Residents have been working to clean up their own roadways in their local neighborhoods and down the state highways in anticipation of Earth Day today.

Region: Pitching in for Earth Day

Monday, April 21, 2014

The snowbanks are melting, receding from the roadsides and revealing the newly-budding grass. And a whole lot of trash that has been hidden under the snow all winter. But those driving along the local roads may be noticing this week that there are also a lot of the iconic blue bags that are associated with roadside litter pickup, as residents tackle the problem in honor of Earth Day, which is today. Bonnie and Baxter Harris were out on the roads on Saturday in Peterborough, cleaning a section of their own neighborhood. They, along with several of their neighbors, do an organized pickup every year around … 0

Roundup: Clough throws complete game

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The ConVal varsity baseball team beat Milford 3-2 in the 2014 opener. Senior hurler Ivon Clough threw a complete game, striking out 12 while walking one and giving up six hits. ConVal’s offense was led by Mathias Fressilli, senior, with two hits and two runs scored. Danny Allen, freshmen, had two hits and one run scored. Matt Davis, sophomore, had two hits and … 0

Peterborough/Lyndeborough: Annual roadside trash pickups

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Peterborough’s annual Earth Day roadside litter pick-up is April 18-22 this year. Families, neighbors, school, church and company teams typically adopt a section of road. About 80 of Peterborough’s 90 miles of roads have been officially adopted by volunteers committed to the annual spring pick-up. For a few non-neighborhood stretches along Routes 202 and 136, additional teams are needed. Contact Francie Von Mertens … 0

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Articles of agreement reviewed

Monday, February 17, 2014

WILTON — Wilton and Lyndeborough voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on changes to the school district’s articles of agreement, tonight — changes which hold the key to the district’s hopes to move forward with an $8.25 million plan to renovate and consolidate the two towns’ … 0

Lyndeborough: Budget increase includes raises

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

LYNDEBOROUGH — The town’s proposed operating budget will be $1,664,839, a 1.5 percent increase over last year’s approved budget. Budget Committee members recommended the proposal following a public hearing attended by three residents on Tuesday. “We’re essentially pretty … 0

Letter: Schools enrich the towns they serve

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

To the editor: As a senior citizen now, my children are grown up and the grandkids are finishing high school. So strictly as a taxpayer, I’d say let’s merge all the Wilton and Lyndeborough schools to save money. However, many things in life of great value to human … 0

Girls basketball: WLC falls again to rival Sunapee Lakers

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

In the first game of the season, the scrappy Warriors traveled to Sunapee, only to fall behind quickly and never recover, the merciless Lakers crowd hounding them all the way down to the buzzer in the 62-33 loss. … 0

Lyndeborough: Department adds two Peterborough officers

Monday, February 3, 2014

LYNDEBOROUGH — Police Chief Rance Deware hired two additional part-time police officers last week, adding Richard Sprankle and Michael Chapdelaine, who also work for the Peterborough Police Department, to the town’s roster. Sprankle has been hired as a part-time sergeant and Chapdelaine as a part-time patrol officer. Sprankle, … 0

LYNDEBOROUGH: WLC official touts consolidation plan

Monday, February 3, 2014

LYNDEBOROUGH — A plan to move Lyndeborough elementary school students to a renovated Florence Rideout Elementary School in Wilton should give students more options, School Superintendent Christine Tyrie told Select Board members on Wednesday. “With the reconfiguration, Lyndeborough students will get a gym, an adequate library and cafeteria,” … 0

Jaffrey: Arts auction goes deep

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Going, going, gone! Each year, the region’s art lovers gather to either make their quiet, hopeful bids at the Monadnock Arts silent auction, or don the black tie and gown, raise their paddles, and bid on a little … 0

Viewpoint: It’s difficult to measure drug abuse

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

During my 37 years as an alcohol/drug counselor, marijuana has remained controversial. In recent years medical marijuana has gained acceptance. And now the N.H. Legislature is debating recreational pot use. Certainly if I were the typical social user of pot who used the drug in a problem-free appropriate … 0

Lyndeborough/Wilton: Wilton man sees burglary charge

Monday, January 27, 2014

A Wilton man was indicted this month on a felony burglary charge, after he allegedly stole equipment, including an arc welder and a power hydraulic lift, from an auto body shop in Lyndeborough. Michael Flagg, 57, of Wilton was arrested by Lyndeborough and Greenfield police in Greenfield in … 0


Monday, January 13, 2014

Each wedding is unique. Every wedding has meaning. But some couples draw from shared or individual histories and culture to give their special day a deeper meaning. Some decide to integrate their talents, as one Hancock groom who … 0