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Voters came out to support their primary candidates on Tuesday.

Primary day: Trump triumphs; Sanders surges

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cars honk and people wave and shout “Bernie!” out their car window at a small group of campaigners boasting tall signs stacked with Bernie Sanders’ name. “We’ve been getting a lot of that,” said Mary Allen of Antrim, as she stood roadside across the street from the Town Hall on voting day. Allen has been a campaign volunteer for the …

Trump shines at polls

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Area voters overwhelmingly supported Trump as the Republican nominee, with most saying that the United States needs someone in the Oval Office who can create jobs. Trump took New Hampshire by storm after placing second to Ted Cruz in the Iowa Caucus, receiving 35 percent of the vote and 10 of 23 delegates. …

Huge win for Sanders

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For the first time in 53 years, David Faatz walked into the voting booth not sure of whom he would vote for. Bernie Sanders’ integrity and idealism resonated with him, but the Peterborough resident trusted Hillary Clinton’s political savvy and experience. While Faatz ended up circling the bubble next to Clinton’s name, his …

Health: Meditation: ‘It’s a muscle we have to build and grow’

Monday, January 4, 2016

It’s finally 2016 and you want to rededicate yourself to your meditation practice, or you want to start one for the first time. Today in our health section, we asked three meditation teachers to share information, insights and …

Letter: Thanks all for a great 2015!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

To the editor: As founder and director of Project Shakespeare, I could not be more proud of the work of all the students of Project Shakespeare who gave their talent, energy, dedication, engagement and imagination to the many projects of 2015. Ten productions thrilled the community: staged readings …

Parent Wise: Inspiration for 2016: finding connection with children

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year! If you’re thinking about making changes in your relationships with your children, here is a story from a client in Australia to jump-start you: I’m nearly two years down the track in being a connective …

Dispose of holiday trees with care

Thursday, December 31, 2015

With the holiday now behind us, O Christmas tree, how saggy are your branches? The gifts have been removed from under the pine, the tree is swiftly losing its coat of green, and the needles are piling up on the floor, which means it’s time to remove the …

N.H. ranks high in volunteerism

Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Peace Corps, based in Washington, D.C., has announced that New Hampshire ranked No. 8 among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers per capita. Fifty-three volunteers from the Granite State are currently serving worldwide, giving New Hampshire a ratio of four volunteers for every 100,000 …

Got flocks? State wants to know

Friday, January 1, 2016

Starting Jan. 1 through March 31, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking the public to report flock sightings via its online New Hampshire Wild Turkey Winter Flock Survey. Last winter, volunteer turkey watchers submitted 730 …

Mason: New titles available at Mason library

Monday, January 4, 2016

The following titles are now available at the library. “Magic strings of Frankie Presto,” Mitch Albom; “Through the evil days,” Julia Spencer-Fleming; “Tricky twenty-two,” Janet Evanovich; “Witches: Salem, 1692,” Stacy Schiff; “After Alice,” Gregory Maguire; “Dreaming spies,” Laurie King; “H is for Hawk,” Helen MacDonald; “Just Mercy,” Bryan …

Hancock: ML

Monday, January 4, 2016

How are we doing? The Hancock Inn’s 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Casino Party. This year’s theme was Heart’s Afire; dressing as a famous lover entered guests into a best costume contest. Diana Jacobs as Karen Blixen, Laura …

Want to quit smoking in the New Year?

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services is offering free nicotine replacement therapy, in the form of the patch, to New Hampshire residents who want to quit smoking or chewing tobacco in the New Year. Residents can receive the patch by …

Some success, some delay in regional solar, wind projects

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The year 2015 has been a year in which the region has seen a boon in the construction and use of alternative energy sources. Businesses large and small have embraced solar energy, and a company looking to build …