Peterborough

COnVal: District saying bullying is down

Monday, September 15, 2014

The ConVal School District reported significantly fewer incidents of bullying last year, Supt. Dr. Brendan Minnihan said at a recent School Board meeting. The Superintendent’s Office and district principals credit this decline to encouraging students to respect one another more. The Superintendent’s Office, at the School Board’s Sept. 2 meeting, distributed the district’s bullying report for the 2013-14 school year. According to this report, there were 32 reported bullying incidents … 0

Peterborough doctor’s license suspended

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Peterborough podiatrist, with a second practice in Concord, had his state medical license temporarily suspended, according to a press release issued by the N.H. Attorney General on Thursday. Dr. Edward Newcott of Pembroke is charged with not having appropriate practices to control infection. “The [N.H. Board of Registration in Podiatry] found that Dr. Newcott’s practice, as currently operated, poses an imminent threat … 0

Peterborough: They’re living a dream

Monday, September 15, 2014

Growing up everyone has an ideal job in mind. Of course, things change as we mature, and our career dreams are no exception. “Do what you like and like what you do” is the advice people often give to those searching for the ideal career. In the Monadnock region, there are a few … 0

Peterborough: Ballroom classes begin Sept. 23

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ballroom dance lessons, sponsored by the Peterborough Recreation Department, will be held at Studio-9247 beginning Monday, Sept. 23. Participants will learn the foxtrot, cha cha, tango, swing, and waltz. Today’s rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, and blues will be the music used in the classes. A partner is not … 0

Letter: Black marks on Our Town

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: It should be a very busy two to three days — the 275th anniversary of Peterborough. It will be a camera enthusiast’s dream — bands, floats, food tents and crowds. Community is the theme of the celebration, and community service is in the spotlight. Peterborough … 0

Letter: Is it really anti- Semitism here?

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: Two weeks ago, Jane Kronheim wrote about fears of anti-Semitism prompted by pro-Palestinian protests in England. The protesters were lashing out in response to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, but to Ms. Kronheim, they were simply anti-Semites. The fact that over 2,100 Gazans were killed, including … 0

Viewpoint: Opportunity seemed to good to be true

Monday, September 15, 2014

To see this incredibly talented group of young people showcase their abilities in front of an international audience was simply amazing. It was lost on none that the lines they were performing so eloquently were written steps away from The Dell stage. It speaks volumes about Project Shakespeare … 0

Primary results are in, as region readies for General Election

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Democrats Peter Leishman, the incumbent, and Ivy Vann of Peterborough have won the primary for two state representative seats in Hillsborough District 24, which includes Peterborough, edging out fellow Democratic candidate Kath Allen. Gary Carpenter of Peterborough has … 0

Peterborough: MDS recognizes care workers

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monadnock Developmental Services has announced Teresa Aldrich and Dylan Ballantine are the recipients of the 2014 Direct Support Professional and Home Provider of the Year awards, respectively, for the Monadnock region. Ballantine and Aldrich were selected from a … 0

Peterborough: In hopes of new theater

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A committee of arts enthusiasts from all walks of life have been meticulously putting together plans to build a new performing arts center at ConVal High School. After two years of planning, the committee is opening themselves up … 0

Peterborough: Farmland now eligible for alternative uses

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The Planning Board adopted a process that will allow local farms to use their land for alternative uses, such as weddings, farm dinners and educational purposes. In an interview Wednesday, Planning Board Chair Ivy Vann said … 0

Peterborough: Meditation center may grow

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The Planning Board has begun to look at a plan to expand a mediation center on Route 101 in Peterborough. There is currently one house at the Temple Mountain Buddhist Meditation Center which is home to a Buddhist monk living on the property. The Meditation Center … 0

PEterborough: Hawk release, hawkwatch on Saturday

Monday, September 8, 2014

New Hampshire Audubon’s annual big day at the hawkwatch site on the Pack Monadnock summit at Miller State Park is planned for Saturday. A part of this annual event is the release of a rehabilitated hawk, which will take place at 1 p.m. It is recommended to arrive … 0