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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

Peterborough: Saturday a day for dogs

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Day for the Dogs, an afternoon of outdoor K-9 activities, will be held at Depot Park on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by Treat Goods, the event is free to the public offering information from various pet adoption organizations, local trainers, groomers, pet walkers … 0

Peterborough: Monadnock Center fundraiser Sunday

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture will host a special fundraising event on Sunday at Stone Barn in Peterborough. This iconic landmark has intrigued the region’s residents for decades, and this is an exclusive opportunity to experience … 0


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mara Zrzavy of Peterborough graduated from Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia, on May 24, earning a bachelor’s degree in History. She is a graduate of ConVal High School and the daughter of Helfried and Phyllis Zrzavy. … 0

Letter: Where are our elected officials?

Monday, June 15, 2015

To the editor: To the elected officials of the state of New Hampshire: I attended the recent forum on the Kinder Morgan Pipeline project at the Temple Elementary School and was appalled at the negative impact this project will have on Temple, New Ipswich and many other towns … 0

Viewpoint: A.P. History offers solid understanding

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school students choose to take A.P. U.S. History, or APUSH as it’s known. Generally the course is used either to explore a student’s interest in the subject further or to receive college credit. The concept seems simple enough, but APUSH is … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Highest result of education is tolerance’

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

In a world of constant media barrage, where all of us can easily get over our heads in information, I had to stop recently to consider the world of deaf and blind people whose very awareness of their … 0

Letter: Trade agreement is flawed

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

To the editor: We’re hearing a lot about the new Pacific Trade agreement and how it’s important for American businesses. But the only opposition we ever hear about is that of labor unions over the potential for loss of jobs. Why is there no mention of the other … 0

Letters: The Democrats need to go

Thursday, June 18, 2015

To the editor: In reply to the June 18 letter titled “Pay attention to presidential race,” perhaps the writer might want to get a few of her facts straight. Concerning the amount of money donated to political parties, she failed to mention that it’s not exclusive to only … 0

ConVal: CV Dollars for Scholars awarded

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Dollars for Scholars awards recipients, their parents, ConVal High school staff, and Dollars for Scholars board members gathered in the Distance Learning Center at ConVal High School on June 11 to celebrate the accomplishments of the Dollars … 0

Letters: Kudos to the Players on ‘Red’

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

To the editor: The Peterborough Players have opened their 2015 season with the Tony-award winning play, “Red,” which imagines the day-to-day life of pioneer abstract painter, Mark Rothko, and his shop assistant, Ken. Ken arrives in Rothko’s studio as a newbie art-school grad, “knowing nothing” according to Rothko. … 0