Peterborough

Thom Fox of Peterborough is closing out his music studies at Keene State College by composing a tone poem to score Ray Bradbury's short story collection "The Illustrated Man."

Thom Fox illustrates ‘The Illustrated Man’ - through music

Thursday, July 30, 2015

“The first concussion cut the rocket up the side with a giant can opener. The men were thrown into space like a dozen wriggling silverfish. They were scattered into a dark sea; and the ship, in a million pieces, went on, a meteor swarm seeking a lost sun.” Thus begins “Kaleidoscope,” a short story in Ray Bradbury’s collection “The Illustrated Man.” If you find that passage evocative of some powerful imagery, you’re not alone; and while many readers might picture that scene in their mind —perhaps reminiscent of Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” — Thom Fox of Peterborough has taken it a step further. Fox is finishing … 0

Keeping time: Town clock has some stories to tell

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — For 160 years, the four faces of the clock on the Unitarian Universalist Church have watched over Peterborough while a clock agent has watched over the clock. At least twice a year, the clock agent climbs the fusty tower, resets the clock, oils the capstan and marvels at the machine’s longevity … 0

Peterborough: 75-year prison term possible

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — An ex-firefighter who was found guilty of intentionally setting fire to five apartment buildings in a two-hour drunken spree faces a possible 75-year sentence tomorrow. Gregory Potter’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Strafford County Superior Court. Potter, 23, faces prison sentences of 7½ to 15 years, and a $4,000 fine for each of the five counts of arson … 0

Peterborough: Is high-tech the answer?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — New Hampshire must focus on high-tech manufacturing to take advantage of its population — one of the smartest in the country, said the chief investment officer of People’s United Wealth Management Tuesday. John Traynor said this … 0

Indictments handed down in three cases

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Four men were indicted in July in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester in connection for various crimes committed in the region. Brett Flagg, 26, of Greenfield, was indicted by a grand jury on the charge of driving after being declared a habitual offender. Peterborough police arrested Flagg … 0

Peterborough: Town gets award for software use

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The town received an award from an international company for its use of the company’s geographic-information-system software. Esri awarded the town, as well as 170 other organizations, its special achievement award at its annual International User’s Conference in San Diego, California, Monday. “It’s nice being acknowledged,” … 0

Peterborough: Bob McQuillen memorial dance Saturday

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Students of Bob McQuillen, who was both a legend of New England contra dance and a high-school industrial arts teacher, remember him for his tough, steadfast love. Mr. Mac wouldn’t let you slide by. He wasn’t afraid to … 0

MacDowell Downtown: Gunther Schuller’s imprint on music

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The 2015 Edward MacDowell Medalist, composer Gunther Schuller, will be illuminated in three distinct ways on Friday at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture. The program will open with a 10-minute documentary film featuring Schuller’s candid descriptions … 0

Peterborough: ‘Charley’s Aunt’ is madcap romp

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

From ‘Three’s Company” to “Mrs. Doubtfire,” some of the best comedies in history have used this same formula — create a half-baked scheme, commit to it and then watch it spiral out of control, carrying the characters and … 0

Baseball: Post 11 ends season with split

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

For the third year in a row the last game of the season would decide Jaffrey’s playoff fate. And for the third year in a row, the result would be the same. Heartbreak. Jaffrey started the weekend Saturday … 0

Baseball: State champ Monadnock Babe Ruth falls at Regionals

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Monadnock League, representing New Hampshire in the Regional Tournament in Winooski, Vermont finished in third place in Pool A losing the first two Friday and Saturday but winning the third on Sunday. They jumped out to a … 0

Achievement:

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hannah Therriault of Jaffrey was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS University, Boston, Massachusetts. To make the list a student must carry a full-time course load with a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the … 0

Achievement:

Monday, July 27, 2015

The following students were named to the dean’s honor’s list for the spring semester at Franklin Pierce University: from Jaffrey: Nathan Hatton, health sciences; Peterborough: Hannah Anderson, freshman majoring in elementary education K-6 through K-8; Morgan Humphrey, sophomore majoring in accounting-finance; Joshua Smith, sophomore majoring in biology; Rindge: … 0