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Voters came out to support their primary candidates on Tuesday.

Primary day: Trump triumphs; Sanders surges

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cars honk and people wave and shout “Bernie!” out their car window at a small group of campaigners boasting tall signs stacked with Bernie Sanders’ name. “We’ve been getting a lot of that,” said Mary Allen of Antrim, as she stood roadside across the street from the Town Hall on voting day. Allen has been a campaign volunteer for the …

Peterborough: There’s power in presence

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Is it possible to get back that feeling of being part of a neighborhood that baby boomers so often reminisce about, or have TV, the Internet and all the gadgets we use to go online captured too much of our attention? More than a few groups in the Monadnock region say neighborliness is …

Peterborough: Rec department sees revenue dip

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The Recreation Department expects to collect about $50,000 less revenue next fiscal year, as the population in town continues to age. “There are fewer kids in the school system,” said Jeff King, the recreation director. “The senior programs don’t generate revenue like the kids programs do.” The department expects revenue next fiscal year to be $50,630 less than this year — …

Peterborough: Azzi to explore perceptions of Islam

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

On the weekend of Feb. 27-28, Peterborough’s Mariposa Museum and All Saints’ Episcopal Church will host a two-part program, “Islam in America” and “Ask a Muslim Anything.” Exeter resident Robert Azzi will offer “From Goree to Trump Tower — The Muslim Experience in America.” at the Mariposa Museum …

Boys’ basketball: Whiteout, free shirts at CV

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

On Friday, ConVal will host a whiteout for the boys’ basketball game against Hollis-Brookline at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the whiteout is to get as many people as possible to wear white and attend the game The event is orchestrated by ConVal’s Student Athletic Leadership Team, whose …

Peterborough: Daddy-Daughter Dance

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Peterborough Recreation Department held the 2016 Daddy-Daughter Dance Saturday. …

Peterborough: Senior represents American Legion

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

ConVal High School senior River Marmorstein represented Posts 5 and 50 at the District 2 American Legion High School Oratorical Contest. Representing District 2, he will be moving on to the State Oratorical Contest, which will be held …

Editorial: Voters call for change

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Voters in New Hampshire’s Primary have spoken, and change is the keyword of the day. Rather than choosing candidates who have more experience, or who are accepted by the establishment, Granite Staters — and those in the Monadnock region were no exception — selected relative outsiders Bernie Sanders …

What to ask the candidates: What’s going to happen with Social Security?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A group of us here in the Monadnock region have some questions for our presidential candidates we think are important to share with our neighbors before we vote in November. What follows is an expanded question about the …

Viewpoints: Bipartisan progress on heroin and opioid crisis

Friday, January 29, 2016

As people across New Hampshire know painfully well, the heroin and opioid crisis is the most pressing public health and safety challenge facing our state. No matter how often we repeat the statistic, the fact that more than …

Viewpoint: On the matter of choice in addiction

Thursday, February 4, 2016

In the matter of choice vs. no choice in addiction, there is one critical element missing from the recent discussion. That element is truth. People don’t choose to take drugs or to drink alcoholically. They choose to be …

Viewpoint: When drug addiction hits home

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I am the mother of an addict. Those seven words are the hardest I have ever said and, hopefully, maybe one day I won’t have to. For years, I have had to deal with being the mother of a substance abuser. I have never denied there was a …

Letter: Petition articles would undo town

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

To the editor: How easy it is for those who play no part in public affairs to sneer at the compromises required of those who do. — Cicero (106-43 BC) A group of Greenfield residents calling themselves “The Coalition of Concerned Citizens” is waging an unprecedented assault on …