PES nurse Pam Murphy checks Nick Long's vision Wednesday morning. Murphy was recently awarded Nurse of the Year by The N.H. School Nurses' Association.

ConVal: Making a difference

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

To Pam Murphy, Peterborough Elementary School’s nurse, her job isn’t just about sticking Band-Aids on boo-boos. “It’s about supporting students, their family, and staff in many different ways,” she said Tuesday, “so we can really make a difference in students’ educational lives and keep them healthy.” Murphy, who has been the PES nurse for 17 years, later said, “It’s important … 0

Showing of solidarity at State House

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It was a crisp, chilly morning Wednesday, but that didn’t stop hundreds of people from turning out in front of the State House to protest proposed cuts in the state budget that could impact New Hampshire resources for substance abuse and alcohol treatment, as well as services for people with developmental disabilities. Lisa … 0

Peterborough: Kuster: I’ll fight for solar, biomass energy legislation

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster said Wednesday she can’t do much to stop Kinder Morgan from building a natural gas pipeline through southwest New Hampshire. But the congresswoman assured about a dozen Peterborough officials and renewable energy experts that she will fight for legislation that subsidizes projects for solar and biomass … 0

Peterborough: Town going after economic grant

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The town of Peterborough recently partnered with several organizations in the Monadnock region to enter a national competition. The prize: to be one of 12 regions that split $1.3 billion in federal assistance for economic development. The Peterborough Select Board approved Director of Public Work Rodney Bartlett’s request … 0

MacDowell downtown: Deke Weaver’s ‘The Unreliable Bestiary’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Deke Weaver’s work is driven by his passion for the natural world and the living creatures that inhabit it. Currently in his fifth residency at The MacDowell Colony, the veteran multidisciplinary artist will create a “live cinema” experience … 0

PETERBOROUGH: Our town through her eyes

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH—The late actress Bette Davis was known for her forceful acting and perfectionism. Davis, after all, was raised by a single mother during the U.S. woman’s suffrage movement. Yet, the summer Davis and her family lived in Peteborough … 0

Peterborough: Landscape show at Waterhouse

Monday, March 23, 2015

An exhibit of landscape paintings by William Preston Phelps are on display at the Waterhouse Restaurant and Bar. The group of 20 paintings are from private collections of the owners of the restaurant. William Preston Phelps (1848-1923), long … 0

Peterborough: CV students net national awards

Monday, March 30, 2015

Two ConVal High School students have been recognized at the national level by the Scholastic Art and Writing Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. Mei Buzzell, senior, won a Gold Medal in photography, and Bridget Grady, sophomore, won … 0

Peterborough: ‘Dance music, sedition and maple syrup,’ talk April 11

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A history presentation, “Dance Music, Sedition and Maple Syrup: The Musical Roots of Old New England,” will be offered at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on April 11, at 10 a.m. Through songs, dance tunes, pictures and stories, Allison Aldrich Smith and Hunt Smith will illustrate … 0

Peterborough: Library celebrates 182nd year

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Peterborough Town Library will celebrate its 182nd birthday on Thursday, April 9, with a birthday party at 3:30 p.m. Established in 1833, the Peterborough Town Library is the oldest tax-supported public library in the world. The Rev. Abiel Abbot, Peterborough’s Unitarian minister, proposed the creation of a … 0

Jaffrey: Monadnock Conservancy speaker Wednesday

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ryan Owens, executive director for the Monadnock Conservancy, will speak at a Joint Chambers Breakfast of Jaffrey, Peterborough and Rindge Chamber members Wednesday, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., at The Shattuck Golf Club. Owens will discuss board effectiveness from the perspective of management staff. It is his belief … 0

Peterborough: Rotary hosts Easter breakfast

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Peterborough Rotary Club is pleased to announce the Easter Pancake Breakfast to be held Easter Sunday, April 5th, between 7 and 10 a.m. at the ConVal High School cafeteria. Donations are $5 for adults and $3 for … 0

Peterborough: Rotary teacher award nominees sought

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Peterborough Rotary Club will again honor a Teacher of the Year, drawing on nominations from the ConVal community and culminating in a special presentation and dinner. “The mission,” said Cole Royal, Peterborough Rotary president, “is to identify and highlight the ConVal teachers who consistently contribute to our … 0