Peterborough: Theater to install service for those who are blind

Monday, April 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The Community Theatre is out to illuminate the world of movies for the visually impaired and hard of hearing. Owner Carol Nelson is fundraising to install Descriptive Video Service, a device which allows audience members can personal headsets to listen to a description of a movie, in the theater. “It’s freedom and independence to be able to be in my own movie theater. ” said Stephen Yerardi of … 0

Hancock: ‘Oh, the places you’ll go’

Monday, April 27, 2015

Two years ago, Mason Ellis was a ConVal senior who played hockey, did his homework, and hung out with friends. Last month, the Hancock native and lance corporal chased elephants away from his drinking water in the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, an East African country known for its vast savannas and mountainous … 0

WLC/Jaffrey-Rindge/Mascenic: Destination: Knoxville for globals-bound teams

Monday, April 27, 2015

With state wins behind them, Destination Imagination teams must fundraise to send their teams to the global competition. Teams from Jaffrey-Rindge, Mascenic and Wilton-Lyndeborough all took first place or were selected as a wildcard to attend the global competition May 19-22. WLC has always made a point to support its Destination Imagination team, … 0

Letter: Legislators lack heart, courage

Monday, April 13, 2015

To the editor: Recently as I watched the New Hampshire House duct-tape together a budget, I was reminded of the Wizard of Oz major story line of no apparent heart, brain or courage. Chain-sawing away key elements of the existing bare granite social safety network is certainly heartless. … 0

Bridging the political divide: Political correctness: Appomattox at 150

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Today marks the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the country’s four devastating years of Civil War. There were other Union and Confederate armies still in the field and more … 0

Viewpoint: A liberal viewpoint on big vs. small government

Monday, April 6, 2015

I probably have as many complaints about the federal government as anyone else, but my complaints aren’t all of one type. Sometimes I think government’s too big; sometimes I think it’s too small. Frequently I think it’s inefficient; occasionally I think it’s corrupt. Sometimes I think it’s gotten … 0

Viewpoint: Dangers of big government, how individual liberty is lost

Monday, April 6, 2015

Before the 20th century, a person in the U.S. existed just as a person — no papers, no Social Security number, free to move and work and pursue his happiness. How far we have come. Between 1935 and 1985, in seven incremental stages, we Americans became enumerated. It … 0

Health: MCH encourages vaccinations

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

We, the physicians and nurse practitioners of Monadnock Community Hospital, strongly urge parents to vaccinate their children against preventable diseases, including measles. This recommendation follows guidelines established by the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 2000, measles was declared eliminated from the United … 0

PETERBOROUGH: Arsenic tests available to residents

Monday, April 6, 2015

Like many Granite Staters, Jamie Trowbridge of Peterborough assumed water from his home’s artesian well was clean. But after media reports encouraged the Trowbridges to test their drinking water, they discovered it harbored an unhealthy level of arsenic — a carcinogen that is the most common well-water contaminant … 0

Parent Wise: Can you be friends with your child?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard “Never be friends with your child.” The thinking behind this, I presume, is that children need a parent’s authority; they do not need to be a confidante. True … 0

Police: Synthetic drug usage is down in the last year or so

Monday, April 6, 2015

A decrease in area usage of synthetic marijuana could be due to steps taken by local police departments, legislators and crime watch members to better educate the public about their dangers. But it is likely also linked to the take-down of a major supplier to the state last … 0

Letters: Tell Fish & Game to save the bobcat

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: At the N.H. Fish and Game Commission’s Feb. 11, 2015, meeting, we learned it is considering opening a season on bobcats that will include hunting, hounding and trapping of this elusive, reclusive and not bothersome creature. Some of us in the room were surprised to … 0

Court Logs - April 7, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Greenfield Daniel Berthiaume, 36, Westmoreland, possession of a marijuana without a license or privilege to do so, $310 fine; DWI, $620 fine, referred to an impaired driver care management program, driver’s license revoked for nine months. Rindge Jennifer McCarthy, 24, Rindge, vandalism, dismissed at the State’s request; simple … 0