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Peterborough

Jaffrey: Jail time for fraud

Monday, August 25, 2014

Jaffrey resident Charles H. Howard III will spend three and a half years in jail after pleading guilty last week to a felony count of conspiracy to commit investment adviser fraud and a felony count of securities manipulation. His wife, Carolyn Howard, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of acting as an unlicensed investment advisor. Under a plea agreement, she was sentenced to a 12-month jail term, which is deferred … 0

Marriage With A View

Monday, August 25, 2014

Local destination wedding venues attract couples from across the country who fall in love with the small-town charm and rustic country views the Monadnock region has to offer. Wilton’s Curtis Farm, Peterborough’s Monadnock Country Club and Hidden Hills in Rindge say they are all coming off a strong summer wedding season. “This season … 0

Peterborough: Monadnock Makers going after $25K grant, rental

Monday, August 25, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Artists, hobbyists, engineers, entrepreneurs and teachers banded together in the spring to start a makerspace — a place where anyone in the community could use high-end equipment and technology they might not otherwise be able to afford on their own. The organization, recently naming themselves the Monadnock Makers, are inching towards … 0

Letter: Nonprofits are our strength

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

To the editor: Thank you for the sensitive editorial in your Aug. 14 edition entitled “The powerful play goes on.” I learned about Robin William’s death the just before going to bed the day it happened. A certain sadness kept calling me to stay awake. I have spent … 0

Conservation: Watcher of the water

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Meg Harrington looked frazzled late that August morning. The 22-year-old conservation biologist, on her last survey of the summer, combed Pleasant Pond in her kayak for over an hour. Harrington was searching for a pair of the blackish-blue … 0

PETERBOROUGH: MCH joining ACA fray

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Area residents who were interested in signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act this year had to make a choice. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, the only insurance company offering plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, did not include Monadnock Community Hospital in … 0

Peterborough: Kuster hosts roundtable on Social Security issues

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — After a roundtable at the Peterborough Town Library on Thursday to commemorate Social Security’s 79th anniversary, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH2) said this program and Medicare can be bolstered two ways. She recommended making anyone who … 0

Peterborough: Sewer work done on west end of Union Street

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — SUR Construction West is wrapping up the first part of its renovation of Union Street’s outdated sewer and drainage system, from the intersection of Main and Elm Streets to Scott Winn Road. Paving will begin on … 0

Peterborough: Shaw’s hackers failed, store says

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Shaw’s Supermarket announced Friday they discovered computer hackers recently tried to steal customers’ credit and debit card information in New Hampshire and four other New England states. When asked if the information of any customers in the Monadnock region was hacked, Jeffrey Gulko, a spokesperson for Shaw’s replied, … 0

Farming: Growing organic: Taking the worry out of farming

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

For years, not many people knew who Rosaly of Rosaly’s Garden was, the 77-year-old matriarch said in an interview last week. Once, a man wandered into Rosaly Bass’s farm stand. “Which one of you is Rosaly?” she recalled … 0

Peterborough: Chocolate factory to open

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

After making chocolate by hand in a Peruvian museum dedicated to chocolate and cacao — and even harvesting cacao beans in the Amazon, Peterborough resident Neely Cohen is bringing the historic art of chocolate making to Main Street. … 0

Tennis: Tourney runs Sept. 5-7

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The ConVal Community Dollars for Scholars will host their second annual tennis tournament the weekend of Sept. 5-7. The tournament will be held at Adams Playground in Peterborough, with additional tennis courts secured as needed. The tournament will include a men’s and women’s doubles A & B division, … 0

South Meadow school: Sports tryouts Aug. 26-27

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Try outs for the South Meadow School boys and girls soccer teams and girls field hockey team will begin Aug. 26 and 27 on the South Meadow School athletic fields. All 6th, 7th or 8th grade boy or girl students are eligible to play. Try out times on … 0