Peterborough

Voters came out to support their primary candidates on Tuesday.

Primary day: Trump triumphs; Sanders surges

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cars honk and people wave and shout “Bernie!” out their car window at a small group of campaigners boasting tall signs stacked with Bernie Sanders’ name. “We’ve been getting a lot of that,” said Mary Allen of Antrim, as she stood roadside across the street from the Town Hall on voting day. Allen has been a campaign volunteer for the …

Peterborough: There’s power in presence

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Is it possible to get back that feeling of being part of a neighborhood that baby boomers so often reminisce about, or have TV, the Internet and all the gadgets we use to go online captured too much of our attention? More than a few groups in the Monadnock region say neighborliness is …

Peterborough: Rec department sees revenue dip

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The Recreation Department expects to collect about $50,000 less revenue next fiscal year, as the population in town continues to age. “There are fewer kids in the school system,” said Jeff King, the recreation director. “The senior programs don’t generate revenue like the kids programs do.” The department expects revenue next fiscal year to be $50,630 less than this year — …

Peterborough: Registration rate increase would fund projects

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — Road paint for bike lanes and crosswalks. A pedestrian bridge. Bicycle racks. A capital reserve fund financed just by a slight increase in vehicle registration fees would ensure these projects aren’t neglected in town. Ivy Vann, Peterborough’s state representative and Planning Board chair, wants the Select …

Basketball: Hoops for Hope

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The crowd packing the ConVal gym Tuesday night for a basketball doubleheader rose to their feet. Slowly at first, small groups got up; others followed until nearly everybody in the building was standing together, eyes on the court, …

Peterborough: Bartender says driver in crash was not impaired

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A bartender at the Jaffrey VFW who was with a Jaffrey man hours before a car accident in which he was charged with aggravated DWI says he was not drunk when he left the post. “There is no way he was impaired. I’d bet my life on it,” …

Peterborough: It’s never too late to vote

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ken Wetherbee celebrated two milestones the week — his 60th birthday and his first time voting. Wetherbee, who said his dad, Ken Sr., was an Independent, is no political neophyte — he has plenty to say about candidates, …

Trump shines at polls

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Area voters overwhelmingly supported Trump as the Republican nominee, with most saying that the United States needs someone in the Oval Office who can create jobs. Trump took New Hampshire by storm after placing second to Ted Cruz …

Huge win for Sanders

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For the first time in 53 years, David Faatz walked into the voting booth not sure of whom he would vote for. Bernie Sanders’ integrity and idealism resonated with him, but the Peterborough resident trusted Hillary Clinton’s political …

Peterborough: ‘Barnstar!’ bluegrass quintet performing Friday night

Monday, February 1, 2016

The band Barnstar! will make an appearance on Friday for a Peterborough Folk Music Society concert at the Peterborough Players. Barnstar! began as the brainchild of Zachariah Hickman, the bassist for Josh Ritter and musical director for Ray …

Peterborough: ‘Faces of Love’ for Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 1, 2016

“The Faces of Love,” a Valentine’s-themed concert, will be held in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Sunday at 3 p.m. Pianist Virginia Eskin, mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeil, and guitarist Jose Lezcano will come …

Peterborough: Garden designer gives talk

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Gordon Hayward, a nationally renowned garden designer and author, will present a talk entitled “The Inevitable Garden” on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture. Hayward’s illustrated talk will explore fine European …

Peterborough: Film explores Black Panther Party

Monday, February 8, 2016

A free showing of the film “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” will be screened at the Peterborough Community Theatre on Tuesday at 7 p.m. At the 50-year anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party by Bobby Seale and the late Huey P. Newton, a …