Peterborough

Vanessa Amsbury-Bonilla gives a tour of the  tower and town clock in the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Keeping time: Town clock has some stories to tell

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — For 160 years, the four faces of the clock on the Unitarian Universalist Church have watched over Peterborough while a clock agent has watched over the clock. At least twice a year, the clock agent climbs the fusty tower, resets the clock, oils the capstan and marvels at the machine’s longevity and the storied history of the tower. … 0

Peterborough: 75-year prison term possible

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — An ex-firefighter who was found guilty of intentionally setting fire to five apartment buildings in a two-hour drunken spree faces a possible 75-year sentence tomorrow. Gregory Potter’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Strafford County Superior Court. Potter, 23, faces prison sentences of 7½ to 15 years, and a $4,000 fine for each of the five counts of arson … 0

Peterborough: Is high-tech the answer?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — New Hampshire must focus on high-tech manufacturing to take advantage of its population — one of the smartest in the country, said the chief investment officer of People’s United Wealth Management Tuesday. John Traynor said this effort would help curb 20-somethings from leaving the state and New England. “Not only are … 0

Man wanted in connection with heroin bust arrested

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Swanzey man wanted on federal heroin charges following an arrest in Peterborough was arrested by state police Tuesday in Keene. Ryan Williams, 28, of Swanzey, was located at a Washington Street residence earlier Tuesday, according to state … 0

Peterborough: Donated land means more library parking

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH —The library can now add more parking spaces, after the Select Board accepted the donation of part of a neighboring property a nonprofit bought on the town’s behalf. The 1833 Society is buying the rear half of the FairPoint building for $28,000. The board accepted the land … 0

Dublin: Carrying on

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Walden School resembles any other summer camp. The 59 campers, hailing from all over the world, play outside, eat second helpings of Reuben sandwiches and ice cream, and apply layers of sunscreen and bug spray. Yet, these … 0

Achievement:

Monday, July 20, 2015

Lara Kazo of New Ipswich and Riley Henry of Peterborough were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston. To make the list students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least … 0

Achievement:

Monday, July 20, 2015

Elizabeth Grisafi was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York. She is a member of the class of 2015 majoring in environmental science with a policy emphasis. … 0

Achievement:

Monday, July 20, 2015

Ryder Thompson, an upcoming senior at St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, was inducted into the Omicron Delta Epsilon Chapter of the International Honor Society of Economics. This honor is in recognition of his high scholastic achievement and in particular for his outstanding achievement in the field of … 0

Peterborough: Monadnock Music holds weekend reunion concerts

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Monadnock Music will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a reunion weekend including performances in three locations. On Friday at 7:30 p.m., pianist Christopher O’Riley will take the stage at the Peterborough Town House to perform a varied program. Riley, the host of “From the Top” on National Public … 0

Peterborough: ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ by ACT in the park

Monday, July 20, 2015

The 8th season of Shakespeare in the Park presented by Actors’ Circle Theatre will feature William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” with free performances in Depot Park for two weekends in August. The play, directed by Wendy Almeida of New Ipswich, is a comedy about Ferdinand, the King of … 0

Peterborough: Trailers screening at Community Theatre

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Peterborough Community Theatre will be featuring a full hour of movie trailers for upcoming films on Monday, Aug. 3, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at no charge to the public. Those who love watching previews are welcome to stop by and watch as many or as few … 0

Peterborough: ‘Mr. Mac’ honored with dance, dinner

Monday, July 20, 2015

A special contra dance in honor of musician Bob McQuillen who passed away in 2014 will be held at South Meadow School on Aug.1. The double dance and dinner will raise money for a scholarship named for McQuillen. The dance will begin at 3:30 p.m. with the Quilltones … 0