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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

ConVal: ATC expands class offerings

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

PETERBOROUGH ­­­— Soon, students at ConVal and Conant High Schools will be able to earn academic certificates in computer science, engineering and manufacturing, through the Region 14 Applied Technology Center housed at ConVal High School. The expansion is … 0

Peterborough: Medal to celebrate lifetime of music

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In an unprecedented move, the MacDowell Colony will posthumously award the 56th Edward MacDowell Medal to Gunther Schuller, celebrating his life in addition to his achievements. The 89-year-old Schuller, a composer, conductor, educator, author and historian who was … 0

Peterborough: Continuing the fight

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The murders of two civil rights activists were the driving force of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a major step in the fight against racial discrimination. But, after a Supreme Court decision in 2013 reversed parts of … 0

Peterborough: Family concert kicks off summer reading

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Peterborough Town Library will kick off its summer reading program with a concert featuring Ben Rudnick and Friends at Depot Park on Saturday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. Bring a picnic.This concert is free and open to … 0

Peterborough: Music, market, food for Lucky Duck Race

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A mini farmers market, tastings, barbecue, and live music will take place at the Grove Village to honor the annual Lucky Duck Race on Saturday. The Boogie Men will be playing on the patio. Co-sponsored by the Grove Village Shops and the Keene Music Festival, all donations will … 0

Peterborough: High school short films screen at PCT

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Twenty-five student-produced short films selected for the 2015 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival will be screening at various theaters around the state including the Peterborough Community Theatre on Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m. Launched in 2008 and presented by the New Hampshire Film & Television Office, the … 0

Peterborough: Mansfield speaker for first Lyceum

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Monadnock Summer Lyceum, held in the Unitarian Universalist Church, will begin its season on Sunday, June 28, with with Howard Mansfield, a local author with a national reputation. Mansfield’s presentation, also the title of his newest book, is “Dwelling in Possibility.” He will cover the qualities of … 0

Running: Currans excel in half-marathon

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Joshua and Daniel Curran of Peterborough ran the NH/VT Covered Bridges Half-Marathon in Colebrook Saturday. In their first-ever road race, Joshua, right, placed 8th and Daniel, left, 9th out of more than 150 competitors. They were 2nd and … 0

Antrim / Hillsborough: Gov. Lincoln Chafee visits

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Former Gov. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, who recently declared his candidacy for president, is scheduled to attend the Blue BBQ Saturday at the Hillsborough Fire Department picnic grounds. The event was organized by the Antrim and Hillsborough … 0

Peterborough: Storybook walk through Saturday

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

All are invited to take a self-guided storybook walk along an easy section of the Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail in Peterborough. The featured book is “Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow,” written by Joyce Sinclair and … 0