring the view (Photo courtesy Emily Hague)

Lyndeborough: Funds raised to purchase Rose Mountain

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thrills may be found on Blueberry Hill, but the blueberries are found on Rose Mountain. Rose Mountain is named for Abram Rose, and was once used to support sheep flocks, and later was the site of dozens of commercial blueberries bushes. The berries were shipped to Boston to be sold in the early 1900s, right up until the 1950s. Many … 0

Pipeline: Feeling the ripple effect

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Even though Cathy Lanigan doesn’t live in a town that will be traversed by Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, she defiantly displays several “Stop the Pipeline” signs on her lawn on Concord Street. “If I don’t want it in my backyard, why somebody else’s?” she said, citing concerns about the pipeline’s … 0

Peterborough: Fundraising to train EMTs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Michael Hutchinson, a Peterborough paramedic who served as outreach coordinator for Cheshire Medical Center until December, surveyed about two-dozen ambulance departments in the region in 2014, asking them about their biggest challenges. Their answer: training EMTs. Ambulance departments have a difficult time training EMTs because of the costs — each course costs about … 0

Peterborough: Continuing the fight

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The murders of two civil rights activists were the driving force of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a major step in the fight against racial discrimination. But, after a Supreme Court decision in 2013 reversed parts of … 0

Lyndeborough police log: June 25, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Lyndeborough Monday, June 1 Criminal mischief: At 9:30 p.m., police responded to a report of vandalism on Cooper Lane. Tuesday, June 2 Accident: At 4:15 p.m., police responded to Forest Road at the Route 31 intersection for a single-vehicle accident involving Michael J. Smith. Smith’s car hit a … 0

Antrim/New Ipswich: Project Search opens up a world of possibilities

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cynthia Vaillancourt wanted Laurie, her 32-year-old daughter, to come out of her shell. Laurie, who has a developmental disability, spent much of the last 11 years inside in their ranch-style house in New Ipswich, listening as her father … 0

Peterborough: Nursing home seeks funding

Monday, June 22, 2015

After the Scott-Farrar nursing home’s plans to build a larger, more modern facility fell through in the fall, the nursing home closed in April, citing financial reasons. But a pending loan has revived the century-old organization. Scott-Farrar hopes to resume the $15 million construction project if it can … 0

Bird flu raises egg prices

Monday, June 22, 2015

Although bird flu has not spread to the Northeast, the U.S. egg shortage has driven up the price of eggs in the Monadnock region. But proprietors aren’t hurting as much as other parts of the country, since customers … 0

Peterborough: Makerspace finds a temporary home

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monadnock Art X Tech — Peterborough’s makerspace — has signed a one-year lease for a storefront in Monadnock Plaza on Jaffrey Road, in lieu of pursuing a lease at the former Armory garage on Elm Street. “We do … 0

Viewpoint: Why I will veto budget

Friday, June 19, 2015

In recent days, Republicans on the budget Committee of Conference finalized a budget proposal that is unbalanced and dishonest about what it funds. It also includes unpaid-for corporate tax cuts, creating a hole in this budget and in future budgets at the expense of critical economic priorities. For … 0

Editorial: A focused driver is a safe driver

Monday, June 22, 2015

How many of us have picked up a phone and checked the time, a text, or other alert when stopped at a red light or stop sign? Beginning July 1, you’ll be breaking the law if you do. New Hampshire’s Hands-Free Electronic Device Law will be in effect … 0

Graduation:

Monday, June 22, 2015

Daniel Eldridge graduated from Grove City (Pa.) College on May 16, earning a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology. He is a 2011 graduate of Dublin Christian Academy and is the son of Mr. James Jr. and Mrs. Kimberly Eldridge of Lyndeborough. … 0

Hassan vetoes testing opt-out

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill last week that would have allowed parents to withdraw children from statewide assessment testing, saying it undercuts the evaluation process, puts federal funding for schools in jeopardy, and sets a dangerous precedent. The bill, HB 603, was spurred by opposition to the … 0