Peterborough: Boston Post Cane to be awarded to Rotch

Friday, August 21, 2015

On Wednesday, William Rotch of Rivermead Retirement Community will be presented with the Boston Post Cane, recognized as the oldest living citizen of Peterborough. The celebration will take place at Rivermead at 3 pm, with the presentation of the cane to Rotch by Selectman Chair Barbara Miller. Coffee, tea and cake will be served. This ceremony is free and open to the public. On Aug. 2, 1909, Mr. Edwin A. … 0

Peterborough: Construction of parking lot set to begin next summer

Monday, August 31, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Town officials expect to build the new parking lot off Grove Street near the GAR Hall next summer. Director of Public Works Rodney Bartlett said at a recent Select Board meeting that he hopes the design for the parking lot will be completed by October, and he expects site preparation to occur in the winter. Construction could then begin next summer. … 0

What not to say when the kids get home from school

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Five things never to ask your child right after school: “How was school today?” “What do you have for homework?” “When are you going to do your homework?” “What did you get on the test?” “What did you learn today?” You want to interact and make connection. Your kids do too, but not in the same way. You’ve missed them, you want to … 0

Football: CV middle school squad drops season opener

Monday, August 31, 2015

ConVal’s middle school football team kicked off Saturday morning against Concord. ConVal lost 32-6. The defense was led by Andrew Skillings, who made the lion’s share of tackles in the game. “He played extremely well on defense,” said … 0

Peterborough: So you think you can dance?

Monday, August 31, 2015

Ballroom dancing is more popular now more than ever, thanks to shows like “Dancing With The Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” Now, the Peterborough Recreation Department is getting in on the fun with a new class instructed by Rich Clough. Today’s rock, rhythm, and blues … 0

Peterborough: Hearth cooking series begins Sept. 12

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Phoenix Mill House will be open on Sept. 12 for the first of the Monadnock Center’s Fall 2015 Hearth Cooking Saturdays. The September menu will focus on harvesting the autumn’s bounty and preservation techniques that would have been used to carry the Mill House family through the … 0

Peterborough: Chamber breakfast tomorrow at theater

Monday, August 31, 2015

This month’s Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce’s Breakfast Forum will be held Wednesday at the historic Peterborough Community Theatre from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Matthew Newton, director of the State of New Hampshire Film and Television Office. Newton and the New Hampshire … 0


Monday, August 31, 2015

Sun power The second phase of Microspec’s solar array is expected to go live next week, allowing for the company to produce an estimated 50 percent of its energy needs through sun power. The company recently had an … 0

Police Log: Peterborough — September 1, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Peterborough Friday, August 21 DWI: At 5:13 a.m., N.H. State Police observed a 2002 Buick Century driving on the wrong side of the road on Route 101 near the T-Bird convenience store, also known as Carr’s Store. While Officer Martin Kolb was en route, the driver, Erica Dion, … 0

Thank you Note: ‘Uplifting’ one another at festival

Friday, August 28, 2015

To the editor: I recently had the privilege of attending the fourth annual Uplift Music Festival at Oak Park in Greenfield. This volunteer-driven, family event was a testament to what a compassionate and supportive group of people is … 0

LETTERS: Lions a shining example

Monday, August 31, 2015

To the editor: Lions Club International has received worldwide recognition for its work to improve sight and prevent blindness, following Helen Keller’s request for them to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” The Peterborough Lions Club is a shining example of that mantra, thanks … 0

Thank You: Quest program a unique opportunity

Friday, August 28, 2015

To the editor: I would like to thank the Peterborough Rotary, and those involved with Camp Quest at Boston University’s Sargent Camp, for sponsoring an outstanding week long opportunity for the ConVal School District’s middle school age children. The camp, which was of no cost to the student … 0

Letters: Volunteers needed for America Reads

Saturday, August 29, 2015

To the editor: One person, one hour, once a week can make a difference! With the start of fall, school bells will be ringing throughout the Monadnock region. Most children will eagerly begin working with new textbooks, checking out books from the library and delving into new learning … 0