Paul Chabot is a retired dairy farmer who had one last opportunity to hang out with some cows Wednesday at the Pheasant Wood Center.

Peterborough: Farmer takes trip down memory lane

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Paul Chabot sat in his wheelchair as his hospice nurse rolled it through the Pheasant Wood Center parking lot Wednesday morning, taking in a little sunshine as they headed for the grassy area at the edge of the lot. The nurse wheeled him to a stop, and Chabot gazed up at the massive dairy cow in front of him. He … 0

Peterborough: Heated agritourism debate at Planning Board

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Farmers may soon be able to host wedding receptions, farm-to-table dinners, bed and breakfasts and other types of agritourism, if the Planning Board OKs a new permit process for farms. But town officials say this is a temporary, test amendment that could change come May voting. However, Monday’s Planning Board meeting … 0

DUBLIN/HANCOCK: Walk to honor Granny D

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When the late Doris “Granny D” Haddock of Dublin was 88 years old, she began her more than 3,200-mile walk across the continental United States in protest of money’s influence on politics and elections. With another election cycle in full swing and the 2016 presidential election right around the corner, Promoting Active Civic Engagement, which aims to carry on Granny D’s legacy, and … 0

Peterborough: Lowry speaks at Lyceum

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lois Lowry’s children’s books, such as “The Giver” and “Number The Stars,” are famous in many elementary and middle schools, and infamous in others, for subtly addressing grown up subjects like racism, anti-authoritarianism, murder and the Holocaust. The … 0

Conval: Committee looks for cost savings

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A suggestion that the ConVal School District’s new District Study Committee could look for cost-saving opportunities by reviewing the district’s Special Education program drew fire from two School Board members at Tuesday’s board meeting. The District Study Committee, which was formed last year, is made up … 0

Sharon: A dream in the making

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Walk around the back of the Sharon Arts Center building, and you will see the culmination of years worth of organizing and fundraising, rising from a concrete pad. Or at least, you will see most of it. A … 0

Achievement: Achievement

Monday, August 18, 2014

Alisha Birk, a ConVal High School student, was presented with the 2014 Evans-Reilly Award for outstanding leadership, strong scholarship, and a remarkable commitment to school and community service. Presented to Birk by Monadnock Rotary Club President Dale Gabel, … 0

Peterborough: Garden stewardship presented

Monday, August 18, 2014

Author Tovah Martin will be speaking in Bass Hall at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Saturday at 7 p.m., in conjunction with the Open Garden Days tours the same day. Martin’s lecture “Trowels & Tomorrow: Garden Stewardship” will examine some of the country’s most adept … 0

Peterborough: Bass. Croke talk books at the Toadstool

Monday, August 18, 2014

Two authors will be visiting the Toadstool Bookshop to talk about their latest books on Saturday, Aug. 23. Rosaly Bass will be at the Toadstool at 11 a.m. to sign and discuss “Organic! A Gardener’s Handbook.” Rosaly’s Garden began from a few seeds planted in Peterborough in 1973. … 0

Peterborough: 3rd Thursday dance for the food pantry

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A fund and food raising dance to benefit the Peterborough Food Pantry will take place today, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Peterborough Community Center. Beginner Line Dancing will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. followed by Zumba Fitness from 6 to 7 p.m., taught by … 0

Letter: Scott Brown has got it wrong

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: After receiving several Scott Brown mailings blaming Jeanne Shaheen for the limited hospital networks under Obamacare, I have looked into the facts of the case. In fact, the limited networks are due to Anthem Blue Cross, which is the only insurance company currently available under … 0

Editorial: Freedom of the press isn’t free

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

At home and overseas, American journalists are engaged in a bitter battle for the truth. In some cases, these reporters’ rights are infringed upon, and their Constitutionally granted access to public information is denied. In others, they’re forced away from the locations where news is being made, unable … 0

Viewpoint: The rise of poverty

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Over the past four years, just under half of the people who have been our guests at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter have been children. But in 2013 alone, 17 of the 27 guests were children. And the … 0