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Jaffrey-Rindge / Mascenic / WLC: DI teams back from Globals

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Six area teams got the opportunity to test their ingenuity and skills last week during the Destination Imagination Globals. Students were pitted against the cream of the crop from not only around the nation, but around the world. The contest was held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville over several days last week. Global Finals included 17,000 attendees from … 0

Peterborough: Riding for cancer awareness

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jessica Nelson’s mother, Carol Heath, lost her nine-month fight with advanced colon cancer in July 2013. A month later, Nelson, a Peterborough resident, was on a run while she was visiting family in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Suddenly, droves of cyclists rode past her. After her run, Nelson asked her aunt if she knew who … 0

Mascenic: Parents follow Senate review

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Parents with concerns about the state’s Common Core assessments are closely watching the Senate’s review of several bills that deal with the statewide test. Julie Lampinen of New Ipswich, one of several area parents who opposes Common Core standards and Smarter Balanced testing, said she has been focusing her hopes on several bills … 0

Softball: Vikes hold on against Hinsdale

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The hits kept coming the first three innings of the Vikings faceoff with Hinsdale (2-6) on Monday. The Vikings (4-4) got out to an early and decisive lead in the first half of the game, going up 12-0 … 0

Viewpoints: Town Meetings — gone but not forgotten?

Friday, May 1, 2015

Recently the town I live in did the unthinkable. At least it was unthinkable for some of us die-hard New Englanders. They voted to do away with Town Meetings. Yes, they walked into those voting booths and checked off the spot that put the proverbial kibosh on a … 0

Letter: No good reason to support pipeline

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

To the editor: I have been closely following the debate over the construction of the pipeline, which would permanently alter life as we like it in many towns in southern New Hampshire. The very few local proponents of this project offer few, if any, benefits to the regions … 0

VIEWPOINTS: Deflategate and the integrity of the sport

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Regardless of the sport being played, it is absolutely essential that the playing field be equal for all. But that hasn’t necessarily been the case especially over the late two decades. One negative impact has been the use … 0

Viewpoints: Building guidelines for FERC, eminent domain

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I wonder what our founding fathers would say if we told them the federal government allows private businesses to take land from owners under certain circumstances with less than adequate compensation. I can’t imagine they would be too enthusiastic after penning the line “nor shall private property be … 0

Peterborough: Presidential hopeful Perry: ‘I’m prepared and healthy’

Monday, May 11, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Joel Huberman waited eagerly outside the Peterborough Diner Friday, rehearsing the question on campaign finance reform he hoped to ask presidential-hopeful Rick Perry. When Huberman, an Independent voter, asked his question in the back room at … 0

New Ipswich: State House and Senate pass bills to aid cemetery dispute

Monday, May 11, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — The House and Senate both passed two bills targeted to resolve a dispute between the town and state over a piece of state-owned land in Smithville Cemetery. The piece of land is owned by the … 0

Peterborough: The challenges, blessings of leading small-town churches

Monday, May 11, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Fledgling Rev. Lisa Mobayed and twenty-something Pastor Lourey Savick agree that the rural character of the Monadnock region heightens their relationship with their parishioners. Mobayed — a reverend at the Walpole Unitarian Church and parishioner at … 0

Peterborough: MCH laboratory awarded accreditation

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists has awarded accreditation to Monadnock Community Hospital based on results of a recent on-site inspection of the hospital’s laboratory as part of the CAP’s accreditation programs. The facility’s director, Dr. John Bryan, MD, was advised of this national recognition … 0

Peterborough: ConVal, NHBB plan course on manufacturing

Monday, May 11, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Manufacturing employment in New Hampshire nosedived 36 percent from 2000 to 2010. While the industry inches back, everyone from Gov. Maggie Hassan to legislators to manufacturers are asking how they can build a younger workforce. Now … 0