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Back-to-school shoppers rushed department and retail stores in the region.

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they used to. They’ve already researched products and … 0

Peterborough: Oft-taboo topic of race tackled at Lyceum

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — In intellectual spaces, in areas where the invitation is explicit, we feel comfortable talking about race. But sitting with our neighbors, out in daily life, it becomes a sensitive, even taboo topic. Rev. Keith L. McGee, in a program titled “Race in America: Can We Talk?” on Sunday at the Monadnock … 0

ConVal: CV hockey teams could go co-op

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal High School is on track to combine its boys’ and girls’ hockey teams with Monadnock Regional High School for the 2016-2017 season in order to keep the programs alive. But, the school’s athletic director will not move forward without the full support of the community. “I wouldn’t want to co-op if it was anything but a numbers question,” Athletic Director … 0

None injured as car rolls down embankment in downtown Peterborough

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A sedan veered off Granite Street, rolled over an embankment, and stopped in the bushes on the side of the Contoocook River at the Transcript Dam at about 8:52 p.m. Tuesday. All three of the sedan’s occupants escaped … 0

Peterborough: Shumlin stumps for Hillary

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With Sen. Bernie Sanders ahead of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, Gov. Peter Shumlin crossed the Connecticut River to stump for Clinton at a Cheney Avenue home Monday. “She’s a pragmatic progressive. She’s the right candidate for the right time,” said Shumlin, as he addressed a … 0

Milford: music makes a difference

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Folk music has often been a force for social change. It’s been used to protest war, address political issues in both a satirical and serious light, and now, concert organizers hope it can help stop a natural gas … 0

Peterborough: Dems to sell baked goods and produce

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Out in front of Harlow’s Pub on Saturday morning from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., the Peterborough Democratic Committee will present the Annual Bake Sale and Farmers’ Market. The event is billed as a chance to reunite with old friends, make new friends, and raise funds for local candidates. … 0

Peterborough: CVTC celebration

Friday, August 21, 2015

Contoocook Valley Transportation Company hosted its second annual A Summer’s Evening event at the end of July at the Monadnock Country Club. Fred Marple entertained the group with his unique brand of Yankee humor, telling tales about the … 0

Peterborough: Pair of poets visit the Toadstool this weekend

Monday, August 24, 2015

Poet Deborah Gorlin will be at the Toadstool Bookshop to read from and sign her latest collection of poems on Saturday, at 2 p.m. “Life of the Garment” was the winner of the 2014 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. In 1967 at the request of May Sarton, … 0

Peterborough: Rec. Dept plans foliage trip

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Peterborough Recreation Department is planning an October foliage trip to Vermont. The Oct. 14 trip starts with lunch at the King Arthur Flour Cafe store and cooking school in Norwich, including a tour of the bakery, a cooking demonstration and time for shopping. Participants will receive a … 0

Peterborough: ‘Cowspiracy’ screens for free

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The film “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” will be screened at the Peterborough Community Theater on Tuesday, at 6 p.m. The film explores the devastating impact that large-scale animal agriculture has on the environment, and investigates the policies of environmental organizations on this issue. The documentary isn’t about discounting … 0

Golf: Jaiden’s Angel charity golf tournament set for Sept. 25

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jaiden’s Angel Foundation will host its 8th annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 25 at Crotched Mountain Golf Club in Francestown with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. All funds raised go directly toward our charitable mission: providing financial support and services to local families facing tragic child accidents, catastrophic … 0

Running: Twenty-five runners sprint to the summit

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Runners and walkers took to the access road at Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride on Saturday morning to trek the rocky and often steep 1-mile, 1,000 vertical climb to the summit to raise funds to put under-served ConVal … 0