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Peterborough Fire Chaplain Shayna Appel with her dog, Arlo.

Peterborough: Providing support to those who see the worst

Monday, October 12, 2015

In the 15 years Shayna Appel was an EMT, no one ever asked her if she was OK. Sleep-deprived, short-tempered and burnt out, she eventually left that career. Now, she is the person who asks. The interim minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church is also the Fire Department’s chaplain. “I’m there to help them stay healthy and on the job,” …

Business: Job growth in 2016?

Monday, October 12, 2015

The New Hampshire economy is very much tied to what’s happening nationally and globally, but the faster-growing areas are typically Nashua, Manchester and the Seacoast. Still, there are reasons to be optimistic for job growth in the Monadnock region. Medical device manufacturing jobs are growing here, as are jobs in high-tech manufacturing. And …

Peterborough: Fall opening eyed for Scott-Farrar

Monday, October 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Scott-Farrar representatives expect that its assisted living home, with an auditorium, view of Mt. Monadnock, gym, beauty salon and barbershop, will be finished by next fall. And while it was difficult to watch the demolition of the original, half-century-old facility, the Scott-Farrar Board of Trustees and executive director realize now it was the right decision. “It was emotional to a lot …

Money Matters: Time for end-of-year planning

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This may seem a bit surprising, but October has become one of my favorite months of the year — and not just for the glorious fall colors, the clean, crisp air, or the pumpkin doughnuts. No, I think …

Peterborough: Job hunting in today’s market

Monday, October 12, 2015

Finding a job has changed dramatically in recent years. Just ask Stacey Norton of Peterborough. She’s currently holding down three part-time jobs, trying to support herself and two children, and the Peterborough Library was the hub that helped. …

Libraries help people find jobs

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Almost every job has been changed dramatically by technology, so perhaps it is not surprising that technology has changed job hunting as well. Libraries — with their free public access to hardware, software, and the Web — have …

Finding a job: Advantages of old-school job search

Friday, October 9, 2015

Are you looking for a new job? One of the most effective ways to find a job in the Monadnock region is through a firm handshake and a personal connection, but networking can be a challenge for the …

ConVal Voices: Don’t call me a guidance counselor!

Friday, October 9, 2015

There are a handful of things in this world that make me cringe: Hair in my food, white shoes after Labor Day, Taylor Swift (sorry!), and — most of all — being called a guidance counselor. It’s been twenty-eight (!) years since I graduated high school, yet I …

Football: ConVal comeback bid falls just short

Monday, October 12, 2015

ConVal football lost a heartbreaker on Friday night to Kingswood, 41-35 in overtime. The Cougars came all the way back after falling behind 28-7 in the second quarter to tie the game at 35 with two minutes to …

Peterborough: Creamery goes commercial

Monday, October 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The Hulberts revere their four Jersey cows they produce organic yogurt with. “The Hindus had it right,” said Robin Hulbert, about the religion’s deification of bovines. “A cow is quite a spiritual creature. You can learn …

Golf: Playing the round of his life

Monday, October 12, 2015

Pastor Fouad Farris of the Jaffrey Bible Church played 100 holes of golf at Monadnock Country Club Wednesday. Pastor Farris played the 9-hole course, with two balls played at each hole, for 5 and one half rounds, plus …

Bennington: Peak Resorts expands sales staff at ski area

Friday, October 2, 2015

Peak Resorts, the parent company of Crotched Mountain ski area, has named two new sales executives for the Northeast region. Rick Thorpe, formerly the director of sales at Mount Snow Resort, has been named Northeast director of sales, and P.J. McSparran, formerly a senior salesperson at Mount Snow …

Field hockey: ConVal falls to Goffstown

Thursday, October 8, 2015

ConVal off to a great start versus Goffstown with a goal by Ally Fife (her third this season) off an assist by Hannah Zanga putting the Cougars up 1-0 in the first half. Goffstown responded with their own to end the half at 1-1. ConVal was unable to …