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Rindge: Pipeline open house is Wednesday

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

In anticipation of Tennessee Gas Pipeline applying for a Certificate of Site and Facility at the state’s Site Evaluation Committee, the company and state regulatory committee are holding a joint information session next Wednesday in Rindge. Tennessee Gas Pipeline is proposing to build a 71-mile, 30-inch diameter natural gas pipeline through the southern portion of the state, as part of a multi-state transmission line to deposit shale gas at a …

Business: Shopping campaign is on

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

It’s often the personal care and touches that keep shoppers local, and this holiday season, beginning with Plaid Friday the day after Thanksgiving, Monadnock region stores are laying it on thick with discounts and other special enticements. It’s the one day of the year that wearing plaid is synonymous with supporting your local …

The Bobcat’s tail: Stepping into our land’s time machine

Friday, November 20, 2015

If you want to see how our forests have changed over the past 300 years, just drive down to Petersham, Massachusetts, 30 minutes south of Rindge. The Fisher Museum looks like a small, simple academic building, just off Route 32, at the edge of Harvard University’s sprawling research forest. Inside you’ll see an …

Energy siting rules must be fair, balanced, expeditious

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Business & Industry Association, New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce, believes New Hampshire and New England are in an electrical energy crisis. The latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows New England has the highest …

Letters: Filling the gaps in care for elderly

Friday, November 6, 2015

To the editor: Here in the Monadnock region many elderly people with long-term health needs struggle daily to maintain their independence. They are our neighbors: our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and friends. But all too often, their simple needs are not met, and the ability to stay in …

Viewpoint: It’s complicated

Friday, November 6, 2015

As chair of the Energy Facilities Advisory Committee created by the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, I have spent much of this year learning about New Hampshire’s energy issues, and specifically, the Northeast Energy Direct natural gas transmission pipeline …

Viewpoint: Talking about teen suicide: in search of spirit

Friday, November 13, 2015

Some very courageous folks attended the recent Community Conversation in Peterborough on teen suicide. Each speaker shed a bit of light on this complex and terrifying problem, noting the factors involved, and some strategies for intervention. Many in the group of around 80 people have loved ones who …

Viewpoint: Three poor choices

Monday, November 16, 2015

If a modern-day Rip Van Winkle had gone to sleep on election eve 2008 and awakened for Saturday’s Democratic debate, Rip could not have imagined that a Democrat had been president for almost seven years. The three candidates …

Viewpoint: Clinton shone, but not for the right reasons

Monday, November 16, 2015

Hillary Clinton was by far the strongest candidate on the stage Saturday night. She is well-informed, poised and articulate. She has been around Washington so long that she has learned exactly how to dance her way around questions …

Veterans Day picture from around the region

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Area towns celebrated Veterans Day on Wednesday. …

Peterborough: Methodist church holds open house to celebrate 175th

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Before the United Methodist Church moved in 1840 into the white, clapboard building with its modest steeple on Concord Street, it held services next door, in the secular Town House. Almost two centuries later, the United …

Peterborough: Talk shines light on suicide

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — After a personal experience with suicide when she was younger, Melissa Mucha remembers how those around her showed how much they cared. Mucha, now a 33-year-old counseling intern at ConVal High School, tries to do the …

New Ipswich: Shopping bazaar at library Nov. 28

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The New Ipswich Library is hosting its 4th Annual Small-Business-Saturday Vendor Shopping Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is a good way to get started on holiday shopping and support the New Ipswich Library at the same time. This year’s vendors include …