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

Softball: WLC shocked at home

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

It may have been a second-round playoff game, but at Saturday’s battle between WLC and PCA Dover, it felt like the state championship was on the line. No one in the state has played perennial powerhouse WLC tougher … 0

Keene: Circle for family businesses to meet

Thursday, June 4, 2015

A business circle for owners and managers in family enterprises will be held Monday, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hannah Grimes Center in Keene. There will be time for networking, as well as a structured discussion around the issues specific to family businesses. The group was … 0

Walk, run, bike for cancer patients

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

You may have heard the recent news that the practices of some cancer charities have been called into question by the Federal Trade Commission. Reportedly, these groups have taken virtually all of the profits from fundraising, using only a minimal amount to give “care packages” filled with random … 0

Letters: Tell Fish & Game, don’t kill bobcats

Friday, June 5, 2015

To the editor: The highly regarded Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock has officially come out against the N.H. Fish and Game Department’s proposed hunting and trapping season of the bobcat. Their resolution can be seen on their website. As more New Hampshire conservationists learn about this … 0

Wilton: Board considers hiring manager

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

WILTON — The Select Board is weighing the costs and benefits of using a town administrator or town manager, in addition to the administrative assistant the town currently uses. The board met with Barry Brenner, of Brenner Associates … 0

ConVal: Author outlines gap between rich and poor

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The gap between the haves and the have-nots is the country’s greatest problem, declared Robert Putnam, a Harvard University professor who lives in Jaffrey. “This is not a lecture this evening about some distant tribe that’s … 0

Peterborough: The vitality of art

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH —In the basement of the Town Library, a dozen staff, trustees and friends of Monadnock Music sat around an industrial wooden table with Jane Chu, chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts — which has distributed … 0

Peterborough: ‘Sun Runner’ takes gold

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

One-hundred students. Forty solar-powered cars. Five schools. One winner. It happened Wednesday at the seventh annual Solar Sprint competition at Adams Playground in Peterborough. The winner was “Sun Runner” engineered by Hunter Luke and James Coburn, both 13, … 0

Peterborough Players preview: Words ring true

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The stage of the Peterborough Players has long been a launching pad for young people looking to make a mark in the theater. Every year, the company invites a dozen or more aspiring actors, chosen by audition, who … 0


Monday, June 1, 2015

Several area students graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Vermont in Burlington on May 17: Ashley Brock of Lyndeborough earned a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience; Fern Corwin of Peterborough earned a Bachelor of Arts in plant biology; and Aidan Holding of … 0