Thom Fox of Peterborough is closing out his music studies at Keene State College by composing a tone poem to score Ray Bradbury's short story collection "The Illustrated Man."

Thom Fox illustrates ‘The Illustrated Man’ - through music

Thursday, July 30, 2015

“The first concussion cut the rocket up the side with a giant can opener. The men were thrown into space like a dozen wriggling silverfish. They were scattered into a dark sea; and the ship, in a million pieces, went on, a meteor swarm seeking a lost sun.” Thus begins “Kaleidoscope,” a short story in Ray Bradbury’s collection “The Illustrated Man.” If you find that passage evocative of some powerful imagery, you’re not alone; and while many readers might picture that scene in their mind —perhaps reminiscent of Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” — Thom Fox of Peterborough has taken it a step further. Fox is finishing … 0

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 … 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: ‘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

Police Logs: Peterborough — July 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Peterborough Monday, July 13 Hit and run: At 5:12 p.m., a resident said another vehicle hit her car in her driveway on Concord Street Friday afternoon. Police are investigating for conduct after accident. Fraud: At 6:09 p.m., a Hancock woman said a gym in Milford charged her credit … 0

Peterborough: ‘Into the Woods Jr.’ on stage at ConVal

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ConVal Drama will present a production of “Into the Woods, Jr.” in the Lucy Hurlin Theatre at ConVal High School. This production is presented in association with ConVal Summer Academy and features the second annual collaboration between ConVal … 0

Peterborough: Dunholter exhibit opens

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

“Balance,” an exhibit of works by artist Soosen Dunholter of Peterborough, will be on view at the Firehouse Art Gallery, Newburyport, Masachusetts, beginning today. An artist’s reception is scheduled for Saturday, July 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. The title of the exhibit is demostrated in the arrangement … 0

Peterborough: Stanway to visit Toadstool with two new books

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Author Eric Stanway will visit the Toadstool Bookshop to discuss two new books on Saturday at 2 p.m. The city of Gardner, Massachusetts, has long been known as a forefront in the furniture manufacturing industry. In “Dark Tales Of Gardner” Stanway takes readers on a trip through the … 0

Baseball: Umpire certification clinic runs in August

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The New Hampshire Baseball Umpires Association will be putting on a three-day umpire clinic to certify umpires to work high school, Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman and Prep school games during the 2016 season. The clinic will start on Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at Keene State. To register … 0

Letters: Who’s worse?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

To the editor: As usual, demonstrating his bacterium level of intelligence and colossal cognitive dissonance, our closet-Muslim and domestic terrorist Barry Soetoro, while asserting that potential victims should be defenseless through further infringements on their Second Amendment civil rights, fails to recognize that the illegal alien foreign invaders, … 0

Letter: The moral right to say no

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

To the editor: The introduction of a gas pipeline through southern New Hampshire is not just a local issue, but a global one. In many places worldwide, the fossil fuel industry is imposing its will on often unwilling populations. As countries begin to move to renewable energy sources, … 1

Letters: Thank you to ConVal community

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

To the editor: Friends of ConVal Athletics (FCVA), the multi-sport booster club for ConVal High School, would like to thank all of the community members who made our first year such a success. This includes the local businesses who made donations to fundraisers such as our October “31 … 0

LETTER: Re: Oxymoron?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

To the editor: We are puzzling over a phrase in your July 16 article, “PACs: Where money and politics collide”: “The conservative Super PAC, the Ending Spending Action Fund, which spent over $4.5 million ...” Maybe they will get around later to ending spending. Ursula and John Willis … 0