Peterborough

Doctors Scott Jaynes and Annika Brown are leaving Monadnock Community Hospital in June. Jaynes and Brown, who are married, will join Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center.

Peterborough: Doctors at North Meadow leaving MCH

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Patients of doctors Scott Jaynes and Annika Brown want to know why the couple is leaving Monadnock Community Hospital for Dartmouth­-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, and why MCH hasn’t fought to keep them. Hospital administrators and trustees say the hospital has done everything possible to encourage the physicians to stay. Jaynes and Brown said MCH offered them inadequate space at … 0

Snow budgets fall short

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Overtime and snow removal costs associated with the historic snowfall this winter forced some area towns to rework their 2015 budgets, town officials say. “January, February, every weekend there was a snowstorm, and if you look at the budget — that’s overtime,” said Peterborough DPW Director Rodney Bartlett. The department will need an … 0

Bennington man charged with bank robbery

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Bennington man has been charged with unarmed robbery and falsifying physical evidence, after allegedly absconding with an undisclosed amount of cash from a Milford bank. On Monday shortly after 3 p.m., Jason B. Haney, 32, of Bennington allegedly entered Citizen’s Bank in the Granite Town plaza in Milford, and handed the teller … 0

Letters: Helping wealthy, hurting the middle

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

To the editor: Cut, cut, cut seems to be all the GOP wants to do, using smoke and mirrors for cover. All this without a thought of those who would be badly hurt. To “balance the budget,” they help the wealthy and hurt the middle class. They fight … 0

Moments of Bliss: Facing my mortality

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Our region offers multiple places for good coffee. The variety can make coffee more like lunch. Calorie-free if I stay away from the milk and pastry. As with lunch, coffee sipping is a time of communion. A time … 0

Viewpoint: State budget could hurt students, taxpayers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

House Bill 1 — the biennial state budget bill — is currently going through the House, where the budget is being cut dramatically. The cuts being considered now could make the tax burden on our local districts be seen in our towns. With the declining enrollment in ConVal … 0

Peterborough: A generation’s struggle with technology

Monday, March 23, 2015

Slow down. Be wary of it. Embrace it. Put it away. This was the advice five Conant and ConVal high school students offered about social media and cell phones Wednesday, when they were asked how to prevent technology … 0

ConVal: Youth sports plan pitched

Monday, March 23, 2015

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story wrongly reported it cost $121 to play soccer in Peterborough. It cost $121 to play lacrosse. ConVal Principal Brian Pickering is convinced youth sports can unite the school district’s nine … 0

Dublin: Goodwin is Citizen of the Year

Monday, March 23, 2015

DUBLIN — For all of the good that he does for the local community, Bill Goodwin has been named the 2014 Citizen of the Year, an award given out by the Select Board at each Town Meeting. Goodwin … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: seven signs of spring

Friday, March 20, 2015

Seems like it’s been a long winter, if you listen to nearly anyone who has a voice. Sure, every winter lasts about 90 days — December 21 and through March 20 — but this one seemed to grind … 0

Why care about water?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sunday is World Water Day and while Art for Water had no official event this year to honor it, we spend a lot of time reflecting upon our mission and how we can be most effective in raising awareness of the shrinking availability of clean water. One question … 0

Climate change: A different kind of crisis

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring of 1338. April 12th, 1861. October 29th, 1929. December 7th, 1941. September 11, 2001, August 25th, 2005, April 20, 2010. These dates remain culturally significant because they represent not just an historic event, but a crisis event that forever changed lives and shifted perspectives. These are “Dates … 0

ConVal: School phone systems top BudCom recommendations

Monday, March 23, 2015

ConVal’s Budget and Property Committee is recommending the School Board spend $272,000 on capital expenses in the coming year. But, the school district expects to receive much of this money back through state and federal aid. At the committee’s meeting at the SAU office Thursday, they approved recommending … 0