Hancock: Local man leads super-PAC backing Ayotte

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Hancock man is taking the lead to help U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) win re-election in 2016, possibly against Gov. Maggie Hassan. David Carney is the chief consultant for Commitment Kept N.H., a project of Ending Spending Action Fund, the conservative super-PAC. The project launched Wednesday, over 17 months before the election, and before Hassan has announced whether or not she will run. “We’re trying to get ahead of … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Morgan’s Way says goodbye

Monday, June 29, 2015

When 53-year-old Jane Cartmell decided on a whim to open her first retail store ever in downtown Peterborough, outfitting it with women’s clothing from across the world, learning the industry and decorating the window display weren’t difficult for the newcomer. The most challenging part, she said, was naming it. Cartmell pondered and pondered … 0

Peterborough: Can a shelter have a soul, and is a house different from a home?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Many say modern design is losing the qualities of what makes a house a home. How can we recapture the old feelings of comfort and family? Can shelters have a soul? There’s no readily available answer, explained Howard Mansfield. You can tell when a house is a home, and when it isn’t, but … 0

Peterborough: Rodenhiser is the lucky duck

Monday, June 29, 2015

The $1,000 first prize in the annual Lucky Duck Race was won by Emma Rodenhiser of Peterborough, whose mother, Becky Rodenhiser purchased two tickets, one for Emma, and one for Emma’s sister, Abby. When they bought the tickets, … 0

Letters: Calling on Rotary for the other side

Monday, June 8, 2015

To the editor: The exchange between proponents and opponents of Alison Weir’s anti-Israeli views published here emphasizes the vital role of a responsible newspaper in a democracy. My initial assumption was that Ms. Weir was invited to speak by the Rotary in an effort to present her viewpoint. … 0

Letters: Two issues with China

Monday, June 8, 2015

To the editor: On the very day of the 26th anniversary of the Chinese Tiananmen Square incident/massacre, the U.S. government revealed that approximately 4,000,000 Federal employees’ and retirees’ payroll records had been stolen several months previously. We’ll contrast two issues. 1. For weeks before the 26th Tiananmen anniversary, … 0

Letters: A bad deal for the United States

Monday, June 15, 2015

To the editor: Congress is currently in the process of paving the way to pass a huge trade deal — the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The biggest boosters are Obama and the Republicans (funny bedfellows there). The TPP is a bad deal for the U.S. The TPP is a very … 0

Viewpoint: Reversing the dog unfriendliness trend

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Since the Select Board is currently focusing its attention on developing a solution to what is being described as a dog waste problem, now is a great time for an open debate. I appreciate Francie Von Mertens’ response to my opinion piece. Her position and mine are actually … 0

Viewpoint: Sanborn and friends fail Economics 101

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

As a successful tech entrepreneur whose company has brought millions in revenues into New Hampshire for nearly 20 years, I cringe at the constant rant for lower business taxes as a cure-all to attract and retain jobs. If Andy Sanborn and the others who join in this clamor … 0

Editorial: Deep respect for same-sex ruling

Monday, June 29, 2015

In a long-overdue decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled last week that same-sex marriages are legal in all 50 states. The historic Obergefell v. Hodges decision will likely go down as one of the court’s most memorable, uniting our progressive nation by affording every couple the same … 0

Letter: They said we won $300,000

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: We got a letter from Shaw Financial Incorporated, posted in Witwaters, South Africa, no return address. In it, was a very real check for $3,950 made out to one of us, from, according to the check, Aetna Life Insurance Company, drawn on Citibank N.A. The … 0

Hancock: She’s helping children across the globe

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

If Beth Bradford had her way, every orphaned child would have their own family. Bradford, 44, an international child protection consultant, has combined her love of travel and children into a career focused on creating policies that get … 0

Peterborough: Owners close access to trail

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Homeowners on Winter Street recently posted a “Private Property” sign that shuts down a well-used shortcut from Putnam Park to Nubanusit Lane. Leslie and Judith Fox have allowed public access to the path for years, but … 0