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Cross-country: LaBrie leads the way for Boynton at middle school race

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On a dark and overcast day that both threatened rain and breaks of sun, 2900 middle school cross country athletes took to the trails of Londonderry to contest the 41st New Hampshire Middle School cross country championships. The championships offer 8th, 7th and 5th/6th non scoring races for both genders along with the Large and Small school championship races. Locally, Boynton of New Ipswich had a big day, with the girl’s team finishing third in the small school division and the boys finishing fourth. Jaffrey-Rindge middle school ran a full boys’ team but only had individuals in the girl’s race. Like Jaffrey-Rindge, the Well School … 0

Backyard Birder: Notes from the (hawk) watch: The daily account is more than numbers

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Last November, as the fall hawkwatch season up on Pack Monadnock came to an end, my Backyard Birder column was mostly excerpts from Hawkwatcher Henry’s daily reports. Each day’s count is submitted to a continent-wide network of hawkwatches, accompanied by a narrative that typically describes weather conditions and not much more. Not so … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt by two unions to renegotiate the unionized workforces’s contract. These employees — part of the … 0

Business: A look at trends

Monday, October 13, 2014

Waistlines from Thanksgiving and Christmas feasting will not be the only thing growing this holiday season. Major U.S. retail companies announced expanding their workforce in the buildup to the holidays, according to published reports. And New Hampshire and the state’s southwest corner are experiencing similar growth in seasonal … 0

Money Matters: Have you begun preparing for tax time 2014?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Clearly, it is difficult for working people, especially those with families, to start thinking about their 2014 tax return in October, but it is a good idea to do so. My advice to taxpayers must fall into two … 0

Cross-country: Local teams race at the Tri-County meet

Monday, October 13, 2014

Local middle school cross-country teams competed in the Tri-County Championships at Mines Falls Park at Nashua South High School on Saturday and turned in some strong performances. South Meadow School and Boynton Middle School competed in the day’s … 0

Monday, October 13, 2014

New Ipswich Friday, Sept. 26 Welfare check: At 7:53 p.m., police were asked to check the welfare of a house-sitter on Malthouse Road, after the owners were unable to contact her. Police made contact with the house-sitter and it was found that there was an issue in the … 0

Viewpoint: Year ahead for legislators

Monday, October 13, 2014

Over the past two years, I have worked with my fellow legislators to focus on doing what we can to help businesses in our region grow and thrive. We have had success in several areas and I was proud to be named a 2013 “Champion of Business” by … 0

Soccer: Vikings boot Huskies

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Monadnock Huskies only have one win on the boys soccer season — something the Mascenic Vikings are well aware of. Coming into Tuesday afternoon’s game in New Ipswich, the 1-10 Huskies had just their 2-1 win over … 0

Roundup: Holding scores two in ConVal win

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ConVal girls soccer The ConVal girls soccer team beat Manchester West on Tuesday in a game that the Cougars “dominated from start to finish,” according to coach David Springfield. Sylvie Holding had a pair of goals in the … 0

Letters: It’s a bogus premise, at best

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: I read with some amusement the recent front-page attack on Sen. Andy Sanborn. To the writer’s credit, the article was detailed and balanced, offering Andy fair opportunity for comment. What was silly was the way the editors agreed with the premise of this PAC and … 0

NEW IPSWICH: Highbridge work gets underway

Monday, October 6, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — Work to replace a state-owned bridge at the intersection of Route 123 and 124 started Monday, and will leave a one-lane traffic flow for much of the scheduled work, expected to be completed in 2016. Beck and Bellucci, Inc. of Franklin has been awarded the … 0

ParentWise: The things we carry from the past

Friday, October 3, 2014

When I heard about Adrian Peterson’s switch-beating of his 4-year-old son, with all the gruesome details, I was filled with disgust. Then he claimed that he was brought up that way and he did it to teach his … 0