Lyndeborough

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, fire buildings mulled

Monday, July 13, 2015

Long-standing space issues for the Police and Fire Departments have the town considering an upgrade. The committee studying the feasibility of building a new safety complex or other options for housing police and fire has just begun to identify the largest problems and weighing the wants and needs … 0

Peterborough: An end of an era for the region?

Monday, July 13, 2015

Cobblestone Publishing, one of the last publishers remaining in Peterborough, will close its office on Grove Street tomorrow. Cricket Media, Cobblestone’s parent company, is consolidating the Peterborough publisher’s operations into its Chicago office. “It is, I guess, the end of an era,” said Ted Leach, a former publisher … 1

Money Matters: Summertime is saving time

Friday, July 10, 2015

Actually, I am well aware that for many individuals and families, the summer season can bring increased spending rather than saving. For New England residents, especially, warmer weather seems like an invitation to get out and enjoy recreational … 0

Capital Beat: Climate change a hot topic

Monday, July 13, 2015

Ahead of the elections, climate change money is starting to stream into New Hampshire as national groups and donors seek to give the topic prominence during the presidential primary and other campaigns. But, not all state environmental activists see it as a totally good thing. Last week a … 0

Harris Company closes after 66 yrs.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Harris Construction Company, the sand and gravel supplier at 177 Sharon Road in Peterborough, is closing effective Thursday, according to a recorded announcement made by the Harris family. It is one of a handful of business comings and … 0

Running: Flamino takes Murphy Fun Run

Friday, July 10, 2015

Luckily able to squeeze this one in before the rain, 26 runners participated in the third installment of the Jack Murphy 5K Fun Run from South Meadow School. ConVal cross country and track coach Lance Flamino bested the field this week with a time of 19 minutes, 22 … 0

Education: NHIA announce new Master of Arts degree

Friday, July 10, 2015

In response to increasing demand, the New Hampshire Institute of Art announces a new Master of Arts in Art Education certification track for artists who want to teach grades K through 12. This new, accredited hybrid program that begins in fall 2015, combines online and on campus studies … 0

Editorial: Hassan: Energy is critical to economy

Thursday, July 9, 2015

When Gov. Maggie Hassan agreed to stop in for a talk with our Editorial Board on Tuesday, chief among our concerns was how she would address the pipeline question. Hassan was thoughtful, saying she and other New England governors were looking at the Northeast as a whole when … 1

Letters: Helping our neighbors in need

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: The Contoocook Valley Transportation Company provides no-fee transportation to appointments for neighbors in real need of local transportation from Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Greenville, Hancock, Jaffrey, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Rindge, Sharon and Temple. CVTC is a non-profit 501c(3) charity. As a new volunteer driver, … 0

Concealed carry bill vetoed by governor

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan put the brakes this week on a bill that would have eliminated the licensing requirement to carry a concealed weapon. Senate Bill 116, which passed both the State House and Senate this legislative session, was vetoed by Hassan. Currently, those who want to concealed carry … 0