Peterborough

Thom Fox of Peterborough is closing out his music studies at Keene State College by composing a tone poem to score Ray Bradbury's short story collection "The Illustrated Man."

Thom Fox illustrates ‘The Illustrated Man’ - through music

Thursday, July 30, 2015

“The first concussion cut the rocket up the side with a giant can opener. The men were thrown into space like a dozen wriggling silverfish. They were scattered into a dark sea; and the ship, in a million pieces, went on, a meteor swarm seeking a lost sun.” Thus begins “Kaleidoscope,” a short story in Ray Bradbury’s collection “The Illustrated Man.” If you find that passage evocative of some powerful imagery, you’re not alone; and while many readers might picture that scene in their mind —perhaps reminiscent of Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” — Thom Fox of Peterborough has taken it a step further. Fox is finishing … 0

Keeping time: Town clock has some stories to tell

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — For 160 years, the four faces of the clock on the Unitarian Universalist Church have watched over Peterborough while a clock agent has watched over the clock. At least twice a year, the clock agent climbs the fusty tower, resets the clock, oils the capstan and marvels at the machine’s longevity … 0

Peterborough: 75-year prison term possible

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — An ex-firefighter who was found guilty of intentionally setting fire to five apartment buildings in a two-hour drunken spree faces a possible 75-year sentence tomorrow. Gregory Potter’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Strafford County Superior Court. Potter, 23, faces prison sentences of 7½ to 15 years, and a $4,000 fine for each of the five counts of arson … 0

Graduations:

Monday, July 27, 2015

The following students graduate from Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, this spring: Bennington: Paula Cyr, Associate of Arts in management; Jaffrey: Caitlyn Durden, summa cum laude, Bachelor of Science in sports and recreation management; Nathan Hatton, Bachelor of Arts in health sciences; Hancock: Matthew McGuiness, Doctor of Arts in … 0

Peterborough: American roots music history at PTL

Monday, July 27, 2015

New Hamsphire performer TJ Wheeler will visit the Peterborough Town Library to present “How We Arrived: How Grassroots Music Influenced Our History” on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. Wheeler is considered a treasure of American roots music, … 0

ConVal: Cougars second in DII Sportsmanship

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The NHIAA has recognized the Athletics Programs at ConVal High School with two prestigious honors. This past season, 2014-15 ConVal finished as the Division II NHIAA Runner-Up for the prestigious Sportsmanship Award Banner behind Milford HS and was also lauded for being one of 37 high schools in … 0

Achievement:

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Rosaleigh Blackmer of West Peterborough was named to the second honors list for the spring semester at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. To make the list a student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, of a maximum of 4.3 (all A-pluses). … 0

Viewpoint: Medicare turns 50: A time for celebration and action

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fifty years ago today, on July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare Act into law, a historic and transformative moment when our polity gave expression to America’s highest ideals of inclusion and compassion by providing for a publicly-funded healthcare program for the elderly and the disabled … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 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