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

Boys basketball: Warriors lose tough match with Epping

Monday, January 13, 2014

The WLC boys basketball team had a shot at redemption Friday night when they squared off against the Epping Blue Devils for the second time this season. In their first matchup on Dec. 20, the Warriors were outscored … 0

Viewpoint: Medicaid expansion makes financial sense

Monday, January 13, 2014

As a newly elected state legislator, I soon realized that many of my colleagues could not project long-term goals. Many in the Legislature seem unwilling to address basic issues to make New Hampshire and, specifically, the Monadnock region … 0

Real Estate Q&A: Taking a look at residential market

Monday, January 13, 2014

How would you define the current real estate market? Cathy Cambal-Hayward: It continues to be a challenging market for our sellers and wonderful opportunities for buyers across the board — from the first time home buyer to the … 0

Real Estate Q&A: Inside the commercial market

Monday, January 13, 2014

Overall, how would you characterize the health and the short-term future of the local commercial real estate market? Michelle Lange: Yes, most definitely there has been improvement in the local commercial market in 2013. Business confidence was up. … 0

WLC: Building plans, merger mulled

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

WILTON — The Wilton School Board will be spending the next seven weeks distributing information to inform the public of the details of a plan to consolidate the Wilton and Lyndeborough Elementary Schools. In March, the district will … 0

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Energy updates on the table

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

WILTON — A potential merging of the Wilton and Lyndeborough elementary schools has the School Board turning its gaze on a potential warrant article being considered for the upcoming District Meeting, and wondering what is prudent to pursue. In February 2013, all three schools in the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative … 0

Editorial: Some key issues to look for in 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

By now, you’ve probably unwrapped that new calendar, and maybe you’ve even thumbed through the months ahead looking for a glimpse of what’s in store. We’re doing the same thing here in the newsroom, and in our discussions we’ve highlighted just a couple of the key issues we … 0

Girls Basketball: Tourney time

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The annual Keene holiday basketball tournament is always a good measuring stick for area teams. There’s nothing like playing three games in as many days against a variety of foes to showcase a team’s strengths and expose their … 0

Lyndeborough: Reflections on career in counseling

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

LYNDEBOROUGH — During a long career as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor, including a stint coordinating an innovative assistance program for students in the ConVal School District that was one of the first in the nation, Mike … 0

Peterborough: Frozen in time

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It was Dec. 11, 2008, and the region was covered in ice. Trees were down. Power was out. Residents were lined up outside the few establishments still open, trying to get supplies. People were investing in “paper generators,” … 0