Back-to-school shoppers rushed department and retail stores in the region.

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they used to. They’ve already researched products and … 0

Peterborough: Oft-taboo topic of race tackled at Lyceum

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — In intellectual spaces, in areas where the invitation is explicit, we feel comfortable talking about race. But sitting with our neighbors, out in daily life, it becomes a sensitive, even taboo topic. Rev. Keith L. McGee, in a program titled “Race in America: Can We Talk?” on Sunday at the Monadnock … 0

ConVal: CV hockey teams could go co-op

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal High School is on track to combine its boys’ and girls’ hockey teams with Monadnock Regional High School for the 2016-2017 season in order to keep the programs alive. But, the school’s athletic director will not move forward without the full support of the community. “I wouldn’t want to co-op if it was anything but a numbers question,” Athletic Director … 0

ConVal: ConVal wants less school tests

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Administrators at ConVal High School wants its students to take fewer standardized tests next year, especially its juniors. “I would prefer to have [students] love learning,” says Principal Brian Pickering. In addition to state and federally mandated tests, the high school conducts its own test through the Northwest … 0

ConVal: Old faces and new at alumni game

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Wednesday’s alumni game held a different meaning for different players on the pitch at the high school. For the alumni, it was a chance to catch up with old friends or say goodbye before they head … 0

Peterborough: New cafe bets on burritos

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — After returning to New Hampshire following a decade out west, Will Baker was missing out on one key experience that would inspire him to create a restaurant. “In Phoenix, I used to eat breakfast burritos like … 0

Peterborough: Town should find partner for search

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A vice president of an Internet service company is encouraging a subcommittee of the Economic Development Authority to partner with other municipalities to deliver broadband Internet to underserved parts of the Monadnock region. “It’s going to take a ground effort, a ground assault so to speak, … 0

Viewpoint: Too many lies from the presidential candidates

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitchell said “Now the GOP would legislate for the middle class.” But they plan to repeal Obamacare, block action on climate change, stop the EPA from enforcing new climate rules, defund family planning programs, cut funding for Head Start, and freeze Pell grants for starters … 0

Game management challenges facing N.H.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

New England was settled by hunters and trappers; trade in beaver pelts was a principle form of commerce in New Hampshire for nearly 150 years. Wild game was a critical staple for settlers who struggled to sustain themselves … 0

ConVal: Sixth annual Peter Michael Abbott 5K

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

On Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. the Peter Michael Abbott Memorial Fund will sponsor its sixth annual 5K+ Run and Fun Walk at ConVal High School. This will be followed by a traditional musical tribute concert by The … 0

Peterborough: Free Nia class at Studio 9247

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Nia technique instructor Lisa Jones is offering a free Nia class on Thursday. The class runs from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and takes place at Studio 9247 on 206 Concord St. Nia is movement that works with … 0

Peterborough: Arduino, audio classes at MAXT

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Upcoming events at Monadnock Art X Tech in Peterborough: Thursday: Intro to Arduino 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Arduino, an open source electronics prototyping platform, is the ultimate tinkering tool, making difficult electronics projects accessible to anyone. Instructor and resident expert Jeff Stone will lead you through a … 0

Peterborough: Buy Local guide released

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The sixth annual Monadnock Buy Local Guide is out and features the Toadstool Bookshops. This publication lists 163 locally owned enterprises by business type and promotes the positive benefits of supporting locally owned businesses in the Monadnock region. … 0