Peterborough

Meg Peterson, director of the National Writing Project in New Hampshire, speaks at the Monadnock Summer Lyceum.

Peterborough: Teachers, students need to explore more in classroom

Monday, August 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Second-graders explore the forest behind Antrim Elementary School to learn, hands on, about wildlife. Fourth-graders at Hancock Elementary School visit Vicuna Chocolate on Main Street to learn about the history of chocolate and to read “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” It’s these classrooms, where students learn locally and through discovery, that we need more of, said Meg Peterson, … 0

Peterborough: Potter gets 4-14 years

Monday, August 3, 2015

DOVER — Did convicted arsonist Gregory Potter deserve 4 to 14 years in prison? Not according to his family and friends, who said the 24-year-old made a drunken mistake. The prosecution and members of the Durham Fire Department, however, argued the sentence was too lenient, citing Potter’s disregard for his position as a … 0

Parent Wise: Fear — it’s what anger is all about

Thursday, July 30, 2015

“If only I didn’t get so angry!” Parents know their anger causes all sorts of problems—but what do you do about it? Fear is what provokes anger. And fear is where parents live a great deal of the time. “He’s so mean to his sister, how’s he going to treat his wife?” “She … 0

Achievement:

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hannah Therriault of Jaffrey was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS University, Boston, Massachusetts. To make the list a student must carry a full-time course load with a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the … 0

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Monday, July 27, 2015

The following students were named to the dean’s honor’s list for the spring semester at Franklin Pierce University: from Jaffrey: Nathan Hatton, health sciences; Peterborough: Hannah Anderson, freshman majoring in elementary education K-6 through K-8; Morgan Humphrey, sophomore majoring in accounting-finance; Joshua Smith, sophomore majoring in biology; Rindge: … 0

Graduations:

Monday, July 27, 2015

The following students graduate from Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, this spring: Bennington: Paula Cyr, Associate of Arts in management; Jaffrey: Caitlyn Durden, summa cum laude, Bachelor of Science in sports and recreation management; Nathan Hatton, Bachelor of Arts in health sciences; Hancock: Matthew McGuiness, Doctor of Arts in … 0

Peterborough: American roots music history at PTL

Monday, July 27, 2015

New Hamsphire performer TJ Wheeler will visit the Peterborough Town Library to present “How We Arrived: How Grassroots Music Influenced Our History” on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. Wheeler is considered a treasure of American roots music, … 0

ConVal: Cougars second in DII Sportsmanship

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The NHIAA has recognized the Athletics Programs at ConVal High School with two prestigious honors. This past season, 2014-15 ConVal finished as the Division II NHIAA Runner-Up for the prestigious Sportsmanship Award Banner behind Milford HS and was also lauded for being one of 37 high schools in … 0

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Rosaleigh Blackmer of West Peterborough was named to the second honors list for the spring semester at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. To make the list a student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, of a maximum of 4.3 (all A-pluses). … 0

Viewpoint: Medicare turns 50: A time for celebration and action

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fifty years ago today, on July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare Act into law, a historic and transformative moment when our polity gave expression to America’s highest ideals of inclusion and compassion by providing for a publicly-funded healthcare program for the elderly and the disabled … 0

ConVal: CSI meets summer school

Monday, July 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A metal rod dripping with blood. A bloody hammer. A red-stained, football-size rock. The objects are spread out on a sidewalk by the ConVal High School cafeteria. A student stands nearby, hands smeared red. This isn’t … 0

Peterborough/Francestown/New Ipswich: Solar growth slows down

Monday, July 27, 2015

Uncertainty about the future of solar energy subsidies has put the brakes on its popularity in the region. Utilities will soon reach the state mandated net-metering cap, and legislation that would raise the cap is not expected to pass. Also, Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of the Legislature’s two-year … 0

Reimers Reason: What is timber trespass?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Trees are valuable. They provide firewood and lumber, as well as privacy and beauty, but they also block scenic vistas and interfere with driveways and roads. For all of these reasons, nearly all landowners cut down trees from … 0