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Back-to-school shoppers rushed department and retail stores in the region.

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they used to. They’ve already researched products and … 0

WLC: Late start to school year for FRES

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WILTON — Florence Rideout Elementary School’s first day of school will be Sept. 8, a week later than the district’s other schools, to allow teachers to set up their classrooms after the completion of major construction and renovation at the school. With Labor Day on Sept. 7 a planned day off for all three schools in the district, Florence Rideout will begin four … 0

Lyndeborough: Curbing vs. character in drain issues on town road

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

LYNDEBOROUGH — Is curbing the sensible solution to the water drainage issues the plague the narrow Mountain Road, or will it destroy the rural character of Lyndeborough? At a public hearing on Wednesday, town officials asked residents to weigh in on several practical and aesthetic points of ongoing engineering on Mountain Road, in preparation for the road to be redone next year. One … 0

Local family fights poverty in Rwanda

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — When Brandon Walsh moved to Rwanda a year ago with his wife, Emily, and infant daughter, Elsa, he expected to haggle over groceries and be plagued by frequent electricity and water outages. However, the Anglican priest … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Downton Abbey’ producer to speak at forum

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

JAFFREY — The executive producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre and its award-winning TV series “Downton Abbey” is the speaker at the Amos Fortune Forum Friday at 8 p.m. at the Meetinghouse. The forum’s marketing and publicity chair Steve … 0

Dublin: Carrying on

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Walden School resembles any other summer camp. The 59 campers, hailing from all over the world, play outside, eat second helpings of Reuben sandwiches and ice cream, and apply layers of sunscreen and bug spray. Yet, these … 0

Swimming: Local swimmers make waves in Milford

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Goss Park Turtles, Clark Sharks, New Ipswich Breakers and Jaffrey-Rindge Marlins had terrific performances at the Milford Rotary swim meet last weekend, with many swimmers placing in the top five or winning outright. In Division I, Concord … 0

Lyndeborough police logs: July 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lyndeborough Monday, July 13 Dog at large: At 12:30 p.m., police cited Todd Mason, 22, of Lyndeborough, for violating the town leash ordinance by allowing his dog to run at large. The citation carries a $50 fine. Pistol permit: At 9 a.m., police assisted two citizens with a … 0

Baseball: Umpire certification clinic runs in August

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The New Hampshire Baseball Umpires Association will be putting on a three-day umpire clinic to certify umpires to work high school, Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman and Prep school games during the 2016 season. The clinic will start on Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at Keene State. To register … 0

Peterborough: Is poverty tied to political corruption?

Monday, July 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Daniel Weeks knows he’s not an expert on poverty. But, a two-year, 10,000-mile journey across the country on a Greyhound bus showed the campaign finance reform activist that the U.S. poverty gap has as much to … 0

Viewpoint: It’s all a shell game

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

It is a truism that the state needs to live within its means. Legislators all agree we need to pass a balanced budget. We can’t outspend our revenues. A new wrinkle is that the budget recently vetoed by Gov. Hassan includes one of the top priorities of New … 1

Peterborough: Court issues bench warrant

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A $1,000 bench warrant has been issued for a Swanzey man charged with trafficking a half-kilogram of heroin who failed to appear at his arraignment July 6. Ryan Williams, 28, was out on $75,000 personal recognizance after his … 0

Hancock: PACs: Where money and politics collide

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

What’s the difference between a PAC and a Super PAC? The 2014 U.S. Senate race between Democrat incumbent (and winner) Jeanne Shaheen and challenger Scott Brown was the most expensive campaign race in New Hampshire history. It exceeded $46 million. And outside spenders, not Shaheen’s or Brown’s camps, … 0