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: 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

Greenfield: Crotched seeks $250K more from the state

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

In the spring, the N.H. House removed a $250,000 boost in annual funding Gov. Maggie Hassan earmarked for Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in her biennium budget proposal. The Senate Finance Committee restored $1 to this fund in its proposal late last month. “By putting that expense into the … 0

Greenfield / Jaffrey: Capitalizing on the outdoors

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

While camping in the region is experiencing a resurgence, those in the industry say they’ve noticed a schism develop between purists and RVers. “There has been an upward trend in camping in a variety of different ways,” said … 0