Hancock: Local man leads super-PAC backing Ayotte

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Hancock man is taking the lead to help U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) win re-election in 2016, possibly against Gov. Maggie Hassan. David Carney is the chief consultant for Commitment Kept N.H., a project of Ending Spending Action Fund, the conservative super-PAC. The project launched Wednesday, over 17 months before the election, and before Hassan has announced whether or not she will run. “We’re trying to get ahead of … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Morgan’s Way says goodbye

Monday, June 29, 2015

When 53-year-old Jane Cartmell decided on a whim to open her first retail store ever in downtown Peterborough, outfitting it with women’s clothing from across the world, learning the industry and decorating the window display weren’t difficult for the newcomer. The most challenging part, she said, was naming it. Cartmell pondered and pondered … 0

Peterborough: Two rescued from summit

Monday, June 29, 2015

Two Amherst hikers and their dog were rescued near the summit of Pack Monadnock, after the 17-year-olds got lost at night on the Wapack Trail. Peterborough and Temple Police found Elizabeth Silvis-Chandley and Elizabeth Maloney uninjured at about 10 p.m. Friday. The teenagers started hiking the Wapack Trail from the trailhead off Mountain Road at about 6 p.m., according to a press release … 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

Peterborough: Lynch: Trust is key in business, politics

Thursday, June 11, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Former Governor John Lynch often turned to his predecessor, Walter Peterson, for advice. “He never said, ‘You should do this,” recalled Lynch about Peterson. “You should do what you want to do. But if I were … 0

Hancock: Harris Center: No cat trapping

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Harris Center has taken a stand against bobcat trapping, challenging N.H. Fish and Game Department’s rationale for considering reinstating a season. Meanwhile, the department’s commission has tabled the proposal because it recognizes the subject is controversial, said Fish and Game Wildlife Division Chief Mark Ellingwood. “We do … 0

Peterborough: Flag retirement set for Sunday morning

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The American Legion Cheney-Armstrong Post 5 is asking the public to bring tattered U.S. flags to the gazebo near the Toadstool Bookshop Sunday morning. Legionnaires will retire flags at 10 a.m. Why? “Respect for the flag,” said Dee Thomas, with her husband, Post Commander Wayne Thomas, next to … 0

Lyndeborough: Fire Department breakfast Sunday

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Lyndeborough Fire Department Association invites all to its community breakfast this Sunday. The event takes place from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Lyndeborough Fire Station on Forest Road and will also feature tours of the station. … 0


Monday, June 8, 2015

Morgan Stanton of Lyndeborough and Jacqueline DeLorie of Peterborough graduated from Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute. Stanton earned a Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry and DeLorie earned a Master of Science in computer science. … 0

Kindergarten: The push for all-day

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The popularity of all-day kindergarten has snowballed across the U.S. over the last two decades. In just New Hampshire, 96 school districts have begun offering all-day kindergarten since 1999. While some consider the extra half-day a plus for … 0

Wilton: WLC: ‘Taking chances is what makes us unique’

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

WILTON — The message to the Class of 2015 at Friday’s graduation ceremony was clear: No matter what obstacles come your way, always follow your dreams. Graduation signifies the end of the 47 graduating senior’s high school careers, … 0

Wilton-Lyndeborough: School consolidation project heats up for the summer

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This fall, for the first time, Lyndeborough and Wilton students will be starting their education together from preschool on up. Construction at both town’s elementary schools is ramping up over the summer to complete a year-long, $8.2 million … 0