Peterborough

Rev. Robert Marrone displays his watercolor of the Union Congregational Church, where he is the new settled pastor.

Peterborough: Marrone brings an artistic touch to UCC community

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Many Americans no longer view church as the heart of a community, says the Rev. Robert Marrone of the United Congregational Church. And that’s something he’s hoping to change. “[But] I actually believe the church is as important or more important because of what it offers in a world that’s fractured, in a world that’s divided,” says Marrone. …

Jaffrey: Guilty plea expected in heroin dealing case

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

One of two men allegedly caught dealing heroin in the area is expected to plead guilty, according to court documents. Alan D. Wheeler, 26, of Jaffrey is scheduled to appear at the Cheshire Superior Court, Keene next Wednesday for a plea and sentencing hearing for a special felony controlled drug charge. Wheeler has agreed to enter a guilty plea and serve two to …

Peterborough: Larger student body leads to staffing issues

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With classes like industrial arts and consumer family at South Meadow School too large to be safe, additional arts classes are being proposed. But first the district’s business manager must find the money to pay for a second arts teacher. Katherine Fox is South Meadow’s only art teacher, after district officials …

Peterborough: Local choir begins new session

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Two Rivers Community Choir is inviting new and returning singers for the fall session which will begin Wednesday, Sept. 9. Two Rivers Community Choir has a group of inspired singers creating community music for community causes. The choir peforms music that celebrates myriad cultures and diversity. This semester’s …

Peterborough: Class of 1975 to hold 40th reunion

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The ConVal High School Class of 1975 will hold its class reunion on Oct. 3. All friends of the class, friends of class members and all spouses are welcome to join the celebration at Monadnock Country Club. A social hour will start at 5 p.m. with a cash …

Boys’ soccer: Black, Cooper lead Cougars to second W

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

ConVal boys’ soccer continued their winning ways on Tuesday, taking down Portsmouth on the road, 2-0. Once again, ConVal got goals from Jordan Cooper and Micah Black on their way to the victory. ConVal goalkeeper Noah Bell kept the Clippers scoreless. ConVal (2-0) takes on Windham (2-0) on …

Football: CV preps for new season

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

There should be plenty for the ConVal faithful to cheer about this fall season as the Cougar football team takes to the field with high hopes. Head coach Paul Landau took over a program last season that had …

Peterborough: Concert to benefit Fill the Void

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

“Bach Thru the Blues and More,” a concert of eclectic musical performances, will be presented at the Union Congregational Church on Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. The concert was organized to support the project to build the Contoocook Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center (ConVal VPAC), also known …

Birth announcement:

Monday, August 31, 2015

Born at home in Peterborough: DESCHENES: A boy, Emerson Joseph, to Andre Jr. and Courtney Deschenes of Peterborough, July 16, 2015. He joins siblings Haven, Mason and Hannah. Grandparents are Jim and Nancy Lobacki of Hancock and Andre Sr. and Pam Deschenes of Jaffrey. Great-grandmother is Barbara Lobacki …

lETTERS: Save the dams in Peterborough

Thursday, August 20, 2015

To the editor: With all the talk in other parts of the state about removing dams, I think any thought about doing that here in Peterborough should have a lot of thought and discussion about the possible repercussions of such a move. Number one, I believe, is the …

Viewpoint: My summer reading and ‘hot’ books

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I read a very good book last spring, “The Nightingale,” by Kristin Hannah. It’s a World War II novel about two sisters in occupied France. One of them, the nightingale in the title, finds her life’s purpose (and her estranged father’s as well) by leading downed British airmen …

Letters: Time to talk turkey about Net access

Saturday, August 29, 2015

To the editor: Well, just what have officials in Peterborough been doing for the past five years to improve Internet service levels in the town? Apparently not much, when they publicly state, “We’re at a point of data collection and learning.” Data collection and learning should have been …

Viewpoint: ISO: good hiding place

Monday, August 31, 2015

Does anyone have a good idea as to where we could hide out until Election Day? Soon there won’t be a Main Street, diner or living room in the Granite State that hasn’t been visited by at least some of these would-be presidents, and we are nowhere near …