Peterborough

The Mary Varnum-Platts chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is turning 70 this year.

‘I know who I am now’

Monday, July 6, 2015

The local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is celebrating a birthday this year — its 105th, or 70th, depending on the view you take. If you’re counting from the creation of the Peterborough Chapter, you have to count from when it was first organized on June 16, 1910. Its founding regent was Bethiah Greenfield Alexander, a Peterborough native born in 1835, the great-granddaughter of John Scott. Scott had accompanied his father, Maj. William Scott into the War of the Revolution at the tender age of 13 as a musician, and then later as a private soldier. However, in June of 1945, another … 0

Equestrian: Next Touchstone Farm horse show set for July 18

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Touchstone Farm in Temple invites riders to come to the farm on July 18 and ride in the second show of the Touchstone season. The show includes classes that will appeal to a wide variety of riders: Leadline, short stirrup, walk-trot, pattern, equitation, hunter/jumper, and hunter classic, NH Hunter-Jumper Association and Downeast Medal … 0

Softball: Monadnock 10U All Stars are the District Five NH Babe Ruth Champs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Monadnock 10U All Star softball team won a hard fought victory over Sugar River at the District 5 Babe Ruth championship game in Bedford this Tuesday night. It was an exciting game, with both teams taking turns in the lead. In the bottom of the last inning, the Monadnock girls pulled ahead … 0

Lyndeborough: Funds raised to purchase Rose Mountain

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thrills may be found on Blueberry Hill, but the blueberries are found on Rose Mountain. Rose Mountain is named for Abram Rose, and was once used to support sheep flocks, and later was the site of dozens of … 0

Pipeline: Feeling the ripple effect

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Even though Cathy Lanigan doesn’t live in a town that will be traversed by Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, she defiantly displays several “Stop the Pipeline” signs on her lawn on Concord Street. “If I don’t … 0

Mason: ZBA again denies rehearing for Marty’s

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Zoning Board of Adjustment has now twice denied a request for a rehearing from Marty’s Driving Range. Marty’s, co-owned by Martin Ruggiero and his daughter Nicole Ruggiero, both of Mason, applied for a variance last month to hold twice-weekly outdoor concerts at the business, which includes a … 0

Peterborough: From New Zealand to Peterborough

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Malcolm Cooper of Peterborough finished shearing the last alpaca of the year late Sunday afternoon. This spring, like the last 12, he started shearing in early April and finished in late June. Ten weeks. Ten-thousand miles. One hundred … 0

Peterborough: Campers cut wood for those in need

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A dozen teenagers from the Barbara C. Harris Camp in Greenfield gathered at the River Center in Peterborough Tuesday to cut, split and stack firewood for needy families. The River Center Wood Bank has been operational for the … 0

ConVal: New track to be built for fall

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The track at ConVal High School, which was built to last 20 years, started falling apart eight years after it was built. And as Director of Facilities Timothy Grossi and Athletic Director Mark Swasey prepare to … 0

Peterborough: Fundraising to train EMTs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Michael Hutchinson, a Peterborough paramedic who served as outreach coordinator for Cheshire Medical Center until December, surveyed about two-dozen ambulance departments in the region in 2014, asking them about their biggest challenges. Their answer: training EMTs. Ambulance departments … 0

Temple motorcyclist airlifted following three-vehicle crash

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Temple motorcyclist was airlifted with serious injuries, following a three-vehicle crash in Milford Tuesday. Two other drivers were also injured. Shaun Merrill, 47, of Temple, was travelling east on Route 101 in Milford when his 1987 Harley Davidson motorcycle collided with an oncoming 2006 Mazda, driven by … 0

Peterborough: Arrest part of heroin bust

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Marlborough man arrested in Peterborough and charged with trafficking a half-kilogram of heroin is believed to have ties to a major drug distribution network out of Lawrence, Massachusetts, according to Keene police. Ryan Williams, 28, was one … 0

PUC, utility reach deal

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Opponents of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline proposed to run through the state are disappointed with decisions last week from both state and federal entities. Staff at the state Public Utilities Commission have reached a settlement agreement with natural gas distributor Liberty Utilities, regarding its application to contract … 0