Dover: Arson case heats up

Monday, September 29, 2014

An attorney for former Peterborough firefighter and alleged arsonist Gregory Potter contended in court on Friday that a detective for the Durham Police Department violated Potter’s constitutional rights. Potter, 23, is accused of setting a series of fires at five residential buildings in Durham in the early morning of Feb. 2, 2013, while people were inside the apartments. While Potter’s … 0


Monday, September 29, 2014

Michael Dukakis, the former governor of Massachusetts and the 1988 Democratic-nominee for president, repeated and repeated one of his foundational principles to a Peterborough audience last Wednesday. Speaking at the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse, the 80-year-old Dukakis reiterated that in politics, you can disagree with someone. But, he said, you should … 0

Peterborough: Police urge caution after break-ins

Monday, September 29, 2014

While Peterborough police are continuing to seek information about a string of daytime burglaries that occurred on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, Police Chief Scott Guinard said Monday that his department is making progress in the search for a culprit. Guinard said he couldn’t release any more information about the status of the investigation at this time. According to Guinard, all … 0

Peterborough: Symphony NH back in town October 5

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Symphony NH will return to the Peterborough Town House for a matinee performance entitled “Hearts Aflame” on Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. Violinist Caroline Goulding will be the featured soloist for the Brahms Violin Concerto, which is often … 0

Peterborough: ‘Mini makers faire’ is Oct. 3

Monday, September 22, 2014

Celebrating the ingenuity that has long been a part of the Monadnock region, Monadnock Makers is inviting local creators to participate in a mini maker faire on Oct. 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. The faire will be held as part of the Monadnock Makers launch party in … 0

Peterborough: Church rummage sale this weekend

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A white elephant and rummage sale will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Friday and Saturday. There will be furnishings, toys, books, prints, and clothing for sale. On Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., there is a $5 admission. Wine, sparkling juices and savory hors … 0

Backyard Birder: Even in ‘bad’ weather, hawks get the urge for goin’

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

As the photo shows, New Hampshire Audubon’s fall hawkwatch on Pack Monadnock reached its 10,000th migrating raptor last Friday. In its 10-year history, I’ve taken the celebratory photo each time the mark has been reached — seven times … 0

Peterborough: ‘Talking Yam’ presented at Mariposa

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

“The Talking Yam,” a new production by the Phoenix Marionettes under the direction of Scott Gardner, will be shown at the Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center beginning Oct. 4. The show is an original production based on … 0

Peterborough: Ladies movie night at Community Theatre Monday

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A “ladies movie night” featuring the 1987 classic “The Princess Bride” will be held at the Peterborough Community Theatre on Monday, Sept. 29. Themed appetizers and beverages will be served at 6:15 p.m., and the movie will begin at 7 p.m. “The Princess Bride” is rated PG and … 0

Swanzey: Locals petition area nonprofit

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A group of donating members have petitioned the Monadnock Humane Society to hold a public meeting after the Humane Society’s Board of Directors fired their executive director, Michelle Thevenin, about a month ago. This ad-hoc group is referring to themselves on Facebook as the Friends of Monadnock Humane … 0

Peterborough: Union Street work sees some delays

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A few hiccups have slowed construction on Union Street. Seth MacLean, Peterborough’s graduate intern, wrote in a memo on Sept. 19 that S.U.R Construction reported that removing existing curbing on Union Street, the late arrival of … 0

Peterborough: An effort to beautify roundabout

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The roundabout on Route 101 next to Shaw’s and CVS Pharmacy could be sprouting with springtime flowers after Audrey Cass is through with it. The Peterborough resident is pushing for volunteers to “beautify” the traffic circle. Cass said … 1

PeTerborough: Dam drawdown underway

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The water level of the dam near the intersections of Route 202 and 136 was drawn down Wednesday, according to Peterborough’s Director of Public Works Rodney Bartlett. Bartlett said the water of the North Village Dam will be lowered over the next two to three days. Once the … 0