Peterborough

Students in Brock Lambert's forensic science class test practice bloodstain pattern analysis.

ConVal: CSI meets summer school

Monday, July 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A metal rod dripping with blood. A bloody hammer. A red-stained, football-size rock. The objects are spread out on a sidewalk by the ConVal High School cafeteria. A student stands nearby, hands smeared red. This isn’t the ending of Stephen King’s latest horror novel. It’s Brock Lambert’s forensic science class — one of nine classes the high school … 0

Peterborough/Francestown/New Ipswich: Solar growth slows down

Monday, July 27, 2015

Uncertainty about the future of solar energy subsidies has put the brakes on its popularity in the region. Utilities will soon reach the state mandated net-metering cap, and legislation that would raise the cap is not expected to pass. Also, Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of the Legislature’s two-year budget proposal has put renewable energy rebates in limbo. And Congress has yet to rule … 0

Reimers Reason: What is timber trespass?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Trees are valuable. They provide firewood and lumber, as well as privacy and beauty, but they also block scenic vistas and interfere with driveways and roads. For all of these reasons, nearly all landowners cut down trees from time to time. In New Hampshire law, there is something called “timber trespass.” Timber trespass … 0

$230k available in state ‘moose plate’ grants

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The New Hampshire State Conservation Committee has announced that the 2016 conservation “moose plate” grant applications are available. Applications are due by Sept. 25, Eligible applicants include municipalities, county conservation districts, qualified nonprofit organizations engaged in conservation programs, public and private schools, county cooperative extension natural resource programs … 0

Peterborough: Recyclers salvage 77 tons

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

For the month of June Peterborough and Sharon residents recycled a total of 76.99 tons. Tons of: Newspaper: 3.84 Cardboard: 9.1 Mixed paper: 21.06 Plastics: 2.61 Aluminum cans: .29 Steel cans: .88 Food waste: 1.06 Glass: 21 Textiles: 4.96 Scrap metal: 8.37 By recycling a total of 76.99 … 0

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

DAR meeting Susan Peterson from 100+ Women Who Care in Peterborough was the speaker at the monthly meeting of the Mary Varnum Platts-Peterborough Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Peterson shared the history of the group … 0

Peterborough: New England kelp reefs a thing of beauty

Monday, July 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Australia and other parts of the world are dominated by beautiful coral reefs, but according to biologist Dr. Jarrett Byrnes, New England coastlines are home to an even more beautiful and interesting form of reef: temperate … 0

Tennis: Dollars for Scholars tourney set for Sept.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The ConVal Community Dollars for Scholars will host their third annual tennis tournament the weekend of Sept.18 - 20. The tournament will be held at Adams Playground in Peterborough, with additional tennis courts secured as needed. The tournament will include a men’s and women’s doubles A & B … 0

Jaffrey: Love of storytelling drives Eaton

Monday, July 27, 2015

JAFFREY — A question-and-answer with the longtime executive producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre offered three generations of fans the opportunity to reminisce on their favorite shows in the program’s 45-year history, from the 1971 series, “Upstairs, Downstairs” to … 0

Hockey: Lundberg signed to NWHL

Monday, July 27, 2015

The NWHL announced today the signing of goaltender Shenae Lundberg, who played at Union College, to the New York Riveters. Lundberg served as goalie for the Union College Dutchwomen from 2011-2015. The Peterborough native began her freshman year … 0

Local family fights poverty in Rwanda

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — When Brandon Walsh moved to Rwanda a year ago with his wife, Emily, and infant daughter, Elsa, he expected to haggle over groceries and be plagued by frequent electricity and water outages. However, the Anglican priest … 0

Peterborough: Divided opinions on Internet access plans

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — In Kansas City, you can download a high-def copy of “The Avengers” in seven seconds. In Atlanta, you’ll soon be able to download it in about half that time. Here in town, you’d have to wait … 1

Peterborough: EDA seeks help with website, marketing

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The all-volunteer Economic Development Authority wants to hire a specialist to attract businesses to town. “All of us have other things in our lives we have to do. Sometimes our careers take precedent,” said Peter Robinson, … 0