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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

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

Viewpoint: Bread crumbs at the airport

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

I hadn’t thought of the old Hansel and Gretel story about the bread crumbs in years — until recently when I was trying to find my way out of the Pittsburgh airport. This was the first time I had traveled solo in a while — you know, without … 0

Viewpoint: My wrong purchase and filling the bucket

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Not for the first time, I went to the store and got the wrong thing. This time it was deck stain. I bought water-based, only to learn from Randy that I would be much better off using oil-based. So the next day I headed back to the store, … 0

Lyndeborough: Town nixes PT police spot

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

LYNDEBOROUGH — The Select Board decided not to fill a part-time police sergeant position, a move that reduces the police coverage in town by 32 hours a week, but saves the town $34,000 a year. Police Chief Rance … 0

Peterborough: Export-Import Bank loss could hurt NHBB

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — New Hampshire Ball Bearings — the town’s largest employer — is now hiring machinists and engineers as it prepares for an expansion in its commercial aviation sales. But NHBB, which has 680 employees, will be forced … 0

Peterborough: Teams play for one of their own

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Some of the softball players at Saturday’s tournament at Adams Park play competitively. Others haven’t swung a bat in years. Yet they were all on the same playing field. “Everyone is here for the same cause,” … 0

Sharon: Boston rape suspect in town

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Boston man charged with raping one woman and sexually assaulting three others near Boston University was ordered to stay in his hometown of Sharon while he awaits trial, according to authorities. Boston police say Steven Lent, 26, raped a woman on Aug. 14, 2014, while living in … 0

Health services still underfunded

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

While the Senate Finance Committee’s budget restores what advocates say is critically need edin terms of Health and Human Services funding, it still falls short of Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan’s plan. The $11.3 billion biennium budget will go to the full chamber for a vote this week. Once … 0

Boys’ Tennis: WLC finishes season at 4-10

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Wilton-Lyndeborough finished a tough season last week in which the team was frequently undermanned . The Warriors (4-10) were swept by Moultonborough (10-4) and lost 8-1 to Inter-Lakes (9-5), but defeated Conant (0-14) in a 6-1 rout. While the Warriors won against Conant, Coach John Williams said in … 0