Dover: Arson case heats up

Monday, September 29, 2014

An attorney for former Peterborough firefighter and alleged arsonist Gregory Potter contended in court on Friday that a detective for the Durham Police Department violated Potter’s constitutional rights. Potter, 23, is accused of setting a series of fires at five residential buildings in Durham in the early morning of Feb. 2, 2013, while people were inside the apartments. While Potter’s … 0


Monday, September 29, 2014

Michael Dukakis, the former governor of Massachusetts and the 1988 Democratic-nominee for president, repeated and repeated one of his foundational principles to a Peterborough audience last Wednesday. Speaking at the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse, the 80-year-old Dukakis reiterated that in politics, you can disagree with someone. But, he said, you should … 0

Peterborough: Police urge caution after break-ins

Monday, September 29, 2014

While Peterborough police are continuing to seek information about a string of daytime burglaries that occurred on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, Police Chief Scott Guinard said Monday that his department is making progress in the search for a culprit. Guinard said he couldn’t release any more information about the status of the investigation at this time. According to Guinard, all … 0

Peterborough: Library celebrating ‘Banned Book Week’

Monday, September 22, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — What do the comic book series “Captain Underpants” and the novels “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “The Hunger Games” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” all have in common? They were the 10 most “challenged” books … 0

Stonlea revival subject of book

Monday, September 22, 2014

How many octogenarian widows from New York could transform a 19th-century colonial summer mansion in Dublin into a model of sustainability? Polly Guth could. Guth turned the derelict Stonlea overlooking Dublin Lake into a net-zero energy house. Stonlea … 0

Peterborough: golden anniversary

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Almost 50 years ago, during his first morning in Peterborough, Paul Hobbs interviewed to manage Simon’s Jewelers, a chain in Peterborough, Keene and Brattleboro, Vt. Hobbs was on his way to buy a cup of coffee that morning … 0

Peterborough: Living well

Monday, September 22, 2014

Rock climbing, potato picking, yoga and Zumba classes and a soup festival were just some of the activities enjoyed by those who attended the Monadnock Rotary Club’s Ninth Annual Wellness Festival last Saturday. The Rotary Club moved the … 0

Peterborough: Settlers’ cemetery tour Saturday

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Explore the lives of Peterborough’s early settlers at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture’s fall cemetery tour on Saturday at 10 a.m. East Hill Cemetery is Peterborough’s second oldest burying ground and is located on Old Street … 0

Peterborough: Native American history talk set for Monadnock Center annual meeting

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture will celebrate its 112th Annual Meeting on Oct. 4 at 9:30 a.m. with a special presentation, Beyond Boundaries: Native American History in N.H. c. 1700-1850. The program, presented by Dr. David Stewart- Smith, examines the impact of European settlement on the … 0

Peterborough: Rumage sale at UUC on Friday evening

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church will hold its annual White Elephant and Rummage Sale on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. Wine, sparkling juices and an array of savory hors d’ouvres will be served during the opening night sale. Cost is $5. On Saturday, from 9 a.m. - 2 … 0

Peterborough: Fire chief to speak to seniors

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Chief Ed Walker will be speaking at the Peterborough “Senior Class” Lunch on Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m., at the Peterborough Community Center, on fire and rescue concerns for seniors. Lunch is open to all for $5 per … 0

Letter: His passion is helping veterans

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: My name is John Carpenter, the older brother of Gary Carpenter, who is running for N.H. State Representative. While I live in San Diego, Calif., and have no affiliation with New Hampshire, I wanted to share with your readers that Gary became disabled while in … 0

Viewpoint: Her work helped save NH history

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Editor’s note: Catherine Warner Gregg, the wife of the late New Hampshire Governor Hugh Gregg and former first lady of New Hampshire, died on Aug. 1, 2014. Cy Gregg, a son, lives in Peterborough; another son, Judd Gregg is a former New Hampshire Governor. When Hugh and Cay … 0