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

Editorial: Why not create our own assessments?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New Hampshire is divided over statewide assessment testing in our schools. Gov. Maggie Hassan’s recent veto of HB 603, which calls for an opt-out option, has ignited a firestorm of opposition. A number of parents in the Mascenic School District have been critical of the statewide assessment Smarter … 0

Viewpoint: Your kids, my kids, our kids

Friday, June 12, 2015

I will never forget taking the Dublin Girl Scouts to Del Rossi’s for a sit-down dinner. They were dressed up; we had our own room and waitress; we ordered off the menu. There was wonder in that evening. … 0

Viewpoint: Some stats on homelessness

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Last year, Hillsborough County rates for families who are homeless were the highest in our state and Cheshire County rated fifth out of the state’s 10 counties, even though elsewhere in New Hampshire the total numbers decreased. At the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough, the number of … 0

Lyndeborough: ML

Monday, June 15, 2015

A sign memorializing the centuries-old Center Hall went up on Wednesday last week. Selectman Lee Mayhew, Chairman Fred Douglas, Selectman Mark Schultz, sign installer Wally Holt and Town Administrator Russ Boland held a short ceremony commemorating the sign … 0

Lyndeborough: LCS alumni return to school to celebrate their memories

Monday, June 15, 2015

When Caroline Simpson-McQuade and Martha Riendeau walked into the newly built Lyndeborough Central School in 1939, things were much different than they are now. This summer, the school will undergo another major change, which will take it from … 0

Greenfield / Peterborough / Mason: the state of bees:

Monday, June 15, 2015

Every year, Jodi Turner of The Monadnock Beekeepers Association receives the same call from a handful of other beekeepers. Hundreds of honeybees are outside the hive. The bees are on the ground, face up, with their feet in … 0

Greenfield: My inside look at beekeeping

Monday, June 15, 2015

GREENFIELD – I was never afraid of bees or wasps. One of my first memories was slapping a yellow jacket with my bare hand. And yet, their buzzing has always unnerved me. When beekeepers Jodi Turner and Melissa … 0

Viewpoint: Unemployed in a small town

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

My mother did not work outside of the home. She worked in the home, raising five children. My father went to work at 7 a.m. and came home at 4:30 p.m. Supper was on the table at 5 o’clock sharp. My father drove the only car we owned … 0

Viewpoint: Children of the compressor station

Monday, June 15, 2015

I attended the Temple meeting about the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline and compressor station Thursday. Though the pipeline will not be going through Temple, about 200 houses in Temple, including mine, will be within a two-mile radius of the compressor station on the SKAT land in New Ipswich. … 1

Editorial: A magical weekend of creative culture

Monday, June 15, 2015

Where were you when the bell tolled 9 Saturday night? For those lucky ones who were at the Thing in the Spring, that mystical confluence of art and music and friendly folk, of creativity and comfort, it was the magic hour. Myriam Gendron was on stage at the … 0