Tyler LeBlanc, a member of ConVal High School's bass fishing team, shows School Board members some of the equipment used by the team.

Conval: Bass fishing club takes steps towards team status

Monday, July 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Last October, ConVal’s bass fishing team concluded its first season on the water by finishing fifth overall and first in the smallmouth bass category at the NHIAA championship on Lake Winnisquam. Now the team, which competed as a club last year, wants to start the process toward becoming an official team sport at ConVal. “What we need is … 0

Peterborough: Walk for cancer seeking volunteers

Monday, July 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Ruth Cilley is looking for a special group of people who want to march in October’s parade celebrating the town’s 275th anniversary. A breast cancer survivor herself, Cilley, who lives in Peterborough, wants to gather other women who have dealt with the disease so they can walk together through downtown Peterborough on Saturday, Oct. 11. “I’m trying to get the word … 0

ConVal: Paraprofessional job, iPads and Chromebooks restored

Monday, July 21, 2014

ConVal High School students will be getting additional iPad computers next year after all, following a recent School Board decision to restore funding that had been cut after voters rejected the district’s budget proposal in March. Because of larger than anticipated savings in the School District’s health insurance costs, board members at their June 17 meeting agreed to spend $129,000 for both iPad … 0

Hancock: A quest for knowledge in the great outdoors

Monday, July 14, 2014

As they arrived at their forestry research station in the woods at Sargent Center on Thursday, the first thing to grab the attention of a dozen or so middle-school-age campers was a large brown toad. “It’s Morgan Freeman … 1

Peterborough: Union Street work set to begin by end of the week

Monday, July 14, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Drivers traveling to and from West Peterborough will be encouraged to use a detour around Union Street starting this week, as work gets underway to rebuild the sidewalks, improve drainage, install a center island to slow traffic near Adams Playground and repave the road. The section … 0

What local business owners are saying about this year’s tourism track

Friday, July 11, 2014

What local business owners say about this year’s tourism track In a recent tourism survey we conducted, we asked the owners of inns, B&Bs and campgrounds (see photo caption above), “How is business so far compared with last … 0

Editorial: ConVal Quest a rousing success

Monday, July 14, 2014

From what we saw and heard last week, the ConVal Quest summer camp program in Hancock was everything it was promised to be when Peterborough Rotary Club members pitched the idea to the School Board last November. Seventy-four students from the ConVal district’s two middle schools spent a … 0

Peterborough: Lions Club names Melvin Jones Award recipient

Monday, July 14, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — John “Jack” Nieskens, received the highest award of recognition possible in Lionism, the Melvin Jones Award, at the annual awards night of the Peterborough Lions Club. The award is usually given to a club member who … 0

running: Traffie’s winning streak continues

Monday, July 14, 2014

Peterborough’s weekly Thursday Night Fun Run welcomed long-awaited dry air at its July 10 running. After weeks of running in muggy conditions, the change was a relief for the runners who showed up in droves for the event … 0

Viewpoint: Poetry, poetry, everywhere in the Monadnocks

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A couple of headlines in The New York Times caught my attention recently: “Statisticians 10, Poets, 0” read the first with a subhead, “Words take a backseat to spreadsheets and metrics as more aspects of life become quantifiable … 0

Viewpoint: Silence is not an option

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In Peterborough we have the unique opportunity to be participatory decision-makers through the governmental processes of our town. For example, the annual open session of the town meeting provides a forum for all of our voices to be heard. At town hall over the course of a year, … 0

Cooks and farmers, a necessary connection

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I remember how our family would endure those winters of yesteryear. We faced the worst that Mother Nature had to dish out, and yet, one way or the other we got through each winter. Winters back then, much … 1

Letter: Ruling parties both at fault

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: Thanks to the Constitution-contemptuous, tyrannical and traitorous Democrat and Republican ruling duopoly, there was more cause for having a wake than a celebration this past Fourth of July. Why? Well, here are just a few of many reasons: The ruling duopoly has transformed us from … 0